Professor Gavin Reid
Gavin Reid is currently Honorary Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of St Andrews, having been Professor there from 1991 to 2013, and he has been Visiting Professor in Accounting and Finance at Strathclyde University Business School since 2007. He also plays a strategic role in research capacity building in the Business School of the University of the West of Scotland, in which role he holds the part-time post of Professor of Enterprise and Innovation. He is the author of ten books on industrial organisation, small business, entrepreneurship and venture capital, and of over 70 academic articles in leading research journals in economics, accounting and finance. He has been adviser to the Centre for Business Research, Judge Business School, since 2009. In recent years, he has received an honorary DBA from the University of Abertay for his research in business economics and a DLitt from Aberdeen University for his research on small business enterprise. His current research includes a project on financial reporting standards, which is supported by a grant from the Carnegie Trust.