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PhD projects

Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial Orientation Academic Entrepreneurship Technology Transfer International Entrepreneurship Born Global firms


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Personal profile


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.

2018/2019 MGT2019 Leading For Change (Module Coordinator)

2018/2019 MGT2008 Managerial Behaviour (Module Coordinator)

2017/2018 MGT3004 Applied International Business (Module Coordinator)

2015/2016 MGT3004 Applied International Business (Module Coordinator)

2015/2016 MGT1007 Global Business Environment (Teaching Assistant)

2014/2015 MGT2011 International Business (Teaching Assistant)


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Research Output

  • 4 Paper
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
  • 1 Article
Open Access

Gender diversity in R&D teams and its impact on firm openness

Messina, L., Chapman, G. & Hewitt-Dundas, N., 2019, Gender, Science and Innovation: New Perspectives. Edward Elgar

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Pre-foundation imprinting as a determinant of post-foundation early market entry: examining the role of external support during USO creation

Messina, L. M., Miller, K. & Hewitt-Dundas, N., 15 Nov 2019, Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship: Proceedings.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


ISBE Best Paper in Track Award (Winner)

Lisa Messina (Recipient), Kristel Miller (Recipient) & Nola Hewitt-Dundas (Recipient), 14 Nov 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • President's Award for Best Paper by an Early Career Researcher (Winner)

    Lisa Messina (Recipient), 14 Nov 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


    • 3 Publication peer-review
    • 1 Invited talk

    Academy of Management Conference (Event)

    Lisa Messina (Peer reviewer)
    2020 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    Small Business Economics (Journal)

    Lisa Messina (Peer reviewer)
    2019 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    Journal of Business Research (Journal)

    Lisa Messina (Peer reviewer)
    2019 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review