Dr Isla Kapasi
I am an early career researcher in the field of entrepreneurship. For my PhD I examined Home-based business: a means to what end? and I continue to explore this research area. Prior to developing my academic career, I was involved in public, private and third sector employment and self-employment. I have run several small businesses and I am currently a mentor for high growth firms in Edinburgh in partnership with Edinburgh Chambers of Commerce.
I am committed to research-informed teaching. I am experienced in the development of innovative teaching curricula, most recently with Team Entrepreneurship. I have in-depth experience of working with undergraduates, postgraduates and MBAs. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.
I am currently a Lecturer in Enterprise within the Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies, Leeds University Business School.
My current research interests include: critical entrepreneurship studies, motivation, poverty and home-based business.
- PhD in Management
- MRes in Research Methods
- MSc in Business Management with Entrepreneurship
- BA (Hons) Fine Art
- Academy of Management
- European Group of Organization Studies
- Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
In session 2019-20 I am module leader for:
LUBS5526M Global Perspectives on Enterprise (Semester 1)
LUBS5528M Contemporary Challenges in Enterprise (Semester 1)
LUBS5954M Critically Assessing Research (Semester 2)
Research groups and institutes
- Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies