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Strategy Entrepreneurship and International Business (SEIB) | Brunel Business School

Dr Cristina Stoian

Dr Abraham Althonayan
Dr Angela Ayios
Dr Goudarz Azar
Dr Georgios Batsakis
Dr David Botchie
Mr Fintan Clear
Dr Grahame Fallon
Dr Oksana Gervi
Dr Aida Hajro
Dr Dimitrios Koufopoulos
Dr Xiaoqing Li
Professor Francesco Moscone
Professor Christos Pitelis
Dr Marios Samdanis
Dr David Sarpong
Dr Satwinder Singh
Dr Cristina Stoian
Professor Catherine Wang 
Dr Fred Yamoah

About the group

The SEIB research group conducts rigorous and impactful research in the interrelated areas of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and International Business. SEIB is presently led by Dr. Cristina Stoian. The group is well balanced between senior, mid-career and early career researchers.

SEIB offers long-standing expertise in a number of specialised themes. These themes range from entrepreneurial and internationalisation strategies of small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to inward and outward investment by large enterprises and supranational governance. SEIB members have achieved considerable funding success. Christos Pitelis was awarded high profile multimillion euro projects by the European Commission on regional growth and on financialisation and supra-national governance. Catherine Wang was awarded two ESRC projects investigating entrepreneurial capabilities and entrepreneurial orientation respectively. A research grant was awarded by the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship to Cristina Stoian, as an early career researcher, to investigate the role of accountants in supporting the international expansion of SMEs. Francesco Moscone was awarded large research grants by the ESRC and EU on Healthcare Economics and by the EPSRC on credit risk of SMEs.

SEIB research has been published in leading journals including: Academy of Management Journal; Academy of Management Review; British Journal of Industrial Relations; British Journal of Management; Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice; Human Resource Management; International Business Review; International Journal of Human Resource Management; International Marketing Review; Journal of Business Ethics; Journal of Business Research; Journal of International Management; Journal of International Business Studies; Journal of Small Business Management; Journal of World Business; Management International Review;  Organization Science; Organization Studies; Regional Studies; Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal; and Work, Employment and Society. (Journals listed in alphabetical order.)

SEIB members have been appointed to serve in important external academic and research roles nationally and internationally. David Sarpong is co-Chair of the Strategy Special Interest Group (SIG) of the British Academy of Management. Catherine Wang and Francesco Moscone are Senior Members of the ESRC Peer Review College. Catherine Wang has served as a Scientific Evaluator of a number of international grant panels in the UK, the US, Finland, Portugal, the Netherlands and Kazakhstan. She serves on numerous journal editorial boards including the British Journal of Management, the International Journal of Management Reviews, and the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research. Aida Hajro is a member of the Editorial Review Board at Academy of Management Review. Christos Pitelis is an editor of the Cambridge Journal of Economics, literary executor of the collected papers of Edith Penrose and at the editorial boards of journals such as Organization Science. Francesco Moscone is Associate Editor of Empirical Economics.

The group’s members are actively engaged in informing practice and policy. Cristina Stoian is member of the International Trade Committee of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Satwinder Singh has worked as a consultant on World Investment Reports with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Christos Pitelis has consulted for the European Commission, the United Nations, USAID, the Commonwealth Secretariat and business corporations such as WPP and Diageo.