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Professor Andrew Godley

Associate Dean International

Head of the Department of Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
Academic Director for the Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship
Professor of Management and Business History
Senior Fellow, UK HEA

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Specialisms

  • Entrepreneurship, 
  • Business History, 
  • Entrepreneurship in the Reading Region, 
  • Historic Entrepreneurship in Global Pharmaceuticals Industry, 
  • Historic Entrepreneurship in Global Food Industry

Location

Edith Morley building room 269, Whiteknights campus

Professor Andrew Godley is Associate Dean (International) and Head of Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour at Henley Business School. He is Professor of Management and Business History and the Academic Director of the Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship.

Andrew's research interests lie in the areas of entrepreneurship and business history. Andrew has published in journals ranging from Economic History Review, Business History Review, Journal of Management Studies and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and won research grants from the ESRC, the Leverhulme Trust and British Academy among others.

Andrew has been a consultant to several leading firms and government departments and is a frequent commentator in the broadcast and written media on trends in entrepreneurship. He is a Visiting Professor at Zhejiang University, China, where he is the Co-Director of the Reading-Zhejiang Sino-British Entrepreneurship Research Centre. He supervises doctoral students in the area of global entrepreneurship and business history.

Reference: Belitski, M. , Desai, S. and Godley, A. (2021) Small business and poverty: evidence from post-Soviet cities. Regional Studies. ISSN 1360-0591 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2020.1826037
Reference: Belitski, M. and Godley, A. (2020) The synergy approach to understand entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem taxonomy. In: Tsvetkova, A., Schmutzler, J. and Pugh, R. (eds.) Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Meet Innovation Systems: Synergies, Policy Lessons and Overlooked Dimensions. Edward Elgar. ISBN 9781789901177
Reference: Godley, A. , Morawetz, N. and Soga, L. (2019) The complementarity perspective to the entrepreneurial ecosystem taxonomy. Small Business Economics. pp. 1-16. ISSN 0921-898X doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-019-00197-y
Reference: Godley, A. and Heron, K. (2019) A theoretical exploration of consumer engineering: implicit contracts and market making. In: Logemann, J., Cross, G. and Köhler, I. (eds.) Consumer Engineering, 1920s-1970s. Worlds of Consumption. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 63-75. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-14564-4_4
Reference: Godley, A. C. and Hamilton, S. (2020) Different expectations: a comparative history of structure, experience, and strategic alliances in the U.S. and U.K. poultry sectors, 1920-1990. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 14 (1). pp. 89-104. ISSN 1932-4391 doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/sej.1334
Reference: Godley, A. , Joseph, M. and Hughes, D. L. (2019) Technology transfer in the interwar U.S. pharmaceutical sector: the case of E. Merck of Darmstadt and Merck & Co., Rahway New Jersey. Enterprise and Society, 20 (3). pp. 613-651. ISSN 1467-2235 doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/eso.2018.97
Reference: Godley, A. C. and Casson, M. C. (2015) 'Doctor, Doctor...' entrepreneurial diagnosis and market making. Journal of Institutional Economics, 11 (3). pp. 601-621. ISSN 1744-1374 doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1744137414000162
Reference: Godley, A. C. and Hang, H. (2016) Collective financing among Chinese entrepreneurs and department store retailing in China. Business History, 58 (3). pp. 364-377. ISSN 1743-7938 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2015.1122706
Reference: Godley, A. (2014) The emergence of Agribusiness in Europe and the development of the Western European broiler chicken industry, 1945-73. Agricultural History Review, 62 (2). ISSN 0002-1490
