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.
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 - 2009||Award||Best Academic Adviser||Queensland University of Technology|
|2008 - 2008||Research Award||Highly Commended Award Winner||2009 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence|
|2006 - 2006||Research Award||Best Indigenous Paper||Proceedings of the AGSE Regional Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Forum 2006, Auckland, New Zealand, February.|
|2005 - 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.|
|The University of Queensland||Australia||Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)|
|The University of Queensland||Australia||Bachelor of Commerce|
|The University of Queensland||Australia||Doctor of Philosophy (Commerce)|
|2001||N. Lindsay & J. Craig (Eds.) (2001). Stars under the Southern Cross : the untold stories of Queensland's family businesses. Queensland, Australia: Bond University.|
|2016||Xia, Z., Lindsay, N., Seet, P. -. S. & Goodman, S. (2016). The faster things change, the more they stay the same: the influence of cultural norms, customs and traditions on venture capital in China. In C. Andressen (Ed.), China's Changing Economy: Trends, Impacts and the Future (pp. 93-109). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.|
|2015||Lindsay, N. J. & Wood, D. (2015). Facilitating creative problem solving in the entrepreneurship curriculum through authentic learning activities. In V. Bozalek, D. Ng'ambi, D. Wood, J. Herrington, J. Hardman & A. Amory (Eds.), Activity Theory, Authentic Learning, and Emerging Technologies: Towards a Transformative Higher Education Pedagogy (pp. 92-102). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
|2015||Balan, P., Balan-Vnuk, E., Metcalfe, M. & Lindsay, N. (2015). Concept mapping as a methodical and transparent data analysis process. In K. D. Elsbach & R. M. Kramer (Eds.), Handbook of Qualitative Organizational Research: Innovative Pathways and Methods (pp. 318-330). New York: Routledge.
|2011||Kropp, F., Lindsay, N. & Hancock, G. (2011). Cultural context as a moderator of private entrepreneurship investment behaviour. In K. Hindle & K. Klyver (Eds.), Handbook of Research on New Venture Creation (pp. 253-279). United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.|
|2009||Kropp, F., Zolin, R. & Lindsay, N. (2009). Identifying and implementing adaptive strategy in the US Military. In G. T. Lumpkin & J. A. Katz (Eds.), Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm emergence, and Growth (pp. 161-192). Bingley, UK: JAI Press.
|2006||Lindsay, N. (2006). Venture Capitalist Entrepreneurial Orientations. In J. E. Butler, A. Lockett & D. Ucbasaran (Eds.), Venture capital and the changing world of entrepreneurship (pp. 223-227). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing Inc..|
|2015||Lindsay, N. J., Balan-Vnuk, E. & Balan, P. (2015). The trading concepts informing social enterprise business models. ICSB conference. Dubai.|
|2015||Lindsay, N. J., Ningsih, D., Suparno, O. & Suprihatin, (2015). An empirical investigation of the barriers to green practices in Yogyakarta Leather Tanning SMEs. 3rd International Conference on Adaptive and Intelligent Agroindustry. Institut Pertanian Bogor, Indonesia.|
|2015||Lindsay, N. J., Balan, P., Balan-Vnuk, E. & Lindsay, W. (2015). Preparing entrepreneurship students for pre-learning in flipped or team based learning classes. ACERE Conference. Adelaide, South Australia.|
|2015||Kropp, F., Lindsay, N., Lindsay, W., Balan, P. & Balan-Vnuk, E. (2015). The Relationship of Entrepreneurial Intent and Start-Up Behavior to the General Health Perceptions of Women and Men Nascent Necessity Entrepreneurs during the New Venture Creation Process. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Natick, MA.|
|2014||Lindsay, N. J., Lindsay, W. & Balan, P. (2014). Identifying the motives of students in undergraduate entrepreneurship classes. Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange. Sydney, Australia.|
|2014||Lindsay, N. J., Lindsay, W., Balan, P. & Balan-Vnuk, E. (2014). Nascent necessity entrepreneur well-being as an antecedent to entrepreneurial intention and venture start-up behaviour: A longitudinal gender study. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference. London, Ontario, Canada.|
