Surrey Business School

Strategy and Entrepreneurship

The Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship encompasses a broad field with diverse research and teaching interests. It unites around a shared interest in the ways in which businesses and organisations flourish in an increasingly complex global environment.

With interests spanning start-ups to international corporations and social enterprises to global institutions, Department members focus on the ways in which enterprising behaviours are created, adapted and applied to suit the demands of fast-moving environments.


Department members contribute to most of the BSc programmes, providing many of the core business subjects. In addition to contributing to the PhD programme, it also hosts two successful and innovative masters programmes:

MSc Entrepreneurship
MSc International Business Management



The Department’s research has been influential in the fields of entrepreneurship (including social enterprise), international business and trade, and strategic management with papers in each of these fields placed in world-leading journals. There is a close link between research and teaching and in innovative management pedagogy with Department members playing key roles in the School’s new Centre for Management Learning.


Research interests



  • Home-based/family businesses, mobile working; new working practices, wellbeing and the work-life interface

  • Affect, social interaction and entrepreneurial behaviour

  • Social enterprise

  • Business incubation

International Business

  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

  • Knowledge transfer and Multinational Enterprises

  • Locational determinants of FDI

  • Economic globalisation and convergence/divergence of global standards

Strategic Management

  • Environmental management and R&D partnerships

  • Diversification Strategies

  • Competitive Strategy in Platform Markets

  • Effect of Competition on Firm Strategies and internal organisation

  • Management learning

  • Sports management


Department for Strategy and Entrepreneurship members



Head of Department

Andy Adcroft Head of Department: Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Academic Staff

Reza Aboutalebi Teaching Fellow
Juan Carluccio Senior Lecturer in International Trade
Indira Carr Research Professor
Zeineb Cox Teaching Fellow
MariaLaura Di Domenico Professor of Entrepreneurship, Work and Organisation
Luis Diestre Professsor in Strategy
Jing-Lin Duanmu Senior Lecturer in International Business
Sinfree Gono Teaching Fellow
David Goss Professor of Entrepreneurship
William Lanham-New Teaching Fellow
Laurie O'Broin Teaching Fellow in Management
Ann Parchment Teaching Fellow
Suman Saha

Teaching Fellow, Programme Director: MSc International Business Management and MSc Management

Juan Santaló Professor in Strategy
Mariarosa Scarlata Lecturer in Entrepreneurship
James Sears Senior Tutor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Jean Wang Teaching Fellow in International Management
Alison Yeung Yam Wah Teaching Fellow PGR Writing Skills
Jörg Zimmermann Teaching Fellow