Deniz Ucbasaran
Professor of Entrepreneurship
(Entrepreneurship & Innovation Group)

Deniz Ucbasaran joined Warwick Business School as Professor of Entrepreneurship in November 2010. She is also a member of the Enterprise Research Centre which was established in 2013 and seeks to act as the authority on entrepreneurship to guide policy makers. She was previously a faculty member at Nottingham University Business School and has held visiting positions at Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School and the University of Oslo.

Deniz's research explores entrepreneurial activity (i.e., the identification and exploitation of opportunities for new value creation) at the level of the individual, the team and the firm.
Deniz has co-authored numerous books and has published widely in a range of academic and practitioner journals including Harvard Business Review, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, and Journal of Management Studiess. She sits on the editorial boards of Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Journal of Management Studies and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.

Research Interests

Deniz's current work seeks to explain a) how entrepreneurs make sense of and recover from business failure; b) how new environmentally sustainable businesses are created and developed; c) the role of intuition in the entrepreneurial process; and d) the relationship between leadership, cognition and growth in SMEs.