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Dr Andrew G. Ross

Lecturer in Economics & International Business 
The Business School

Contact Details
Room: 2/33, Craiglockhart Campus
Tel: +44 (0) 131 455 4627
Email: a.ross2@napier.ac.uk
Academic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. (Econ) Thesis title: Entrepreneurship and the Spatial Context: Evidence on the Location of Continuing
  • Entrepreneurial Activity in Scotland. Examiner: Professor Gavin C. Reid (St. Andrews)
  • B.A. (Hons) 1st class
  • P.G.C.E.
  • F.H.E.A.

Dr. Ross is currently a tenured lecturer in economics and international business within the School of Management at Edinburgh Napier University. Prior to this appointment Andrew taught economics at The University of Edinburgh. He has current teaching and module leadership responsibilities for areas including: theory of the firm, corporate governance, entrepreneurship, industrial location and foreign direct investment.
His research interests relate mainly to regional economics and the business environment for SME’s. He is a published author in the field of corporate governance and regional economics and has presented his work at leading international conferences. He has also worked in higher education marketing and recruitment in both England and Scotland and within the corporate division of The Royal Bank of Scotland.
Research Interests and Expertise

  • Regional Economics
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Entrepreneurship/Enterprise Policy
  • Corporate Governance

Academic Awards and Research Grants

  • 2014 - Edinburgh Napier University £2000 grant towards investigating spatial determinants of small growing firms.
  • 2013 - Highly Commended Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2013 for my paper entitled ‘A review of the influence of corporate governance on the banking crises in the United Kingdom and Germany’ published in Corporate Governance.
  • 2013 - Edinburgh Napier University £1000 grant towards empirical investigation of SME’s in Scotland
  • 2010 - Lawrence Ho Foundation grant of £8000 to undertake consultancy project into entrepreneurial motivation, success factors and problems faced by SME’s in Hong Kong and Scotland.

Written Publications and Conference Presentations

  • Ross, A. Adams, J. and Crossan, K. (2015) 'Entrepreneurship and the Spatial Context: A Panel Data Study into Regional Determinants of Small Growing Firms in Scotland.' Local Economy 30 (6).
  • Ross, A. (2015) ‘An Empirical Analysis of Chinese Outward Foreign Direct Investment in Africa’. Journal of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies. 8 (1).
  • Ross, A. and Crossan, K. (2012) ‘Has Corporate Governance Been a Contributory Factor to the Banking Crisis?’ International Journal of Business and Society.12 (2).
  • Ross, A. Crossan, K. and Juleff, L. (2012) ‘How Accurate are VAT Registrations as a Measure of Entrepreneurship? A Spatial Analysis of Scotland and its Regions.’ Local Economy 27 (3).
  • Ross, A. (2011) ‘Motivation, Success and Problem Factors: An Entrepreneurial Comparison between Hong Kong and Scotland.’ Report produced for and funded by the Lawrence Ho Foundation, January 2011.
  • Ross, A. (2011) ‘Entrepreneurial Geographies: A Spatial Analysis of Entrepreneurship in Scotland Using Panel Data.’ Paper presented at the Scottish Economic Society Annual Conference, Perth, Scotland, April 2011. (Refereed)
  • Ross, A. (2011) ‘Regional Determinants of Entrepreneurship in a Small Economy: Panel Data Evidence from Scotland.’ Paper presented at the 51st European Congress of the Regional Science Association International, Barcelona, Spain, August 2011. (Refereed)
  • Ross, A. and Juleff, L. (2010) ‘Entrepreneurial Geographies: Evidence on the Location of Entrepreneurial Activity in the United Kingdom.’ Paper presented at the 39th Annual Conference of the Regional Science Association International: British and Irish Section, Glasgow, Scotland, August 2010. (Refereed)