Professor Noel Lindsay
Noel Lindsay is Pro Vice Chancellor (Entrepreneurship), Director of the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation & Innovation Centre (ECIC), and Academic Director Singapore Operations, The University of Adelaide, where he is the Professor of Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation. Previous positions at the University include Head of the School of Marketing & Management. In these positions, he has gained extensive experience in leadership, team building, strategy, quality assurance, corporate governance, and change management. This complements his experience in establishing and developing an Australian University in South Africa.
Recent major research projects that Noel has been involved include investigating blended learning approaches to teaching entrepreneurship to high functioning intellectually disabled young people in Australia and evaluating the effectiveness of entrepreneurship training and mentoring on chronically unemployed socially and economically disadvantaged individuals in South Africa.
From an outreach perspective, Noel has a particular interest in research commercialisation. This is reflected in the ECIC's business incubation/acceleration, research commercialisation, and entrepreneurship engagement activities and strategies locally and internationally.
From a practical perspective, Noel’s entrepreneurial experience includes having established and harvested ventures in Australia, South Africa, and Malaysia. Noel also has venture capital investment experience as a Director of an Australian venture capital fund. As an accountant, Noel has practised in the areas of audit, corporate insolvency, and business advisory with a focus on family enterprise.
Noel holds a BCom (Hons) and PhD from The University of Queensland. He is a Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) where he is co-chair of the STEP family business academic community, a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and a Fellow of CPA Australia. He holds Public Practising Certificates with both accounting organisations.
✓ Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD — email supervisor to discuss availability.
Research interests include:
- Social entrepreneurship (interested in how entrepreneurship can help empower disadvantaged individuals)
- Business entrepreneurship (including cultural differences in the cognitive processes and behaviour of entrepreneurs in different societal systems).
Significant Research-Projects in-Progress:
South Africa Socio-Economic Disadvantage Schools Project: Member of a small research team working in South Africa on a project, with the support of the Gauteng and Limpopo Province Education Departments, designed to measure the effectiveness of introducing a 3D virtual world learning environment into Year 4 class rooms in socially and economically disadvantaged areas. 3D virtual world learning environment developed; teacher training finalised July 2012. Project to go live in class rooms in 10 mainstream schools, two intellectually disabled schools, and one physically disabled school in early 2013. Baseline data collected on a range of variables spanning entrepreneurship, self-efficacy, self-esteem, creativity, numeracy, literacy, science, and life skills. Subsequent longitudinal repeated measures to be collected. Core research team members: Associate Professor Denise Wood (UniSA); Professor Noel Lindsay (The University of Adelaide), and Dr Sheila Scutter (James Cook University). Project duration: January 2011 to December 2015.
Refer to the project web site for further insights http://www.let-us-learn.org/about.php
Digital Enterprise: Pathways to Education and Employment for Young People with Disabilities: This is a joint initiative involving four universities, two registered training organisations (RTOs), schools, state government and not for profit community organisations in South Australia (SA), the Northern Territory (NT), Victoria (Vic), New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland (Qld). It deploys a range of leading technology enhanced methods, based on pilot programs around the world, for working with young people who have Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other disabilities, in ways that foster technical skills and sense of personal initiative, reduce levels of isolation, and help to create new futures. Core research team members: Associate Professor Denise Wood (UniSA); Professor Noel Lindsay (The University of Adelaide), Dr Stefan Schutt (Victoria University), and Dr Pammi Raghavendra (Flinders University). Project duration: August 2013 to December 2015. Grant obtained: $657,874 for University of Adelaide (Total Grant $2,974,267)
|2016||Pro Vice Chancellor (Entrepreneurship)||The University of Adelaide|
|2015 - 2016||Head||The University of Adelaide|
|2015 - 2015||Acting Associate Dean - Diversity and Inclusion||The University of Adelaide|
|2014 - 2015||Acting Head of School – Marketing and Management||University of Adelaide|
|2012||Academic Director of Singapore Operations||University of Adelaide|
|2008||Director||KMT Partners, Chartered Accountants|
|2006||Director||University of Adelaide|
|2003 - 2006||Director – Centre for the Development of Entrepreneurs||University of South Australia|
|1999 - 2004||Director||CVC Private Equity Limited|
|1999 - 2003||Director – Australian Centre Family Business||Bond University|
|1996 - 1999||Co-Founder and Director||Achaeus Institute for Entrepreneurship (South Africa)|
|1994 - 1999||Co-Founder and Director||Achaeus Institute for Entrepreneurship|
|2009||Award||Best Academic Adviser||Queensland University of Technology||Australia||—|
|2008||Research Award||Highly Commended Award Winner||2009 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence||Australia||—|
|2006||Research Award||Best Indigenous Paper||Proceedings of the AGSE Regional Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Forum 2006, Auckland, New Zealand, February.||Australia||—|
|2005||Research Award||Best Paper Authored by a Doctoral Candidate – 2nd Place||Proceedings of the AGSE Regional Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Forum 2005, Melbourne, Australia, February.||Australia||—|
|—||The University of Queensland||Australia||Doctor of Philosophy (Commerce)|
|—||The University of Queensland||Australia||Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)|
|—||The University of Queensland||Australia||Bachelor of Commerce|
|2014||Feakes, A. M., Thomsen, D. A., Lindsay, N., & Palmer, E. (2014). Veterinary Introduction to Business and Enterprise. University of Adelaide.|
Research Grants Obtained – External Funding Bodies
- Wood, D. (UniSA), Lindsay, N. (The University of Adelaide), Raghavendra, P. (Flinders University), and Schutt, S. (Victoria University) (2013). Digital enterprise: Pathways to education and employment for young people with disabilities, NBN-Enabled Education and Skills Services Program, $657,874 for University of Adelaide (Total Grant $2,974,267)
- Wood, D., Snowden, C., Glenny, L., Du, T., Johnson, T., Tedmanson, D., Underwood, B., Scutter, S., Lindsay, N., Falkner, K., Vivian, R., Partridge, H., Harrison, J., Hollier, S. (2013). Evidenced-based approach to the design and redevelopment of inclusive technology enhanced learning environments, Office for Learning and Teaching Grant, $211,000.
