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M. (Mike) Wright

Visiting Professor

Mike Wright
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Professor of Research in management and organisation

Strategy & Entrepreneurship
ERIM Membership:
Visiting Member ERIM, affiliated since 2001

Mike Wright is a professor of research in management and organisation at the Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).

Publications (73)
  • Articles (67)
    • Scholes, L., Wright, D.M., Bruining, Hans & Westhead, P. (2010). Strategic changes in family firms post-management buyout: ownership and governance issues. International Small Business Journal, 28(5), 505-521.[go to publisher's site]
    • Verwaal, E., Bruining, Hans, Wright, D.M., Manigart, S. & Lockett, A. (2010). Resources Access Needs and Capabilities as Mediators of the Relationship between VC Firm Size and Syndication. Small Business Economics, 34(3), 277-291.[go to publisher's site]
    • Scholes, L., Wright, D.M., Bruining, Hans & Kloeckner, O. (2009). Family firm buyouts, private equity, and strategic change. Journal of Private Equity, 12(2), 7-18.
    • Wood, G.T. & Wright, D.M. (2009). Private equity: a review and synthesis. International Journal of Management Reviews, 11(4), 361-380.
    • Wright, D.M., Bacon, N. & Amess, K. (2009). The impact of private equity and buyouts on employment, remuneration and other HRM practices. Journal of Industrial Relations, 51(4), 501-515.
    • Zahra, S.A., Filatotchev, I. & Wright, D.M. (2009). How do threshold firms sustain corporate entrepreneurship? The role of boards and absorptive capacity. Journal of Business Venturing, 24(3), 248-260.[go to publisher's site]
    • Lockett, A., Shea, B & Wright, D.M. (2008). The Development of the Resource-Based View: Reflections from Birger Wernerfelt. Organization Studies, 29(8), 1125-1141.
    • Manigart, S., Collewaert, V, Wright, D.M., Bruining, Hans, Pruthi, S., Lockett, A., Hommel, U. & Landstrom, H. (2007). Human capital and the internationalisation of venture capital firms. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 3(1), 109-125.[go to publisher's site]
    • Mosey, S. & Wright, D.M. (2007). From human capital to social capital: a longitudinal study of technology based academic entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 31(6), 909-935.
    • Renneboog, L., Simons, T. & Wright, D.M. (2007). Why do public firms go private in the UK? The impact of private equity investors, incentive realignment and undervaluation. Journal of Corporate Finance, 13(4), 591-628.
    • Uhlaner, L.M., Wright, D.M. & Huse, M. (2007). Private Firms and Corporate Governance: An Integrated Economic and Management Perspective. Small Business Economics, 29(3), 225-241.[go to publisher's site]
    • Filatotchev, I., Wright, D.M. & Arberk, Mufit (2006). Venture Capitalists, Syndication and Governance in Initial Public Offerings. Small Business Economics, 26(4), 337-350.
    • Knockaert, Mirjam, Lockett, Andy & Wright, D.M. (2006). Do human capital and fund characteristics drive follow-up behaviour of early stage high-tech VCs? International Journal of Technology Management, 34(1-2), 7-27.
    • Wright, D.M., Lockett, Andy, Clarysse, B. & Binks, M. (2006). University spin-out companies and venture capital. Research Policy, 35(4), 481-501.
    • Bacon, N., Wright, D.M. & Demina, N. (2004). Management Buyouts and Human Resource Management. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 42(2), 325-347.
    • Bruining, Hans, Bonnet, M.P.B. & Wright, D.M. (2004). Management control systems and strategy change in buyouts. Management Accounting Research, 15(2), 155-177.
    • Wright, D.M., Howorth, C. & Westhead, P. (2004). Buyouts, information asymmetry and the family-management dyad. Journal of Business Venturing, 19(4), 509-534.
    • Wright, D.M., Vohora, A. & Lockett, A. (2004). Critical junctures in the development of University High-Tech Spin-Out Companies. Research Policy, 33(1), 147-175.
    • Wright, D.M., Kissane, J. & Burrows, A.M. (2004). Private equity and EU accession by CEE Countries. Journal of Private Equity, 7(3), 32-46.
    • Lockett, A., Wright, D.M. & Pruthi, S. (2003). Do foreign and domestic venture capital firms differ in their monitoring of investees? Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 20(2), 175-204.
    • Siegel, D., Westhead, P. & Wright, D.M. (2003). Science parks and the performance of new technology based firms. Small Business Economics, 20(2), 177-184.
    • Westhead, P., Wright, D.M. & Ucbasaran, D. (2003). A longitudinal study of habitual starters and acquirers. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 15(3), 207-228.
    • Westhead, P., Ucbasaran, D. & Wright, D.M. (2003). Differences between private firms owned by novice, serial and portfolio entrepreneurs: Implications for policymakers and practitioners. Regional Studies, 37(2), 187-200.
