Professor Andrew Godley

Head of Department

Professor Andrew Godley

Professor Andrew Godley

Academic Director for the Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship
Professor of Management and Business History
Senior Fellow of HEA
Associate Dean, International
Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
By area: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, International Business, Business History
By industry: Food, Pharmaceuticals, Retailing
By geography: Global
Edith Morley building room 269, Whiteknights campus
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Andrew Godley is Head of Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour. He is Professor of Management and Business History and the Academic Director of the Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship. His research interests lie in the areas of the economics of entrepreneurship and business history, with a particular focus on the historical evolution of the international food and pharmaceutical sectors.


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.

Consulting and Outreach

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 Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Visiting Professor at Zhejiang University, China, where he is the Co-Director of the Reading-Zhejiang Sino-British Entrepreneurship Research Centre.