- Feakes, A. (The University of Adelaide), Lindsay, N. (The University of Adelaide), Palmer, E. (The University of Adelaide), Thomsen, D. (The University of Adelaide) (2013). Re-shaping veterinary business curricula to improve graduates' business skills: A shared resource for educators, Office for Learning and Teaching Seed Grant, $50,000.
- Wood, D., Sanderson, G., Abhary, K., Cameron, E., Corso, R., Day, I., De La Harpe, B., Gluth, S., Gregory, S., Lindsay, N., Scutter, S., Sim, J., Walker, R. (2011). Design as a catalyst for engaging students in creative problem solving, Australian Learning & Teaching Council Grant, $191,000.
- Higgings-Desbiolles, Freya, Schmiechen, Joc, Lindsay, Noel, and Trevorrow, George. (2006). Aboriginal tourism entrepreneurship and government policy and support: Investigating a South Australian Aboriginal Tourism Enterprise Using A Case Analysis Approach, Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre Tactical Grant, $19,600, April.
- Lindsay, Noel, Balan, Peter, and List, Dennis. (2006). Toward improving entrepreneurial orientation and innovation capability in the Australian hotel sector. Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre Special Projects Grant, $53,813, March.
- Lindsay, Noel. (2006). Yield management in the B&B tourism sector. Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre Strategic Grant, $21,006, January.
Research Grants Obtained – Internal Funding
- Seet, Pi-Shen, Lindsay, Noel J., and Kropp, Fredric. The effect of values and entrepreneurial, marketing, and learning orientations on the performance of early-stage Australian ventures: A pilot study. Faculty of The Professions Research Grant, $15,000, November, 2007.
- Lindsay, Noel J., Kropp, Fredric, and Shoham, Aviv. Success Factors of Australian Entrepreneurial Business Ventures (EBVs): Values and Entrepreneurial, Marketing, and Learning Orientations: A Pilot Study. ECMS Faculty ARC Research Improvement Grant, $20,000, December, 2007.
Contract Research/Non-Research Grants Obtained – External Funding Bodies
- Lindsay, Noel J. and O’Connor, A. (2008) Entrepreneurship in the Digital Media Sector, South Australian Department of Premier and Cabinet, $10,000.
- Lindsay, Noel J. and James, Tim (2007). Delivering specialised entrepreneurial business systems training and mentoring to small business, AusIndustry Building Entrepreneurship in Small Business (BESB) Program Grant, $144,000, September.
