Natalia VERSHININA

Professor

  • Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Innovation Department

Responsable recherche département Entrepreneurship, Strategy & Innovation

Teaching Domains

Entrepreneurship
Management
Firm Growth

Research Domains

Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Organization Studies
Business Strategy and International Management

Curriculum vitae

PhD in Business Relationships
de Montfort University, Great Britain (2006)

Master of Business Administration with Distinction
de Montfort University, Great Britain (1999)

Diploma of Engineering in Organisation and Management with Distinction
St Petersburg State University of Technology and Design, Russia (1997)

Publications

Forthcoming

RODGERS, P., VERSHININA, N., STOKES, P., KHAN, Z. (2021) . Small Firms’ Non-Market Strategies in Response to Dysfunctional Institutional Settings of Emerging Markets, International Business Review

VERSHININA, N., PHILLIPS, N., MCADAM, M. (2022) . Online Communities and Entrepreneuring Mothers: Practices of Building, Being and Belonging, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development

2022

HALL, K., PHILLIMORE, J., KAZLOWSKA, A., VERSHININA, N., OGTEM-YOUNG, O., HARRIS, C. (2022) . Migration Uncertainty in the Context of Brexit: Resource Conservation Tactics, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 48 (1), 173-191

VERSHININA, N., MARKMAN, G., HAN, L., RODGERS, P., KITCHING, J., HASHIMZADE, N., BARRETT, R. (2022) . Gendered Regulations and SMEs’ Performance in Transition Economies, Small Business Economics, 58 (2022), 1113-1130

2021

ABDELLATIF, A., ALDOSSARI, M., BONCORI, I., CALLAHAN, J., CHATRAKUL NA AYUDHYA, U., CHAUDHRY, S., KIVINEN, N., LIU, S., UTOFT, E., VERSHININA, N., YARROW, E., PULLEN, A. (2021) . Breaking the Mould: Working through our Differences to Vocalize the Sound of Change, Gender, Work and Organization, 28 (5), 1956-1979

EL-FAR, M., SABELLA, A., VERSHININA, N. (2021) . "Stuck in the middle of what?”: The pursuit of academic careers by mothers and non-mothers in Higher Education Institutions in Occupied Palestine", Higher Education, 81 (2021), 685-705

VERSHININA, N., DISCUA CRUZ, A. (2021) . Researching migrant entrepreneurship communities: a reflection through collaborative (auto)ethnographies, International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 17 (2021), 507–526

2020

VERSHININA, N., RODGERS, P., TARBA, S., KHAN, Z., STOKES, P. (2020) . Gaining legitimacy through proactive stakeholder management: The experiences of high-tech women entrepreneurs in Russia, Journal of Business Research, 119 (October 2020), 111-121

VERSHININA, N., RODGERS, P. (2020) . Symbolic capital within the lived experiences of Eastern European migrants: A gendered perspective, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 32 (7-8), 590-605

MURITHI, W., VERSHININA, N., RODGERS, P. (2020) . Where less is more: institutional voids and business families in Sub-Saharan Africa, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, 26 (1), 158-174

2019

VERSHININA, N., RODGERS, P. (2019) . Migration, enterprise and society, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, 25 (5), 774-779

AFREH, B., RODGERS, P., VERSHININA, N., WILLIAMS, C. (2019) . Varieties of context and informal entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurial activities of migrant youths in rural Ghana, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, 25 (5), 996-1013

VERSHININA, N., RODGERS, P., MCADAM, M., CLINTON, E. (2019) . Transnational migrant entrepreneurship, gender and family business, Global Networks - A Journal of Transnational Affairs, 19 (2), 238-260

RODGERS, P., VERSHININA, N., WILLIAMS, C., THEODORAKOPOULOS, N. (2019) . Leveraging symbolic capital: the use of blatnetworks across transnational spaces, Global Networks - A Journal of Transnational Affairs, 19 (1), 119–136

2018

JONES, S., MARTINEZ DY, A., VERSHININA, N. (2018) . “We were fighting for our place”: Resisting gender knowledge regimes through feminist knowledge network formation, Gender, Work and Organization, 26 (6), 789-804

VERSHININA, N., RODGERS, P., RAM, M., THEODORAKOPOULOS, N., RODIONOVA, Y. (2018) . False self-employment: The case of Ukrainian migrants in London’s construction sector, Industrial Relations Journal, 49 (1), 2-18

VERSHININA, N., WOLDESENBET BETA, K., MURITHI, W. (2018) . How does national culture enable or constrain entrepreneurship? Exploring the role of Harambee in Kenya, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 25 (4), 687-704

2017

BARRETT, R., VERSHININA, N. (2017) . Intersectionality of Ethnic and Entrepreneurial Identities: A Study of Post‐War Polish Entrepreneurs in an English City, Journal of Small Business Management, 55 (3), 430-443

VERSHININA, N., BARRETT, R., MCHARDY, P. (2017) . Logics and rationalisations underpinning entrepreneurial decision-making, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 24 (1), 158-175

2014

MCHARDY, P., VERSHININA, N. (2014) . The role of autocatalysis in learner's networks, International Journal of Management Education (IJME), 12 (3), 271-282

2011

VERSHININA, N., RODIONOVA, Y. (2011) . Methodological issues in studying hidden populations operating in informal economy, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 31 (11/12), 697-716

VERSHININA, N., BARRETT, R., MEYER, M. (2011) . Forms of capital, intra-ethnic variation and Polish entrepreneurs in Leicester, Work, Employment and Society, 21 (1), 101-117

DAFT, R., KENDRICK, M., VERSHININA, N. (2010). Management (1st Edition ed.). Cengage Learning Business Press.

