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Dr Martin John James Beckinsale

Job: Senior Lecturer in Strategy and Management

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Faculty of Business and Law

Research group(s): CREME

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

T: +44 (0)116 2078231

E: mbeckinsale@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/bal

 

Personal profile

Dr. Martin Beckinsale is a Senior Lecturer & Researcher in Strategy and Management at Leicester Business School (DMU).  As a module leader, his teaching focus relates to EBusiness, Service Operations and Business Research Issues and Analysis.  He is a research team member of CREME (Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship) and a member of the ESRC Peer Review College and ISBE (The Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship).  Currently he is the ICT and EBusiness track chair for the ISBE Conference.

His academic background began in Strategic Technology Management, Small Firms and Innovation.  Currently, he specializes in Information Communication Technology (ICT), EBusiness, Ethnic Minority Businesses (EMBs) and SMEs.  Since 2006, he has successfully obtained funding, through the Small Business Service and recently the ESRC Business Placement Fellows Scheme.  The objectives of both research awards focusing on the development of Ethnic Minority Business Support and ICT and eProcurement capacity building amongst Ethnic Minority Businesses.  A unique and critical aspect of his research focus has been the development of the ‘action research methodology’ assisting and enabling policy development and delivery.

Research group affiliations

CREME – Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship

Publications and outputs 

 


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Key research outputs

Theodorakopoulos, N., Ram, M. & Beckinsale, M. J. J. (2012) Developing Procurement Officials and Ethnic-minority Business Owners for Supplier Diversity by Nurturing Communities of Practice: Lessons from two Intermediation Initiatives, International Journal of Human Resource Management.

Beckinsale, M. J. J. (2011) eBusiness among Ethnic Minority Businesses: Ethnic Entrepreneurs’ ICT Adoption and Readiness in Sharma, S. K. (ed) E-Adoption and Socio-Economic Impacts: Emerging Infrastructural Effects, first edition pp. 168-189.

Beckinsale, M. J. J., Ram, M. & Theodorakopoulos, N. (2011) ICT Adoption and EBusiness Development: A Framework for Ethnic Minority Businesses, International Small Business Journal, Vol: 29 (3), pp. 193-219.

Beckinsale, M. J. J. (2009) eBusiness among Ethnic Minority Businesses: The Case of Ethnic Entrepreneurs, International Journal of E-Adoption, Vol: 1 (4), pp. 75-94.

Beckinsale, M. and Ram, M. (2006) ‘Delivering ICT to Ethnic Minority Businesses: An Action Research Approach’, Environment and Planning, Government and Policy (Environment and Planning ‘C’), 24, 6: 847-867.

Research interests/expertise

Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

ICT Management and Policy Issues related to SMEs and EMBs

eProcurement policy related issues for small firms and business support

Search Engine Optimisation

Areas of teaching

Business Research Issues and Analysis – CORP2181 (Module Leader)

Service Operations Management – CORP3171

Contemporary Management & Operations – CORP2165

EBusiness – CORP3500 (Module Leader)

Research Projects – CORP3400 (Projects Tutor FT)

Operations and Human Resources Management – CORP5041 (PT/FT)

Master’s (MSc) Small Projects A and B Tutor

Master’s (MSc IBM) Dissertation Tutor

eCreativity -CORP2532 (Module Leader)

Courses taught

PhD (Aston University) - Strategic Innovation Networks

MSc (U.M.I.S.T) in Strategic Management of Technology

BSc.(Hons) (University of Warwick) Engineering Science and Business Studies

Honours and awards

ESRC    

Membership of professional associations and societies

ISBE

Conference attendance

Beckinsale, M (2011) ICT Business Support: The Future? The 34th Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Nov 9th-Nov 10th, Sheffield, UK

Beckinsale, M and Ram, M (2010) A Critique of e-procurement Business Support in Birmingham, UK ®, The 33rd Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Nov 2nd-Nov 4th, London, UK

Beckinsale, M (2010) Influences and Influencing e-procurement amongst Black Busineses (BMEs) ®, The 33rd Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Nov 2nd-Nov 4th, London, UK

Beckinsale, M and Ram, M (2009) The Rationale for Action Research: Learning from and Applying to EMB Business Support ®, The 32nd Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Nov 3rd-Nov 6th, Liverpool, UK  - Nominated Best in Business Support Track

Beckinsale, M and Levy, M. (2009) The role of change agents in diffusion of innovation of Internet technology in SMEs: the case of broadband introduction in the UK West Midlands ®, The 32nd Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Nov 3rd-Nov 6th, Liverpool, UK

Beckinsale, M and Ram, M (2008) SME/EMB Action Research: A Framework for ICT policy driven initiatives ®, The 31st Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Nov 5th-Nov 7th, Belfast, Ireland – Nominated Best in Track E

Beckinsale, M and Ram, M (2007) Ethnic Minority Business (EMB) Exemplars: Engaging EMBs in Public E-Procurement, ISBE 2007, The 30th Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Nov 6th-Nov 9th, Glasgow, Scotland – Best in Track E Winner

Beckinsale, M and Ram, M (2006) ICT Adoption and EBusiness Development: A Framework for Ethnic Minority Businesses, ISBE 2006, The 29th Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Oct 31st-Nov 2nd, Cardiff, England – Best in Track E Winner

Current research students

1st Supervisor PhD FT Qasim Irshad

1st Supervisor PhD PT Faisal Hanif

Externally funded research grants information

August 2012 Leicester City Council funded project.  Examining the interplay between council business relationships and diverse small firms.  The research will also focus on developing the relationships among diverse business to enhance diminishing business support availability.  The development will consider how the structures and mechanism can benefit council activities and aim to put in place solutions to achieve good practice.

Professional esteem indicators

ESRC Peer Review College

RAKE - Research and Knowledge Exchange Fund (Reviewer)

International Small Business Journal (ISBJ) Reviewer

International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research Reviewer

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