Books and Monographs


McAdam,M. (2013) Female Entrepreneurship. Routledge: London. 

Link to purchase Female Entrepreneurship.

McAdam, M. and Cunningham, J. (2019) Entrepreneurial Behaviour, Entrepreneurial Behaviour: Individual, Contextual and Micro-Foundational Perspectives. Palgrave: London.

Link to purchase Entrepreneurial Behaviour


Refereed Journal Publications

Published and In Press

McAdam, M., Brophy, M., and Harrison, R. – Anointed or Appointed? Father-Daughter Succession within the Family Business. International Small Business Journal, Forthcoming

McAdam, M., Clinton, E. and Dibrell, C., 2020. Navigation of the paradoxical landscape of the family business. International Small Business Journal38(3), pp.139-153.

Alrubaishi, D., Alarifi, G. and McAdam, M., 2020. Innovation heterogeneity in family firms: Evidence from the date industry in Saudi Arabia. The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, p.1465750320930869.

Clinton, E. McAdam, M. Brophy, M, and Gamble, J. (2020) Entrepreneurial learning: The transmitting and embedding of entrepreneurial behaviours within the transgenerational entrepreneurial family. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, pp.1-22.

Ayyash, S.A., McAdam, M. and O’Gorman, C. Towards a New Perspective on the Heterogeneity of Business Incubator-Incubation Definitions. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, doi: 10.1109/TEM.2020.2984169.

Tlaiss, H.A. and McAdam, M., 2020. Unexpected Lives: The Intersection of Islam and Arab Women’s Entrepreneurship. Journal of Business Ethics, pp.1-20.

McAdam, M., Crowley, C. and Harrison, H. (2020) Digital girl: cyberfeminism and the emancipatory potential of digital entrepreneurship in emerging economies, Small Business Economics, 55(2), 349-362.

Harrison, R.T., Leitch, C.M. and McAdam, M. (2020) Woman’s entrepreneurship as a gendered niche: the implications for regional development policy, Journal of Economic Geography

McAdam, M., Crowley, C. and Harrison, H. (2019) “To boldly go where no [man] has gone before”-Institutional voids and the development of women’s digital entrepreneurship, Technological Forecasting & Social Change 46, pp.912-922.

McAdam, M., Leitch, C.M. and Harrison, R.T. (2019) Stories from the Field: Women’s Networking from the Field: Women’s Networking as gender capital in Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, Small Business Economics p 1-16.

Vershnina, N., Rodgers, P., McAdam, M. and Clinton, E. (2019) Transnational Migrant Entrepreneurship, Gender, and Family Business. Global Networks Forthcoming DOI: 10.1111/glob.12225

McAdam, M., Miller, K., and McAdam, R. (2018) Understanding Quadruple Helix Relationships of University Technology Commercialisation: A Micro-Level Approach, Studies in Higher Education, 43(6), pp.1058-1073.

Crowley, C. McAdam, M., Hillard, R., Cunningham, J. (2018) Community of Practice: A Flexible Construct to Identify SME Networking Roles in the Irish Agri-Farmhouse Cheese Sector, Journal of Rural Studies 64, pp.50-62.

McAdam, M., Crowley, C. and Harrison, H. (2018) The Emancipatory Potential of Female Digital Entrepreneurship: Institutional Voids in Saudi Arabia, Academy of Management Proceedings Vol. 2018, No. 1

Clinton, E., McAdam, M and Gamble, J. (2018) Transgenerational entrepreneurial family businesses: A longitudinal examination of business model structures. Journal of Business Research 90:269-285.

McAdam M. and Debackere, K. and (2018) Beyond “Triple Helix” towards “Quadruple Helix” models in regional innovation systems, R&D Management 48(1), pp.3-6.

Miller, K., McAdam, R. and McAdam, M., (2018). A systematic literature review of university technology transfer from a quadruple helix perspective: toward a research agenda. R&D Management, 48(1), pp.7-24

McAdam, M., Miller, K. and McAdam, R., (2017). University business models in disequilibrium–engaging industry and end-users within university technology transfer processes. R&D Management, 47(3), pp.458-472.

McAdam, R., Galbraith, B., Miller, K., Moffett, S. and McAdam, M. (2016). The role of Lean at the interface with between operations management and applied services within a large aerospace organisation: a boundary spanning perspectiveProduction Planning & Control, 27(15), pp.1298-1311.

McAdam, M., Miller, K., and McAdam, R. (2016) Situated Regional University Incubation: A Multi-Level Stakeholder Perspective, Technovation 50-51:69-78.

McAdam M., McAdam R., Dunne, A. and McCall, C. (2016) Regional horizontal networks within the SME Agri-Food sector: An innovation and social network perspective, Regional Studies 50(8) 1316-1329.

Harrison, R., Leitch, C. and McAdam, M. (2015) Breaking Glass: Towards a Gendered Analysis of Entrepreneurial Leadership, Journal of Small Business Management 53(3): 693–713.

