Dr Dilshod Makhmadshoev


Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship

Personal statement

I am a Lecturer at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship within Strathclyde Business School. I am also a graduate of Strathclyde, having previously completed my PhD in International Business in this institution. Before that, I studied for a Masters degree in Management at Queen's University Belfast. My research focuses on different aspects of international business and entrepreneurship, and in particular on such topics as the international expansion of SMEs (including via Global Value Chains), entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial development in challenging contexts, internationalisation of firms from emerging markets and transition economies, and exploration of the impact of institutional environments on different firm activities. More recently my focus has been on exploring how firms respond and mitigate the various challenges of operating in environments characterised by institutional deficiency and uncertainty, which reflects my growing interest on exploring ongoing interactions between actors and their contexts. 

My research is inter-diciplinary in nature, drawing on theories and concepts from economic thinking, institutional theory, international business, entrepreneurship, and development studies. My research has been published in internationally-recognised peer-revied academic journals, such as International Business Review, Journal of Business Research, and International Marketing Review. Alongside research, I teach and coordinate a number of classes (e.g. International Business Analysis, Managing Across Cultures, Global Business Environment) at both undegraduate and postgraduate levels within the Business School. 



Industry 4.0 and circular economy in an era of global value chains : what have we learned and what is still to be explored?
Awan Usama, Gölgeci Ismail, Makhmadshoev Dilshod, Mishra Nishikant
Journal of Cleaner Production Vol 371 (2022)
Prospective sensemaking and narratives : the role of collective mental time travel (MTT) in the prospective sensemaking narratives of a radically uncertain future
Naveed Hassan, Tapinos E, Makhmadshoev Dilshod, Fernandez Laura
36th Annual Conference of the British Academy of Management (2022)
Global value chains and the environmental sustainability of emerging market firms : a systematic review of literature and research agenda
Golgeci Ismail, Makhmadshoev Dilshod, Demirbag Mehmet
International Business Review Vol 30 (2021)
Breaking away or holding on to the past? Exploring HRM systems of export-oriented SMEs in a highly uncertain context : insights from a transition economy in the periphery
Makhmadshoev Dilshod, Laaser Knut
International Journal of Human Resource Management Vol 32, pp. 3627-3658 (2021)
Expanding the boundaries of institutional analysis in the transitional periphery
Makhmadshoev Dilshod
Comparative Capitalism and the Transitional Periphery Firm Centred Perspectives (2018) (2018)
Nascent multinationals from West Africa : are their foreign direct investment motivations any different?
Ibeh Kevin, Awa Idika, Makhmadshoev Dilshod, Madichie Nnamdi
International Marketing Review (2018)

More publications


- International Business Analysis

- Managing Across Cultures

- Global Business Environment

Research interests

- Institutional theory, comparative institutionalism, institutional voids

- SME and MNE internationalisation, international entrepreneurship

- SME and entrepreneurship development in transition and emerging economies

- Global value chains and development


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