Renata Osowska

Renata Osowska

Dr Renata Osowska

Lecturer

Biography

Dr Renata Osowska graduated in business management at the University of Wroclaw (Poland) with MSc. She also studied law at Christian Albrecht’s University in Kiel, Germany (Erasmus Scholarship) before moving to Scotland where she completed a PhD in Entrepreneurship at UWS. She also completed PgCert in Business Research Methods (UWS, Scotland), PgCert in Learning and Teaching in HE and PgCert in Blended and Online Education (ENU, Scotland).

Her main research interests are related to entrepreneurship and small business development and the influence of culture and socio-economic environment on entrepreneurial behaviour, including entrepreneurial mobility.

Currently Renata is a module leader for Exploring Entrepreneurship and Managing Innovation (HK) modules and programme leader for BA Business & Enterprise (online). She is supervising students from doctoral to undergraduate level. She is also an External Examiner for Aston University and a PDT.

Previous to lecturing at ENU she was working in different industries in five countries before taking the role as an associate lecturer at UWS, teaching students various topics on entrepreneurship and business research methods.

She is a Senior Fellow of HEA, RSA Fellow and a member of various academic organisations (e.g. ISBE, ECSB). She is also acting as ECSB Country VP for the UK and co-Lead of Entrepreneurship Cluster at the International Centre for Management and Governance Research.

Research Areas

Events

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • ECFED Central and South Latin America scientific committee member

 

Conference Activity

  • RENT (Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business) session chair
  • RENT session chair
  • ECFED session chair
  • Organising Committee Member for 12th European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES) Conference

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External Validator for Digital Business Programme (BCU)
  • Aston University external examiner for non-standard modules in innovation and enterprise

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Winner of the Enterprise Award - Edinburgh Napier University's Above and Beyond Awards 2018-19
  • HEA Senior Fellow
  • Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) Fellow
  • Best Reviewer Nominee RENT 2018
  • Nominated for the Collaborative Practice Award - Edinburgh Napier University's Above and Beyond Awards 2017-18
  • Jose Maria Veciana Best Paper Award at the RENT XXX conference
  • Best Paper Award on Critical Perspectives in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Reviewer for Research Development Fund (RDF) ENU

 

Invited Speaker

  • Invited guest presenter at the Evolve conference 2021
  • EE Explore roundtable speaker
  • Seminar speaker at Leuphana University, Germany
  • European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB) Webinar Speaker

 

Reviewing

  • Reviewer for International Review of Entrepreneurship (IRE)
  • Reviewer for International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (IJESB)
  • Reviewer for Small Enterprise Research (SER)
  • Reviewer for International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research (IJEBR)
  • Reviewer for Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business (RENT)
  • Reviewer for Academy of Management (AOM)

 

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Supporting Entrepreneurship Students’ Sense of Belonging in Online Virtual Spaces

Journal Article
Brodie, J., & Osowska, R. (in press)
Supporting Entrepreneurship Students’ Sense of Belonging in Online Virtual Spaces. Industry and Higher Education, https://doi.org/10.1177/0950422221999264
Universities globally are aspiring to grow through investing in the delivery of online learning Programmes. However, the attrition rate for online learning is high. Thomas, He...

Supporting Entrepreneurship Students’ Sense of Belonging in Online Virtual Spaces

Presentation / Conference
Brodie, J., & Osowska, R. (2019, November)
Supporting Entrepreneurship Students’ Sense of Belonging in Online Virtual Spaces. Paper presented at ISBE Conference 2019, Newcastle
Abstract not available.

Multilevel Analysis of Entrepreneurial Activity: Exploring Individual-level Determinants and the Moderating Role of National Culture

Journal Article
Setti, Z., Osowska, R., & Jaworski, P. (2019)
Multilevel Analysis of Entrepreneurial Activity: Exploring Individual-level Determinants and the Moderating Role of National Culture. International Review of Entrepreneurship, 17(2), 213-230
In this paper, we argue that national culture is important for explaining variations in entrepreneurial activity across countries. We examine both direct and interaction (mode...

Exploring the attitudes towards entrepreneurship in a transforming society. The case of Poland

Journal Article
Osowska, R. (2019)
Exploring the attitudes towards entrepreneurship in a transforming society. The case of Poland. Management International, 23(5), 26-35
This study is an analysis on the perception of entrepreneurship in Polish society across two decades, starting from year 1990, which marked the end of communism. 129 articles ...

Building entrepreneurial potential abroad – exploring return migrant experience

Journal Article
Pauli, U., & Osowska, R. (2018)
Building entrepreneurial potential abroad – exploring return migrant experience. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 25, 936-954. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijebr-02-2018-0098
Purpose: This paper examines how entrepreneurial potential is built abroad during periods of EU economic migration and how this affects the entrepreneurial behaviour of indivi...

Building Entrepreneurial Potential by Gaining Capital Abroad - Exploring Return Migrant Entrepreneurship

Presentation / Conference
Osowska, R., & Pauli, U. (2018, November)
Building Entrepreneurial Potential by Gaining Capital Abroad - Exploring Return Migrant Entrepreneurship. Paper presented at RENT XXXII Conference, Toledo, Spain
Abstract not available.

The Determinants of Cross-country Differences in Entrepreneurial Activity: Role of National Culture and Individual Characteristics

Presentation / Conference
Osowska, R., & Setti, Z. (2017, November)
The Determinants of Cross-country Differences in Entrepreneurial Activity: Role of National Culture and Individual Characteristics. Paper presented at RENT XXXI Conference, Lund, Sweden
Abstract not available.

The role of culture in entrepreneurship

Presentation / Conference
Osowska, R. (2017, August)
The role of culture in entrepreneurship
Presented at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany.

In search of intellectual stimulation: understanding the relationship between motivation, deep learning and stimulation in the HE classroom

Journal Article
Chowdhry, S., & Osowska, R. (2017)
In search of intellectual stimulation: understanding the relationship between motivation, deep learning and stimulation in the HE classroom. Journal of Today's Ideas - Tomorrow's Technologies, 5(1), https://doi.org/10.15415/jotitt.2017.51001
One of the key educational notions measured in the National Student Survey (NSS) is intellectual stimulation. This study aimed to find out Higher Education (HE) engineering st...

Exploring Entrepreneurship in a transforming society. The case of Poland.

Presentation / Conference
Osowska, R. (2017, March)
Exploring Entrepreneurship in a transforming society. The case of Poland. Presented at ECSB (European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship) webinar, Online
Abstract not available.

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