|2013||Hazelton, L., Gillin, L., Lindsay, N., Kitson, A. & Brown, S. (2013). Governance as an additional dimension of entrepreneurial orientation: a social entrepreneurship perspective. Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference. Brisbane.|
|2013||Seet, P. S., Corral de Zubielqui, G., Jones, J. & Lindsay, N. (2013). Beyond the ivory towers - exploring knowledge transfer pathways between universities and innovative small-to-medium-size enterprises. Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference. QUT Gardens Point.|
|2013||Lindsay, N., Lindsay, W., Jordaan, A. & Xia, Z. (2013). What motivates nascent entrepreneurs to establish tourism ventures?. Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference (ACERE). QUT Gardens Point.|
|2012||Lindsay, N. (2012). The moderating effect of environmental dynamism on the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation, innovation capability and performance in small services sector firms. Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference (ACERE). Fremantle.|
|2012||Lindsay, N. & Lindsay, W. (2012). Gender moderating effects on entrepreneurial attitude, intention, and start-up behaviour in nascent entrepreneurs. International ACERE DIANA Entrepreneurship Conference. Fremantle.|
|2012||Gillin, L. M., Hazelton, L., Lindsay, N. & Kitson, A. (2012). Toward an Entrepreneurial Framework for Government Regulators as Franchisors of Residential Elder Care Organisations. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. Fort Worth, Boston.|
|2011||Woods, D., Lindsay, N., Gluth, S., Corso, R. & Bilsborow, C. (2011). Facilitating creative problem solving in the marketing curriculum in response to the demands of the networked information society. Academy of Marketing Science - World Marketing congress. Reims, France.|
|2010||Xu, T., Lindsay, N. & O'Connor, A. (2010). Towards the development of an 'ESE' scale for Chinese villagers. Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship (AGSE) International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange. Sunshine Coast.|
|2010||Balan, P. & Lindsay, N. (2010). Innovation capability: exploring the factors that make up this construct in the services sector. Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship (AGSE) International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange. Sunshine Coast.|
|2010||Xia, Z., Seet, P. S., Goodman, S. & Lindsay, N. (2010). Venture capitalists' decision preferences in China: a best-worst choice modeling approach. Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship (AGSE) International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange. Sunshine Coast.|
|2010||Xia, Z., Lindsay, N. & Seet, P. S. (2010). Effectual logic in early-stage venture capital decision-making. Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (ANZAM). Adelaide.|
|2009||Balan, P., Lindsay, N. & O'Connor, A. (2009). Innovation capability: contrasting a service industry with the manufacturing sector. Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship (AGSE) International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange. Adelaide.|
|2009||Lindsay, N., Lindsay, W. & Kropp, F. (2009). Start-up intentions and behavior of necessity-based enterpreneurs: A longitudinal study. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC). Boston.|
|2009||Corral de Zubielqui, G., Lindsay, N. & Harris, H. (2009). Exploring the influence of drivers, idea sources, and collaboration on globalisation, innovation, and firm performance relationships. Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship (AGSE) International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange. Adelaide.|
|2008||Lindsay, W., Lindsay, N., Jordaan, A. & Dottore, A. (2008). Values, entrepreneurial attitudes, and start-up intentions of indigenous South African nascent entrepreneurs. Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship (AGSE) International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange. Melbourne.|
|2008||Corral de Zubielqui, G. & Lindsay, N. (2008). Exploring the influence of globalisation and innovation on firm performance. Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship (AGSE) International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange. Melbourne.|
|2008||Hancock, G., Lindsay, N. & Kropp, F. (2008). Friend and family financing: contrasting arm's-length and relation-based investors. Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Annual Conference (ISBE). Belfast.|
