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Gavin Clydesdale Reid

Born (1946-08-25) 25 August 1946 (age 74)
Glasgow, Scotland
Academic background
Alma materUniversity of Aberdeen
University of Southampton
University of Edinburgh
Academic work
InstitutionsUniversity of Edinburgh
University of Strathclyde
University of St Andrews
University of Cambridge

Gavin Clydesdale Reid is a Scottish economist and past President of the Scottish Economic Society (1999–2002).[1] He was Head of Dundee Business School Abertay University (until 2018) and was Founding Director of the Centre for Research into Industry, Enterprise, Finance and the Firm (CRIEFF) in the School of Economics & Finance at the University of St Andrews. He is currently an honorary professor in the School of Economics & Finance at St Andrews University.


He is a graduate of the Universities of Aberdeen, Southampton and Edinburgh. His approach is heavily grounded by fieldwork in the business enterprise,[2][3][4] and he favours an interdisciplinary approach to the study of a firm, combining economics with accounting and finance.[5]

In 2014 he became Head of Dundee Business School Abertay University.

He is a member of the Competition Appeal Tribunal.[6]


His book Small Business Enterprise (1993), uses econometric analysis to examine a body of small firms, and is one of several that have been favourably reviewed.[7] He has written and presented research papers,[8][9]

In 2008 he was involved with work on strategies for the growth and performance of high-technology firms[10]

One of his books, The Foundations of Small Business Enterprise, was published by Routledge in 2007 [11]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 May 2009. Retrieved 4 February 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Reid, Gavin C. (1991). "Staying in business". International Journal of Industrial Organization. 9 (4): 545–556. doi:10.1016/0167-7187(91)90064-R.[dead link]
  3. ^ 978-0-415-13207-7
  4. ^ 978-0-415-09828-1
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  6. ^ "About the Tribunal: Personnel: Professor Gavin Reid". Retrieved 3 February 2018.
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  10. ^ "Scots hi-tech firms must grow". The Scotsman. 9 December 2008. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  11. ^ 978-0-415-33877-6