Dr Mariana Estrada-Robles

Dr Mariana Estrada-Robles is an early career researcher in the field of entrepreneurship and family business. She joined the Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies in 2017 from Sheffield University Management School. Her research mainly focuses on studying the influence of family dynamics and institutional context in entrepreneurial families.
Mariana’s teaching commitments include lectures for postgraduate and undergraduate levels in higher education institutions in the UK, and Mexico and international Summer Schools. She has also worked for 6 years in EGADE Business School for Latin America developing postgraduate programmes in countries like Peru, Ecuador, Panama and Colombia. She has collaboratively taught entrepreneurship courses involving academic trips to New York, New Haven (Yale School of Management), Houston (Texas A&M) in the United States; and Madrid, Spain (BBVA Group Training Centre). She has also assessed start-up projects from MBA students in EGADE Business School. Prior to academia, she worked for a multinational food company.

Research

Mariana’s primary research interest is in the field of family entrepreneurship, specialising in entrepreneurial families and family business. She is also interested in exploring informality, institutions and culture surrounding entrepreneurship research.

PhD SUPERVISION

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the following areas:

  • Family business
  • Family entrepreneurship
  • Family business and entrepreneurship in emerging economies

Publications

Journal Articles

Estrada-Robles, M, Williams, N. and Vorley, T. (2018) Navigating institutional challenges in Mexico: The role of social capital in entrepreneurial families. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, Special Issue on ‘Institutional Influences on Entrepreneurial Behaviours of Business Families, Family Businesses, and Family Business Groups’.

Book Chapters

Estrada-Robles, M. (2018) Experiential learning in entrepreneurial families: Lessons from Mexico.  In: D, Hyams-Ssekasi and E, Caldwell. (Eds.) Experiential Learning for Entrepreneurship. Palgrave, pp.147-163.

Conference Papers

Estrada-Robles, M, Williams, N. and Vorley, T. (2018) Navigating institutional challenges in Mexico: The role of social capital in entrepreneurial families. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, Special Issue on ‘Institutional Influences on Entrepreneurial Behaviours of Business Families, Family Businesses, and Family Business Groups’

Estrada Robles, M., Williams, N. and Vorley, T. (2018) Examining familiness in entrepreneurial families: The role of ambidextrous organisations. European Academy of Management EURAM, June 2018. Reykjavik, Iceland.

Estrada Robles, M., Williams, N. and Vorley, T. (2018) A taxonomy to examine the heterogeneity of entrepreneurial families. Family Enterprise Research Conference FERC. June 2018. Guadalajara, Mexico.

Estrada-Robles, M., Williams, N. and Vorley, T. (2016). How entrepreneurial families support each other in navigating institutions. Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship ISBE, October 2016, Paris, France.

Estrada-Robles, M., Williams, N. and Vorley, T. (2016). Dealing with institutional deficiencies: How entrepreneurial families support each other in navigating institutional challenges. European Academy of Management EURAM, June 2016, Paris, France.

Suárez-Barraza, M., Ramis-Pujol, J., and Estrada-Robles, M., (2011) Applying Gemba-Kaizen in a multinational food company: a process innovation framework’, 14th International Conference in Quality and Service Science, QMOD, August 2011, San Sebastian, Spain.