Prof Emanuela Todeva has joined St Mary’s University, Twickenham as a Professor within the University’s School of Management and Social Sciences.
With over 25 years of academic experience, Emanuela has worked for a number of UK higher education institutions, and published over 25 academic articles in refereed journals and a portfolio of book chapters and contributions and is the author of 'Business Networks: Strategy and Structure' (Routledge).
Emanuela is also the Founder and Director of the Research Centre for Business Clusters, Networks and Economic Development (BCNED), and a Senior Consultant with the European Commission, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Commenting on her new role, Prof Emanuela Todeva said, “I am delighted to be joining the St Mary’s team and look forward to supporting the University in developing a programme of insightful, useful research.
“I hope my experience in capturing and sharing knowledge across business and geographies will help facilitate a culture of broad-participation in research projects within the academic community here at St Mary’s.”
Head of the School of Management and Social Sciences, Christopher Hull, added, “We're very pleased to welcome Emanuela to St Mary’s. Her guidance will be invaluable to our team as we expand our curriculum and develop our research footprint.”
“Emanuela has unrivalled experience in establishing and growing business networks and we look forward to her employing this approach as we look to strengthen our offering to students, ensuring we are providing the knowledge, networks and commercial acumen they need to thrive in their future careers.”
Emanuela holds a Doctoral degree in Sociology from Sofia University and she is currently an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Triple Helix Association (THA). She also serves as a member of the Editorial Board of several journals: Industry and Higher Education, Review of Business Management, Management Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy.
A renowned global expert, her research includes mapping global value chains and cluster internationalisation and she has provided consultancy services to a number of countries including: Russia; China; Hong Kong; and The United Arab Emirates. The BCNED Research Centre, of which she is the Founder, provides comprehensive analytical services and measurement with large databases. Using bespoke data sets the centre offers tailored methodologies for business performance, institutional impact and outreach analysis with reference to private and public sector funding for innovation and growth.