VERSHININA, N., RODGERS, P., XHENETI, M., BRZOZOWSKI, J., LASSALLE, P. (2021). Global Migration, Entrepreneurship and Society. Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research Vol.13. Emerald Group Publishing.

VERSHININA, N., RODGERS, P., XHENETI, M., BRZOZOWSKI, J., LASSALLE, P. (2021). Chapter 1: Global Migration, Entrepreneurship and Society: Setting the New Research Agenda. Global Migration, Entrepreneurship and Society (pp. 1-10). Emerald Group Publishing.

BORKOWSKI, M., BRZOZOWSKI, J., VERSHININA, N., RODGERS, P. (2021). Chapter 10: Networks and Migrant Entrepreneurship: Ukrainian Entrepreneurs in Poland. Global Migration, Entrepreneurship and Society (pp. 140-161). Emerald Group Publishing.

VERSHININA, N., RODIONOVA, Y., MARLOW, S. (2015). Does an Entrepreneur’s Gender Matter for Credibility and Financing of SMEs? (1st Edition ed.). In Veland Ramadani, Shqipe Gërguri-Rashiti and Alain Fayolle (Eds.), Female Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies (pp. 87-111). Routledge.

BUCCELLATO, T. B., FAZIO, G., RODIONOVA, Y., VERSHININA, N. (2015). Ownership Structure, Cash Constraints and Investment Behaviour in Russian Family Firms (1st Edition ed.). In Léo-Paul D ana Veland Ramadani (Ed.), Family Businesses in Transition Economies: Management, Succession and Internationalization (pp. 239-264). Springer.

VERSHININA, N., RADU-LEFEBVRE, M. (2021). Deconstructing women's (in)visibility discourse in family business research. Gender, Work and Organization Conference.

LEFEBVRE, V., VERSHININA, N. (2021). The role of learning in organizing and growing processes at a new venture stage. EGOS.

MURITHI, W., VERSHININA, N. (2019). Exploring Strategic Behaviours of Family Businesses in Sub-Saharan African Context: Does Family Involvement and Size of the Firm Matter?., Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference 2019. London: Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

VERSHININA, N. (2019). “From darkness into light”: a systematic review of scholarly contributions investigating (in)visibility of women in family firms.. Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship 2019 (pp. 35). London: Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Professional Conferences

VERSHININA, N., RODGERS, P. (2019). Gendering of symbolic capital and lived experiences of Eastern European migrant entrepreneurs in the UK. Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship 2019.

Scientific activities

Reviewer for an academic journal

Gender, Work and Organization

Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development

International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research

International Small Business Journal

Journal of Management Studies

Journal of Family Business Management

Journal of International Entrepreneurship

The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

Organization

Journal of Business Research

International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship

Long Range Planning

International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal

Applied Psychology: An International Review

Journal of Small Business Management

Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

Human Relations

Small Business Economics

Associate Editor of an academic journal

Entrepreneurship & Regional Development Journal (2021) , 01/01/2021

International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research (2019) , 01/06/2019

Guest Editor of an academic journal

IJEBR -Entrepreneurial Revolution in Healthcare , 01/11/2022

IJEBR - Inequalities in Entrepreneurship Opportunities: the intersectionality of contexts, situatedness, positionalities and identities (2022) , 17/04/2022 - 17/08/2022

Guest Editor for Special Issue: Migration, Enterprise and Society (2019) , 02/01/2017 - 13/08/2019

Member of the editorial board of an academic journal

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and innovation (2021) , 01/06/2021

Journal of Management Studies (2021) , 01/01/2021

Entrepreneurship and Regional Development (2021) , 01/09/2020

Member of the scientific board of an academic association

IJEI - The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (2022) , 01/01/2022

Member of the board of directors of an academic association

ISBE - Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (2022) , 01/08/2021

British Academy of Management

Awards and Honors

  • Top Peer Reviewer for Economics and Management , 2019
  • Best Reviewer Award 2019- IJEBR , 2019
  • Best Qualitative Paper Award at Diana Conference , 2019
  • Emerald Literati Award for Highly Commended paper , 2018
  • Best Knowledge and Research Exchange Paper , 2016
  • Best paper in “Entrepreneurship in Minority Groups” Track , 2016
  • Best paper in “Family and Community Business” Track , 2015

Doctoral supervision

Thesis director

- 2016, P. SAVONI : Intra-Family Succession Goals: Perceptions of the Dominant Coalition of Small Private Family Firms
de Montfort University, Great Britain

- 2018, B. WASIK : The role of Social Capital in business creation and development of Chinese ethnic entrepreneurship in Indonesia
de Montfort University, Great Britain

Thesis co-director

- 2007, D. COCONETE : Technology strategy of small and medium sized semiconductor enterprises in the UK
de Montfort University, Great Britain

- 2014, H. MUMBI : Public Sector Leadership
de Montfort University, Great Britain

- 2017, M. JEREMIAH : Accountability Perspectives on Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability in Developing Countries: Evidence from Nigeria
de Montfort University, Great Britain

- 2018, P. MCHARDY : Identifying Boundary Spanning Behaviour across Members of Heterogeneous Groups within a Project Environment
de Montfort University, Great Britain

- 2021, K. STOEWE : Refugee Entrepreneurship Intergration: Comparative study of Birmingham and Cologne
University of Birmingham, Great Britain