Dr Scott Gordon
Scott is the PhD program director and lecturer in entrepreneurship at the Entrepreneurship Commercialisation & Innovation Centre (ECIC), The University of Adelaide. He has diverse multi-disciplinary experience, having conducted basic and applied research across physical, biological and social sciences. Originally trained in Electrical Engineering he spent more than a decade as a practicing professional engineer with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) developing innovative technologies for underwater acoustic remote sensing and mapping of seabed habitats.
Since 2005 Scott has been actively engaged as an entrepreneurship scholar and academic. He holds a BEng, a MBA with First Class Honours and a PhD in Management, for which he received an Outstanding Doctoral Thesis citation. Prior to joining ECIC in January 2015 he held the position of research fellow with the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ACE) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
Scott's teaching interests lie at the intersection of entrepreneurship, innovation and strategy. His research explores the complex relationships between conceptual discovery and behavioural exploitation dimensions of entrepreneurial action, and the temporal nature of organisational emergence.
✓ Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) — email supervisor to discuss availability.
Scott's current research interests include:
- Nascent entrepreneurship: the start-up process & interactions between opportunity discovery & exploitation (see video)
- Organisational emergence: new venture creation & environmental influences on entrepreneurial actions
- Network dynamics: including organisation - ecosystem interactions and social governance mechanisms such as trust
- Entrepreneurial careers: the development of expertise & its influence on outcomes
- Research methods: including novel quantitative techniques for studying processes & networks
|2015||Lecturer||University of Adelaide|
|2012 - 2014||Research Fellow||Queensland University of Technology|
|2006 - 2010||Senior Research Assistant||Queensland University of Technology|
|2005 - 2006||Teaching & Research Assistant||Griffith University|
|1993 - 2004||Electronics Engineer & Experimental Scientist||Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation|
|2013||Research Award||Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award||Queensland University of Technology||Australia||1000|
|2012||Research Award||Best Empirical Paper using Quantitative Methods||ACERE Conference||Australia||1000|
|2009||Research Award||Bygrave Award for Best Paper in Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice||AGSE International Research Exchange||Australia||1000|
|2006||Research Award||Karingal Consultants Award for the Best Paper Authored by a Doctoral Student||AGSE International Research Exchange||New Zealand||1000|
|2012||Queensland University of Technology||Australia||PhD|
|2005||Griffith University||Australia||MBA (Hons I)|
|1994||University of South Australia||Australia||Grad Dip Eng (Electronic Systems)|
|1992||University of Southern Queensland||Australia||BEng (Electrical)|
|2018||Gruenhagen, J., Sawang, S., Gordon, S., & Davidsson, P. (2018). International experience, growth aspirations, and the internationalisation of new ventures. Journal of International Entrepreneurship, 16(3), 421-440.
|2016||Davidsson, P., & Gordon, S. (2016). Much Ado About Nothing? The Surprising Persistence of Nascent Entrepreneurs Through Macroeconomic Crisis. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 40(4), 915-941.
|2012||Davidsson, P., & Gordon, S. R. (2012). Panel studies of new venture creation: a methods-focused review and suggestions for future research. Small Business Economics, 39(4), 853-876.
DOI Scopus80 WoS65
|2007||Gordon, S. R. (2007). Interpersonal trust, vigilance and social networks roles in the process of entrepreneurial opportunity recognition. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 4(5), 564-585.
|2011||Davidsson, P., Gordon, S. R., & Bergmann, H. (Eds.) (2011). Nascent entrepreneurship. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.|
|2012||Gordon, S. R. (2012). Action's place in the venture creation process. In A. C. Corbett, & J. A. Katz (Eds.), Entrepreneurial Action (pp. 161-205). Bingly, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
|2011||Davidsson, P., Steffens, P. R., & Gordon, S. R. (2011). Comprehensive Australian Study of Entrepreneurial Emergence (CAUSEE): design, data collection and descriptive results. In K. Hindle, & K. Klyver (Eds.), Handbook of Research on New Venture Creation (pp. 216-250). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
|2011||Davidsson, P., Gordon, S. R., & Bergmann, H. (2011). Introduction. In P. Davidsson, S. R. Gordon, & H. Bergmann (Eds.), Nascent Entrepreneurship (pp. xiii-xxxvi). Cheltenham, Glos; United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.|
|2012||Gordon, S. R. (2012). Dimensions of the venture creation process : amount, dynamics, and sequences of action in nascent entrepreneurship. (PhD Thesis, Queensland University of Technology, QUT Business School).|
Gordon, S.R., Davidsson, P. & Lau, A. (2013) Comprehensive Australian study of entrepreneurial emergence: Outcomes. Cat 2: Department of Industry $80000
Davidsson P., Gordon, S.R. & Steffens, P. (2012) Business Creation in Australia. Cat2: Department of Industry $50000
My teaching interests lie at the intersection of entrepreneurship, innovation and strategy. I teach undergraduate and masters level courses across the following areas (current teaching in bold):
- Entrepreneurship Research in Practice
- Opportunity Assessment
- Entrepreneurship Project (Capstone)
- Research Methods
- Strategic Management
|Date||Role||Research Topic||Program||Degree Type||Student Load||Student Name|
|2018||Co-Supervisor||An Empirical Investigation of Actor - New Venture Idea Nexus Framework||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Full Time||Mr Binyam Zewde Alemayehu|
|2017||Co-Supervisor||Analysing and Modelling Behaviours, Processes and Performance Implications of Human Team Interaction with Autonomous System/s (Driverless Vehicle)||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Full Time||Mr Luke Samuel Richardson|
|2017||Co-Supervisor||The Role of Trust in the Senior Citizens' Adoption of Community and Home-Based Care Technologies||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Full Time||Miss Elsy Paola Garcia Reyes|
|2017||Co-Supervisor||Exploring The Entrepreneurial Mindset of Small and Medium Enterprises in Ghana||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Full Time||Mr Michael Asiedu Gyensare|
|Date||Role||Research Topic||Location||Program||Supervision Type||Student Load||Student Name|
|2014 - 2014||Co-Supervisor||Let’s go abroad! The impact of international potentials, entrepreneurial motivations and firm stages on new venture internationalisation||Queensland University of Technology||—||Honours||Full Time||Jan Henreik|
|2014 - ongoing||Co-Chair||Organizing Committee - Paper Development Workshop||ACERE Conference||Australia|
|2012 - ongoing||Member||Australia & New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM)||Australia|
|2006 - ongoing||Member||Academy of Management||United States|
|1992 - ongoing||Member||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)||—|