• EH14 4AS

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

- International strategy and performance of SMEs
- Firm internationalisation
- Corporate governance in international new ventures (INVs) and born global firms
- Cognitive characteristics of entrepreneurs in digital start-ups
- The impact of 'Black Swan' events and global disruptions on firm innovation


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Personal profile

Research interests

My key research interests are as follows:

  • International Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • Born Globals and International New Ventures (INVs)
  • Firm Internationalisation
  • Export Performance and Strategy of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)
  • Cross-Cultural Management


Dr. Stephan Gerschewski is Associate Professor in Strategy & Enterprise at Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, UK, with a demonstrated history of working in the Education sector in Germany, New Zealand, South Korea, and United Kingdom (UK). 

Dr. Gerschewski is the Co-Founder and CEO of Candle Joy London, which is an artisan candle maker based in Reading, UK.

Dr. Gerschewski is a Genos Certified Emotional Intelligence Practitioner. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

External positions

Visiting Professor, University of Tübingen

1 Apr 2020 → …


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