After receiving a Doctor of Music honoris causa degree from Lancaster University in 2023, David Wood is honoured to have been invited to be an Honorary Teaching Fellow and Entrepreneur in Residence [EiR] at the Lancaster University Management School [LUMS].
Since the Lancaster University EiR programme was conceived in 2008, it has now grown to over eighty Entrepreneurs in Residence from around the globe. LUMS has also taken its renowned excellence for building its Entrepreneurs in Residence network to the international stage – in collaboration with the Global Business Schools Network [GBSN] – which brings together: academics, students, and entrepreneurs from around the world.
David, and his fellow EiR’s, will work inside Lancaster University’s Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, so the university has a better understanding of the SME world, and the SME world has a better understanding of the Higher Education world.
All EiR’s are entrepreneurs who are steeped in the way of life of the small-and-medium-sized [SME] business world, and immersed in the cultural world of Lancaster University. By relying on their worldview, EiR’s can understand and interpret the way things work within a Higher Education Institutions and support the university’s engagement within the SME community. Such engagement, has become integrative with ongoing and future research, teaching, and outreach activities at the Lancaster University Management School.
As an Honorary Teaching Fellow, David will have a space in LUMS – where he can work and run meetings when on site – and his activities will include: (1) Delivering masterclass talks; (2) Breathing life into the theories with student classroom teaching; (3) Mentoring students; (4) Offering student projects within his businesses; and (5) Taking part in academic research to further extend the understanding of business and entrepreneurship.