Dr Mariana Estrada-Robles

Dr Mariana Estrada-Robles


I am an early career researcher in the field of entrepreneurship and family business. I joined the Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies in 2017 from Sheffield University Management School. My research mainly focuses on studying the influence of family dynamics and institutional context in entrepreneurial families.

My teaching commitments include lectures for postgraduate and undergraduate levels in higher education institutions in the UK and Mexico and international Summer Schools. I has also worked for 6 years in EGADE Business School for Latin America developing postgraduate programmes in countries like Peru, Ecuador, Panama and Colombia. I have collaboratively taught entrepreneurship courses involving academic trips to New York, New Haven (Yale School of Management), Houston (Texas A&M) in the United States; and Madrid, Spain (BBVA Group Training Centre). I have also assessed start-up projects from MBA students in EGADE Business School. Prior to academia, I worked for a multinational food company.

Module leader

LUBS2080 New Enterprise Planning 

LUBS2027 Leadership in Business


Research interests

My primary research interest is in the field of family entrepreneurship, specialising in entrepreneurial families and family business. I am also interested in exploring informality, institutions and culture surrounding entrepreneurship research.

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the following areas:

  •          Family Business
  •          Family Entrepreneurship
  •          Family businesses and entrepreneurship in emerging economies


  • PhD in Managament- Entrepreneurship, University of Sheffield
  • MBA, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico
  • BA Marketing, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies