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Alexander Stanley


For just over a decade I have lived in St Andrews. Originally I came to this quaint little Scottish University town for my MRes (management) at the University of St Andrews. Since then I have maintained close ties with the University - be it through my current role as Programme Manager and Leadership Developer for the Laidlaw Scholars programme,  teaching, non academic work (stewardship / development of other leadership courses),and also research and project work. During this time I have also completed my MBA with the Open University (focusing on leadership), been intived to guest talks and lectures at several institutions and companies around the globe, and gave lectures in leadership and strategy at the Hochschule Fresenius in Berlin.

My main research interests focus on leadership, entrepreneurship, and business strategy. In addition I have studied and done work relating to academic teaching and module design. Several of my research projects were made possible through grants, funding and scholarships that I received from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Scottish Government, Santander and the Russell Trust.

Some of the publications that have resulted from the research include:

Funding issues confronting high growth SMEs in the UK

Brown, R. C. & Lee, N. 24 Jun 2014 Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

- Reluctant borrowers? Examining the demand and supply of finance for high growth SMEs in the UK
Brown, R. C. & Lee, N. 19 Jul 2017 Edinburgh: Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

I am always interested to hear about new project ideas and constantly on the look out for interesting future collaborations and projects. Please feel free to use the contact form below to get in touch if you have any suggestions, questions, or are interested in future collaborations.

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