Reference: Godley, A. (2014) Creativity and Growth in: Edmund Phelps (2013),Mass Flourishing. How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge and Change. International Journal of the Economics of Business, 21 (2). pp. 255-260. ISSN 1357-1516 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/13571516.2014.919737
Reference: Alvarez, S., Godley, A. and Wright, M. (2014) Mark Casson: the Entrepreneur at 30 -continued relevance? Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 8 (2). pp. 185-194. ISSN 19324391 doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/sej.1180
Reference: Tessari, A. and Godley, A. (2014) Made in Italy. Made in Britain. Quality, brands and innovation in the European poultry market, 1950-1980. Business History, 56 (7). pp. 1057-1083. ISSN 1743-7938 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2013.850672
Reference: Godley, A. and Hang, H. (2012) Globalization and the evolution of international retailing: a comment on Alexander’s ‘British Overseas Retailing, 1900-1960'. Business History, 54 (4). pp. 529-541. ISSN 1743-7938 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2011.631125
Reference: Ingram, J. S. I., Wright, H. L., Foster, L., Aldred, T., Barling, D., Benton, T., Berryman, P. M., Bestwick, C. S., Bows-Larkin, A., Brocklehurst, T. F., Buttriss, J., Casey, J., Collins, H., Crossley, D. S., Dolan, C. S., Dowler, E., Edwards, R., Finney, K. J., Fitzpatrick, J. L., Fowler, M., Garrett, D.A., Godfrey, J.E., Godley, A. , Griffiths, W., Houlston, E.J., Kaiser, M.J., Kennard, R., Knox, J. W., Kuyk, A., Linter, B. R., Macdiarmid, J. I., Martindale, W., Mathers, J. C., McGonigle, D. F., Mead, A., Millar, S. J., Miller, A., Murray, C., Norton, I. T., Parry, S., Pollicino, M., Quested, T.E., Tassou, S., Terry, L. A., Tiffin, R. , van de Graaf, P., Vorley, W., Westby, A. and Sutherland, W. J. (2013) Priority research questions for the UK food system. Food Security, 5 (5). pp. 617-636. ISSN 1876-4517 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12571-013-0294-4
Reference: Godley, A. (2012) Introduction: Jewish success in British business. In: Taylor, D. (ed.) Thank you for your business': "The Jewish Contribution to the British Economy, 1655-2012. Vallentine-Mitchell, London. ISBN 9780853038535
Reference: Casson, M. and Godley, A. (2013) Revisiting the emergence of the modern business enterprise: entrepreneurship and the singer global distribution system. In: Casson, M. and Casson, C. (eds.) History of entrepreneurship: innovation and risk-taking, 1200–2000. International library of entrepreneurship, 2 (29). Edward Elgar, Cheltenham. ISBN 9781781955239
Reference: Godley, A. (2013) Jewish soft loan societies in New York and London and immigrant entrepreneurship, 1880-1914. In: Casson, C. and Casson, M. (eds.) History of entrepreneurship: innovation and risk-taking, 1200–2000. The International Library of Entrepreneurship series, 2. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham. ISBN 9781781955239
Reference: Godley, A. (2007) Selling the sewing machine around the world: Singer’s international marketing strategies, 1850-1920. In: Taher, N. and Gopalan, S. (eds.) Marketplace Anthropology. Amicus-ICFAI, Hyderabad, India, pp. 153-186. ISBN 9788131415290
Reference: Godley, A. and Corley, T. A. B. (2011) Veterinary medicines in Britain: output and industry organisation since 1900. Medical History, 55 (3). pp. 361-364. ISSN 2048-8343
Reference: Dillon, P. and Godley, A. (2012) The development of the Jewish clothing industry in New York. In: Kobrin, R. (ed.) Chosen Capital: The Jewish Encounter with American Capitalism. Rutgers University Press, pp. 35-61. ISBN 9780813553078
Reference: Godley, A. and Hang, H. (2012) Globalisation and the evolution of international retailing: a comment on Alexander's 'British overseas retailing, 1900-1960'. Business History, 54 (4). pp. 529-541. ISSN 1743-7938 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2011.631125
Reference: Casson, M. and Godley, A. (2010) The economic theory of entrepreneurship: an overview. In: Casson, M. (ed.) Entrepreneurship: Theory, Networks and History. Edward Elgar, pp. 3-41. ISBN 9781849800396
