Gavin C Reid was Professor of Economics at the University of St Andrews from 1991 to 2013, where he is now Honorary Professor in Economics & Finance. From 2007 to 2015, he was also Visiting Professor in Accounting & Finance at Strathclyde University Business School. In 2014 he was appointed Head of Dundee Business School (Abertay University). He is the author of ten books on industrial organisation, small business, entrepreneurship and venture capital and of over seventy academic articles in leading research journals in economics, accounting and finance. Since 2009, he has been Adviser to the Centre for Business Research, Judge Business School, Cambridge University. In recent years, he has received an honorary Doctor of Business Administration from the University of Abertay, for his research in business economics, and a Doctor of Letters from Aberdeen University for his research in small business enterprise. His current research areas include financial reporting standards, corporate governance and intellectual property. His recent publications include work on the US Economic Espionage Act. In 2017 he was awarded the Medal of Honour of the Scottish Economic Society.