Name: Prof. Sarah Drakopoulou Dodd
Title/Position: Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship - MBA

Faculty Bio

Sarah Drakopoulou Dodd is Professor at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, at the University of Strathclyde. The Hunter Centre is an internationally acclaimed specialist department, creating and delivering cutting-edge entrepreneurship education and research. Additionally, the Hunter Centre team works with a wide range of entrepreneurial ventures and development agencies to provide practical support, translating academic knowledge into hands-on action. Professor Dodd’s previous posts include Professor of Enterprise and Small Business at Middlesex University, and academic positions with ALBA Graduate School of Business (Athens, Greece), the American College of Greece, Robert Gordon University (Aberdeen), and the University of Aberdeen. She holds visiting, honorary and advising positions at Aarhus University, the University of Limerick, and the University of Lancaster. Professor Dodd teaches and trains in the areas of corporate venturing, new venture creation and growth, family business, organizational behaviour, and international business management. Her research focuses on the impact of socio-cultural factors on the quality and quantity of entrepreneurship, especially the processes and structures of entrepreneurial networks. Professor Dodd has also studied alternative entrepreneurship, growth strategies, family business, entrepreneurship education, and cross-cultural conceptualizations of the entrepreneur. An additional research stream includes the relationships between theology, religion and entrepreneurship, with special emphasis on the history of entrepreneurship thought within religious movements. Professor Dodd's research has been published in leading entrepreneurship and management journals, including the Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Management Decision, the Scandinavian Journal of Management, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, the International Small Business Journal, the Family Business Review, and the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She is a Board Member of ETP, ERD, ISBJ and IJEI. Professor. Dodd has considerable experience of marketing, training, and business development, including several years spent managing Aberdeen University's executive development programmes for areas ranging from engineering to philosophy, and from forestry to management. In this role, she worked with a broad variety of private and public sector organisations, including major petroleum companies. Professor Dodd also founded and directed AHEAD, the Alba Hub for Enterprise and Development, Greece’s first University centre for entrepreneurship, which bridges the gap between the worlds of higher education and enterprise. She has acted as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Greek Entrepreneurs Association, and led the teams responsible for national Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in Greece.


Professor Course Number Course Name Instructor Room Number Days Time Credits Prerequisites
Sarah Drakopoulou Dodd MG938 New Venture Creation N/A N/A N/A 10.0 N/A