It is with great sadness that we convey to you the news that Professor Mike Wright, FBAM passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on Monday 25 November.
Mike was Professor of Entrepreneurship at Imperial College Business School and was Director of the Centre for Management Buy-out Research, the first centre to be established devoted to the study of private equity and buyouts, which was founded in March 1986 at the Nottingham University Business School. He has written over 40 books and more than 300 papers in academic and professional journals on management buy-outs, venture capital, habitual entrepreneurs, academic entrepreneurs, and related topics. Mike was a Fellow of the British Academy, Academy of Social Sciences and The British Academy of Management.
Mike made an outstanding contribution to the business and management research community and was one of Britain’s best known academics. He was a modest and wise man who has left his mark and will be sadly missed by us, hundreds of colleagues, and thousands of students worldwide.