Mr David Bolton
Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
School of Management
Telephone: (01792) 602603
Room: Office 315 - 315
Third Floor
School of Management
Bay Campus

David is a lecturer at the School of Management in Swansea University. Having worked in industry for 20 years specialising in Sales, Marketing and Business Development and in economic and business support for the Welsh Government he returned to academia in 2013. Since joining Swansea University in 2013 he has been involved in a number of initiatives most notably the development of cross campus modules focussing on entrepreneurial mind-set and leadership. Within the School of Management David has focussed on contributing and assisting development of innovation and enterprise modules and strategic direction as well as the development of professional skills modules on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Research areas of interest are focussed on development of enterprise focussed pedagogies and embedding enterprise across curricula 

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Planning
  • Enterprise and Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership

Teaching

  • AR-200 Enterprise and Creativity: Entrepreneurship in Practice

    This generic cross-disciplinary module aims to provide an introduction for learners to: (a) the practice of becoming entrepreneurial; (b) Using creativity and creative thinking to generate and develop opportunities (c) the development of entrepreneurial ways of thinking and doing; and, (d) the exploitation of opportunities in the achievement of value. This practical course will help learners to develop their own ideas and pursue personal achievement by developing and delivering a project that will make a difference in their communities. The module focuses on the underpinning and fundamental requisites for innovation, new venture creation and successful commercialisation ¿ the entrepreneurial mindset, skills and behaviours of individuals who are seeking to create their own futures and make a difference in their world. It emphasises the importance of developing new ways of thinking and doing; the need for self-reliance and self-belief; the capacity for identifying needs and problems and seeing them as challenges and opportunities; the ability to take action, execute solutions, manage risk and failure and take responsibility for the consequences.

  • AR-204 Enterprise and Creativity: Entrepreneurship in Practice

    This generic cross-disciplinary module aims to provide an introduction for learners to: (a) the practice of becoming entrepreneurial; (b) Using creativity and creative thinking to generate and develop opportunities (c) the development of entrepreneurial ways of thinking and doing; and, (d) the exploitation of opportunities in the achievement of value. This practical course will help learners to develop their own ideas and pursue personal achievement by developing and delivering a project that will make a difference in their communities. The module focuses on the underpinning and fundamental requisites for innovation, new venture creation and successful commercialisation ¿ the entrepreneurial mindset, skills and behaviours of individuals who are seeking to create their own futures and make a difference in their world. It emphasises the importance of developing new ways of thinking and doing; the need for self-reliance and self-belief; the capacity for identifying needs and problems and seeing them as challenges and opportunities; the ability to take action, execute solutions, manage risk and failure and take responsibility for the consequences.

  • AR-400 Enterprise and Creativity: Entrepreneurship in Practice

    This generic cross-disciplinary module aims to provide an introduction for learners to: (a) the practice of becoming entrepreneurial; (b) Using creativity and creative thinking to generate and develop opportunities (c) the development of entrepreneurial ways of thinking and doing; and, (d) the exploitation of opportunities in the achievement of value. This practical course will help learners to develop their own ideas and pursue personal achievement by developing and delivering a project that will make a difference in their communities. The module focuses on the underpinning and fundamental requisites for innovation, new venture creation and successful commercialisation ¿ the entrepreneurial mindset, skills and behaviours of individuals who are seeking to create their own futures and make a difference in their world. It emphasises the importance of developing new ways of thinking and doing; the need for self-reliance and self-belief; the capacity for identifying needs and problems and seeing them as challenges and opportunities; the ability to take action, execute solutions, manage risk and failure and take responsibility for the consequences.

  • AR-402 Enterprise and Creativity: Entrepreneurship in Practice

    This generic cross-disciplinary module aims to provide an introduction for learners to: (a) the practice of becoming entrepreneurial; (b) Using creativity and creative thinking to generate and develop opportunities (c) the development of entrepreneurial ways of thinking and doing; and, (d) the exploitation of opportunities in the achievement of value. This practical course will help learners to develop their own ideas and pursue personal achievement by developing and delivering a project that will make a difference in their communities. The module focuses on the underpinning and fundamental requisites for innovation, new venture creation and successful commercialisation ¿ the entrepreneurial mindset, skills and behaviours of individuals who are seeking to create their own futures and make a difference in their world. It emphasises the importance of developing new ways of thinking and doing; the need for self-reliance and self-belief; the capacity for identifying needs and problems and seeing them as challenges and opportunities; the ability to take action, execute solutions, manage risk and failure and take responsibility for the consequences.

