The PhD program in Entrepreneurship at the University of Strathclyde Doctoral School provides candidates “a vibrant and comprehensive student-centred research and training environment in order to grow and support current and future research talent”. There are 8 primary research areas:

  1. Enterprise policy, education & economic development
  2. Growing innovative enterprises
  3. Global & international entrepreneurship
  4. Entrepreneurial management & leadership
  5. Enterprise & diversity
  6. Social enterprise, CSR & philanthropy
  7. Family business & enterprising households
  8. Entrepreneurial networking, social capital & society

PhD Entrepreneurship University Strathclyde

Areas of faculty research

  • Entrepreneurial learning
  • Cognitive processes in entrepreneurs
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Impact of socio-cultural factors on the nature, quality and quantity of entrepreneurship
  • Cross-cultural conceptualizations of the entrepreneur
  • Data science approaches to study science, innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Relationships between theology, religion and entrepreneurship
  • Contextualised entrepreneurship
  • SME and entrepreneurship development in transition and emerging economies
  • High growth/scale-up entrepreneurship
  • Impact of business accelerator programmes at both firm and economy level
  • Inclusive entrepreneurship (Diversity, minority, women’s entrepreneurship)
  • Entrepreneurship pedagogy – active learning, blended learning, team-based and problem-based learning
  • Entrepreneurial networks
  • Entrepreneurial universities as gatekeepers and anchor organisations

Students enrolled in the PhD program in Entrepreneurship at the University of Strathclyde become part of a community of more than 1,800 doctoral researchers from over 80 countries. They can also derive insights by observing and/or participating in the interdisciplinary activities at the various Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs).