Dr Kautsar Ramli

Dr Kautsar Ramli


As an ‘acadepreneur’, an academic with an entrepreneurial background, Kautsar is an avid believer in the importance of both theoretical and practical aspects in entrepreneurship studies. Her background as an entrepreneur has provided her with different perspectives in researching entrepreneurship. Kautsar’s research mainly focuses on entrepreneurship development in emerging economies. She has also examined the macro-micro links of both formal and informal institutions and how they influence entrepreneurial activity. Kautsar is interested in further exploring roles of culture and enterprise policy in entrepreneurship development.

Professional Memberships

Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE)

British Academy of Management (BAM)

United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE)

White Rose Doctoral Training Centre (WRDTC)

Other profiles

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kautsar_Ramli

LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/kautsar-ramli-68996984

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kautsaramli


Research interests

Enterprise policy

Entrepreneurial culture 

Entrepreneurship in emerging economies


Research keywords

Entrepreneurship, Institutional change, Entrepreneurship policy, Affirmative action, Institutional entrepreneurship, Malaysia


Other links



  • PhD in Management (Entrepreneurship), University of Leeds - 2019
  • MSc. IT Entrepreneurship, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Johor, Malaysia - 2013
  • B.IT Information Science, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Selangor, Malaysia - 2011

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies
  • PhD