Dr. Ian Vickers is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Enterprise & Economic Development Research (CEEDR). He has over 20 years experience of researching small and medium size enterprises and economic development policy and has authored a number of academic papers, book chapters and published policy reports for government departments and agencies. Within the business school he contributes to teaching in entrepreneurship, small business and research methods, as well as PhD supervision. Areas of particular research interest are:
- Innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development
- Social enterprise and innovation
- Sustainability and the low carbon economy
- Regulatory policy and enterprise
- ‘Decent work’ and small firms
He is a member of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE), and holds a PhD in Innovation and Technology Transfer from Cranfield University, a MSc in Science, Technology and Industrialisation from the University of Sussex and a BSc (Hons) in Science, Technology and Society from Middlesex Polytechnic.