Renata Osowska

Renata Osowska

Dr Renata Osowska



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.

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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

  • HEA Senior Fellow
  • Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) Fellow
  • Winner of the Enterprise Award - Edinburgh Napier University's Above and Beyond Awards 2018-19
  • 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



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



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