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Richard Blundel The Open University, UK

Richard K. Blundel is Professor of Enterprise and Organisation in the Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise at The Open University.  He has been involved in creating and leading several new undergraduate and postgraduate courses in entrepreneurship and innovation.  Richard’s current research focuses on promoting environmental sustainability in SMEs.  He also examines growth and innovation in craft-based firms, such as cheesemakers, small boat builders, furniture designer-makers and brass musical instrument manufacturers. His work has been published in journals such as Business & Society, Business Strategy and the Environment, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Enterprise & Society and The Journal of Small Business Management.  He has also contributed two articles, on artisan production and industrialisation, to The Oxford Companion to Cheese (Oxford University Press, 2016).