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Dr Joanne Larty

Senior Lecturer

The Management School

LA1 4YX

Lancaster

Tel: +44 1524 592192

Office Hours:

Weds 1-1.45 and Thurs 3-3.45

PhD supervision

Stories and storytelling in the context of entrepreneurship; Practice-based understandings of entrepreneurship; Understanding the relationship between people and place in the context of entrepreneurship

Current Research

  • Narratives, stories and storytelling in the context of entrepreneurship
  • Understanding the role of stories and storytelling on the entrepreneurial process
  • Understanding place and its interaction with the entrepreneurial process - especially the constitution and construction of place through narratives and storytelling

Profile

Joanne is a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, having joined what was then the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in January 2008. Joanne is the Director of Teaching for the department, as well as Director of Undergraduate Studies. She is also module convenor for the final year undergraduate capstone module “Entrepreneurial Challenge”, which introduces students to the importance of stories and storytelling as part of a wider project on entrepreneurship; in addition to module convenor for a skills module on “Networks and Networking”.

Her research activities are focused on narratives, stories and storytelling in the context of entrepreneurship. Some of the key influences on her research are the works of Mikhail Bakhtin, as well as practice-based theorists such as Bourdieu. One of her current projects, based on a small community in Ireland, involves understanding the role of stories and storytelling in constituting the relationship between people, place and time, which is helping to further our understanding of the various tensions between what are often thought of as tradition and progression.

Joanne entered academia following a career as a business and marketing consultant within a number of small businesses.

Research Interests

  • Narratives, stories and storytelling in the context of entrepreneurship
  • The relationship between people and place
  • The role of time in the construction of stories of entrepreneurship
  • Practice-based approaches to understanding entrepreneurship 

Professional Role

Director of Teaching: Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy

Director of Undergraduate Studies: Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy

Module convenor for ENSI308 and ENSI214

Current Teaching

Entrepreneurial challenge (final year UG capstone module)

Entrepreneurship: Discovery and Practice (introductory module on entrepreneurship)

Networks and networking (skills module)

Supervisions (MSc, BSc)

Research Grants

£65,000 to design and develop a workshop on entrepreneurship for environmental science PhD students (co-investigators Nigel Lockett; Ricardo Zozimo, working with colleagues in LEC)

Early career research grant, £5000: Entrepreneurship in peripheral communities (awarded September 2015). Co-investigator with Ed McKeever

External Roles

External examiner: MSc Fashion and Entrepreneurship, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London

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