  • AR-403 Enterprise and Creativity: Entrepreneurship in Practice

    This generic cross-disciplinary module aims to provide an introduction for learners to: (a) the practice of becoming entrepreneurial; (b) Using creativity and creative thinking to generate and develop opportunities (c) the development of entrepreneurial ways of thinking and doing; and, (d) the exploitation of opportunities in the achievement of value. This practical course will help learners to develop their own ideas and pursue personal achievement by developing and delivering a project that will make a difference in their communities. The module focuses on the underpinning and fundamental requisites for innovation, new venture creation and successful commercialisation ¿ the entrepreneurial mindset, skills and behaviours of individuals who are seeking to create their own futures and make a difference in their world. It emphasises the importance of developing new ways of thinking and doing; the need for self-reliance and self-belief; the capacity for identifying needs and problems and seeing them as challenges and opportunities; the ability to take action, execute solutions, manage risk and failure and take responsibility for the consequences.

  • AR-404 Enterprise and Creativity: Entrepreneurship in Practice

    This generic cross-disciplinary module aims to provide an introduction for learners to: (a) the practice of becoming entrepreneurial; (b) Using creativity and creative thinking to generate and develop opportunities (c) the development of entrepreneurial ways of thinking and doing; and, (d) the exploitation of opportunities in the achievement of value. This practical course will help learners to develop their own ideas and pursue personal achievement by developing and delivering a project that will make a difference in their communities. The module focuses on the underpinning and fundamental requisites for innovation, new venture creation and successful commercialisation ¿ the entrepreneurial mindset, skills and behaviours of individuals who are seeking to create their own futures and make a difference in their world. It emphasises the importance of developing new ways of thinking and doing; the need for self-reliance and self-belief; the capacity for identifying needs and problems and seeing them as challenges and opportunities; the ability to take action, execute solutions, manage risk and failure and take responsibility for the consequences.

  • AR-500 Enterprise and Creativity: Entrepreneurship in practice

    This generic cross-disciplinary module aims to provide an introduction for learners to: (a) the practice of becoming entrepreneurial; (b) Using creativity and creative thinking to generate and develop opportunities (c) the development of entrepreneurial ways of thinking and doing; and, (d) the exploitation of opportunities in the achievement of value. This practical course will help learners to develop their own ideas and pursue personal achievement by developing and delivering a project that will make a difference in their communities. The module focuses on the underpinning and fundamental requisites for innovation, new venture creation and successful commercialisation ¿ the entrepreneurial mindset, skills and behaviours of individuals who are seeking to create their own futures and make a difference in their world. It emphasises the importance of developing new ways of thinking and doing; the need for self-reliance and self-belief; the capacity for identifying needs and problems and seeing them as challenges and opportunities; the ability to take action, execute solutions, manage risk and failure and take responsibility for the consequences.

  • AR-700 Enterprise and Creativity: Entrepreneurship in Practice

    This generic cross-disciplinary module aims to provide an introduction for learners to: (a) the practice of becoming entrepreneurial; (b) Using creativity and creative thinking to generate and develop opportunities (c) the development of entrepreneurial ways of thinking and doing; and, (d) the exploitation of opportunities in the achievement of value. This practical course will help learners to develop their own ideas and pursue personal achievement by developing and delivering a project that will make a difference in their communities. The module focuses on the underpinning and fundamental requisites for innovation, new venture creation and successful commercialisation ¿ the entrepreneurial mindset, skills and behaviours of individuals who are seeking to create their own futures and make a difference in their world. It emphasises the importance of developing new ways of thinking and doing; the need for self-reliance and self-belief; the capacity for identifying needs and problems and seeing them as challenges and opportunities; the ability to take action, execute solutions, manage risk and failure and take responsibility for the consequences.

  • MN-2054 Business Planning

    This provides students with a structured guide to conceiving, writing and delivering a new business plan then implementing this within a new business context.

  • MN-2559 Applied Entrepreneurship

    This is a practical, project based module where students will set up and run an enterprise venture or social enterprise during one teaching block. MN-2054 Business Planning is a prerequisite for this module, and students must take and pass it order to progress onto MN-2559 Applied Entrepreneurship. Students will have been awarded an investment based on their pitches to the School of Management Investment Fund on MN-2054. This investment will contribute to student costs for setting up this enterprise.

  • MN-3000 Final Year Project

    This module serves as the capstone course for the BSc Business Management programme. The module allows students to undertake in-depth and applied research on an academic or practical topic of their choosing.

  • MN-M552 Business Planning

    This module introduces students to the importance of entrepreneurship within a global economy through the development and practical application of business planning skills. The module provides students with a structured guide to conceiving, writing and delivering a new business plan from idea generation and development, to detailed research and analysis. Students undertake primary and secondary research as part of this module.