Director of Entrepreneurship, Kingston University, and Assistant Director of the Small Business Centre at Kingston Business School.
Dr Stokes is Director of Entrepreneurship and Associate Director of the Small Business Research Centre at Kingston University. Widely quoted and published in the field, he combines an academic and a practical involvement with small and medium-sized enterprises and entrepreneurship and has a management career that has spanned both the private and public sectors. As director of West Focus, a consortium of seven universities*, he has responsibility for the development of entrepreneurship education amongst students and staff of all disciplines. He has previously led a management buy-out and developed a portfolio of small enterprises over time.
Dr Stokes is co-author of a number of books in the field, has had numerous journal articles published, is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship and is a reviewer for a number of business and marketing journals. He is currently chair of the Higher Education Entrepreneurship Group of the South East Development Agency, which includes some 23 universities.
* West Focus universities include: Brunel, Kingston, Royal Holloway, Roehampton, St George's, St Mary's, TVU and Westminster.
|1993-99||PhD. Thesis entitled "Small Enterprise Management in the Public Sector: The Marketing of Primary Schools". Kingston University.|
|1967-69||MSc in Business Studies, transferred to MPhil. Centre for Graduate Business Studies, The City University.|
|1965-67||MA, Modern History. Oriel College, Oxford.|
Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship, (with Nicholas Wilson), published by Thomson Learning. First edition, 1992. Sixth edition commissioned for 2009. Best-selling entrepreneurship book for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Marketing: A brief introduction, published by Thomson Learning. First edition, 1984, new edition (with co-author Wendy Lomax), 2008.
Book chapter and distant learning texts on small business management and entrepreneurship for Kingston MBA and DMS.
Author of over 40 published research reports and conference papers.
Sunday Times (Business section)