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Research Interests

I am interested in the practise and sense-making of CSR in the context of developing and emerging markets and the impact of contextual factors. Another area that paricularly fascinates me is the impact of religion, particularly Islam on CSR, leadership and decision-making. I am also interested in Middle Eastern studies. Another area of iresearch interest for me is the application of Grounded Theory and its influence on theorisation in management and organisational studies. 


I work as a Lecturer in Business Strategy at Coventry Business School. Before moving to Coventry, I spent 5 years as a Lecturer in Strategy and a Teaching Assistant at University of Bedfordshire. My PhD degree was completed in the same institution where I was also awarded a full PhD scholarship. My MSc degree in International Business Management is also from the University of Bedfordshire. I have completed my BSc in International Relations (full scholarship) in Free Unievrsity of Varna, Bulgaria.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Doctorate, University of Bedfordshire

International Business and Management, MSc, University of Bedfordshire

BSc, Varna Free University

Accounting and Finance, Degree, Professional College in Economics and Informatics "John Atanasoff"

External positions

Committee member , British Academy of Management

1 Oct 2018 → …

Lecturer in Business Strategy, University of Bedfordshire

1 Aug 20152 Jan 2018

Teaching Assistant , University of Bedfordshire

1 Nov 201231 Jul 2015

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Corporate Social Responsibility Business & Economics
Middle East Business & Economics
Empirical model Business & Economics
Grounded theory Business & Economics
Reviewing Business & Economics
Systematic review Business & Economics
Innovators Business & Economics
Business and society Business & Economics

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Research Output 2010 2020

Towards the Development of an Empirical Model for Islamic CSR: Evidence from the Middle East

Koleva, P., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Business Ethics. (In-press), p. (In-press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

social responsibility
Middle East
Empirical model
Corporate Social Responsibility

An Empirical Model for Islamic Corporate Social Responsibility Grounded in Theory and Practice

Koleva, P., 1 Aug 2019, Academy of Management Proceedings. 1 ed. Academy of Management, Vol. 2019.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Empirical model
Corporate Social Responsibility
Middle East
United Arab Emirates

An Inclusive Organization: The Great and the Not so Great. How Champions Can Help

Koleva, P., 2019, (Unpublished).

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther


A Systematic Review on Corporate Social Responsibility Literature in the Middle East: Conceptual Gaps and Challenges

Koleva, P., 2018, Current Issues in Corporate Social Responsibility: An International Consideration. Idowu, S. O., Sitnikov, C., Simion, D. & Bocean, C. G. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 237-257 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Middle East
Corporate Social Responsibility
Systematic review
Cultural context
Research directions

Activities 2012 2019

  • 4 Membership of committee
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Consultancy
  • 1 Membership of board

Higher Education Academy (HEA) (External organisation)

Petya Koleva (Member)

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

Academy of Management (External organisation)

Petya Koleva (Member)

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

British Academy of Management (External organisation)

Petya Koleva (Member)

Activity: MembershipMembership of board

Academy of Management (External organisation)

Petya Koleva (Member)
1 Jan 2018

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

CEO and Founder of KCG

Petya Koleva (Consultant)
1 May 201531 Dec 2017

Activity: Consultancy


Best Ethics Paper

Petya Koleva (Recipient), 12 Aug 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Business ethics

Full PhD Scholarship

Petya Koleva (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Other distinction

Full UG Scholarship

Petya Koleva (Recipient), 2006

Prize: Other distinction

Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy

Petya Koleva (Recipient), 1 Apr 2019

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Student Experience Award

Petya Koleva (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)