Strategy and Entrepreneurship Group Strategy and Entrepreneurship Group

The Strategy and Entrepreneurship (S&E) Group is led by Naresh Pandit (Research Coordinator). The focus of this group is the development and dissemination of theories, methodologies and best-practice in the areas of business strategy and entrepreneurship.

Members of the group bring together substantial academic and practical experience, which allows them to address associated contemporary issues with the expected research rigor, and policy and practice relevance.

The group employs a diversity of methods for the production of new knowledge in these areas and its dissemination across various stakeholders.


Business Strategy

S&E members focused on business strategy research are Professor Naresh R. Pandit, Ms Leslie Le Meunier-FitzHughDr Kevan WilliamsDr Barry Witcher, Feng Wan, Fahri Karakas, Dr Graham Manville, Dr Smitha Ravindranathan Nair, Tony Polack, Professor Andy Wood and Dr Arvind Yadav

Research topics include industrial clustering, strategy-as-practice, dynamic capabilities and business turnaround with applications in broadcasting, creative industries, financial services and retailing. 

Published outputs appear in the British Journal of Management, Environment and Planning A, International Business Review, International Journal of the Economics of Business, International Small Business Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Organisational Behaviour, Journal of Small Business Management, Small Business Economics as well as in numerous books.  Sources of research income include the British Academy, ESRC and the ICAEW.

Practitioners and policy-makers benefitting from this research and scholarship include Asda-Walmart, Bank of England, Barclays Bank, Cambridge Econometrics, Corporation of London, Institute of Chartered Accounts in England and Wales, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Toyota


Five S&E members focus on entrepreneurship research: Dr Zografia BikaTiago Botelho, Mr Julian Campbell, Dr Dimitrios Dousios and Dr Graham Manville. Their independent and collaborative research encompasses local, national and international perspectives, and has been supported by various organisations including the AHRC, EPSRC, ESRC, EU, and UK~IRC.

The extant diversity within entrepreneurship is reflected in the research interests and activities of the members of this group.  These include gender and entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship in development; rural, family and institutional entrepreneurship; research exploring the causal link between entrepreneurship and small firm growth, as well as open innovation in SME's, high growth firms, and firms' dynamic processes of assembling and integrating knowledge for sustainable competitive advantage.

Their research outputs have been presented at international entrepreneurship conferences including Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, International Council for Small Business World Conference, Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Conference, International Diana Conference and the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference. As well as being published in various reports and entrepreneurship research books, members of this group have published their research in journals including Environment and Planning A, Long Range Planning, The Sociological Review, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Gender, Work & Organization and the International Small Business Journal. 

PhD candidates in the Group

Current PGR students :

Bailuo Lin

George Redhead

Maleeya Buravas


Former PGR students :

Abobakr Aljuwaiber

Madina Subalova

Mohammed Tayeenul Hoque

Angsaya Siepong