Memili, Dr. Esra

Title: Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship

Bryan Office: 370
Phone Number: (662)617-1459
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Brief Bio: ESRA MEMILI, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Bryan School of Business and Economics. A scholar in family business and entrepreneurship, she is the author of accepted and/or published manuscripts that have appeared in the top entrepreneurship and family business journals such as Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Family Business Review, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Family Business Strategy, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, and others. She is a member of the Editorial Review Board of Family Business Review as well as Journal of Family Business Strategy. She has recently been invited to be a Guest Editor for Special Issues on family firms at International Journal of Financial Studies and Journal of Family Business Management. She is the recipient of Family Owned Business Institute Research Scholars of Award and Grant (2009 & 2012). She has over 70 international, national, and regional academic conference presentations and won Best Paper awards at Journal of Family Business Management (2013), USASBE [2013 & 2014(2)]; FERC (2013); Global Innovation and Knowledge Academy (2013); SMA (2011); and Academy of Management (2008). She is also invited as guest speaker to international academic conferences such as Family Enterprise Research Conference (2012 & 2014) in Montreal, Canada; Hamburg Institute of Family Owned Business (2012 & 2013) in Germany; and International Family Enterprise Research Academy (2014) in Lappeenranta, Finland. She is the winner of Family Firm Institute 2012 Best Quantitative Dissertation Award. Her research appeared in media: Impulse Wissen (2103) in Hamburg, Germany; Adali (2013) in Istanbul, Turkey; and Healio Orthotics/Prosthetics Business News (2013) in the U.S. Dr. Memili is the Assistant Director of Coleman Foundation Entrepreneurship Fellows. She has recently won 2013-14 Junior Faculty Research Excellence Award at UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics.
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