My PhD


I am now Doctor Richard Hanage!



My PhD was officially entitled 'Graduate Entrepreneurial Learning'.

Howver, the final thesis was 'From Entrepreneurial Intent to Expreneur: A Longitudinal Study of Creative Graduate Nascent Entrepreneurs'

The research focused on graduates from 'creative' degree subjects, starting a business in the the creative sector, and the practical aim was to be able to recommend ways that such graduates could be helped to achieve their entrepreneurial ambitions.


If you would like more information on the PhD, or access to the resultant conference and journal articles, please contact me.


I did the PhD part-time at the Teesside University Business School (TUBS) and was delighted to be supervised by Dr Jonathan Scott (then Reader in International Business Environment & Global Economics) and Professor Mark Davies (then Professor of Marketing).


Dr Jenny Naish (then Assistant Dean: Partnerships) was my superviser at the start but moved to York St John University as the Dean of the Business School

Dr John Blenkinsopp (then Assistant Dean: Research) was my Director of Studies at the start but moved to the Hull University Business School as Head of Organisational Behaviour/HRM