Dr Bochra Idris  

Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship Department 

Bochra Idris 002Phone: +44 (0)121 204 3482
Email: b.idris@aston.ac.uk
Room: SW1015  

Bochra is a lecturer in Entrepreneurship at Aston Business School. Prior to joining Aston University, she successfully defended her PhD thesis, in the area of International Business, at Kent Business School. Prior to joining Kent University, she obtained her Master’s of Research from Kingston University London and her Master’s in Global Business Environment from Sheffield Hallam University where she graduated with Distinction. She also holds a third Master’s degree in Banking & Finance from the University of Sheffield obtained in 2012. Bochra’s research focuses on understanding Small and Medium-Sized firms (SMEs) internationalisations. Her recent research papers appeared in the International Business Review (ABS 3*) and Journal of Business Research (ABS 3*), and her work has been nominated for the best paper award in international entrepreneurship track  at the ISBE (2017) conference in Belfast. Bochra has more than two years of teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and was involved in supervising postgraduate  dissertations and international business consultancy projects. 

  • PhD, Kent Business School, The University of Kent ‘Essays on SMEs’ Internationalisation: An Empirical Analysis using Large-Scale Survey Data’, 2019
  • MRes, Master’s of Research, Kingston University London, 2016.
  • MSc. Managing Global Business, Sheffield Hallam University, 2014.
  • MSc. Money, Banking and Finance, The University of Sheffield, 2012.
  • BSc. Economics, The University of Aleppo, Syria, 2009. 
  • Lecturer, Aston Business School, Aston University (August 2019 – present).
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Kent Business School, The University of Kent (January 2018 – January 2019).
  • Associate Lecturer, Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University (September 2014 – September 2015).
  • BSM 933 International Business (Postgraduate)
  • BSM 980 Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Emerging Economies (Postgraduate).
  • Small and Medium-sized firms’ internationalisation
  • Networks and SMEs internationalisation
  • Innovation in SMEs
  • Family firms
  • Female Entrepreneurs 

Journal Articles:

Chapter in books:

  • Mohammed, A-M., Idris, B., Saridakis, G., & Benson, V. (2019). Information and communication technologies: A curse or blessing for SMEs? in Benson, V., & McAlaney, J. (eds). Emerging Cyber Threats and Cognitive Vulnerabilities. accepted for publication.

Conferences:

  • Idris, B., & Saridakis, G. The relationship between training and performance in internationalised and non-internationalised SMEs: Is it different. Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE): Research, policy and practice: Collaboration in a disparate world. Birmingham. 9/11/2018.
  • Saridakis, G., Idris, B., Hansen, J., Dana, L.P. SMEs’ internationalization: When does innovation matter? Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE): Research, policy and practice: Collaboration in a disparate world. Birmingham. 9/11/2018.
  • Idris, B., Saridakis, G. Local formal interpersonal networks and SMEs internationalisation: Empirical evidence from the UK. Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE): Borders, prosperity and entrepreneurial responses. Belfast. 9/11/2017.