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Ms Eva Kasperova

BA MRes
Research Assistant
Small Business Research Centre

KHBS409 Kingston Business School
Kingston University
Kingston Hill
Kingston Upon Thames
Surrey
KT2 7LB

Phone:
020 8417 9000 Ext: 65463
E.Kasperova@kingston.ac.uk

Biography

Eva has been a Research Assistant in the Small Business Research Centre since 2010. She is undertaking doctoral research at Kingston Business School, investigating business start-up and management practices of disabled people in the UK. She holds BA Honours degree in Socio-Legal Studies and Criminology from the University of Westminster and MRes in Management and Social Science from King's College London. Eva previously worked in the Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research, Middlesex University.

Expertise

Eva has expertise in researching a range of small business and entrepreneurship issues, including entrepreneurial identity, embodiment and legitimacy; disability and entrepreneurship; gender; policy and regulation; and entrepreneurship in different contexts. Eva has been involved in several research studies in the UK and internationally, collaborating with partners across Europe and coordinating projects. She has experience in qualitative and quantitative research design and analysis, conducting literature reviews, surveys, interviewing and focus groups.

Research Interest(s)

  • Entrepreneurial identity, embodiment and legitimacy
  • Disability and entrepreneurship
  • Digital and assistive technologies
  • Social enterprise 

 

Teaching

 Eva supervises graduate and postgraduate dissertation projects.

Memberships

  • Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • British Academy of Management
  • European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • International Council for Small Business

 

 

Recent Publications

Number of items: 24.

Article

Kitching, John, Kasperova, Eva and Collis, Jill (2015) The contradictory consequences of regulation: the influence of filing abbreviated accounts on UK small company performance. International Small Business Journal, 33(7), pp. 671-688. ISSN (print) 0266-2426

Kašperová, Eva and Kitching, John (2014) Embodying entrepreneurial identity. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, 20(5), pp. 438-452. ISSN (print) 1355-2554

Kitching, John, Kasperova, Eva, Blackburn, Robert and Collis, Jill (2011) Small wonder. CA Magazine, 115(1259), pp. 55-56. ISSN (print) 1352-9021

Book Section

Kitching, John, Kašperová, Eva and Collis, Jill (2013) The bearable lightness of the administrative burden - UK financial reporting regulation and small company performance. In: Welter, Friederike , Blackburn, Robert , Ljunggren, Elisabet and Åmo, Bjørn Willy, (eds.) Entrepreneurial business and society. Cheltenham, U.K. : Edward Elgar Publishing Limited. pp. 58-78. (Frontiers in European Entrepreneurship Research) ISBN 9781782546016

Blackburn, Robert A. and Kasperova, Eva (2010) La contribuio de les petites i mitjanes empreses a l'ocupacio i al creixment. In: Font, Antoni Riera and Ripoll Penalva, Aina M., (eds.) Informe economic i social de les Illes Balears 2009. Palma, Majorca : Caixa de Balears "SA NOSTRA". pp. 242-251. ISBN 9788492863099

Conference or Workshop Item

Coogan, Thomas Albert and Kasperova, Eva (2016) Disability, welfare reform and enterprise policy in the UK since the 1990s. In: British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference 2016: Thriving in Turbulent Times; 6-8 Sep 2016, Newcastle, U.K.. ISBN 9780954960896

Kasperova, Eva, Blackburn, Robert and Kitching, John (2015) Entrepreneurial identity in its natural, practical and social contexts. In: RENT XXIV: Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business: Entrepreneurial Society: a Platform for New Solutions to Old Problems; 18-20 Nov 2015, Zagreb, Croatia.

Kasperova, Eva (2015) Faceless business: how disabled entrepreneurs acquire legitimacy. In: 38th Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Annual Conference: Internationalisation, Innovation and Leadership; 11-12 Nov 2015, Glasgow, U.K..

