Biography

I joined Norwich Business School in 2009 as a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management and was promoted to a Senior Lecturer in 2011. I moved from the University of Edinburgh Business School where I had held the prestigious five-year George David Research Fellowship in family business and social change. Prior to this fellowship, I conducted EU-funded research on the territorial impact of the CAP and Rural Development Policy (ESPON Project 2.1.3) and the role of rural entrepreneurship in responding to employment problems in Cumbria, England (FERP Project). My academic background is interdisciplinary and includes a PhD in Socio-Economics from the University of Manchester, an MSc in Agricultural Development and Rural Finance from the University of Bradford and a BA in Sociology from Panteion University (Athens, Greece). All my postgraduate studies were fully funded by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY).

 

Maternity Leave 2012, 2013 and 2015.

All Publications

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Subalova, M., Al-Dajani, H., Bika, Z.

(2015)

Unilateral microfinance? The commercial roots of entrepreneurial diversity,

in Research Handbook on Entrepreneurial Finance.

Edward Elgar Publishing

pp. 229

ISBN 9781783478781

Full Text UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Bika, Z.

(2014)

‘Do' family? A working class sense of business responsibility,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Al-Dajani, H., Bika, Z., Collins, L., Swail, J.

(2014)

Gender and Family Business: New Theoretical Directions,

in International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship

6

(3)

pp. 218-230

Full Text

(Editorial)

(Published)


Bika, Z.

(2012)

Entrepreneurial sons, patriarchy and the Colonels' experiment in Thessaly, rural Greece,

in Entrepreneurship & Regional Development

24

(3-4)

pp. 235-257

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Bika, Z.

(2012)

From community to family values: Elite Networks and Family Business Ideology,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Bika, Z.

(2011)

Transmission or Re-socialization? An Investigation of Transgenerational Entrepreneurial Potential in a Scottish Family Firm,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Bika, Z.

(2011)

Against the Norm: The transitional symbiosis of 'grassroots clientelism' and 'rural citizenship',

in The Sociological Review

59

(2)

pp. 348-370

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Kalantaridis, C., Bika, Z.

(2011)

Entrepreneurial Origin and the Configuration of Innovation in Rural Areas: The Case of Cumbria, North West England,

in Environment and Planning A

43

(4)

pp. 866-884

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Bika, Z.

(2010)

The territorial impact of the European family firm life-cycle,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Kalantaridis, C., Bika, Z.

(2010)

Entrepreneurial Origin and the Configuration of Innovation in Rural Areas: The Case of Cumbria, North West England,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Bika, Z.

(2009)

Particularism and the Limits of Institutional Entrepreneurship,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Bika, Z.

(2007)

Patriarchs as institutional agents and the Colonels’ experiment in rural Greece (1967-74),

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Bika, Z.

(2007)

The Territorial Impact of the Farmers’ Early Retirement Scheme,

in Sociologia Ruralis

47

(3)

pp. 246-272

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Bika, Z.

(2007)

A Survey of Academic Approaches to Agrarian Transformation in Post-War Greece,

in The Journal of Peasant Studies

34

(1)

pp. 69-90

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Kalantaridis, C., Bika, Z.

(2006)

Local Embeddedness and Rural Entrepreneurship: Case Study Evidence from Cumbria, England,

in Environment and Planning A

38

(8)

pp. 1561-1579

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Bika, Z.

(2006)

Successful Internationalization for Small and Medium-Sized Family Businesses: Is it Gradual, Personalised or a Balancing Act? (peer-reviewed),

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Kalantaridis, C., Bika, Z.

(2006)

In-migrant Entrepreneurship in Rural England: Beyond Local Embeddedness,

in Entrepreneurship and Regional Development

18

(2)

pp. 109-131

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Bika, Z.

(2005)

Adjustments and Impacts of the CAP/RDP: Early Retirement Scheme for Farmers,

in The CAP and the Regions: The Territorial Impact of the Common Agricultural Policy.

CABI Publishing

pp. 95-101

ISBN 085199055X

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Bika, Z.

(2005)

Patterns of Rural Family Business Renewal,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Kalantaridis, C., Bika, Z.

(2004)

Rural Entrepreneurship in England: A Localized Process?(peer-reviewed),

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


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Key Research Interests

Current research interests focus on rural, family and institutional entrepreneurship issues. My research approach is under the influence of economic sociology and integrates the broader forces for change with the responses of actors and businesses set in their particular local and regional contexts.

 

I am an invited member of the ESRC College of Peers (since 2010), I hold an Honorary Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh on research grounds evidence (2009-2015), I am on the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Innovation Management and I am a member of the international research consortium STEP (Babson College, USA) that is the first global study of transgenerational entrepreneurial processes in family businesses (www.STEPProject.org). I am a joint guest editor of the Special Issue 'Gender and Family Business: New Theoretical Directions' (2014) for the International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship.  I am also the Chair of the UEA NBS Research Ethics Committee, which contributes towards the definition and application of the University's research ethics policy and operational principles.

 

I led and carried out as a Sole Investigator a 30-month ESRC grant (2008-2011; approx £103,000) that explores patron-client relationships and performance in Scottish family businesses (www.esrc.ac.uk/search/search-page.aspx?q=Dr+Zografia+Bika)

 

For bibliometrics of my work see http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=AeNtOOUAAAAJ&hl=en

 

I am currently supervising 3 PhD students and I am interested in receiving applications from prospective PhD students in the areas of entrepreneurship and business relationships.

Teaching Interests

 

I am currently the MRes Business Management Course Leader (see http://www.uea.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-degree/detail/mres-social-sciences-research-methods)

 

I also teach on the following modules: 

* NBS-MC16 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (MSc)

* NBS-MR1Y Business Research Methods (PGR)

* NBS-3M4Y Entrepreneurship and Small Business Managemetn (UG)

 

In 2010 I was awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching from the University of Edinburgh and became a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.

 

In 2007 I participated in the Universitas 21 Summer School, held at the University of Virginia, USA (under the sponsorship of the University of Edinburgh) - the program was designed for junior professors in the early stages of their careers wishing to further improve their teaching skills.

Professional Activities

My ESRC funded research (2008-2011) promoted a partnership approach with family business associations, culminating in a joint public event with the Scottish Family Business Association (www.sfba.co.uk) at the University of Edinburgh Business School (June 2012). In 2014 I also became an invited member of the Institute for Family Business (UK) Research Foundation Academic Advisory Council (www.ifb.org.uk).