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Jessica An

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Research Interests

Chinese guanxi and Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs' characteristics

Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurial Orientation

International SMEs 

Business Strategy

Business Management

Biography

Jessica holds a PhD from Coventry University in guanxi studies and entrepreneurship, and she is now a Lecturer in Business Management at Coventry University. She has been working as a part-time staff in School of Strategy & Leadership for five years since she started her PhD. Her research studies the relationship between Chinese entrepreneurs’ characteristics and their guanxi networking in the UK, as well as how does these guanxi influence the companies’ performances. She is now a Fellow member of the Higher Education Academy and an Associate Researcher in the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship (ICTE). Her research interests include Chinese guanxi in international context, entrepreneurial characteristics, entrepreneurial orientation, and ethnic minority entrepreneurship in the UK.

Education/Academic qualification

International Studies and Social Sciences, Doctorate, Coventry University

23 Jan 20121 Aug 2017

International Management, MSc, Loughborough University

1 Oct 20081 Sep 2009

Advertising and Marketing Communications, Degree, University of Bedfordshire

24 Sep 20071 Jul 2008

Advertising and Marketing Communications, Degree, China Agricultural University

1 Sep 20051 Jul 2007

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Activities 2018 2019

  • 1 Participation in conference
  • 1 Public Engagement Event

Field trip to New York

An, J. (Organiser)
2 Apr 201912 Apr 2019

Activity: Public Engagement Event

Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Conference 2018

An, J. (Speaker)
7 Nov 20188 Nov 2018

Activity: Participation in conference