Matthew Pauley

Matthew Pauley
Assistant Professor
McDougall Hall 207
Island Scholar
Island Scholar Biography

Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship; Director of the Hostetter Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

MBA (South Dakota); AFHEA

Matthew is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at the School of Business and Director of the Hostetter Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. He is an award-winning teacher that has a professional teaching designation: Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and currently instructs in the area of entrepreneurship. He is currently completing his PhD in Entrepreneurship from the University of St Andrews and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Dakota. His primary research interest is in entrepreneurship, specifically in entrepreneurial exits with a focus on wellbeing, intentions and exit decision-making. He has presented papers at international conferences and is active with research on entrepreneurial exits.

Prior to joining UPEI, Matthew has owned and operated multiple businesses, including experience in coaching and consulting micro and small businesses. Additionally, Matthew is certified in the Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile, a tool used to assess entrepreneurial thinking for individuals, and groups. These experiences, as well as engaging with local and international entrepreneurship networks, helps to build further knowledge on the start-up, growth, maturation and exiting stages of entrepreneurship that can help nurture and support business owners.

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