Dr. Brychan Thomas is a Senior Research Fellow at the Lord Ashcroft International Business School, Anglia Ruskin University, and a Doctoral Supervisor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Gloucestershire and the University of South Wales Business School. He is also an Examiner for the International Baccalaureate Business and Management Diploma. Before retiring in October 2012 he was Reader in Innovation Policy at Glamorgan Business School, University of Glamorgan.
His main research interests lie in innovation and small business, SMEs and technology transfer networks, technology transfer and internet adoption in the agri-food industry, higher education spinout enterprises, and science communication and education. As such he has been involved in a number of projects examining technology transfer and small firms. He has a science degree and an MSc in the Social Aspects of Science and Technology from the Technology Policy Unit at Aston University and a PhD in Science and Technology Policy, CNAA/University of Glamorgan.
He has over 350 publications in the areas of Science Communication, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Small Business including 100 refereed journal articles. His books include “Triple Entrepreneurial Connection: College, Government and Industry” (2000), co-editor “E-Commerce Adoption and Small Business in the Global Marketplace: Tools for Optimization” (2010), “Innovation and Small Business”, Volumes 1 and 2 (2011) and recently co-editor of “Academic Working Lives: Experience, Practice and Change” (2014). He is on the Editorial Advisory and Review Board of the International Journal of E-Business Management, the Editorial Review Board of the International Journal of E-Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Editorial Advisory Board of IMJ – International Management Journals. During the academic year 2008/2009 he was on a research secondment at the Centre for Technology Management, University of Cambridge.
Brychan is a Fellow of the College of Teachers and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is Chair of the International Entrepreneurship track for the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship 2013 Conference in Cardiff.