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Contact Details

Email: b.idris@aston.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 121 204 3482

Research Interests

My current research interest includes small and medium-sized firms internationalisation, networking behaviour, training by SMEs, family firms and female entrepreneurship. 


August 2019 - present: Lecturer in Entrepreneurship | Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham. 

Jan 2018 – Jan 2019:  Graduate Teaching Assistant | Kent Business School, The University of Kent, Canterbury.

Sep 2014 – Aug 2015: Associate Lecturer | Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield.

Teaching Activity

Posgraduate Modules: 

International Business - BSM 933

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Emerging Economies - BSM 980

Administrative Roles

Programme Director for MSc. Entrepreneurship 


Jan 2018 – Feb 2019: PhD,  The University of Kent, Kent Business School

Sep 2015 – Dec 2017: PhD Candidate, Kingston University London, Small Business Research Centre 

2015 – 2016: MRes. Masters’ of Research (Distinction),Kingston University London.

2013 –2014: MSc. Managing Global Business (Distinction), Sheffield Hallam University.

2011 – 2012: MSc. Money Banking and Finance (Pass), The University of Sheffield.   

2010 – 2011: PGD. Business, Law and Social Science (Distinction), Sheffield International College.

2003 – 2009: BSc. Economics (2:2),The University of Aleppo.          

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Essays on SMEs' internationalisation: An empirical analysis using large-scale survey data, University of Kent

… → 15 Jul 2019

Award Date: 15 Jul 2019

MSc, Master's of Research, Kingston Business School

15 Sept 20151 Oct 2016

Award Date: 17 Oct 2016

MSc, Managing Global Business, Sheffield Hallam University

15 Jan 201315 Apr 2014

Award Date: 18 Nov 2014

MSc, Money, Banking and Finance, University of Sheffield

15 Sept 201120 Nov 2012

Award Date: 22 Jan 2013


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    Idris, Bochra (Recipient), Saridakis, George (Recipient) & Khan, Zaheer (Recipient), 14 Nov 2019

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