Dr James Hickie, Lecturer


Dr James Hickie is Lecturer in Enterprise at The University of Manchester. His main research interest is how young entrepreneurs build high-performing businesses, and he has completed the world’s first major research project on this subject. The research, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, investigated how entrepreneurs under 30 were able to grow businesses with a turnover of up to £90 million, and included interviewing some of the UK's most successful young entrepreneurs. Click here to read the study. 

James regularly provides commentary on entrepreneurship in the media, including in the Daily Telegraph, the Financial Times, El Haaretz, the Guardian and for ITV.

He is Co-Director of the BSc Innovation and Enterprise in Clinical Medicine, an intercalation degree for medical students, delivered collaboratively between Manchester Medical School and Manchester Business School. The programme team work closely with medical entrepreneurs and healthcare organisations to deliver a dynamic and cutting edge course.

James also organises Entrepreneurs@Manchester, a series of events which brings some of the UK’s foremost entrepreneurs to the University to share the inspirational lessons they have learned in building their businesses.

With experience of conducting consultancy projects for entrepreneurs in a range of sectors, including in the internet technology and the self-storage industries, James is always keen to engage with businesses.

He read Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge for his undergraduate degree, before completing his Masters and PhD at Loughborough University.
  Location: Harold Hankins Building, 8.37
Tel: +44 (0)161 306 6592
Email: james.hickie@mbs.ac.uk