Dr Shamsul Karim

Senior Lecturer
EBS - Strategy, Operations and Entrepreneurship (SOE)
Dr Shamsul Karim



  • PhD Entrepreneurship Aston University, (2013)


University of Essex

  • Undergraduate Selector, Essex Business School, Southend Campus, University of Essex (2/10/2017 - present)

Other academic

  • Academic Adviser, Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (20/12/2021 - present)

Research and professional activities

Conferences and presentations

A Resource-based Perspective On ICT Use And Firm Performance: A Meta-analysis Investigating The Role Of Cross Country ICT Infrastructure

33rd British Academy of Management Conference 2019: Building and Sustaining High Performance Organisations in Uncertain Times, Aston University, Birmingham, 3/9/2019

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Strategic Entrepreneurship (BE220)

  • Creating and Managing the Digital Entrepreneurial Organisation (BE253)

  • Professional and Academic Development 2 (BE906)

  • Research Methods (BE955)

  • Research Project : Business Administration (BE932)

  • Research Project - Marketing (BE933)

  • Research Project - International Business and Entrepreneurship (BE934)

  • Research Project - Tourism Management (BE935)

  • Research Project - International Business and Finance (BE941)

Previous supervision

Nour MMHH Abdullah
Nour MMHH Abdullah
Thesis title: The Impact of Entrepreneurial Mindset on the Family Business Performance
Degree subject: Entrepreneurship
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 17/4/2024
Sharmin Nahar
Sharmin Nahar
Thesis title: Impact of Information and Communication Technology (Ict) on Business Performance.
Degree subject: Entrepreneurship
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 25/6/2021
Bahare Afrahi
Bahare Afrahi
Thesis title: Disengagement and Entrepreneurial Exit
Degree subject: Entrepreneurship
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 25/3/2019


Journal articles (6)

Karim, S., Kwong, C., Shrivastava, M. and Tamvada, JP., (2023). My Mother-in-Law Doesn’t Like It: Resources, Social Norms, and Entrepreneurial Intentions of Women in an Emerging Economy. Small Business Economics: an international journal. 60 (2), 409-431

Afrahi, B., Blenkinsopp, J., Fernandez De Arroyabe Fernandez, JC. and Karim, MS., (2022). Work disengagement: A Review of the Literature. Human Resource Management Review. 32 (2), 100822-100822

Karim, MS., Nahar, S. and Demirbag, M., (2022). Resource-Based Perspective on ICT Use and Firm Performance: A Meta-analysis Investigating the Moderating Role of Cross-Country ICT Development Status. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 179, 121626-121626

Karim, MS., Sena, V. and Hart, M., (2022). Developing Entrepreneurial Career Intention in Entrepreneurial University: The Role of Counterfactual Thinking. Studies in Higher Education. 47 (5), 1023-1035

Brynin, M., Karim, M. and Zwysen, W., (2019). The value of self-employment to ethnic minorities. Work, Employment and Society. 33 (5), 846-864

Karim, MS., (2017). Counterfactual Thinking and Entrepreneurial Career Intention. Academy of Management Proceedings. 2017 (1), 15900-15900

Conferences (5)

Karim, M., Fernandez de Arroyabe, JC. and Afrahi, B., Work disengagement: a systematic review of the evidence

Karim, MS. and Nahar, S., (2019). Factors Influencing Business Performance of Women Entrepreneurs in SMEs in Bangladesh

Karim, M. and Kwong, C., (2019). Resource Availability, Social Norms, and the Development of Entrepreneurial Intention Amongst Women in Bangladesh

Karim, M., Afrahi, B. and Fernandez de Arroyabe, JC., (2018). Entrepreneurs' emotional disengagement from business

Afrahi, B., Karim, M. and Fernandez de Arroyabe, JC., (2018). Effect of entrepreneurs’ emotional disengagement on entrepreneurial exit strategies

Reports and Papers (3)

Hart, M., Levie, J. and Karim, M., (2012). Closing the Generational Start-up Gap’, RBS Inspiring the Enterprise, RBS Group, UK

Karim, M. and Hart, M., (2012). GEM Bangladesh Monitoring Report 2011

Marlow, S., Hart, M., Levie, J. and Karim, M., (2012). Women in Enterprise: A Different Perspective

Grants and funding


Accelerating Women�s Enterprise

European Commission

+44 (0) 1702 328392


GB 3.14, Southend Campus