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Education and Teaching

Alan Barrell has taught and supported entrepreneurs with mentoring at a number of Universities including Cambridge, Oxford and London. He is a Visiting Professor at University of Sunderland and Entrepreneur in Residence, University of Portsmouth Business School, and an International Fellow at Essex University Business School. He has been awarded honorary doctoral degrees at Anglia Ruskin University where he is an International Fellow and University of Bedfordshire. Alan is a member of the International Advisory Board - Universities of Applied Science in Finland at Lahti and Laurea Universities and in China, Guest professor at University of Xiamen, Shanghai Art and Design Academy, University of Shanghai and University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. A more recent appointment has been as Member international Advisory Board Zhejiang University Academy of Online Finance.

He is also engaged with delivering educational programmes on a number of subjects, including:

  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Finding Funding for a Business
  • International Business Development
  • Developing Strategic Customers
  • Psychology of the Entrepreneur
  • Leadership
  • Business Creation and Start Up
  • Regional Economic Development
  • "The Cambridge Phenomenon"
  • Bioconvergence
  • Technology Transfer and Science Parks
  • Emerging Biotechnology Clusters: Characteristics and requirements
  • Diversity and Cultural aspects of Business Development and Innovation
  • Alternative Finance and Big Data

Professor Barrell has planned and implemented customised workshops for the senior management team of Investors in People (Leadership), Medilink East (Funding Early stage companies) - University of Bedfordshire - "investment Readiness" and many more. He advises and teaches the executive teams of companies in the technology sector on Business Modelling and Business Planning and on Strategy Development - including "Strategies for Going International".

Four books have been published in the "Director Books" series, published by Simon and Schuster International Ltd:

  • Exploring New Markets
  • Building a Global Business
  • How to profit from Innovation
  • Executive Networking


Teaching at Xiamen University in 2005 - Alan Barrell's MBA Class

Teaching at Xiamen University in 2005 - Alan Barrell's MBA Class


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Download and view the latest presentations and downloads from recent events:

Entrepreneurship 101

30 June 2014 | 34 MB

Canada's Entrepreneur Institute features 3 broadcasts by Alan in June - 'Entrepreneurship 101' 'From Silos to Ecosystems' and 'The Continuum of Entrepreneurial Finance' - see all here.

Business Cycle Management and Strategic Planning

17 June 2014 | 43 MB

Lecture given to delegation of CEOs and Chairmen of independent companies from the City of Chengdu

The Crowdfunding Phenomenon

16 June 2014 | 3 MB

RSA continues to support projects with Crowdfunding and Alan Barrell speaks about it at Regional Conference

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