Reference: Godley, A. C. (2013) Entrepreneurial opportunities, implicit contracts and market making for complex consumer goods. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 7 (4). pp. 273-287. ISSN 1932-4391 doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/sej.1167
Reference: Church, R. and Godley, A. (2002) The emergence of modern marketing: international dimensions. In: Church, R. and Godley, A. (eds.) The emergence of modern marketing. Routledge, London, pp. 1-5. ISBN 9780714683263
Reference: Church, R. and Godley, A. (2003) The emergence of modern marketing: international dimensions. Business History, 45 (1). pp. 1-5. ISSN 1743-7938 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/713999301
Reference: Godley, A. (2002) Foreign multinationals and innovation in British retailing, 1850-1962. In: Church, R. and Godley, A. (eds.) The emergence of modern marketing. Routledge, London, pp. 77-97. ISBN 9780714683263
Reference: Godley, A. (2001) Jewish immigrant entrepreneurship in New York and London, 1880-1914: enterprise and culture. Studies in Modern History. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp200. ISBN 9780333960455
Reference: Godley, A. (2003) Foreign multinationals and innovation in British retailing, 1850-1962. Business History, 45 (1). pp. 80-100. ISSN 1743-7938 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/713999300
Reference: Godley, A. (2005) A varrógép értékesítése a világpiacon: a Singer nemzetközi marketing stratégiái, 1850–1914 (Selling the sewing machine around the world: Singer’s international marketing strategies, 1850–1914). Aetas, 1-2. pp. 5-28.
Reference: Casson, M. and Godley, A. (2005) Entrepreneurship and historical explanation. In: Cassis, Y. and Minoglou, I. (eds.) Entrepreneurship in theory and history. Palgrave, Basingstoke, pp. 25-60. ISBN 9781403939470
Reference: Godley, A. (2007) Jewish mass migration and the choice of destination. In: Jones, G. and Wadwhani, R. D. (eds.) Entrepreneurship and global capitalism. The international library of entrepreneurship, 1. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham. ISBN 9781845424077
Reference: Godley, A. and Casson, M. (2007) The British entrepreneur in the 20th century revisited. Imprese e storia, 2007 (5). pp. 39-75. ISSN 1590-6264
Reference: Godley, A. and Williams, B. (2008) The chicken, the factory farm and the supermarket: the emergence of the modern poultry industry in Britain. In: Horowitz, R. and Belasco, W. (eds.) Food chains: provisioning, from farmyard to shopping cart. University of Pennsylvania Press, pp. 47-61. ISBN 9780812241280
Reference: Godley, A. and Shechter, R. (2008) Business history and the Middle East: local contexts, multinational responses. Enterprise and Society, 9 (4). pp. 631-636. ISSN 1467-2235 doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/es/khn077 <https://doi.org/10.1093/es/khn077 >
Reference: Athreye, S. and Godley, A. , (2008) Internationalising to create firm specific advantages: leapfrogging strategies of U.S. pharmaceutical firms in the 1930s and 1940s & Indian pharmaceutical firms in the 1990s and 2000s. UNU-MERIT Working papers. 2008-051. Working Paper. United Nations University, Maastricht. pp67.
Reference: Godley, A. (2008) Selling the sewing machine around the world: Singer's international marketing strategies, 1850-1920. In: Singh, A.M. (ed.) Global branding: perspectives and challenges. ICFAI University Press, Hyderabad, India. ISBN 9788131408797
Reference: Godley, A. (2008) American multinationals in British retailing. In: Bonin, H. and De Goey, F. (eds.) American firms in Europe 1880-1980: strategy, identity, performance and reception. Droz, Geneva, pp. 261-282. ISBN 9782600012591
Reference: Godley, A. and Williams, B. (2009) Democratizing luxury and the contentious "invention of the technological chicken" in Britain. Business History Review, 83 (2). pp. 267-290. ISSN 2044-768X doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007680500000520
Reference: Athreye, S. and Godley, A. (2009) Internationalization and technological leapfrogging in the pharmaceutical industry. Industrial and Corporate Change, 18 (2). pp. 295-323. ISSN 1464-3650 doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/icc/dtp002 (special issue 'The internationalization of Chinese and Indian firms - trends, motivations and strategy')
