Andrew is a specialist in leadership and management for charities social enterprises and voluntary organisations with responsibility for learning, research and consultancy in this area.
After a career encompassing teaching and management in the private and public sectors, and most notably the third sector, Andrew joined Anglia Ruskin in 2001. In 2008 he established 3rd Sector Futures as a specialist unit within Lord Ashcroft International Business School, in order to give a clear identity to their work with charity and social enterprise.
Their Cert HE, Foundation Degree and BA in Charity and Social Enterprise Management launched in 2011 and has attracted over 120 students from across the UK. Alongside the suite of courses, 3rd Sector Futures is active in research and consultancy, for example in undertaking Social Return on Investment (SROI) analysis.
There is much interest in the way entrepreneurs use their networks to gain competitive advantage for their business, by accessing market information, meeting new clients, or opening up new sources of finance. Andrew’s interest is in extending this research field to encompass social entrepreneurship.
Andrew is course leader for all levels of the BA in Charity and Social Enterprise Management, and tutor for Third Sector Leadership and Management and Social Enterprise modules.
Brady, A. (2011) ‘Social enterprise and Big Society’ in Stott, M. (Ed) The Big Society Challenge Keystone, Thetford, pp 134-144
Brady, A. and Haugh, H. (2014) ‘Social entrepreneur networks: the role of context in social networks and resource acquisition: a comparison between the UK and Turkey’ in Douglas, H. and Grant, S. (Eds) Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise: Context and Theories
Articles in journals
Brady, A. and Haugh, H. (2007) ‘Social entrepreneurship and networks’ Journal of Finance and Management in Public Services 6 (3) pp 29-44
Brady, A., Haugh, H. and Boyer, G. (2009) ‘Mapping social entrepreneur networks in Turkey and the UK’ at Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES) conference, 1-2 June 2009, Kadir Has University, Istanbul
Brady, A, Haugh, H. and Boyer G. (2009) ‘Social entrepreneurship networks in the UK and Turkey’ at Institute for Small Business & Entrepreneurship (ISBE) conference, 3-6 November 2009, Novas Centre, Liverpool
Brady, A. and Haugh H. (2011) ‘Network in progress: how ties between social enterprises developed during a learning programme’ at 3rd EMES International Research Conference, 4-7 July 2011, Roskilde University
Brady, A. and Haugh H. (2012) ‘Theorizing Social Entrepreneur Networks’ at International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) conference, 10-13 July 2012, University of Siena
Interviewed for Look East (regional TV) on social media trends in fundraising, and online giving.