About the author
Paul Burns is Professor of Entrepreneurship and former Dean of the University of Bedfordshire Business School, UK. He has previously held posts as Professor of Small Business Development at Cranfield School of Management, UK, and at Warwick University Business School, UK, where he set up their first Small Business Unit. He also formerly served as Director of the 3i European Enterprise Research Centre, researching small firms across Europe. Over his forty year career, he has been an academic, an accountant and an entrepreneur, giving him unrivalled academic and practical insight into the entrepreneurial practice.