Faculty:Faculty of Business and Law
Lynn Martin is a professor at the Faculty of Business and Law. She received her PhD in Human Capital Formation in Small Firms in 2000 from the University of Warwick (UK).
Lynn Martin is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Faculty of Business & Law. She was appointed Academic Advisor for X-forces Enterprise, a high growth organisation providing enterprise training and support for all of the armed forces in the UK in May 2018. She has been Chair for the US-based Global Economic Oversight Committee since May 2017. She received her PhD in Human Capital Formation in Small Firms in 2000 from the University of Warwick (UK). A previous president and current Fellow of the Institute for Small Business & Entrepreneurship, she has has been a Fellow for the Economics & Social Science Research Council and a board member for Prowess and the CABS Small Business Charter Mark. She is also a non executive director for two start ups and a mentor for 3 high growth technology firms.
Lynn's primary research interest involves identity work in technology, innovation and entrepreneurship, with recent publications exploring gender and identity in technology contexts and organisational entrepreneurship. She has supervised 7 doctoral students to successful completion, both PhD and DBA and has experience of 50+ doctoral examinations in the UK, Eire, Europe and Australia.
She has also presented her work at numerous academic conferences, winning best paper awards at ISBE and BAM conferences and has variously served as Conference Chair and Track Chair. She is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal for Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research; Journal of Small Business Enterprise Development; Gender in Management International, Journal of Rural Enterprise; International Journal for Technology Marketing (USA); New Trends in Business (Australia); The IBM Review of Business Strategy and Management and Systems in Financial Services.
She also has experience in consulting and research projects for various public and private organisations, including European funds, three research councils and private sector sources such as the Goldman Sachs Foundation. She is also a member of the ESRC Peer Review College, a reviewer for research bids overseas, e.g., in Eire and Australia and currently an external examiner for UCL and the University of Limerick.
Previously, Director of doctoral programmes; Teaching and Course and Module leadership experience in the areas of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Business Leadership and Management, Growth in small firms at Doctoral Postgraduate and Undergraduate level.
Principal investigator for a research project funded by Amazon UK to explore enablers for women in STEM innovation, Inspiring Women in Innovation working in partnership with the Women in Science and Engineering initiative; May 2018-February 2019, with colleagues Dr Lucy Wright, Dr Estela Fernandez-Sabiote, Dr Congmin Peng and Dr Elisa Alt. Read the full report
Principal investigator for a research project funded by the International Olympic Committee to explore how the Olympics can support enterprise especially in deprived areas– Youth entrepreneurship as a legacy for Olympic Cities (London and Rio de Janeiro) May 2018-May 2019, with Dr Mike Duignan, Coventry University.
Principal investigator for UK enterprise ecosystem research as part of the TETM EU fundedErasmus project, exploring excellence in start up support with national leaders in incubation and accelerators, MARCH 2019-2021
In the her last role, she led initiatives generating c £30 million+ to achieve faculty and university aims. Her strategy generated 80% of all Knowledge Exchange and 42% of all research income for the faculty in the last measurement period. Funding came from the private sector, e.g., the Goldman Sachs Foundation, European research and structural funds, research councils and regional capital funding. Examples of these since 2008 include, as Principal Investigator:
AHRC, May 14 - Nov 14, 'Gut Feeling' in Designing and Developing New Products in Small Creative Companies, AHRC award to Manchester Metropolitan University and Lynn M Martin PI, AH/L013614/1, £39,375
ESRC, Jul 11 - Jul 12, Developing a cost benefit and social value framework in micro-provider contexts; third sector and university partnership. ESRC award to Manchester Metropolitan University and Lynn M Martin, ES/I030239/1, £23,165
ESRC, Dec 12 - Feb 14, Sharing and building university and business perspectives of how to enable high growth in small firms, ESRC award to Manchester Metropolitan University and Lynn M Martin, ES/K000780/1, £60,809
ESRC, Feb 10 - Jul 10, Developing a business process approach to evaluate opportunities at Groundwork; energy efficiency, a case study in knowledge commercialisation, ESRC award to Manchester Metropolitan University and Lynn M Martin, £12,686
Martin L M and Ibbotson P, (2019), Boundary spanning as identity work in university knowledge exchange roles, Studies in Higher Education, forthcoming
Martin, L M, Jerrard R and Wright L,, (2019), Pubscape, innovation by design in the English pub, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management
Martin, L.M., Jerrard R and Wright, L., (2019), Identity and innovation In female-led creative enterprises Gender Work and Organisation, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/gwao.12357
Martin, L.M., Lord, G. and Warren-Smith, I., (2018); Juggling hats, Academic roles and identity work in new apprenticeship programmes, Studies in Higher Education, earlycite November
Martin, L.M. Warren-Smith I, Lord, G. (2018)., Enterprise Architecture and the entrepreneurial university, a work in progress, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research , earlycite July 2018, in print , 2019, vol 25 (2) 281-287,.
Martin, L.M., Lord, G. and Warren-Smith, I., (2018). Unseen and unheard? Women managers and organizational learning. The Learning Organization, 25(1), pp.40-50.
Jerrard, B., Martin, L. M., and Wright, L., (2017). Gut Feeling in Small Design Consultancies. The Design Journal, 20(5), pp.577-594