Renata Osowska

Renata Osowska

Dr Renata Osowska



Dr Renata Osowska graduated in business management at the University of Wroclaw (Poland) with an MSc in Public Administration. She also studied law at Christian Albrecht’s University in Kiel, Germany (Erasmus Scholarship) before moving to Scotland where she completed her PhD in Entrepreneurship at the University of the West of Scotland (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).

Renata is an awarded researcher in entrepreneurship and small business development specialising in investigating the influence of culture and socio-economic environment on entrepreneurial behaviour, including entrepreneurial mobility and society. She is supervising students from doctoral to undergraduate level and she is the Research Lead and dissertations coordinator for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group.

Renata has an extensive teaching experience in F2F, blended, online and TNE education. Currently, she is a module leader for Ug Exploring Entrepreneurship and Pg Managing Innovation (HK) modules and programme leader for BA Business & Enterprise (online). 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 a role of an associate lecturer at the UWS, teaching 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 the European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Country Vice President for the UK and is an Associate Editor for Entrepreneurial Business and Economics Review (EBER).

Research Areas



Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • ECFED Central and South Latin America scientific committee member


Conference Organising Activity

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


Editorial Activity

  • Associate Editor- Entrepreneurial Business and Economics Review (EBER)


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

  • Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) Fellow
  • HEA Senior Fellow
  • Winner of the Enterprise Award - Edinburgh Napier University's Above and Beyond Awards 2018-19
  • Nominated for the Collaborative Practice Award - Edinburgh Napier University's Above and Beyond Awards 2017-18
  • Best Reviewer Nominee RENT 2018
  • 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
  • BINUS University International Lecture Week - Guest Lecture
  • EE Explore roundtable speaker
  • European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB) Webinar Speaker
  • Seminar speaker at Leuphana University, Germany



  • Reviewer for Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development (JSBED)
  • Binus International Lecture Week - PhD Colloquium
  • 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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