    • Wright, D.M., Citron, D., Ball, R. & Rippington, F. (2003). Secured credit recovery rates in failed management buy-outs. European Financial Management, 9(2), 141-162.
    • Wright, D.M., Kitamura, M. & Hoskisson, R. (2003). Management buy-outs and restructuring Japanese corporations. Long Range Planning, 36(4), 355-374.
    • Wright, D.M. (2003). Le capital-investissement. Revue Francaise de Gestion, 28(141), 283-304.
    • Wright, D.M., Lockett, A. & Franklin, S. (2003). Technology transfer and universities' spin-out strategies. Small Business Economics, 20(2), 185-200.
    • Wright, D.M., Haynes, M. & Thompson, S. (2003). The determinants of corporate divestment: evidence from a panel of UK firms. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 52(1), 147-166.
    • Wright, D.M. & Lockett, A. (2003). Structure and management of alliances: syndication of venture capital investments. Journal of Management Studies, 40(8), 2073-2104.
    • Wright, D.M. & Kitamura, M. (2003). Management buyouts in Japan. Journal of Private Equity, 6(2), 86-95.
    • Wright, D.M., Buck, Th., Filatotchev, I. & Bishop, K. (2003). Is stakeholder corporate governance appropriate in Russia? Journal of Management & Governance, 7(3), 263-290.
    • Wright, D.M., Ucbasaran, D., Westhead, P. & Binks, M. (2003). Does entrepreneurial experience influence opportunity identification? Journal of Private Equity, 7(1), 7-14.
    • Wright, D.M., Filatotchev, I., Buck, Th. & Dyomina, N. (2003). Insider ownership, human resource strategies and performance in a transition economy. Journal of International Business Studies, 34(6), 530-549.
    • Bruining, Hans & Wright, D.M. (2002). Entrepreneurial orientation in management buy-outs and the contribution of venture capital. Venture Capital, 4(2), 147-168.
    • Haynes, M., Thompson, S. & Wright, D.M. (2002). The impact of divestment on firm performance: empirical evidence from a panel of UK companies. The Journal of Industrial Economics, 50(2), 173-196.
    • Lockett, A., Vohora, A. & Wright, D.M. (2002). Universities as incubators without walls. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 2, 233-244.
    • Manigart, S., Wright, D.M. & Sapienza, H. (2002). Determinants of required returns in venture capital investments: a five country study. Journal of Business Venturing, 17(4), 291-312.
    • Toms, S. & Wright, D.M. (2002). Corporate governance, strategy and structure in British business history. Business History, 44(3), 91-124.
    • Westhead, P., Wright, D.M. & Ucbasaran, D. (2002). International market selection strategies selected by micro and small firms. Omega, 30(1), 51-68.
    • Westhead, P., Binks, M., Ucbasaran, D., Wright, D.M. & Scholes, L. (2002). Internationalization of SMEs: a research note. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 9(1), 38-48.
    • Wright, D.M., Filatotchev, I., Buck, Th. & Bishop, K. (2002). Foreign partners in the former Soviet Union. Journal of World Business, 37(3), 165-179.
    • Wright, D.M. & Lockett, A. (2002). Structure and management of syndicated venture capital investments. Journal of Private Equity, 5(4), 72-83.
    • Wright, D.M. & Lockett, A. (2002). Venture capital in Asia and Pacific Rim. Venture Capital, 4(3), 183-196.
    • Wright, D.M., Buck, Th. & Filatotchev, I. (2002). Post-privatization effects of management and employee buy-outs. Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 73(3), 303-352.
    • Wright, D.M., Lockett, A. & Pruthi, S. (2002). Venture capital investors, valuation and information: a comparative study of the US, Hong Kong, India and Singapore. Venture Capital, 4(3), 237-252.
    • Bachkaniwala, D., Wright, D.M. & Ram, M. (2001). Succession in Asian family business in the UK. International Small Business Journal, 19(4), 15-27.
    • Barney, J., Wright, D.M. & Ketchen, D. (2001). The resourced-based view of the firm: ten years after 1991. Journal of Management, 27(6), 625-641.
    • Filatotchev, I., Demina, N., Wright, D.M. & Buck, Th. (2001). Effects of post-privatization governance and strategies on export intensity in the former Soviet Union. Journal of International Business Studies, 32(4), 853-871.
    • Franklin, S., Wright, D.M. & Lockett, A. (2001). Academic and surrogate entrepreneurs and university spin-out companies. The Journal of Technology Transfer, 26(1/2), 127-141.
    • Low, M., Davidsson, P. & Wright, D.M. (2001). Ten years on: achievements and future directions for entrepreneurship research. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 25(4), 5-16.
    • Ucbasaran, D., Westhead, P. & Wright, D.M. (2001). The focus of entrepreneurial research: contextual and process issues. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 25(4), 57-80.