|2007||Lindsay, N., Kropp, F. & Zolin, R. (2007). Federal Government Entrepreneurship: New Enterprise Structures. USASBE Conference. Orlando, Florida, USA.|
|2007||Balan, P. & Lindsay, N. (2007). Developing innovation capability measures for the services sector: An exploratory study. Regional Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. L. Murray Gillin (Ed.) Brisbane, Australia.|
|2007||Lindsay, W., Lindsay, N. & Jordaan, A. (2007). Investigating the values - entrepreneurial attitude - opportunity recognition relationship in nascent entrepreneurs. Regional Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. L. Murray Gillin (Ed.) Brisbane, Australia.|
|2005||Lindsay, N., Lindsay, W., Jordaan, A. & Hindle, K. (2005). Toward an inclusive theory of opportunity recognition: Nascent indigenous entrepreneur attitudes toward opportunity recognition. AGSE International Research Exchange Conference. Melbourne, Vic, Australia.|
|2005||Lindsay, N. & Lindsay, W. (2005). Venture capitalist opportunity recognition differences: East versus West.. International Council for Small Business Conference. Washington, DC, USA.|
|2005||Lindsay, N. & Balan, P. (2005). Entrepreneurial self-efficacy and personal entrepreneur success. AGSE International Research Exchange Conference. Melbourne, Vic, Australia.|
|2004||Lindsay, N. (2004). Should franchisees be entrepreneurial? The influence of entrepreneurial orientation on franchises performance.. AGSE International Research Exchange Conference. Melbourne, Vic, Australia.|
|2004||Lindsay, N. (2004). Insights into the opportunity formulation process and performance of Australian venture capitalists. AGSE International Research Exchange Conference. Melbourne, Vic, Australia.|
|2014||Feakes, A., Barber, S., Petrovski, K., LIndsay, N., Hyams, J. & Cake, M. (2014). Veterinary students interested in large animal practice or intensive animal production are also interested in starting or acquiring a business. XXVIII World Buiatrics Congress. Cairns, Australia.|
|2014||Feakes, A. M., Thomsen, D. A., Lindsay, N. & Palmer, E., (2014). Re-shaping veterinary business curricula to improve graduates’ business skills: a shared resource for educators, Office of Learning and Teaching, Australia, Sydney, Australia,|
|2010||Balan, P. & Lindsay, N., (2010). Innovation capability, entrepreneurial orientation and performance in Australian hotels: an empirical study, CRC for Sustainable Tourism,|
|2009||Corral de Zubielqui, G., Lindsay, N. & Harris, H., (2009). The relevance of innovation and globalisation to firm performance,|
|2008||Lindsay, N., List, D. & Mapunda, G., (2008). Yield management use by B&B operators in South Australia, Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre,|
|2007||Hancock, G., Lindsay, N., Hindle, K. & Klyver, K., (2007). Entrepreneurial finance in Australia in 2006: A summary of salient data from the 2006 GEM Australia National Adult Population Survey, Swinburne University of Technology,|
|2007||Hancock, G., Klyver, K., Lindsay, N. & Hindle, K., (2007). Entrepreneurial motivation in Australia in 2006: A summary of salient data from the 2006 GEM Australia National Adult Population Survey, Swinburne University of Technology,|
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
Since 2009, Noel has had 12 of his PhD students graduate. He currently supervises five students with another two to submit in 2016.
|2014 - ongoing||Member||Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand||Australia|
|2012 - 2014||Member||Institute of Chartered Accountants in 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||Chair||Waite and Roseworthy Campus Director Positions Review Panel||The University of Adelaide||Australia|
|2008 - 2008||Member||Postgraduate Coursework Programs Review Working Party||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||Executive Committee||School of Management – University of South Australia||Australia|
|2005 - 2006||Member||Research Management Committee||Division of Business – University of South Australia||Australia|
|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 - 2013||Member||Academic Board||The University of Adelaide||Australia|
|2012 - ongoing||Chair||Singapore Academic Matters Board||Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre||Singapore|
|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|