Fergus Lyon is a Professor of Enterprise and Organisations in the Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research, Middlesex University in London and Deputy Director of the ESRC Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity. His research interests include social and sustainable enterprises, provision of public services by social enterprises, clustering and networks of enterprises, ethnic minority enterprise, and enterprise support policy. Recent funders include the Economic and Social Research Council, Cabinet Office, Dept of Business Innovation Skills, Innovate UK, International Labour Organisation, and a number of charities. In 2007 he was seconded to the Prime Ministers' Strategy Unit (Health team) in the Cabinet Office. He was the social enterprise lead on the £10m Third Sector Research Centre funded over five years by ESRC and Office for Civil Society. Previously he has carried out research in Ghana, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Nepal. He is also a founder and director of a social enterprise preschool. Fergus has over 130 publications including 40 substantial reports for policy makers funded by UK and international donors, 25 papers in established international journals, 23 book chapters, a number of shorter policy briefings and two books on social research methodologies.
Lyon, Fergus and Owen, Robyn (2019) Financing social enterprises and the demand for social investment. Strategic Change, 28 (1). pp. 47-57. ISSN 1086-1718
Stumbitz, Bianca and Lewis, Suzan and Kyei, Abigail A. and Lyon, Fergus (2018) Maternity protection in formal and informal economy workplaces: the case of Ghana. World Development, 110 . pp. 373-384. ISSN 0305-750X
Sepulveda, Leandro and Lyon, Fergus and Vickers, Ian (2018) ‘Social enterprise spin-outs’: an institutional analysis of their emergence and potential. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 30 (8). pp. 967-979. ISSN 0953-7325
Ayakwah, Anthony and Sepulveda, Leandro and Lyon, Fergus (2018) Competitive or cooperative relationships in clusters: a comparative study of two internationalising agro-processing clusters in Ghana. Critical Perspectives on International Business, 14 (2/3). pp. 230-251. ISSN 1742-2043
Lyon, Fergus and Naslund, Novis (2018) Trust in food supplies: Assuring quality, sustainability, price and availability. In: The Routledge Companion of Trust. Searle, Rosalind H. and Nienaber, Ann-Marie I. and Sitkin, Sim B. , eds. Taylor and Francis Group, pp. 438-452. ISBN 9781138817593