Elmar Puntaier


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    Elmar is an Assistant Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Business Strategy at the Coventry University School of Strategy and Leadership and Course Director for MBA full-time, part-time and distance learning. He has more than 10 years industry experience—mainly automotive—, holds a PhD in Management and an MBA with distinction from the University of Leicester. He has been awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education in Academic Practice, also with distinction, and is Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. As an active researcher, he was an ASPiRE Fellow of the Centre for Business in Society and his research interests are in the areas of entrepreneurial growth strategies, SME firm performance and pathways to sustainability, which includes diversity in management boards and inclusive leadership strategies.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action

    Education/Academic qualification

    Education, Postgraduate Certificate, Certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education, Coventry University


    Award Date: 15 Nov 2021

    Doctorate, Firm Size Inequality: Industry Dynamics, Entrepreneurship and Welfare, University of Leicester


    Award Date: 15 Jul 2015

    MBA, University of Leicester


    Award Date: 22 Jan 2010

    Degree, Politecnico di Torino


    Award Date: 17 Mar 2003

    External positions

    Visiting Fellow, Universitat Jaume I

    1 Apr 201931 Mar 2020


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