    • Westhead, P., Wright, D.M. & Ucbasaran, D. (2001). The internationalization of new and small firms: a resource-based view. Journal of Business Venturing, 16(4), 333-358.
    • Wright, D.M. (2001). Entrepreneurship and wealth creation: Sue Birley reflects on creating and growing wealth. European Management Journal, 19(2), 128-135.
    • Wright, D.M., Hoskisson, R., Busenitz, R. & Dial, J. (2001). Finance and management buy-outs: agency versus entrepreneurship perspectives. Venture Capital, 3(3), 239-262.
    • Wright, D.M. & Lockett, A. (2001). The syndication of venture capital investments. Omega, 29(5), 375-390.
    • Wright, D.M. (2001). Creating and growing wealth: sue birley on entrepreneurship and wealth creation. The Academy of Management Executive, 15(1), 37-39.
    • Wright, D.M., Westhead, P., Ucbasaran, D. & Martin, F. (2001). International market selection strategies by manufacturing and services firms. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 13(1), 17-46.
    • Wright, D.M., Hoskisson, R. & Busenitz, L. (2001). Rebirth: buyouts and facilitators of strategic growth and entrepreneurship. The Academy of Management Executive, 15(1), 111-125.
    • Wright, D.M., Chiplin, B., Robbie, K. & Albrighton, M. (2000). The development of an organisational innovation: UK Management Buy-outs 1980-1997. Business History, 42(4), 137-184.
    • Wright, D.M., Robbie, K. & Albrighton, M. (2000). Secondary buy-outs and buy-ins. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 6(1), 21-40.
    • Wright, D.M., Haynes, M. & Thompson, S. (2000). Corporate refocusing and divestment. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 18, 1201-1222.
    • Wright, D.M., Pendleton, A. & Robbie, K. (2000). Employee ownership in Afica and Asia. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 11(1), 90-111.
    • Wright, D.M., Buck, Th., Filatotchev, I. & Demina, N. (2000). Exporting activity in transitional economies: an enterprise level study. Journal of Development Studies, 37(2), 44-66.
    • Wright, D.M., Buck, Th., Filatotchev, I. & Nolan, P. (2000). Different paths to economic reform in Russia and China: causes and consequences. Journal of World Business, 35(4), 379-400.
    • Wright, D.M., Hoskisson, R., Eden, L. & Lau, C-M. (2000). Strategies in emerging economies. Academy of Management Journal, 43(3), 249-267.
    • Wright, D.M., Hoskisson, R., Busenitz, L. & Dial, J. (2000). Entrepreneurial growth through privatization: the upside of management buy-outs. Academy of Management Review, 25(3), 591-601.
    • Wright, D.M., Demirag, I. & Sudarsanam, S. (2000). Corporate governance: overview and research agenda. The British Accounting Review, 32(4), 341-354.
  • Books (2)
    • Wright, D.M. & Bruining, Hans (2008). Private Equity and Management Buy-outs. 2008: Edward Elgar Cheltenham, UK. Northampton, MA, USA.
    • Dale, B.G., Richardson, R. & Wright, D.M. (2001). Triple inaugural address for the rotating chair for research in organisation and management (Inaugural Addresses Research in Management). Rotterdam: Erasmus Research Institute of Management.
  • Book contributions
    • Bruining, Hans & Wright, D.M. (2004). Management buy-out gif of zegen voor de werknemers. In D.N. Hartog & J. Paauwe (Eds.), The spice of science: A collection of papers in honour of Roger Williams (pp. 65-74). Rotterdam: Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  • Professional publications (3)
    • Bruining, J., Verwaal, E. & Wright, D.M. (2012). MBOs, private equity and entrepreneurial management. RSM Insight, 10(2), 18-19.
    • Wright, D.M., Vidjiounaitre, E., Maghiros, I., Friedewald, M., Verlinden, M., Allahuhta, P., Delaitre, S., Gutwirth, S.L., Schreurs, W. & Punie, Y. (2005). The brave new world of Ambient Intelligence. A state of the art review. (FP 6). Brussel: FIDIS.
    • Wright, D.M., Westhead, P., Ucbasaran, D. & Binks, M. (2004). Streams of experience and performance novice, serial and portfolio entrepreneurs. Zeitschrift für KMU und Entrepreneurship, 52(1), 1-14.
Events (4)
Dec 3, 2008 Technology Transfer: The Practice and the Profession
  Conference | Strategy (- 2009)

Oct 9, 2008 Managing Corporate Ventures
  ERIM Research Seminar | Strategy (- 2009)

Mar 9, 2006 The Identification and Pursuit of Opportunities by Experienced Entrepreneurs
  ERIM Research Seminar | Strategy (- 2009)

Dec 16, 2005 Erasmus Finance Day 2005
  ERIM Research Seminar | Finance

Visiting address
Office: T07-53
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA, Rotterdam
Postal address
Postbus 1738
3000 DR, Rotterdam

Latest publication

Bruining, J., Verwaal, E. & Wright, D.M. (2012). MBOs, private equity and entrepreneurial management. RSM Insight, 10(2), 18-19.

Latest book

Entrepreneurial Teams and New Business Creation

Edited by Mike Wright Edited by Mike Wright, Professor of Financial Studies and Director, Centre for Management…