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Postgraduate opportunities

The Small Business Research Centre welcome enquiries from students interested in postgraduate study for MPhil or PhD in all aspects of entrepreneurship and small business. In addition, the specialist interests of individual research staff with respect to entrepreneurship and small business are listed below:

Professor Robert Blackburn

  • Small business management
  • Employment; growth; innovation
  • IP management
  • Environmental practices
  • Business exit
  • Regional and international dimensions
  • Public policy initiatives and evaluations. 
  • Mixed methods; qualitative and some quantitative approaches

Professor David Smallbone

  • Entrepreneurship in transition economies
  • Ethnic minority and immigrant entrepreneurship
  • Rural enterprise
  • Entrepreneurship and SME policy

Professor Elizabeth Chell

  • The entrepreneurial personality and entrepreneurial process
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Gender issues and entrepreneurship

Professor Audley Genus

  • Innovation and entrepreneurship in the renewable energy sector
  • Community entrepreneurship and social innovation
  • Open and user innovation
  • Public and business engagement relating to the promotion of 'green' innovation
  • New approaches to understanding innovation networks  

Professor George Saridakis

  • Economics of Small Firms
  • Entrepreneurship

Dr John Kitching

  • Employment relations
  • Skills, learning and training
  • Small business policy
  • Regulation and business performance
  • Intellectual property

Dr Rosemary Athayde

  • Entrepreneurial Behaviour
  • Enterprise Education
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship

 

Dr Arif Attar

  • Public Engagement
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Innovation

 

Enquiries should be directed to Professor Robert Blackburn, Director, SBRC

Upcoming Events

  • 20 August 2014 - 10:00am - 1:30pm
    Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
  • 30 August 2014 - 10:00am - 1:30pm
    Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB