Martin Gannon

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Martin Gannon MRes, BA (Hons)

Lecturer in Entrepreneurship


Martin Gannon is a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship.

Martin's research primarily explores the dynamics, machinations, and motivations underpinning entrepreneurial philanthropy. Broadly speaking, he is interested in exploring why some leading philanthropists move from success in the commercial world towards actively divesting their wealth. To this end, he is also interested in gaining an understanding of how family dynamics impact upon large scale wealth redistribution decisions, and how individuals' entrepreneurial backgrounds and experiences have helped to shape the contemporary philanthropic landscape . Martin holds Undergraduate and Masters degrees from Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde (UK).

Martin currently serves on the Editorial Board of Tourism Management Perspectives, and his research is available in a range of leading international publications, including: the Service Industries Journal, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Journal of Consumer Culture, Current Issues in Tourism, the Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, and Tourism Recreation Research.

Currently, Martin is the Module Leader for New Venture Planning, while continuing to teach on a range of Entrepreneurship and Innovation modules.


Editorial Activity

  • Guest Editor (International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management) - Special Issue: "Innovative mixed and multi method approaches to hospitality and tourism research"
  • Editorial Board Membership: Tourism Management Perspectives


Fellowships and Awards

  • Best Overall Conference Paper Award: The Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference (ISBE) 2015
  • Best Paper in Track (Social, Ethical, and Environmental) Award: The Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference (ISBE) 2015



  • Reviewer: Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (SAGE; ISSN 08997640)
  • Reviewer: Tourism Management Perspectives (Elsevier; ISSN 22119736)
  • Reviewer: The Service Industries Journal (Taylor & Francis; ISSN 02642069)
  • Reviewer: Journal of Consumer Culture (SAGE; ISSN 14695405)
  • Reviewer: International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management (Emerald; ISSN 09596119)
  • Reviewer: Journal of Marketing Management (Taylor & Francis; ISSN 23336080)