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Laura Wallis

Lecturer

School of Business & Criminology

01752 636700

lwallis@marjon.ac.uk


Laura Wallis

Role Summary

Laura is an early career researcher; her PhD focuses on the phenomena of lifestyle entrepreneurship within the context of lifestyle sports. She has particular interest in the role that lifestyle choices play in the creation of the entrepreneur identity. Laura’s academic background is in Business and Management, and she has teaching responsibilities in this area.


Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate of Academic Practice with Fellowship to the Higher Education Academy
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methodology, University of Plymouth
  • MSc Business and Management, University of Plymouth
  • BA (Hons) Business Administration, University of Plymouth
  • Foundation Degree Business and Management, North Devon College and University of Plymouth


Teaching

  • Accounting and Finance
  • People Management and Human Resourcing
  • Leadership
  • Business Planning and Small Business Management
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
  • Reflective Business Portfolio writing


Research

  • Exploring Lifestyle entrepreneurship within Lifestyle Sports
  • Students’ conceptualisation of entrepreneurial learning


Publications

Journal Articles

Wallis, L., Walmsley, A., Beaumont, E. and Sutton, C. (forthcoming) ‘Just want to surf, make boards and party’: How do we identify lifestyle entrepreneurs within the lifestyle sports industry? International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal.

Book Chapters

Beaumont, E. and Wallis, L. (forthcoming) ‘Jobs are for people that don’t surf’- Lifestyle Entrepreneurship within Lifestyle Sports. In Bill, K. (Ed.) In publication.

Conference Papers

Wallis, L., Walmsley, A., Beaumont, E. and Sutton, C. (forthcoming) Exploring lifestyle entrepreneur types within the lifestyle sport setting. Full paper to be presented at the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference, 14th – 15th November 2019, Newcastle.

Wallis, L., Walmsley, A., Beaumont, E. and Sutton, C. (2019) Who is a lifestyle entrepreneur? The context of lifestyle sports. Full paper presented at the British Academy of Management Conference, 3rd – 5th September 2019, Aston University, Birmingham.

Preedy, S. and Wallis, L. (2019) Conceptualising Higher Education students’ entrepreneurial learning processes. Working paper presented at the British Academy of Management Conference, 3rd – 5th September 2019, Aston University, Birmingham.

Wallis, L., Beaumont, E., Walmsley, A., Sutton, C. (2017) Lifestyle Entrepreneurship within the Lifestyle Sports Sector. Reviewing the Literature for a PhD study. Presentation. Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference, Belfast, 8th-9th November 2017.

Wallis, L., Beaumont, E., Walmsley, A., Sutton, C. (2017) Lifestyle Entrepreneurship within the Lifestyle Sports Sector. Exploring the literature on opportunity and necessity entrepreneurship in the rural tourism setting. Presentation. Rural Entrepreneurship Conference, Newcastle University, 14th-16th June 2017.

Wallis, L., Beaumont, E., Walmsley, A., Sutton, C. (2017) Lifestyle Entrepreneurship within the Lifestyle Sports Sector. Towards a conceptual framework for research design. Presentation. Plymouth Doctoral Colloquium, Plymouth University.

Beaumont, E., Walmsley, A., Woodward, E., Baird, D. and Wallis, L. (2016) Lifestyle Entrepreneurship among surfers in Devon and Cornwall, UK; Exploring motivating factors. Presentation. Post Graduate Society Conference, Plymouth University, 20th June 2016.

Beaumont, E., Walmsley, A., Woodward, E., Baird, D. and Wallis, L. (2016) Lifestyle Entrepreneurship among surfers in Devon and Cornwall, UK. Presentation. Surfing Social hui, Raglan, New Zealand, 10th-12th February 2016.


Expert Membership of professional bodies

  • Member of the Chartered Management Institute
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Authority
  • Member of the British Academy of Management
  • Member of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship


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