Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Nigel WadesonNigel Wadeson

Department of Economics

University of Reading, UK
 

Qualifications

  • BSc (Economics, Bristol)
  • MSc (Computer Science, Kent)
  • PhD (Economics, Reading)

      Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

 

Current administrative roles

  • Director of Postgraduate Taught Studies
  • Programme Director
  • PGT Dissertations Director

 

Research interests

My main research interests lie in information processes and decision making, the theory of the firm, international business, and entrepreneurship.

Publications

Wadeson, N. (forthcoming) Internationalisation Theory and Born Globals, Multinational Business Review.

Casson, M. and Wadeson, N. (2018) “Emerging Market Multinationals and Internalisation Theory”, International Business Review, 27(6), 1150-1160.

Wadeson, N. (2017) “Profit Maximising Rigid Prices and Vertical Integration”, International Journal of the Economics of Business, 24(1), 53-72.

Casson, M., Porter, L. and Wadeson, N. (2016) “Internalization Theory: An Unfinished Agenda”, International Business Review, 25(6), 1223-1234.

Wadeson, N. (2013) “The Division of Labour under Uncertainty”, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE), 169(2), 253-274.  DOI: 10.1628/093245613X13620416111326

Casson, M. and Wadeson, N. (2013) “The Economic Theory of International Supply Chains: A Systems View”, International Journal of the Economics of Business, 20(2), 163-186.

Wadeson, N. (2013) “Discovery Theory of Entrepreneurship", in Eric Kessler (ed.), Encyclopaedia of Management Theory, London: Sage.

Casson, M. and Wadeson, N. (2012) The Economic Theory of International Business: A Supply Chain Perspective”, Multinational Business Review, 20(2), 114-134. (Highly commended, Emerald Literati Outstanding Paper Awards)

Casson M. and Wadeson N. (2012) “Internalisation Theory”, in Dietrich M. and Krafft J. (eds.), Handbook on the Economics and Theory of the Firm, Edward Elgar Publishing.

 

Wadeson, N. (2010) “Directed Search with Real Options”, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 19(06), 569-582.

Casson M. and Wadeson N. (2010) “Export Performance and Reputation”, in da Silva Lopes T., Duguid P. (eds.), Trade Marks, Brands and Competitiveness, Routledge.

Wadeson N. (2008) “Over-optimism and Sequential Information in Entrepreneurial Projects”, in Terziovski M. (ed.), Energizing Management Through Innovation and Entrepreneurship: European Research and Practice, Routledge.

 

Casson M. and Wadeson N. (2007) “Entrepreneurship and Macroeconomic Performance”, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 1(3-4): 239-262.

 

Casson M. and Wadeson N. (2007) “The Discovery of Opportunities: Extending the Economic Theory of the Entrepreneur”, Small Business Economics, 28(4): 285-300.

 

Casson M. and Wadeson N. (2007) “The Search for Entrepreneurial Opportunity”, History of Economic Ideas, 15(1): 137-158.

 

Casson M., Yeung, B., Basu, A. and Wadeson N. (eds.) (2006) Oxford Handbook of Entrepreneurship, Oxford University Press.

 

Wadeson N. (2006) “Cognitive Aspects of Entrepreneurship: Decision-Making and Attitudes to Risk”, in Casson et al. (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Entrepreneurship, Oxford University Press. Link to author’s copy

 

Wadeson N. (2005) “Projects as Search Processes”, International Journal of Project Management, 23(6): 421-427.

 

Wadeson N. (2004) “Multi-Dimensional Search: Choosing the Right Path”,  International Journal of the Economics of Business, 11(3): 287-301.

 

Casson M. and Wadeson N. (2000) “Bounded Rationality, Meta-rationality and the Theory of International Business”, in Casson M., Economics of International Business, Edward Elgar Pub, 94-116. 

 

Casson M. and Wadeson N. (1999) “Bounded Rationality, Dialogue, and the Boundaries of the Firm”, in Loasby B. J. and Dow, S. C. and Earl, P. E. (eds.), Contingency, Complexity and the Theory of the Firm: Essays in Honour of Brian J. Loasby, vol 2, Edward Elgar .

 

Casson M. and Wadeson N. (1999) “Communication Costs and the Boundaries of the Multinational Enterprise”, in Burton F., Chapman, M., and Cross, A. (eds.), International Business Organization: Subsidiary Management, Entry Strategies and Emerging Markets, London: Macmillan, 119-40.

 

Casson, M. and Wadeson N. (1999) “Information Costs, Protocols and the Boundaries of the Firm”, in Dow, S. C. and Earl, P.E. (eds.), Economic Organization and Economic Knowledge, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar.

 

Wadeson N. (1999) “Two-Way Communication Costs and the Boundaries of the Firm”, International Journal of the Economics of Business, 6, pp. 301-329.

 

Casson M. and Wadeson N. (1998) “Communication Costs and the Boundaries of the Firm”, International Journal of the Economics of Business, 5, pp. 5-27.

 

Casson M. and Wadeson N. (1996) “Information Strategies and the Theory of the Firm”, International Journal of the Economics of Business, 3, pp. 307-330. Extended Summary

 

Industrial Experience

1999-2002

I worked in entrepreneurial IT ventures, chiefly as a consultant in knowledge management systems. I worked on projects for clients such as The BBC, Virgin, UK Trade & Investment, an investment bank, and The Telegraph.

Consulting

My consulting has involved programme evaluation and policy development for UKT&I, the Treasury, and the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.

Selected reports (jointly authored):

The Reading Diamond: Local Economic Assessment (2010)

Evaluation of the Trade Development Strategies of UKTI Sectors Group (2007)