Dr Lianne Taylor

Lecturer in International Business and Entrepreneurship

Deputy Director, Centre for Enterprise Development and Research (CEDAR)

Faculty:Lord Ashcroft International Business School

Department:Marketing, Enterprise and Tourism Staff - beta version

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Business, management, leadership and law , Enterprise , International Business

Dr Lianne Taylor’s areas of expertise and on-going research is in the inter-relatedness of growth, performance, and cognitive aspects including strategic decision-making in established and fast-growth entrepreneurial organizations from a systems perspective.

lianne.taylor@anglia.ac.uk

Background

Lianne Taylor is an Organizational Psychologist with extensive commercial, operational consultancy and Academic experience. A strong track record of designing and delivering development solutions for clients across different industries of international Retail & Corporate banking, Manufacturing & Engineering, Marketing and Sales, Utilities/nuclear energy, IT, Telecommunications and Academia- Nationally and Internationally and within UK Government bodies.

As Deputy Director for CEDAR, she was co-director on a global bank sponsored South African programme internationalising businesses to the UK, contributing to Systemic Entrepreneurship in Africa Conferences.Her work in Romania contributed to the setting up of a School of Entrepreneurship whilst establishing several new business start-ups.

Research interests

  • SME growth and performance
  • Systems thinking
  • Entrepreneurial Cognition
  • Strategic decision-making
  • Inter-relatedness of the entrepreneur and organization

Areas of research supervision

  • Systemic Barriers to Entrepreneurship in Zimbabwe
  • SME strategies for growth and survival
  • Internationalisation through e-commerce

Teaching

  • Enterprise Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Higher Level Skills
  • Being Enterprising
  • Operations Management
  • International Business

Qualifications

  • BSc Psychology (Hons)
  • Masters in Organizational and Occupational Psychology
  • PhD The Icarus Paradox: The interplay between entrepreneurial cognition and internal stakeholders

Memberships, editorial boards

  • International Council of Small Business (ICSB)
  • Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE)

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • 2014/2015 - Readability, Low Carbon and marketing transformation. Award £30K
  • 2013 - ABSA, Internationalising South African businesses. Award £391, 217
  • 2010 - Romanian Ministry of Labour, worked on 24 months. Award 973,000 euros (ANTREMAN)

Selected recent publications

Miller, L. B. and Lloyd-Reason, L. (2012). The Interplay of entrepreneurial cognition and internal stakeholders. Int. J. Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Recent presentations and conferences

2014: Systemic Entrepreneurship, South Africa: Effect of Selective Entrepreneurial Learning on Interrelationships with Management and Organizational Performance

Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Social Enterprise, Romania: Cognitive Alignment in Entrepreneurial Team building

2013: ISBE (Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship) Cardiff, Wales: Cognitive Alignment in Entrepreneurial Team building

RENT, Lithuania: The Effect of Selective Entrepreneurial Learning on Interrelationships with Management and Performance

2011/12: RENT Lyon, France: Understanding how entrepreneurial cognition interacts with internal stakeholders in the context of organizational growth

EIASM, Finland and Venice: Decision-making and opportunity recognition: The interplay between entrepreneurs and internal stakeholders

ICSB Dublin, Ireland: The Interplay between Entrepreneurial Cognitive Mechanisms and Internal Stakeholders

2010/11: ICSB (International Council for Small Business) Sweden, “Changes in Perspectives of Global Entrepreneurship”. Entrepreneurial processes: The interplay of entrepreneurial thinking processes and the business

ISBE (Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship) Sheffield, “Sustainable Futures”: The interplay of entrepreneurial thinking processes and the business

EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) Estonia, “Does Entrepreneurship Matter?”: Entrepreneurial processes: The interplay of entrepreneurial thinking processes and the business

RENT, Norway: The interplay of entrepreneurial thinking processes and the business

ICSB, New Zealand: The interplay of entrepreneurial thinking processes and the business

2009/10: University of Plymouth, “Building Bridges in Social Science. EIASM (European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management) London, “Entrepreneurship and Innovation”. Interplay between the entrepreneurial personality and the firm Entrepreneurial processes: The interplay of entrepreneurial thinking processes and the business

ECSB (European Council for Small Business), Bulgaria, “European Entrepreneurship as an Engine for Post-Crisis”. Interplay between the entrepreneurial personality and the firm

Media experience

BBC Media training; Radio interviews; BBC 3 International Business Competition