Andrew Godley is Professor of Management and Business History in the Henley Business School, University of Reading, and Director of the Henley Centre of Entrepreneurship. He joined Reading as a Lecturer in Economics in 1991, before completing his doctorate in Economics and Economic History at the London School of Economics. He has held visiting positions at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and the European University Institute, Florence. He is currently the Co-Director of the Reading-Zhejiang Sino-British Entrepreneurship Research Centre at Zhejiang University.
His research focuses on the theory and historical evolution of entrepreneurship, with empirical work focusing on the food, pharmaceuticals and retailing sectors. He has over 100 publications, including 13 books (and journal special issues) and articles published in journals including Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Management Studies,Business History Review, Business History, Economic History Review and Journal of Economic History. He currently sits on the executive committee of the World Business History Conference, and on the editorial board of Business History.