Sukanlaya Sawang, SFHEA

Professor, Dr

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    PhD projects

    Innovation adoption; Psychology of Entrepreneurship, Small Business Management

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    Sukanlaya Sawang is the Associate Dean and Professor of Entrepreneurship in Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) at Coventry University.  Prior to joining Coventry, Sukanlaya worked at the University of Leicester. She has extensive overseas experience, including having worked as an academic in Australia and Thailand. She has received degrees in organisational psychology and innovation management. She is also an associate member of Centre in Business and Society (CBiS) and a visiting Professor at QUT Business School, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

    Sukanlaya has been teaching, researching and writing about psychological aspects of innovation and entrepreneurship for over a decade, publishing more than 100 articles, including academic journals, books, and government reports. Sukanlaya received a number of awards – including the ‘Emerald Management Reviews Citation of Excellence’; the ‘Best Paper Awards’ from the Academy of Management; and the ‘International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange’ awa

    Research Interests

    Sukanlaya’s research primarily focuses on psychology aspects of small business/entrepreneurship and innovation management. She has an extensive array of quality research publications in this area (including cross-cultural studies), experience in managing large research grants, and a strong collaborative research background with scholars from Asia-Pacific countries. 

    Education/Academic qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate, Queensland University of Technology

    Award Date: 2 May 2011

    Doctorate, Queensland University of Technology

    Award Date: 9 Mar 2009

    Postgraduate Certificate, University of Queensland

    Award Date: 1 May 2006

    MA, University of Central Oklahoma

    Award Date: 1 May 2001

    External positions

    Adjunct Professor, Queensland University of Technology

    10 Apr 2017 → …

    Visiting Academic, Zhejiang Gongshang University

    1 Jun 2013 → …


    • BF Psychology
    • Organizational Behaviour
    • Wellbeing
    • Innovative Behaviour
    • Occupation Stress
    • Innovation Managament
    • Small Business Management
    • Small Business Psychology
    • Psychology of Entrepreneurship


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