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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

Award Date: 15 Jul 2019


15 Sep 20151 Oct 2016

Award Date: 17 Oct 2016

MSc, Sheffield Hallam University

15 Jan 201315 Apr 2014

Award Date: 18 Nov 2014

MSc, University of Sheffield

15 Sep 201120 Nov 2012

Award Date: 22 Jan 2013

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Research Output

Women Directors and exporting activity: The moderating role of network advice

Idris, B. & Saridakis, G., 1 Mar 2020, In : Economics and Business Letters. 9, 2, p. 106-113 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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