Marlow, S. and McAdam, M. Incubation or Induction? (2015) Gendered identity work in the context of technology business incubation, Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice 39(4): 791-816.

Miller, K., McAdam, M. and McAdam, R. (2014) The University Business Model: Evolution and Emergence from a Stakeholder Perspective. R&D Management 44(3): 265-287.

McAdam, M., McAdam R. Dunne, A. and McCall, C. (2014) Development of SME Horizontal Innovation Networks: UK Agri-Food sector study. International Small Business Journal 32(7): 830-853

McAdam, M. and Marlow, S. (2013) A gendered critique of the copreneurial business partnership: exploring the implications for entrepreneurial emancipation.  International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 14(3): 151-163.

Marlow, S. and McAdam, M. (2013) Advancing debate and challenging myths; exploring the mystery of the under-performing female entrepreneur. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, 19(1): 114 – 124

Wynarczyk, P., Piperopoulos, P.G. and McAdam, M. (2013) Open Innovation in SMEs: Special Issue Overview. International Small Business Journal, 31: 240-255.

Battisti, M. and McAdam, M. (2012) The Challenges of Social Capital Development within the University Science Incubator: The Case of the Graduate Entrepreneur. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 13(4):261-276.

McAdam, R., Miller, K., McAdam, M. and Teague, S. (2012) The Development of  University Technology Transfer Stakeholder Relationships at a Regional Level: Lessons for the Future. Technovation, 32(1):57–67.

Marlow, S. and McAdam, M. (2012) Analysing the influence of gender upon high technology venturing within the context of business incubation. Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice,36(4): 655-676.

McAdam, M. and Marlow, S. (2011) Sense and sensibility: the role of business incubator client advisors in assisting high technology entrepreneurs to make sense of investment readiness status. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 23(7-8): 449-468.

McAdam M., McAdam, R., Galbraith, B. and Miller, K. (2010) An exploratory study of Principal Investigator roles in UK University Proof of Concept processes: An Absorptive Capacity Perspective. R&D Management 40(5): 455-473.

McAdam R., McAdam, M. and Brown, V. (2009) The evaluation of the Proof of Concept process and absorptive capacity of University’s technology transfer activities.  R&D Management,39(2): 192-210.

McAdam, M. and McAdam, R. (2008) High Tech Start-Ups in University Science Park Incubators: The Inverse Relationship between the Start-up’s Lifecycle Progression and Use of the Incubator’s Resources. Technovation 28(5):277-290.

McAdam, M. and Marlow, S. (2008) The University Incubator: Insights in the Entrepreneurial Process from a Network Perspective. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 14(4): 219-241.

McAdam, M. and Marlow, S. (2007) Building Futures or Stealing Secrets?Entrepreneurial Cooperation and Conflict within Business Incubators. International Small Business Journal, 25(4):359-377.

McAdam, M. and McAdam, R. (2006) The Networked Incubator: The Role and Operation of Entrepreneurial Networking with the University Science Park Incubator (USI). International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation 7(2): 87-97.

McAdam, M. Galbraith, B. McAdam, R. and Humphreys, P. (2006) Business Processes and Networks in University Incubators: A Review and Research Agendas. Journal of Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 18(5): 451-472.

Chapters in Edited Academic Books

(b) Published and in Press

McAdam, M. and Soetanto, D. (2018) Networks and Entrepreneurship. In SAGE Handbook for Entrepreneurship and Small Business. Blackburn, R., De Clerc, D., Heineken, J. and Wang, Z. (Eds) Sage: London.

Harrison, R., Leitch, C. and McAdam, M.  (2017) Identity Work and the Development of Entrepreneurial Leadership: Does Gender matter? In Global Female Entrepreneurship Handbook. Nelson, T., Lewis, K, Henry, C (Eds) Routledge: London.

Marlow,S. and McAdam, M. (2015) Women and Minority-Owned Businesses: Current research and future trends. In Small Business in a Global Economy, Praeger: California.

McAdam, M. and Marlow, S. (2012) Sectoral segregation or gendered practices? A case study of roles and identities in a copreneurial venture. In Global Women’s Entrepreneurship Research: Diverse Settings, Questions, and Approaches. Hughes K.D. and, Jennings, J.E (Eds), Edward Elgar: Cheltenham.

McAdam, M. and Marlow, S. (2010) Constructing identities in the context of the Business Incubator: The challenges faced by the innovative female SET entrepreneur. In Women, Innovation, Invention and Technology, Wynarcyzk, P. and Marlow, S. (Eds), Bradford: ISBE/Emerald.

McAdam, M. and Marlow, S. (2010) “All by myself”: The female high technology entrepreneur”. In Women’s Entrepreneurship and Growth Influences: An International Perspective, C.G. Brush; E.J. Gatewood; A. M. de Bruin and C. Henry, (Eds)Edward Elgar: Cheltenham.

Marlow, S. and McAdam, M. (2010) United Kingdom. In International Research Handbook of Successful Women Entrepreneurs. Sandra L. Fielden and Marilyn J. Davidson (Eds) Edward Elgar: Cheltenham.