Biography

Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship


PhD (St Andrews); MBA (South Dakota); AFHEA


Matthew is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at the School of Business. He is an award-winning teacher that has a professional teaching designation: Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and instructs in entrepreneurship. He completed his PhD in Entrepreneurship from the
University of St Andrews and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Dakota. His primary research interest is in entrepreneurship, specifically in entrepreneurial exits with a focus on wellbeing, intentions and exit decision-making. He has presented papers at international conferences; is active with research on entrepreneurial exits and consulting with micro and small businesses.


Prior to joining UPEI, Matthew has owned and operated multiple businesses, including experience in coaching and consulting micro and small businesses. Matthew is certified in the Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile, a tool used to assess entrepreneurial thinking for individuals, and groups. These experiences, and engaging with local and international entrepreneurship networks, helps to build further knowledge on the start-up, growth, maturation and exiting stages of entrepreneurship that can help nurture and support business owners.

Recent Publications

The Harry W. MacLauchlan entrepreneurship program

Development Office: University of Prince Edward Island, 2020

Covid-19 impacts on entrepreneurship

Diagnosing Covid-19 impacts on entrepreneurship, 2020

Teaching business and management at the University of Canada, Egypt

UPEI Teaching Community Conference, 2020

"Gig workers" in the local economy

Development Office: University of Prince Edward Island, 2019

Affordable seniors living in Cymbria PEI

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, 2019

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