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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


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.          

Contact Details

MB SW1015

Aston Business School

Aston University

Aston Street


B4 7ET

0121 204 3482

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Kent

… → 15 Jul 2019


15 Sep 20151 Oct 2016


15 Jan 201315 Apr 2014

MSc, University of Sheffield

15 Sep 201120 Nov 2012

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Bochra Idris is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Small and medium-sized enterprises Business & Economics
Internationalization Business & Economics
Small and medium-sized firms Business & Economics
Innovation Business & Economics
Networking Business & Economics
Family firms Business & Economics
Female entrepreneurship Business & Economics
Empirical evidence Business & Economics

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 2018 2019

Information and communication technologies: a curse or blessing for SMEs?

Mohammed, A-M., Idris, B., Saridakis, G. & Benson, V., Sep 2019, Emerging Cyber Threats and Cognitive Vulnerabilities. Benson, V. & McAlaney, J. (eds.). Academic Press, p. 163-171

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Information and communication technology
Small and medium-sized enterprises
World Wide Web

SMEs' internationalisation: When does innovation matter?

Saridakis, G., Idris, B., Hansen, J. M. & Dana, L. P., 1 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Business Research. 96, p. 250-263 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Individual effects

Local formal interpersonal networks and SMEs internationalisation: Empirical evidence from the UK

Idris, B. & Saridakis, G., 1 Jun 2018, In : International Business Review. 27, 3, p. 610-624

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Empirical evidence
Business survey