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Celina Smith assistant professor in entrepreneurship

Celina SMITH

Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship

Celina Smith is an associate professor of entrepreneurship at EMLYON, and a Visiting Fellow at Imperial College Business School in London. She holds a PhD from Imperial College Business School where her dissertation won best PhD (2009). Her research interests focus on social network theory, new venture creation, and family business. She has worked as an entrepreneur leading two companies in the UK creative industries, and today teaches courses on new venture growth and social networks.

EducationTop

  1. 2010 Ph.D. - Tie-order Processes and Network Outcomes - Imperial College Business School, London, United Kingdom
  2. 2005 MBA - Evolution of Social Networks Following Mergers and Acquisitions - Imperial College Business School, London, United Kingdom

Awards

  1. 2009 Best Ph.D - Principal's Award - Imperial College Business School, London, United Kingdom
  2. 2005 EPSRC Scholarship Award - Imperial College Ph.D. Programme, London, United Kingdom
  3. 2004 Best MBA - Marketor's Award - Imperial College Business School, London, United Kingdom

ExperienceTop

Directorships

  1. Co-founder director - UK based television production company producing programmes for broadcast
  2. Co-director - UK-based vocational media training company
  3. 2001 -2005 Board member: PACT (Producers Alliance for Cinema & TV)

Chair

  1. 2001 - 2005 Chair, PACT policy sub group

ExpertiseTop

1. Social networks

2. Family business behavior

3. New business development

Courses taughtTop

  1. MSc Program - New Venture Growth
  2. MSc Program - Harnessing the Power of Social Networks
  3. Introduction to Venture Creation
  4. Entrepreneurial Analysis & Decisions

Research InterestTop

1. Social capital

2. Family business behavior

PublicationsTop