Noel lectures in the areas of:
- innovation and entrepreneurship
- new venture planning
- venture financing
|Date||Role||Research Topic||Program||Degree Type||Student Load||Student Name|
|2018||Co-Supervisor||Fear of Failure and Entrepreneurial Intent Formation: The Role of Resilience in Facilitating Youth Entrepreneurship Among University Students||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Full Time||Mr Minhajul Islam Ukil|
|2017||Co-Supervisor||the Business Models of Large Family Wine Business||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Full Time||Mr Michael Browne|
|2017||Principal Supervisor||Film Producer as an Entrepreneur||Master of Philosophy||Master||Full Time||Mr Rajeev Kamineni|
|2015||Co-Supervisor||Gender and Internationalisation of Entrepreneurial Ventures||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Full Time||Miss Kechen Dong|
|2013||Principal Supervisor||What Factors contribute to Development of Veterinary Student Entrepreneurial Capability and Intent?||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Part Time||Dr Adele Mander Feakes|
|2011||Co-Supervisor||Modern Universities as Entrepreneurial Organisations: Their Missions, Structures, Dynamics and Viability||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Part Time||Mr Kym Teh|
|Date||Role||Research Topic||Program||Degree Type||Student Load||Student Name|
|2016 - 2018||Co-Supervisor||The impact of regional supply network structure and governance on the resilience of resource extractive regions: The case of South Australia||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Full Time||Ms Larissa Statsenko|
|2011 - 2015||Co-Supervisor||An Examination of Entrepreneurial Oriented Behaviours in the Australian Wine Industry Regional Clusters||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Full Time||Ms Huanmei Li|
|2010 - 2013||Principal Supervisor||Social enterprise business models: identifying the trading concepts that inform them||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Full Time||Dr Eva Balan-Vnuk|
|2010 - 2011||Co-Supervisor||Small Aboriginal Enterprise: Re-thinking the Silent Dichotomy of their Uncomfortable Two-World Situation||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Full Time||Ms Louise Moylan|
|2010 - 2012||Co-Supervisor||Governance and Stewardship in the Aged Care Industry: Evaluating a Model for Corporate Social Entrepreneurship The Relation of Board Culture to Entrepreneurial Behaviour||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Full Time||Ms Lois Marjorie Hazelton|
|2009 - 2014||Principal Supervisor||For Love or Money? Understanding the dynamics of within-family finance for start-up enterprise. A phenomenological investigation.||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Part Time||Dr Gary Hancock|
|2009 - 2017||Principal Supervisor||Volume 1: Combination and Context: Exploring the Process of Technological Innovation. Volume 2: Portable Digital Music Player Event History Narrative||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Full Time||Mr Matthew McKinlay|
|2009 - 2012||Principal Supervisor||The Use of Effectuation in Venture Capitalist Early-Stage Investment Decision Making in China||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Part Time||Mr Zhiqiang Xia|
|2008 - 2013||Principal Supervisor||Examining the Interrelationships among Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy, Perceived Accessibility of Resources, and Entrepreneurial Intentions in a Chinese Village Context: An Exploratory Study||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Full Time||Mr Ting Xu|
|2007 - 2014||Principal Supervisor||Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy, Intrinsic Motivation, and Entrepreneurial Intention as Antecedents of Nascent Necessity-Entrepreneur Business Start-Up Behaviour in South Africa: a Longitudinal Study||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Full Time||Mr Anton Jordaan|
|2007 - 2017||Principal Supervisor||An Exploratory Case Study of a Regional Screen Production Business Developing Fiscal Sustainability, Commercial Responsibility, and Competitive Advantage in the Market||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Part Time||Mr Gerard Reed|
|2005 - 2011||Co-Supervisor||Empirical Investigation of International Opportunity Identification by Australian Entrepreneurs||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Part Time||Dr Olga Muzychenko|
|Date||Role||Board name||Institution name||Country|
|2013 - ongoing||Member||Professions Faculty Board||The University of Adelaide||Australia|
|2012 - ongoing||Chair||Singapore Examination Board||Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre||Singapore|
|2012 - ongoing||Chair||Singapore Academic Matters Board||Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre||Singapore|
|2012 - 2013||Member||Academic Board||The University of Adelaide||Australia|
|2006 - 2012||Member||ECMS Faculty Board||The University of Adelaide||Australia|
|2006 - 2012||Advisory Board Member||ECMS Faculty Advisory Board||The University of Adelaide||Australia|
|2005 - 2006||Advisory Board Member||Strategic Partnerships||University of South Australia||Australia|
|2010 - 2010||Chair||School of Humanities – Bachelor of Media and Bachelor of Media (Honours) Programs Review Panel||The University of Adelaide||Australia|
|2009 - 2012||Member||Online University Program Steering Committee||The University of Adelaide||Australia|
|2009 - 2011||Member||Postgraduate Coursework Programs Working Party Implementation Reference Group||The University of Adelaide||Australia|
|2009 - 2009||Member||School of Chemical Engineering Programs Review Panel||The University of Adelaide||Australia|
|2008 - 2012||Member||Singapore Advisory Committee||Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre – The University of Adelaide||Singapore|
|2008 - 2008||Member||Postgraduate Coursework Programs Review Working Party||The University of Adelaide||Australia|
|2008 - 2008||Chair||Waite and Roseworthy Campus Director Positions Review Panel||The University of Adelaide||Australia|
|2007 - 2012||Advisory Board Member||Professional and Continuing Education Advisory Committee||The University of Adelaide||Australia|
|2007 - 2008||Member||Future Research Leader’s Program Committee||The University of Adelaide||Australia|
|2007 - 2007||Chair||School of Agriculture, Food & Wine - Wine Business Programs Review Panel||The University of Adelaide||Australia|
|2007 - 2007||Member||Panel 10 - RQF Economics, Commerce and Management Faculty of The Professions||The University of Adelaide||Australia|
|2006 - 2012||Member||ECMS Faculty Research Committee||The University of Adelaide||Australia|
|2005 - 2006||Member||Research Management Committee||Division of Business – University of South Australia||Australia|
|2005 - 2006||Member||Executive Committee||School of Management – University of South Australia||Australia|
|2014 - ongoing||Member||Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand||Australia|
|2012 - 2014||Member||Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia||Australia|