business advice to small firms; small firm policy; productivity and the small firm; how new firms learn, critical realism.
Teaching in 2015-2016
Distance Learning MBA
IB8140: Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation
IB9EJ0: Advanced Issues in Entrepreneurship
IB3F60: Understanding Enterprise
IB3F70: Understanding the Entrepreneur
Expertise ranges across a variety of qualitative and quantitative research techniques: on external advice to small firms, the diagnosis of firm problems, policy choices in business support, firm growth and the adoption of new working practices in SMEs. Has worked for the Advanced Institute of Management and client list includes BERR the Small Business Service and Business Link University.
Koryak, O., Mole, K., Lockett, A., Hayton, J. C., Ucbasaran, D. and Hodgkinson, G. P. (2015)
"Entrepreneurial leadership, capabilities and firm growth"
, International Small Business Journal , 33 , 89-105
Mole, K., Hart, M. and Roper, S. (2014)
"When moving information online diminishes change : advisory services to SMEs"
, Policy Studies , 35 , 172-191
Scott, J. M. and Mole, K. (2012)
"Introduction to the special issue : business support, firm growth, management development and learning in SMEs"
, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation , Vol.13 , 5-9
Saridakis, G., Mole, K. and Hay, G. (2012)
"Liquidity constraints in the first year of trading and firm performance"
, International Small Business Journal
Mole, K., Hart, M., Roper, S. and Saal, D. S. (2011)
"Broader or deeper? : exploring the most effective intervention profile for public small business support"
, Environment and Planning A , Vol.43 , 87-105
Mole, K. and Mole, M. (2010)
"Entrepreneurship as the structuration of individual and opportunity : a response using a critical realist perspective. Comment on Sarason, Dean and Dillard"
, Journal of Business Venturing , Volume 25 , 230-237
Mole, K., Hart, M., Roper, S. and Saal, D. S. (2009)
"Assessing the effectiveness of business support services in England. Evidence from a theory-based evaluation"
, International Small Business Journal , Vol.27 , 557-582
Mole, K. and Keogh, W. (2009)
"The implications of public sector small business advisers becoming strategic sounding boards: England and Scotland compared"
, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development , Vol.21 , 77-97
Capelleras, J., Mole, K., Greene, F. J. and Storey, D. J. (2008)
"Do more heavily regulated economies have poorer performing new ventures? Evidence from Britain and Spain"
, Journal of International Business Studies , Vol.39 , 688-704
Mole, K., Hart, M., Roper, S. and Saal, D. (2008)
"Differential gains from Business Link support and advice : a treatment effects approach"
, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy , Volume 26 , 315-334
Saridakis, G., Mole, K. and Storey, D. J. (2008)
"New small firm survival in England"
, Empirica , Vol.35 , 25-39
Fraser, S., Greene, F. J. and Mole, K. (2007)
"Sources of bias in the recall of self-generated data: the role of anchoring"
, British Journal of Management , Vol.18 , 192-208
Kevin Mole (2007)
"Tacit knowledge, heuristics, consistency and error signals : how do business advisers diagnose their SME clients?"
, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development , 14 , 582-601
Hart, M., Driffield, N. L., Roper, S. and Mole, K. (2008)
"Evaluation of regional selective assistance (RSA) and its successor, selective finance for investment in England (SFIE) "
, March 2008
Hart, M., Driffield, N., Roper, S. and Mole, K. (2008)
"Evaluation of regional selective assistance (RSA) in Scotland 2000-2004 "
, March 2008