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Dr Bernadette Mandawa-Bray

Job: Senior Lecturer in Management and Entrepreneurship

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: Hugh Aston Building - HU4.83, De Montfort University

T: +44 (0)116 250 6913

E: bernadette.mandawa-bray@dmu.ac.uk

W: https://www.dmu.ac.uk/about-dmu/academic-staff/business-and-law/bernadette-mandawa-bray/bernadette-mandawa-bray.aspx

 

Personal profile

I am a Senior Lecturer in Management and Entrepreneurship and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). I joined DMU in 2017 following completion of my Ph.D. in Business and Management at Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester, UK. My research interests lie within the broad subject area of Entrepreneurship, specifically women entrepreneurship and SMEs. My current focus is entrepreneurial competencies and entrepreneurial orientation within the context of women entrepreneurship. I look forward to investigating women entrepreneurship further by exploring the role of entrepreneurial characteristics in SMEs engaged in international entrepreneurship

I currently teach on several modules including Introduction to Enterprise and Entrepreneurship and The Creative Art of Selling and Negotiation at Undergraduate level, as well as Business Creation and Innovation at Postgraduate level.

Prior to joining DMU, I worked as Research/Teaching Assistant at the University of Manchester. I also have experience working as an Academic and Human Resources practitioner in my home country Zambia.  

Research group affiliations

[Centre for Enterprise and Innovation, De Montfort University, Leicester]  

Publications and outputs

 

1)    Zulu-Chisanga, S., Chabala, M. and Mandawa-Bray, B. (2020). The differential effects of government support, inter-firm collaboration and firm resources on SME performance in a developing economy. Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies, 13(2), pp. 175-195. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEEE-07-2019-0105

2)    Irene B.N., Murithi, W., Frank, R and Mandawa-Bray, B. (2021). From Empowerment to Emancipation: Women Entrepreneurship Cooking up a Stir in South Africa.  In: Guelich et al., (eds). Women’s Entrepreneurship & Culture. Edward Elgar Publishing 

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Research interests/expertise

I am interested in research around the following themes;

  • Entrepreneurial characteristics and firm performance
  • Women entrepreneurship and regional development
  • Entrepreneurial competencies and Dynamic capabilities within the context of SMEs
  • Entrepreneurial orientation and SME performance
  • Co-operation, trust and family values within women entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial characteristics in the context of international entrepreneurship

Areas of teaching

Introduction to Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (ENTE1521) - Undergraduate

The Creative Art of selling and Negotiation (ENTE2535) - Undergraduate

Business Creation and Innovation (ENTE5000) - Postgraduate

Qualifications

Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCertLTHE) (2019)

PhD Business and Management (2016)

Master of General Management (2008)

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (2004)

Courses taught

International Business

International Marketing

Business Environment

Principles of Management 

Honours and awards

Nominated for the Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Awards (De Montfort University - 2021)

Overall Best Abstract, May, 2012, Overall best abstract submitted to the Manchester Business School Doctoral Conference – 2012

Commonwealth Scholarship Award  - 2011 Awarded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, UK

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

Membership of professional associations and societies

[HEA Fellow - HEA UK, 2019 to date] 

 

Conference attendance

DMU Annual Teaching and Learning Conference, De Montfort University, Leicester, 12 September 2018

Mandawa, B., De Mattos, C. and Sanghavi, N. (2018), “The Performance of women micro-entrepreneurs in Zambia – Exploring antecedents of success” 15th Society for Global Business and Economic Development (SGBED) Conference, Beijing, China,  8-10 June 2018

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

Manchester Business School Doctoral Conference, Manchester, 14-15 May 2012 - Awarded Overall Best Abstract

Recent research outputs

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1)    Zulu-Chisanga, S., Chabala, M. and Mandawa-Bray, B. (2020). The differential effects of government support, inter-firm collaboration and firm resources on SME performance in a developing economy. Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies, 13(2), pp. 175-195. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEEE-07-2019-0105

 

2)    Irene B.N., Murithi, W., Frank, R and Mandawa-Bray, B. (2021). From Empowerment to Emancipation: Women Entrepreneurship Cooking up a Stir in South Africa.  In: Guelich et al., (eds). Women’s Entrepreneurship & Culture. Edward Elgar Publishing 

Key articles information

Work in progress:

1)    Mandawa-Bray, B., De Mattos, C. and Sanghavi, N. (submission planned for July 2021). The reverse role of EO on firm performance in women-owned subsistence micro-enterprises. TARGET JOURNAL: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS REVIEW

 

2)    Mandawa-Bray, B., De Mattos, C. and Sanghavi, N. (submission planned for October 2021). Theorizing about entrepreneurial competencies associated with women micro-entrepreneurs in a subsistence environment. TARGET JOURNAL: JOURNAL OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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