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Prof. Dr. Denise Elaine Fletcher

Denise Elaine Fletcher

Full professor of Entrepreneurship and Innnovation

Forschungsthemen Entrepreneurship, Family business, Small business management
Fakultät oder Zentrum Fakultät für Recht, Wirtschaftswissenschaften und Finanzwirtschaft
Department Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Postadresse Campus Kirchberg, Université du Luxembourg
6, rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi
L-1359 Luxembourg
Büroadresse G 103
E-Mail
Telefon (+352) 46 66 44 5863
Fax (+352) 46 66 44 6341

Research Interests 

  • Entrepreneurship (opportunity emergence, relational perspectives, business start up, copreneurship, internationalization and organizational change of small firms)
  • Family business (family discourses, family business in the television media, growth, organizational culture, family heritage, sustainability, succession and strategic renewal of family firms)

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Denise Fletcher completed her PhD degree in 1997 at The Nottingham Trent University, UK.  She was a lecturer in European Business at Nottingham Trent (1990-2004) becoming a Principal Lecturer in Entrepreneurship in 1998 and Director of Entrepreneurship Research in Centre for Growing Businesses in 2004. From 2006, she moved to a Senior Lecturer role at University of Sheffield becoming a Reader in Entrepreneurship and Family Business in February 2011. Since April 2011, Denise Fletcher has been Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Luxembourg.

Last updated on: Dienstag, den 14. Juli 2015

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Current appointments and responsabilities

  • Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Luxembourg
  • Academic Head of the Management Group, CREA
  • Academic Head of the partnership with the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce
  • Study Director, Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Luxembourg
  • Director of the Studies for Master Programme in Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Visiting Professor

  • Visiting Professor, Family Business Research Centre, Jonkoping Business School, Jonkoping, Sweden (May 2012-13)
  • External examiner, University of Manchester, Enterprise Centre, Manchester, UK (Since Feb 2010-14)

Memberships

  • Member of Family Firm Institute
  • Member of International Family Enterprise Research Academy
  • Member of Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Doctoral supervision

Eleven PhD completions, plus five ongoing



Last updated on: 20 Jun 2017

Her research focuses on the roles and responsibilities small businesses, entrepreneurial ventures and family organizations have in effecting a more equitable society that respects and protects human rights.

Approaching this topic from the perspective of responsible entrepreneurship, business ethics and organizational theory, her research focuses on:

(i) how the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights are being construed by organizations, and
(ii) how organizations endeavor to perform their economic activities in a responsible manner that avoids human rights violations.

 

Please visit Curriculum Vitae for complete information



Last updated on: 12 Nov 2019

Current undergraduate and post graduate teaching (all  ongoing)

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Models, Processes and Planning, Master level
  • Small Business Management, Research Methodology courses
  • Research methodology/thesis development, Master Level

Teaching

I am committed to creating an environment in which students can practice and extend their entrepreneurial skills, confidence and abilities in order to transform theirs and other peoples’ lives. Research and scholarly activity underpins my teaching and ensures currency of curricula where I strive to achieve an integration of theory and practice.

Drawing upon personal experiences in running a business I demonstrate how entrepreneurs use their local contexts/resources to negotiate institutional boundaries and realise market opportunities.  Using entrepreneurs as guest speakers, video clips and live case studies, I also practice a process-pedagogy in my classroom work by emphasising the relationship(s) between formulation and implementation, recognition and realisation, intentionality and actualisation in the construction of business opportunities.

Please visit Curriculum Vitae  for complete information

Link to MEI



Last updated on: 20 Jun 2017

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Collective works published as editor or director

See detailEntrepreneurship, universities & resources
Hytti, Ulla; Blackburn, Robert; Fletcher, Denise Elaine; Welter, Freiderike

Book published by Edward Elgar (2016)

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Articles published in scientific periodicals

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See detailThe tacit knowledge of entrepreneurial design: interrelating theory, practice and prescription in entrepreneurship research’
Selden, Paul; Fletcher, Denise Elaine

in Journal of Business Venturing Insights (2019), 11

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See detailQualitative research practices and family business scholarship: a review and future research agenda
Fletcher, Denise Elaine; de Massis, Alfredo; Nordqvist, Matthias

in Journal of Family Business Strategy (2016), 7(1), 8-25

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See detailThe entrepreneurial journey as an emergent hierarchical system of artifact-creating processes
Fletcher, Denise Elaine; Selden, Paul

in Journal of Business Venturing (2015), 30(4), 603-615

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See detailA curiosity for contexts: entrepreneurship, enactive research and auto ethnography’: an essay for Bengt Johannisson
Fletcher, Denise Elaine

in Entrepreneurship and Regional Development (2012), 1/2

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See detailCulture and values in Family Business – A review and suggestions for further research
Fletcher, Denise Elaine; Melin, Leif; Gimeno, Albert

in Journal of Family Business Strategy (2012), 3/4

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See detailEntrepreneurship and Institutional change
Kalantaridis, Christos; Fletcher, Denise Elaine

in Entrepreneurship and Regional Development (2012), 24(3-4), 199-216

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See detail‘Life-making or risk taking’?:
Fletcher, Denise Elaine

in International Small Business Journal (2010), 28(5), 1-17

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See detailA review of the educational and support infrastructure for family business in the United Kingdom
Fletcher, Denise Elaine

in International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy (2010), 30(7/8), 440-456

