Strategy, International Management & Business, and Entrepreneurship

This academic group addresses global challenges faced by organisations of all shapes and sizes, we focus on the understanding and application of strategic management, international business and entrepreneurship in the context of social, political and economic factors within business and society. Our group researches issues at the intersection of people, responsible business and the planet.

Research themes

Business, organisations, and society

  • Organisational values, reputation, and identity
  • Modern slavery
  • Gender studies, intersectionality and social justice
  • Pluralistic approaches to management studies
  • Global challenges and sustainable development goals


  • The survival and exit of entrepreneurial firms
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Refugee entrepreneurship

International business, management, and sustainability

  • The rise of global managerialism and business elites
  • Digitalisation of international organisations
  • Regenerative and distributive supply chains and global commodity chains
  • Uneven development and global production networks
  • Multinational corporations and enterprises
  • Social sustainability

Microfoundations of strategy and organisation

  • Strategy-as-practice
  • Practice view of organisational epistemology
  • Microfoundations of strategising for grand challenges
  • Social movements and organisation

Contact us

Organisations or individuals interested in working with the Strategy, International Management & Business, and Entrepreneurship academic group, please contact:

Professor Hinrich Voss

PhD, Diplom Oekonom
Chair in International Business Management, University of Bristol Business School

PhD programmes

Find out more about studying a PhD at the University of Bristol Business School.

Find out more about scholarships availble for PhD study.


  • BSc International Business Management - Our international business management degrees combine rigorous theory and real-world relevance with a strong international dimension.
  • MSc International Business and Strategy: Global Challenges - The programme will equip students with a competitive advantage in the graduate jobs market by giving them the tools to deal with the new 'mega-forces' of globalisation driven by technological advancement, climate change, global health crises and geopolitical events.
  • MSc Management - including the 8 different alternative pathways for this programme, MSc Management (CSR and Sustainability), MSc Management (Digitalisation and Big Data), MSc Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation), MSc Management (International Business), MSc Management (International HRM), MSc Management (Marketing) and MSc Management (Project Management).
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