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Dr Huriye Yeröz

Job: Lecturer in Entrepreneurship

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: Hugh Aston Building, De Montfort University

T: +44 (0)116 207 8725




Research group affiliations

  • Practice Theory
  • Critical Entrepreneurship Studies
  • Gender and Entrepreneurship
  • Immigrant entrepreneurship

Research interests/expertise

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Identity
  • Immigrant Entrepreneurship
  • Gender and Entrepreneurship
  • Family Business
  • Intersectionality
  • Practice Theory
  • Narrative Analysis

Areas of teaching

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Planning
  • New venture Development
  • Organizations and Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Research Methods: Design, Implementation and Analysis


  • Ph.D. in Business Administration, Jonkoping International Business School(JIBS), Jonkoping University, Sweden
  • M.A in Science, Technology and Society Studies, European  Interuniversity Association in Science, Technology and Society Studies(EASST), Linkoping University, Sweden & Istanbul Technical University, Turkey (Specialization in Innovation Studies)
  • B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering, Istanbul University, Turkey

Courses taught

  • Organizations and Leadership (MGAG13)-JIBS
  • Strategy and Technology (MGMK13)-JIBS
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Planning(ENAG13)-JIBS
  • Entrepreneurial Growth(ENOR23)-JIBS
  • New Venture Development(ENCN13)-JIBS
  • Research Methods Design, Implementation and Analysis(MGLK13)- JIBS
  • Project Management(MGIN13)-JIBS
  • From Creativity to Entrepreneurship (STS 484)-Isik University, Turkey
  • Perspectives in Science, Technology and Society Relations (STS 301)- Isik University, Turkey

Honours and awards

  • Research Paper Award Nomination-Carolyn Dexter Award Nominee for the Best International Paper at the Academy of Management Conference (AOM), 2015.

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Academy of Management (AOM) (currently affiliated with three Interest Groups: Entrepreneurship;  Gender and Diversity in Organizations; Critical Management Studies)
  • Bourdieu Study Group-British Sociological Association (BSA)
  • European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)
  • European Academy of Management (EURAM)
  • Gender and Enterprise Network (GEN)-Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) 

Conference attendance

  • Zehra, K. and Aygören, H.  Gender and Entrepreneurial Leadership: Insights from Pakistan Academy of Management (AOM), 76th Annual Meeting of Academy of Management, Anaheim, USA, 7-11 August, 2016.
  • Aygören H. Resistance Against Power: An Empirical Study of Struggle with Immigrant Woman Entrepreneurs. Academy of Management(AOM), 75th Annual Meeting of Academy of Management, Vencouver, Canada, 7-11 August, 2015.
  • Aygören H. Bridging the Gap Between Resistance and Power through Agency: A Empirical Study of Struggle with Immigrant Woman Entrepreneurs. European Group for Organization Studies(EGOS), 31st EGOS Colloquium, Athens, Greece, 2-4 July.
  • Aygören H. Bridging the Gap Between Resistance and Power through Agency: A Empirical Study of Struggle with Immigrant Woman Entrepreneurs.  Critical Management Studies (CMS) The 9th International Conference in Critical Management Studies, Leicester, UK, 8-10 July, 2015 (Accepted for presentation as a research paper)
  • Aygören H. Where do roots and routes intersect in migrant women entrepreneur's life stories?. Gender, Work and Organization (GWO) 8th Biennial International Interdisciplinary conference, Keele University UK, 24-26 June, 2014.
  • Aygören, H. Researching social difference and inequalities within entrepreneurship: immigrant women entrepreneurs in developing entrepreneurial capital. ‘Entrepreneuring as Emancipation’. Radboud University, Nijmegen School of Management, Netherlands. November 7, 2013.
  • Aygören, H. Re-searching the diverse within entrepreneurship: immigrant women in developing entrepreneurial capitals. 8th International Conference in Critical Management Studies. United Kingdom, Manchester. 10 - 13 July, 2013.
  • Aygören, H. Feminist Analysis of Entrepreneurial Capital Development. 13th European Academy of Management (EURAM), Doctoral Colloquium. Turkey, Istanbul. 24 - 26 June, 2013.
  • Aygören, H. Re-searching 'the women' and 'the migrant' in entrepreneurs' life stories. Turkish Migration in Europe: Projecting next 50 years. London Center for Social Sciences, United Kingdom, London. 7 - 9 December, 2012.
  • Aygören, H. The Quest towards Finding Social in Social Entrepreneurship: Analyzing Contradictory Institutional Logics at Contexts of Social Entrepreneurship. Annual World Conference of the International Council of Small Business (ICSB). Stockholm, Sweden, Stockholm. 15 - 18 June, 2011.
  • Aygören, H.,  Nordqvist, M., Phan, P, Trevinyo-Rodriguez,R.. Entrepreneurship and Social Responsibility: A Review and Research Agenda. Carey Darden Entrepreneurship Retreat: John Hopkins University. John Hopkins University,, Maryland, Baltimore. April 30- May 3, 2009.
  • Aygören, H., Beyhan, H. Knowledge and Society Facing the Risk of Bird Flu in Turkey. Social Theory Committee of the European Sociological Association. Madrid, Spain, Madrid. 1-  5 May, 2006.

Recent research outputs

  • Aygören,H., Nordqvist,M. (2015). Gender, Ethnicity and Identity Work in the Family Business. European Journal of International Management, 9(2) pp. 160-178
  • Aygören,H., Wilinska,M. (2013). "People Like Us": experiencing difference in the working life of immigrant women. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 32(6) pp. 575-591
  • Ansal, H., Aygören, H. Ekmekci,U. (2009). Is it possible to define a universal technology management discipline. Economy, Business and Finance. 24(9-30), pp.9-30

Books/Chapters in Edited Volume

  • Aygören,H. Researching the Diverse within Entrepreneurship: Immigrant Women in Developing Entrepreneurial Capitals. Caroline Essers, Pascal Dey, Deirdre Tedmanson and Karen Verduyn (Eds.), Critical Perspectives on Entrepreneurship: challenging dominant discourses in entrepreneurship. Routledge Book Series (Forthcoming, March 2016)
  • Aygören, H.(2014). Research in social entrepreneurship: from historical roots to future routes in
  • Phillip H Phan, Jill Kickul, Sophie Bacq, Mattias Nordqvist (Ed.), Theory and Empirical Research in Social Entrepreneurship, Edward Elgar Publishing (pp.11-72)
  • Aygören, H. (2009) Innovation Management in Small and Medium Enterprises. Istanbul Chamber of Industry Press (ISO). ISO Publication No. 2009/3. ISBN:978-9944-60-413-0 (in Turkish) 

Externally funded research grants information

  • Scholarship in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Gothenburg Research Institute(GRI), The School of Business, Economics and Law at Gothenburg University -Bromon Foundation for Research and Enterprise (265.000 SEK), (2016).
  • Scholarship, Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation, Research Abroad Visit Stipendium (55000 SEK), (2014)
  • Scholarship, Pedagogical Development Foundation at Jönköping University , Research Project: "Students evaluation of Courses and Programs (50000 SEK), (2010)
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