Kasperova, Eva (2014) Embodied entrepreneurs: identity formation and entrepreneurial legitimacy. In: The 5th Annual Faculty of Business and Law Conference: Emerging Issues in Business and Law; 9-10 Jun 2014, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kasperova, Eva and Blackburn, Robert (2014) Embodied practices, concerns and entrepreneurial identity. In: 59th International Council for Small Business (ICSB) World Conference 2014: Entrepreneurship and Sustainability; 11-14 Jun 2014, Dublin, Ireland.

Kasperova, Eva (2013) (Dis)embodied entrepreneurs, identity and impairment. In: The 4th Annual Faculty of Business and Law Conference: Emerging Issues in Business and Law; 10 May 2013, Kingston Upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kasperova, Eva and Kitching, John (2012) (Dis)embodied entrepreneurs: a critique of entrepreneurial identity studies. In: 35th Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Annual Conference: Creating Opportunities through Innovation: Local Energy, Global Vision; 7-8 Nov 2012, Dublin, Ireland.

Kitching, John, Kasperova, Eva and Collis, Jill (2012) Regulation, risk, performance and policy: a study of the impact of UK small company abbreviated accounts legislation. In: 57th International Council for Small Business (ICSB) World Conference 2012: Leading from the Edge; 10-13 Jun 2012, Wellington, New Zealand.

Smallbone, David, Kitching, John, Kasperova, Eva and Xheneti, Mirela (2012) A longitudinal analysis of small firm responses to the 2008-9 economic downturn. In: 57th International Council for Small Business (ICSB) World Conference 2012: Leading from the Edge; 10-13 Jun 2012, Wellington, New Zealand.

Smallbone, David, Kitching, John, Kasperova, Eva and Xheneti, Mirela (2012) The resilience of small firms to a major economic downturn. In: 35th Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Annual Conference: Creating Opportunities through Innovation: Local Energy, Global Vision; 7-8 Nov 2012, Dublin, Ireland.

Kitching, John, Smallbone, David, Xheneti, Mirela and Kasperova, Eva (2011) Adapting to a fragile recovery: SME responses to recession and post-recession performance. In: 34th Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Annual Conference: Sustainable futures: enterprising landscapes and communities; 9-10 Nov 2011, Sheffield, U.K.. ISBN 9781900862233

Kitching, John, Kasperova, Eva and Collis, Jill (2011) Deregulation or disclosure? Financial reporting regulation and small company performance. In: 34th Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Annual Conference: Sustainable futures: enterprising landscapes and communities; 9-10 Nov 2011, Sheffield, U.K.. ISBN 9781900862233

Kitching, John, Kasperova, Eva and Collis, Jill (2011) Deregulation or disclosure? UK financial reporting regulation and small company performance. In: RENT XXV: Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business: 25th Anniversary Conference; 16-18 Nov 2011, Bodø, Norway.

Kasperova, Eva (2011) Entrepreneurial identity, disability and embodiment. In: European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB) Doctoral Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management; 16 Nov 2011, Bodø, Norway. (Unpublished)

Kitching, John, Smallbone, David, Xheneti, Mirela and Kasperova, Eva (2011) On the road to recovery? SME responses to recession and post-recession performance. In: RENT XXV: Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business: 25th Anniversary Conference; 16-18 Nov 2011, Bodø, Norway.

Monograph

Kasperova, Eva (2013) More and better jobs in home-care services - United Kingdom. (Project Report) Dublin, Ireland : European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. 44 p.

Wainwright, Thomas, Kitching, John, Smallbone, David and Kasperova, Eva (2013) Restructuring in SMEs: United Kingdom. (Project Report) Dublin, Ireland : European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. 37 p.

Kitching, John, Kasperova, Eva, Blackburn, Robert and Collis, Jill (2011) Small company abbreviated accounts: a regulatory burden or a vital disclosure? (Project Report) Edinburgh, U.K. : Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. 68 p. ISBN 9781904574804

Vickers, Ian, Vaze, Prashant, Corr, Leah, Kasperova, Eva [Research team member] and Fergus, Lyon (2009) SMEs in a low carbon economy. (Project Report) London : Department for Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (BERR). 91 p.

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