Dr Jane Glover

Job: Research Fellow

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Faculty of Business and Law

Address: The Gateway, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 250 6097

E: jlglover@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/bal


Personal profile

Jane is a research fellow at CREME.  Jane’s research interests lie in entrepreneurship and small family business.  She is also interested in rural sociology, focusing on non-financial reasons to be in business and the social, cultural and symbolic importance of small family firms.  She is particularly interested in how small agricultural family firms have shown particular resilience and entrepreneurial tendencies, when compared to other family businesses, throughout a long history of disruptive change, ranging from changes in how the business is operated to unforeseen natural disasters.  Other projects Jane has worked on at Loughborough University include: daily learning and innovation in small firms, how can we measure innovation, designing for innovation and safety, problem-solving and emotions, problem-solving, recovery and creativity, the work-life balance of home-working, self-employed women and energy reduction across the food supply chain.  Jane has also reviewed papers for Human Relations and the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.  Jane is also a member of the Centre of Organisational Resilience (COR) and LIRN (Loughborough Innovation Research Network).at Loughborough University, where she works part-time and has recently been awarded some seedcorn funding to explore the role of emotions in farming businesses.

Jane is currently working on the EDA project Making Enterprise and Diversity a way of Doing Business with Prof. Monder Ram and Prof. Kiran Trehan from Birmingham University. 

Research group affiliations


Publications and outputs 

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Key research outputs

Glover, J.L. (2011), Resilient Family Firms in the Rural Landscape: The Role of Symbolic Capital. Conference Paper presented at the 34th ISBE conference Sheffield.  Awarded Best Paper in the Family Business Track. 

Research interests/expertise


Family Business



Conference attendance

Glover, J.L. (2011) Where has all the cream gone: How sustainable is the English dairy supply chain? Paper presented at the 85th Annual Conference of the Agricultural Economics Society Warwick University, 18 - 20 April 2011.

Glover, J.L. (2009), Using Bourdieu’s theory of capital to explore how small family firms use different forms of capital in their business operations, paper presented at the 32nd Annual national conference for the institute for small business and entrepreneurship, Liverpool, November 2009.

Glover, J.L., Bhamra, R. & Dani, S. (2009), Rural innovation – do we need to measure it? Paper presented at the 7th rural entrepreneurship conference, rheded centre Penrith, May 2009.

Glover, J.L. (2007), Using an ethnographic study to explore the life-world of a small family dairy farm, paper presented at the 2nd symposium on current developments in ethnographic research in the social and management sciences, Keele University, September 2007.

Glover, J.L. (2007) “The entrepreneurial farmer: the use of different forms of capital,” paper presented at the 5th rural entrepreneurship conference, Lincoln University, February 2007.

Glover, J.L. (2005), Why do some family businesses continue when the financial rewards are minimal? Paper presented at the 25th annual national conference for the institute for small business and entrepreneurship, Blackpool, November 2005.

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