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Dr Michelle Richey BA (hons), MA, PhD.

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Lecturer in Technology and Entrepreneurship

Michelle is a lecturer in technology and entrepreneurship and a member of the International Business, Strategy and Innovation group. The main focus of her research relates to how entrepreneurs and those in small firm settings make sense of and communicate their experiences, particularly in the context of ‘the digital age’. Her recent work explores how entrepreneurs create and share meaning aided by social technologies. She recently received a best paper award at the British Academy of Management (2017) for a study of entrepreneurial failure blogs. Her work has been published in Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Information technology and People and Information Systems Frontiers. She is an experienced and well-received teacher, most recently developing and delivering modules on sources of funding and understanding business failure. 

The main focus of Michelle’s research relates to how entrepreneurs and those in small firm settings make sense of and communicate their experiences, particularly in the context of ‘the digital age’. Her recent work explores how entrepreneurs create and share meaning aided by social technologies. She recently received a best paper award at the British Academy of Management (2017) for a study of entrepreneurial failure blogs. Her work has been published in Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Information technology and People and Information Systems Frontiers.

Michelle has contributed to international conference proceedings, including the Academy of Management Conference and International Conference on Information Systems. She also acts as a regular reviewer for the British Academy of Management, Academy of Management and the Pacific Asian Conference on Information Systems.

Having returned to academia from industry, she enjoys a continued engagement with a number of entrepreneurial and business angel networks and served as a business mentor on the Governments’ ‘Growth Voucher’ scheme.