Job: Vice Chancellor's 2020 Lecturer in Enterprise
Faculty: Business and Law
School/department: Leicester Castle Business School
Address: Hugh Aston Building, De Montfort University
T: +44 (0)116 250 6913
My research interests lie broadly in the area of entrepreneurial characteristics and small business performance. My current focus is on entrepreneurial competencies and entrepreneurial orientation within the context of women-owned Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs). I look forward to investigating women entrepreneurship further by exploring four main themes: dynamic capabilities, co-operation, trust and family values. I am also interested in exploring the role of entrepreneurial characteristics in women-owned SMEs engaged in international entrepreneurship. Prior to joining DMU, I worked as Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant for International Business at The University of Manchester, where I taught International Business and International Marketing at second and third year levels respectively. Previously, I worked as Lecturer at the Copperbelt University in Zambia, where I taught undergraduate courses including The Business Environment, Principles of Management and Principles of Marketing.
I am interested in research around the following themes;
Introduction to Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (ENTE1521)
The Creative Art of selling and Negotiation (ENTE2535)
Creative Management and Marketing (ENTE3506)
Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (2004)
Master of General Management (2008)
PhD Business and Management (2016)
Principles of Management
Overall Best Abstract, May, 2012, Overall best abstract submitted to the Manchester Business School Doctoral Conference – 2012
Kofi Annan Business School Foundation Fellowship Award, 2007, Awarded to talented and motivated students from developing countries to study Management at postgraduate level, with reputable international institutions in Europe
Mandawa, B., De Mattos, C. and Sanghavi, N. (2014), “Enhancing the performance of women-owned SMEs in developing countries – A study of Zambia.” Full paper presented at the British Academy of Management Conference, Belfast, 9-11 September 2014
Work in progress:
Mandawa-Bray, B., De Mattos, C. and Sanghavi, N. (2017), “Understanding individual level and firm level factors affecting performance in women-owned SMEs in the context of a developing country – combining the competency approach, entrepreneurial orientation and resource-based view of the firm.” TARGET JOURNAL: Entrepreneurship and Regional Development
Mandawa-Bray, B., De Mattos, C. and Sanghavi, N. (2018), “Developing a framework for understanding the performance of women entrepreneurs in Africa – A study of Zambia.” TARGET JOURNAL: Entrepreneurship and Regional Development
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