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20th June 2012, 2:27pm
Entrepreneurship expert takes top job at academic journal
Professor David Rae An academic expert on entrepreneurship from the University of Lincoln’s Business School has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of a high-ranking business journal.

Professor David Rae will take on the role at the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research (IJEBR), which is published by Emerald.

He is currently Vice-President for Education of the Institute for Small Business & Entrepreneurship (ISBE). ISBE and Emerald recently agreed a publishing partnership which will see IJEBR adopted as the official journal of ISBE.

Prof. Rae’s appointment will be for an initial term of three years. He takes on the journal from the current editor, Dr Simon Down, who is moving to a new role at Anglia Ruskin University. David will lead the existing editorial team of Dr Dilani Jayawarna and Dr Richard Tunstall.

Professor Rae said: “I am very pleased to be taking on IJEBR at such an important stage in its history. It is already an internationally recognised entrepreneurship journal with an excellent reputation for its published research, impact and influence as a result of Simon Down’s fine work as Editor-in-Chief. It rightly belongs in the top ranking of entrepreneurship journals and I am confident that the editorial and publishing team will continue to ensure that the journal is recognised as a title of the highest calibre.”

Professor David Rae is a leading innovator, researcher and expert in entrepreneurship and small business leadership, learning and management. He is currently Director of Enterprise & Innovation and Professor of Business & Enterprise in Lincoln Business School at the University of Lincoln.

Previously he was Director of Enterprise Development and Head of the Centre for Entrepreneurial Management at The Derbyshire Business School, University of Derby from 2001-2006.

His pre-academic career included running a management development and consulting business; working in Government with responsibility for training and enterprise; and in multimedia publishing. His 2007 book Entrepreneurship – from opportunity to action is widely adopted and has influenced entrepreneurship education practice internationally.

He was elected board member and trustee of ISBE in 2007 and is serving as Vice-President for Education from 2008-2012.

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