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Mr Gary Hancock
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Gary is lecturer and undergraduate program director for the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation, and Innovation Centre in The University of Adelaide.
From an academic perspective, he has taught and developed courses in the areas of small business management, new venture creation, business consulting, and entrepreneurship (both face to face and on-line education modes). He has experience in designing and delivering an undergraduate program, the Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship which included coordinating the development and delivery of all the courses in the program. The program is delivered both in Australia and in Singapore.
He has taught at the University of South Australia, for private training institutions, community education, and now at The University of Adelaide. His academic experience includes teaching, course development,
administration, leadership, student supervision, and student mentoring. Gary holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessing.
At The University of Adelaide, Gary is involved in the e-Challenge competition, and member of the faculty learning and teaching committee.
From a hands-on business perspective, Gary has worked in a large telecommunications organisation both in a technical and senior management role. He spent over sixteen years starting, operating, and harvesting growth-oriented ventures in franchise and non-franchise environments. These businesses have been in the entertainment, telecommunications, business consulting, vocational education, and child care industries. Gary also assisted in developing the Innovation Foundation Program, a joint project between the Department of Transport and Regional Services, the City of Salisbury, and UniSA.
From a community perspective, Gary provides mentor support and advice to young entrepreneurs via the South Australian Young Entrepreneur Scheme (SAYES). He also runs a course about planning and starting a business in a local not-for-profit education organisation (WEA) and is the current President of the Board of the WEA. He is a member of the Western Regional Enterprise Day committee, and runs the primary and secondary teachers forum at that event annually.
Gary is carrying out PhD research in the field of early
stage business financing. He is interested in the phenomenon of how and why people engage in intra-family financing of new ventures.
Senior Technical Officer (Telecommunications)
Associate Diploma in Business (Mgt),
Bachelor of Business (Management Information Systems),
Bachelor of Business (Management) (Hons),
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110)
Awards & Achievements
2002 Deans Merit List
Recognising the best academic performers in the Division of Business and Enterprise at the University of South Australia.
2003 Member of the International Golden Key Honour Society
Awarded to students who attain academic performance in the top 15% of all university students in all areas of study.
Winner of Best Paper in Finance Stream Award, International Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference, Belfast, N. Ireland 2008.
UniJobs, Lecturer of the Year National Finalist 2009
Gary's principle teaching interest is in entrepreneurship. He is particularly interested in the connection and relevance of entrepreneurship education at academic, business and community levels. Gary has also taught management to both business and engineering students. He has also developed and taught courses in small business management, new venture creation, and entrepreneurship. He has developed course content at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Gary's research interests includes business incubation and financing start-up ventures.
Gary is carrying out PhD research in the field of early stage venture financing. He is interested in the phenomenon of how and why investors invest in new ventures started by entrepreneurs with whom they have a prior relationship.
Hancock G., Best Practice Business Incubator Management: Toward a Conceptual Research Framework. (Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference Aukland, New Zealand, 2006)
O'Connor, A., Burnett, H., Hancock, G.G., Eduvation and incubation: Contrasting the development process of entrepreneurs. (Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference, Adelaide 2009)
Hancock, G.G., Lindsay, N.J., Kropp, F.K., Friend and Family Financing: Contrasting Arm's-length and Relation-based Investors. (Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference, Belfast, N. Ireland Nov 2008)
Hancock, G.G., Toward an understanding of the capital structure of friend and family financing. (Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference, Liverpool, UK 2009) Winner Best Paper in Stream Award.
Kropp, Fredric, Lindsay, Noel J., Hancock, Gary G. (2011) Chapter 17 in Handbook of Research into New Venture Creation, Cultural context as a moderator of private entrepreneurship investment behavior.
Reports and Consultancies
Innovation Foundations Program commissioned by the Business Innovation Centre
A joint project between the department of Transport and Regional Services, the City of Salisbury, and UniSA. This involved establishing the current state of innovation in the small to medium business sector with a focus on manufacturing innovation capability. The outcome of this project was a comprehensive training program for managers of small to medium enterprises. I completed this project in conjunction with staff from the Centre for the Development of Entrepreneurs at UniSA.
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