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See detail‘Toy Story’: the narrative world of entrepreneurship
Fletcher, Denise Elaine

in Journal of Business Venturing (2007), 22(5), 649-672

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See detailEntrepreneurship, Management Learning and Negotiated Narratives: 'Making it otherwise for us-otherwise for them''
Fletcher, Denise Elaine; watson, tony

in Management Learning (2007), 38(1), 9-26

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See detailVoice, silence and the business of construction:
Fletcher, Denise Elaine; Watson, Tony

in Organization (2007), 14(2), 155-174

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See detailEntrepreneurial processes and the social construction of opportunity
Fletcher, Denise Elaine

in Entrepreneurship and Regional Development (2006), 18(5), 421-440

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See detailInternational entrepreneurship and the small business
Fletcher, Denise Elaine

in Entrepreneurship and Regional Development (2004), 16

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See detailInterpreneurship’: Organisational (re)emergence and entrepreneurial development in a second-generation family firm
Fletcher, Denise Elaine

in International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research (2004), 10(1/2), 34-48

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See detailIn the Company of Men’: a reflexive tale of cultural organising in a small organisation
Fletcher, Denise Elaine

in Gender, Work and Organization (2002), 9(4), 65-76

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Contributions to collective works

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See detailEthnography: A Much-Advocated but Under-Used Qualitative Methodology in Published Accounts of Family Business Research
Fletcher, Denise Elaine; Adiguna, Rocky

in de Massis, Alfredo; kammerlander, Nadine (Eds.) Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods for Family Business (in press)

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See detailA relational conceptualisation of context and the real time emergence of entrepreneurship processes
Fletcher, Denise Elaine; selden, paul

in Welter, Friederike; Gartner, William (Eds.) A Research Agenda for Entrepreneurship and Context (2016)

See detailA critical review of critical perspectives in entrepreneurship research
Fletcher, Denise Elaine

in Landstrom, Hans; Parhankangas, Annaleena; Fayolle, Alain; Riot, Phillipe (Eds.) Challenging entrepreneurship research (2016)

See detailNavigating the growing field of entrepreneurship inquiry: successionist and relational modes of theory development
Fletcher, Denise Elaine; Selden, Paul

in Fayolle, Alain; Riot, Phillipe (Eds.) Rethinking Entrepreneurship: debating research orientations (2016)

See detailA relational conceptualisation of context and the real time emergence of entrepreneurship processes
Fletcher, Denise Elaine; Selden, Paul

in Welter, Friederike; Gartner, Willam. B. (Eds.) Entrepreneurship and Context: a research agenda (2016)

See detailFamily business inquiry as a critical social science
Fletcher, Denise Elaine

in Melin, Leif; Nordqvist, Mathias; Sharma, Pramodita (Eds.) The Sage Handbook of Family Business (2014)

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See detailFamily and Enterprise
Fletcher, Denise Elaine

in Carter, Sara; Jones-Evans, Dylan (Eds.) Enterprise and Small Business: principles, practice and policy (2006)

See detail'Family' as a discursive resource for understanding the small family business
Fletcher, Denise Elaine

in Fletcher, Denise (Ed.) Understanding the small family business (2002)

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Scientific congresses, symposiums and conference proceedings – Papers published in a book

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See detailTesting the discrimination hypothesis for female self employment migrants in the UK
Constantinidis, Christina; Fletcher, Denise Elaine; Joxhe, Majlinda

in IAFFE (Ed.) Books of Abstracts (2017, July 01)

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Scientific congresses, symposiums and conference proceedings – Unpublished conferences

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See detailRe-thinking culture in family business: A twelve-year review
Adiguna, Rocky; Fletcher, Denise Elaine; Melin, Leif

Scientific Conference (2016, June 29)

See detailA reflexive note on reflexivity: issues to think about for entrepreneurship research
Fletcher, Denise Elaine

Scientific Conference (2015, August)

See detailProfessional Development Workshop: Reflexive Entrepreneurship Studies
Fletcher, Denise Elaine; Verduijn, Karen; Gartner, William

Scientific Conference (2015, August)

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See detailIn What Ways is Qualitative Research Vital to Family Business Scholarship? A Review of Past Trends and Planning for New Futures
Fletcher, Denise Elaine; deMassis, Alfredo; Nordqvist, Mattias

Scientific Conference (2014, July)

See detail‘I’ll show them who’s boss’: A critical analysis of a television consultancy
Fletcher, Denise Elaine

Scientific Conference (2013, July)

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See detailThe promise of relational modes of inquiry for entrepreneurship research
Fletcher, Denise Elaine; Selden, Paul

Scientific Conference (2013, March)

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Scientific presentations in Universities or research centres

See detailCreating the future in the present: the embodied practice of artifactual design
Fletcher, Denise Elaine; Seldes, Paul

Presentation (2017, February)

See detailThe practice of artifactual design in entrepreneuring
Fletcher, Denise Elaine

Presentation (2017)

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See detailHow does context become context: relating multiple contexts in entrepreneurial explanation
Fletcher, Denise Elaine; Selden, Paul

Presentation (2015, August)

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Conferences given outside the academic context

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See detailFind your passion: Developing Entrepreneurial Behaviours
Fletcher, Denise Elaine; Geraudel, Mickaël

Conference given outside the academic context (2015)

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Speeches

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See detailDevenir entrepreneur en partant de ses passions
Fletcher, Denise Elaine; Geraudel, Mickaël

Speeches/Talks (2016)

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