PhD Students

PhD students are an important element in the Centre’s research activities. This usually means that they are supervised by at least one of the Centre’s academic staff.

NameSupervisor(s)Title of PhD project
Adedoyin OlorunfemiMuthu De Silva
Helen Lawton Smith
Entrepreneurial Learning in women engaged in Interconnected Selling
Ajay MarwahaSorin Piperca
Pamela Yeow
Barbara MasonFederica Rossi
Richard Tacon
Tensions in transient organisations
Benedikt PietschSorin Piperca
David StrollKlaus Nielsen
Federica Rossi
How can employees, managers and directors solve the UK Productivity Puzzle?
Dina MansourHelen Lawton Smith
Federica Rossi
Egypt: A Fluid Institutional Affair. An Institutional Theory Interrogation of the Egyptian Business Services Sector: The Triad Relationship of Institutions, Entrepreneurship and Institutional Intermediaries
Emad SalehKevin Ibeh
Xiaming Liu
How is FDI into the UK affected by recent regional and global developments? The perspective of foreign investors in the manufacturing sector
Emma Palmer FosterHelen Lawton Smith
Fred Guy
Beyond the triple helix model of stakeholders in UK science parks – how alternative models affect innovation outcomes and financial sustainability
Filipe Martins-GomesHelen Lawton Smith
Muthu De Silva
The role of innovation intermediaries in the corporate-startup collaboration towards value creation – the Saudi Arabia case
Guilherme Matoso MacedoFred Guy
Odile Janne
Essays on labour specialization: Evidence on Brazilian micro-data
Irina SukiasyanWendy Hein
Rebecca Gumbrell-McCormick
Discursive production and consumption of gendered humour in Post-Soviet Russia
Jacqueline WinstanleyHelen Lawton Smith, Muthu de Silva‘Not for or to but with.’ Critical success factors to creating an inclusive international entrepreneurial ecosystem.
James BrookeAlmuth McDowall
Helen Lawton Smith
How Digital Technology Entrepreneurs Experience their Start-up Journey
Jay Won ShinSorin Piperca
Richard Tacon
John DiamondopoulosKlaus NielsenA Macro Political Risk Model on Firm Valuation and the Impact on Innovation Systems
Karine HarutyunyanSorin Piperca
Pamela Yeow
The impact of Project Managers’ emotional intelligence and political skills on project performance and work relationships
Mark ThurgoodMarion Frenz
Sorin Piperca
Maryam GhorbankhaniFederica Rossi
Helen Lawton Smith
Exploitation of public sector R&D and the open innovation paradigm: Governance of Knowledge transfer and commercialisation within public research organisations (PROs)
Maximillian GiehrlFederica Rossi
Muthu De Silva
Success Factors in the Collaboration with Innovation Intermediaries – A study in the Context of Digital Technologies
Md Uzzal HossainMuthu De SilvaOrganizational Approach to Circular Innovation: The Role of Creative Process Engagement and Creative Self-efficacy
Muhammad NaeemMuthu De Silva
Grace Peng
Nastaran NorouziFred Guy
Odile Janne
Challenges of textile and clothing firms in the mature textile and clothing industry in the East Midlands cluster in the United Kingdom
Olayinka BandeleKevin Ibeh
Sorin Piperca
Reetu SoodRichard Tacon
Sana ShahAmy Hackley
Wendy Hein
Sebastian BooPamela Yeow
Almuth McDowall
Kind and compassionate leadership in times of crisis
Stephen KatayaLorenzo Neri
Ellen Yu
The impact of corporate social responsibility on firm market performance: An examination from the United Kingdom & selected continental European economies
Tahani AlharbiHelen Lawton Smith
Rebecca Bednarek
Leader identity construction among Saudi women academics: How does readiness matter?
Yangyang HeXiaming Liu
Grace Peng
The Acceptance of Chinese Technology Products in Global Markets
Yemidale OdunzeKevin Ibeh
Yunwen JiangXiaming LiuWhat matters in the process of cross-border acquisitions for Chinese MNEs?