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

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Lecturer in Technology and Entrepreneurship

Programme Director, BSc International Business

social media; sociology of entrepreneurship; refugee entrepreneurship; social inclusion and social enterprise

Michelle is a Lecturer in Technology and Entrepreneurship, Programme Director of BSc International Business and a member of the International Business, Strategy and Innovation group (IBSI). Her research interests relate to the sociology of entrepreneurship, refugee entrepreneurship, social inclusion and social enterprise. Michelle’s current research focuses on refugee entrepreneurship and measuring the impact of refugee entrepreneurship programmes.

Her recent publications have explored how entrepreneurs create and share meaning aided by social technologies (see Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Information Technology and People and Information Systems Frontiers)

She is an experienced and well-received teacher, most recently delivering research modules to MBA and Executive Education students and developing and delivering MSc modules on sources of funding and understanding business failure.

Michelle’s current research focuses on refugee entrepreneurship and measuring the impact of refugee entrepreneurship programmes. Prior 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 Information Systems Journal; Technological Forecasting and Social Change; Organization Studies; British Academy of Management, Academy of Management and the Pacific Asian Conference on Information Systems.

Michelle was invited to participate in the inaugural Global Refugee Entrepreneurship Conference, in 2018, London and subsequently in the Global Entrepreneurship Congress, Refugee Entrepreneurship stream, 2019, Bahrain.

Having returned to academia from industry, she also enjoys a continued engagement with a number of entrepreneurial and business angel networks in London and the Midlands and served as a business mentor on the Governments’ ‘Growth Voucher’ scheme. She regularly contributes ‘pitch training’ sessions to the international Spin Accelerator for high growth, sports-oriented entrepreneurs.