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Gavin C Reid

Senior Research Associate

Gavin C Reid is Honorary Professor in Economics & Finance (2013-), St Andrews University, where he was Professor of Economics (1991-2013). He was Dean and Professor of Business Management and Strategy, Dundee Business School, Abertay University (2014-2018), Visiting Professor in Accounting & Finance at Strathclyde University Business School (2007-2015), and Member, Competition Tribunal (2011-2018) His current roles include: Advisor (2009-) and Senior Research Associate (2019- ), Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge Judge Business School; and Advisor, Keynes Centre, Cork University Business School (2015-).

Gavin Reid was born in Glasgow and educated at the University of Aberdeen (MA Economic Science; First Class Honours, Stephen Scholar, Memorial Essay Prize in Economics, Henry Prize in Mental Philosophy); Southampton MSc (Economic Theory and Econometrics; SSRC Scholar) and Edinburgh PhD (Industrial Organization). His career has been almost equally divided between the Universities of Edinburgh (1971-1991) and St Andrews (1991- present). He has held visiting professorships in the USA, Canada and France, and a Visiting Scholarship at Darwin College, University of Cambridge (1987-1988). From 1991-2013 he was Founder and Director of the Centre for Research into Industry, Enterprise, Finance and the Firm (CRIEFF) of the School of Economics & Finance, University of St Andrews.

His research and teaching interests are inter-disciplinary, and lie at the boundaries of accounting, business, management, economics, law and finance. His university service record is diverse, involving all key operational areas (e.g. teaching, research, administration, finance, outreach, knowledge exchange) at a senior level.

Gavin Reid has held many public leadership positions, including President of: the Scottish Economic Society, the National Conference of University Professors, and the Institute of Contemporary Scotland. He has chaired several research networks (e.g. the ESRC Network of Industrial Economists; the ESRC Seminars in Accounting, Finance and Economics; the Research Forum, Scottish Institute for Enterprise, SIE).

Gavin Reid has a long and distinguished research record, in terms of publications, grants, projects, impact, and knowledge exchange. He holds two higher doctorates: an honorary DBA from the University of Abertay (2010), for his research in business economics; and a DLitt from the University of Aberdeen (2012), for his research in small business enterprise. He has written ten books, all research based, mainly on industrial organisation, and over seventy research papers in the leading academic journals in economics, accounting and finance. He also writes and publishes poetry.

Many of his books have been re-issued in paperback and e-book formats, including (with Routledge) The Foundations of Small Business Enterprise, Venture Capital Investment, and co-authored Risk Appraisal and Venture Capital in High Technology New Ventures. He received the Medal of Honour of the Scottish Economics Society in 2017. He has an h-index of 29, over three thousand citations, and an i10-index (number of papers with at least 10 citations) of 26 since 2014. His lifetime i10-index is 46.

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Gavin C Reid
Centre for Business Research
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG