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Office: 0G.013 QMS

Telephone ext: 4392

Email: L.Messina@qub.ac.uk

Research Statement

Lisa Messina is a Lecturer in Management at Queen's University Belfast, Queen's Management School. Her research interests are in the fields of Entrepreneurship, International Business and Innovation. In particular, her research focuses on the Born Global phenomenon in the context of University Spin-Out companies, examined through the theoretical lenses of Entrepreneurial Orientation and Social Capital. 

Research Interests

Entrepreneurship; International Business; Innovation; Entrepreneurial Orientation; Social Capital; University Spin-Out companies; Born Globals; Knowledge Transfer; Qualitative Research.


Lisa was awarded a PhD in Management from Queen's University Belfast in 2019. Lisa also holds an MSc in International Business (Distinction) and a BSc in International Business with French (First Class Honours) from Queen's University Belfast, and a Diploma di Esame di Stato from the Liceo Scientifico 'Bertrand Russell', Garbagnate Milanese (Milan, Italy).


Lisa has taught on a variety of undergraduate modules on the topics of International Business, Management and Leadership, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, including MGT3011 Innovation Management, MGT1015 Global Business Environment, MGT2019 Leading For Change, MGT2008 Managerial Behaviour, MHT3004 Applied International Business, and MGT2011 International Business. Lisa has also supervised several disseration students at MSc level.



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


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