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Cross-Border Webinar: Building a Network of Entrepreneurs in Residence


Lancaster University Management School established a pilot entrepreneur in residence (EiR) in 2007-08. The programme has grown steadily and it now has more than sixty EiRs, including members in several continents. In this webinar, Lancaster faculty will present the history and development of the programme. They will illustrate how it benefits students, participating entrepreneurs, the business school and the wider community. We will conclude with a call to action to GBSN members who either have their own EiR programme or who would like to launch one, with a view to establishing a global network of EiR programmes.

Click here to visit their website and learn more about the Entrepreneurs in Residence Programme.


Thursday, June 18, 2020

  • 10:00am Washington D.C.
  • 11:00am São Paulo
  • 3:00pm London
  • 4:00pm Paris
  • 5:00pm Nairobi
  • 6:00pm Dubai
  • 7:30pm Mumbai
  • 9:00pm Jakarta
  • 10:00pm Malaysia


Click the link below to register for the webinar.




Dr. Allan Discua Cruz
Director MSc International Business & Strategy Director
Co-Director Entrepreneurs in Residence (EiR) Programme

Lancaster University Management School (LUMS)

Allan Discua Cruz (PhD) is lecturer of entrepreneurship in the Department of Entrepreneruship and Strategy at Lancaster University Management School (LUMS).  He is a founding member of the Centre for Family Business at LUMS. He is also  a third generation member of a business family. Allan teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on entrepreneurship.  He has published in entrepreneurship and family business journals. He currently studies families in business and portfolio entrepreneurship. He is co-director of the Entrepreneurs in Residence programme and director of the MSc in International Business and Strategy. He is also a member of non-profit organisations helping knowledge exchange in developing countries and also a member of a local Rotary Club.


Magnus George
Professor of Entrepreneurship
Head of Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy

Lancaster University Management School (LUMS)

Magnus teaches entrepreneurship and works with small businesses. He has won and delivered a large portfolio of successful business engagement projects and, in 2007, established the entrepreneur in residence scheme at Lancaster. Magnus spent the 1990s working in the South Atlantic deep-sea fishing industry. He has been a salmon farmer, mountain rescuer, ships’ agent, marine biologist, deep-sea fishing entrepreneur, and harbour master. He now enjoys the privilege of teaching. His past research has included topics in; Leadership, governance and growth in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs); stress, coping mechanisms and well-being issues relevant to small business owner managers. In a past life, the ecology of sub-Antarctic deep-water squids and fishes. Early work was among the first to identify the ingestion of plastic by large oceanic fish. His current research focuses on workplace stress and well-being in SMEs; the potential role of non-executive directors in SMEs; entrepreneurs in residence as a tool for knowledge exchange, trust building, and curriculum development; entrepreneurship in the Colombian peace process.


Brian Gregory
Teaching Fellow
Co-Director, Entrepreneur in Residence

Lancaster University Management School (LUMS)

Brian is currently a Teaching Fellow at Lancaster University and the co-director of the Entrepreneur in Residence Programme there.  As serial entrepreneur immersed in both commerce and academia, he has used his skills and knowledge as a disruptive innovator to position his company as national leader (UK) in the field of fire safety. This strategy facilitated the sale of the company in 2018.  His early life started with a military career in the British Army (Scots Guards) and then the British Fire Service.  Brian is connected to the real-world knowledge of strategy and innovation and for this he is utilised by a range of commercial organisations as a consultant.