Professor Marc Cowling

I am Professor of Business Economics and Head of Research and Innovation in the College of Business, Law, and Social Sciences with responsibilities for facilitating and co-ordinating research activities across the college. A particular point of focus is on nurturing, mentoring, and developing early career staff to allow them to advance along a research track and contribute to the wider knowledge base.

I have a PhD in Business Economics from Warwick Business School and an MSc Economics from London University. Before my appointment at Derby, I was Head of Research at Brighton Business School, having left Exeter where I was Professor and Head of the Department of Management Studies at Exeter Business School. Prior to that, I held the posts of Chief Economist at the Institute for Employment Studies and The Work Foundation. I have also held positions at Warwick Business School, Birmingham Business School (where I was Director of the Research Centre for Industrial Strategy) and London Business School (where I was Deputy Principal Investigator of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor).

I am ranked in the top 8 per cent of economists in the world by citations (H-index). According to Research Publications in Economics (REPEC, May 2019), in the top 2.5 per cent of researchers on ResearchGate (May 2019) and in entrepreneurship I was ranked 23rd in the world over the period 1995-2006 according to “Rankings of the Top Entrepreneurship Researchers and Affiliations”