PhD, University of Liverpool
Economics and Strategy Group
Stephanie Decker is a senior lecturer in international business at Aston Business School, where she has been working since 2010.
After completing her PhD in history at the University of Liverpool in 2006, she held postdoctoral appointments at the LSE and Harvard Business School, before joining the University of Liverpool Management School in 2007/8.
She teaches qualitative approaches to international business & strategy, and is interested in supervising doctoral research in this area (e.g. internationalisation, multinational strategy, and issues in emerging and developing economies).
She has presented her work at a variety of universities in the UK, Europe, America and Africa, as well as external organisations such as the World Bank.
An example of Stephanie's teaching can be found here:
Her research is qualitative and longitudinal in nature, and focuses on emerging and developing countries, specifically in Africa.
Currently her work falls into three distinct areas:
Organisational legitimacy of multinationals (MNCs) in less developed countries
Historical, archival and documentary research methods in management studies
Chinese investment in sub-Saharan Africa
Stephanie has recently completed work on a British Academy research grant on negotiation strategies of MNCs and has been awarded internal funding to start a new project on China in Africa.
A number of Stephanie's publications are freely available here.
Membership of Professional Bodies
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).