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Ms Kiranjit Kaur

Job: PhD Research/Lecturer

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: Hugh Aston Building, De Montfort University

T: +44 (0)116 250 6815




Personal profile

Key areas of research interests are in the field of Entrepreneurship, in particularly Family Business, Ethnic Minority/Ethnic Entrepreneurship, and Small Businesses/SMEs. Core teaching lies in the area of Business Research Methods across undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Having just ventured into teaching there is potential to diversify on to other modules and take up dissertation supervision too.

Publications and outputs

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Research interests/expertise

Family Business

Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship and SMEs

General Management Theory

Areas of teaching

Business Research Methods


MSc International Business and Management (De Montfort University)

BA (Hons) Business and Management (De Montfort University)

Courses taught

Postgraduate: Research Methodology

2nd Year Undergraduate: Business Research Issues and Analysis

Honours and awards

Best Paper in “Family and Community Business” Track at the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Conference, November 2015

Best Poster Award for “Ethnicity and Heterogeneity in Ethnic Minority Family Firms” poster at the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Conference hosted by Loughborough University London, May 2015

Membership of professional associations and societies

Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC), from June 2016 to present

Academy of Management (AOM), from July 2016 to present

Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE), from October 2015 to present

Forthcoming events

FERC 2017 in Asheville, USA (June, 2017)

AOM 2017 in Atlanta, USA (August, 2017)

Conference attendance

Vershinina, N., Kaur, K., Woldesenbet, K. and Trehan, K. (2016). Breaking out or Breaking in? Exploring family dynamics in planning for succession. Academy of Management Conference, Anaheim, California, 5-8th August. (Presented by K. Kaur and N. Vershinina) 

Kaur, K. (2016). Ethnicity and Heterogeneity in Ethnic Minority Family Firms (Poster). Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC), Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2-4th June. 

Kaur, K. (2016). Ethnicity and Heterogeneity in Ethnic Minority Family Firms (Poster). Entrepreneurship & Innovation Conference, Loughborough University London, England, 24-25th May. (Best Poster Award)

Vershinina, N., Kaur, K., Woldesenbet, K. (2015). Understanding Stakeholder Relationships amongst Punjabi-Indian Family Firm Members. ISBE Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, 11-12th November. (Presented by K. Kaur and N. Vershinina) (Best Paper in Track: Family and Community Business)