Rob Moon

Rob Moon

Position: Lecturer in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

College: College of Business

Department: Derby Business School

Subject area: Business and Management

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I am currently a Senior Lecturer in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at the University of Derby. I lecture at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels within the Business School and across other university faculties, with particular focus on Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. I have also delivered lectures in Southern Africa, and was instrumental in developing Entrepreneurship in Botswana, introducing an undergraduate degree in Enterprise and the new Entrepreneurial centre. I recently managed the HEFCE/NESTA project, this linked MBa Business students with the creative sector and used action based learning to promote growth in SME's.

Teaching responsibilities


  • Enterprise Management
  • Strategic Entrepreneurship.
  • SME Growth & Development.
  • Innovation & Creativity.
  • Creating Business Opportunity
  • International Business
  • Global Issues


  • New Business Ventures
  • SME Mentoring
  • Entrepreneurial Dissertations

Research interests

I have co-written several research papers helping to understand and define entrepreneurial activity. Current research is focus on the student experience and how case studies can be used more effectively to promote student learning.
Other areas of interest include how Derby students can contribute to growth within the East Midlands, and then repeat this on a national and international scale.


MSc in Manufacturing Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA

Recent publications

  • 2010: Handbook of Research in Entrepreneurship Education, Volume 3, Contributing Paper on Entrepreneurial Learning. 
  • 2009: SPEEDing to Success - A review of Graduates start-ups
  • 2008: An Alternative Solution for developing SME's
  • 2007: Entrepreneurial Student Experience at the University of Derby
  • 2006: The role of an entrepreneurial learning team in creating an enterprise culture - Best Paper Award @ International Conference.

Recent conferences

Moon, R. Gee, S. 2011 Creating Business Opportunity. Palgrave.

Additional interests and activities

My lecturing roles in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship have allowed me to concentrate on undergraduate and postgraduate students both here and in Southern Africa. It is this mix of people and culture that allows me to promote varied Entrepreneurial activities across the business school, University and its partners to promote a more 'Enterprising student'.
Enterprising and Entrepreneurial activity is a cornerstone of economic growth and our students should have an experience at Derby that allows them to play there part.

Experience in industry

I have been at Derby since 2001, with several years previous lecturing and educational experience within the manufacturing industry. My prior experience includes working as an IT development engineer and resource manager in both the UK and Spain.

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