Reference: Godley, A. , (2009) Entrepreneurship and innovation in and out of the credit crunch. Insights from Henley Business School - Online.. University of Reading
Reference: Corley, T.A.B. and Godley, A. (2011) The veterinary medicine industry in Britain in the twentieth century. Economic History Review, 64 (3). pp. 832-854. ISSN 1468-0289 doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0289.2010.00553.x
Reference: Casson, M. C. and Godley, A. C. (2010) Introduction. In: Casson, M. C. (ed.) Entrepreneurship: theory, networks, history. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 9781849800396
Reference: Godley, A. C. , Wale, J. and Bud-Frierman , L. (2010) Weetman Pearson in Mexico and the emergence of a British oil major, 1901-1919. Business History Review, 84 (Summer/2). pp. 275-300. ISSN 2044-768X
Reference: Godley, A. C. (2010) Culture, opportunity and entrepreneurship in economic history: the case of Britain in the twentieth century. In: Landstrom, H. and Lohrke, F. (eds.) Historical foundations of entrepreneurial research. Edward Elgar. ISBN 9781847209191
Reference: Casson, M. C. and Godley, A. C. (2010) Entrepreneurship in Victorian Britain. In: Casson, M. C. (ed.) Entrepreneurship: theory, networks and history. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 288-325. ISBN 9781849800396
Reference: Godley, A. (2002) What was new in the 1980s? International retailing in Britain from 1850-1991. International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research, 12 (1). pp. 29-37. ISSN 1466-4402 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/09593960110103814
Reference: Church, R.A. and Godley, A. (2002) The emergence of modern marketing. Routledge, London, pp160. ISBN 9780714683263
Reference: Godley, A. (2006) Selling the sewing machine around the world: Singer’s international marketing strategies, 1850–1920. Enterprise and Society, 7 (2). pp. 266-314. ISSN 1467-2235 doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/es/khj037 <https://doi.org/10.1093/es/khj037 >
Reference: Godley, A. (2007) Jewish immigrant entrepreneurship in London and New York. In: Jones, G. and Wadwhani, R. D. (eds.) Entrepreneurship and global capitalism. The international library of entrepreneurship, 1. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham. ISBN 9781845424077
Reference: Godley, A. and Casson, M. (2007) Revisiting the emergence of the modern business enterprise: entrepreneurship and the Singer global distribution system. Journal of Management Studies, 44 (7). pp. 1064-1077. ISSN 1467-6486 doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6486.2007.00723.x
Reference: Godley, A. (2008) Migration of entrepreneurs. In: Casson, M. , Yeung, B., Basu, A. and Wadeson, N. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Entrepreneurship. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 601-610. ISBN 9780199546992
Reference: Godley, A. C. and Casson, M. C. (2010) History of entrepreneurship: Britain 1900-2000. In: Landes, D.S., Mokyr, J. and Baumol, W.J. (eds.) The invention of enterprise: entrepreneurship from ancient Mesopotamia to modern times. Princeton University Press, USA, pp. 243-272. ISBN 9780691143705
Reference: Casson, M. C. and Godley, A. C. (2010) Entrepreneurship in Britain 1830-1900. In: Landes, D.S., Mokyr, J. and Baumol, W.J. (eds.) The invention of enterprise: entrepreneurship from ancient Mesopotamia to modern times. Princeton University Press, USA, pp. 211-242. ISBN 9780691143705
Reference: Casson, M. C. and Godley, A. C. (2010) Entrepreneurship and vertical integration: the origins of the Singer global distribution system. In: Casson, M. C. (ed.) Entrepreneurship: theory, networks, history. Edward Elgar , Cheltenham, UK, pp. 251-263. ISBN 9781849800396
Reference: Hang, H. and Godley, A. (2009) Revisiting the psychic distance paradox: international retailing in China in the long run (1840-2005). Business History, 51 (3). pp. 383-400. ISSN 1743-7938 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/00076790902843940
Reference: Godley, A. and Hang, H. , (2008) Revisiting the psychic distance paradox: international retailing in China in the long run (1840-2005). Henley Business School Discussion Paper in Management. 2008/066. Discussion Paper. Henley Business School, Reading. pp47.

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