Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, UQ Business School, The University of Queensland


Lance is driven to see business schools produce graduates who are skilled in a blended value approach to getting business to contribute its maximum to society. This involves research and teaching based on understanding different types of businesses (eg. profit-maximising and social enterprises) and creating different blends of value (financial, social and environmental). Lance believes societies do better when they promote a mix of these different businesses and foster the skills among graduates to provide a strong supply. To help achieve these aims, Lance pioneered the Social Entrepreneurship in Practice course at UQBS. This hands-on course challenges students to have to design, execute and incubate their own social enterprise with measurable social and financially sustainable impact. The course is informed by Lance’s global wellbeing research agenda, which puts students on the leading edge of an expanded vision for business in the 21st Century.