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Sara Turner

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BA (Hons) (Allameh Tabataba University), MA (Shiraz University), Post-graduate Certificate (Nottingham Trent University), PhD (Loughborough University)
Teaching Associate in HRM/OB

Division: Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8466619
Location: A33 (North Building, Jubilee Campus)

Sara has completed her Ph.D. at Loughborough University, School of Business and Economics. Her research examined knowledge processes within the cross-boundary collaboration of the large bureaucratic organisations and small/medium sized firms in the video games industry.

Sara has extensive teaching experience that began with the founding of her own college, where she administered a large number of staff and grew from a single class to an organisation of 2000-plus students. She has taught within multiple disciplines, including Business and Entrepreneurship, Knowledge Management, Research Methods, Study Skills and English within UK institutions.

I am module convenor of the following modules:


Managing Organisations (N14B29)

Details of all modules can be found on MyNottingham

Current Research Activities
Sara's research interests span the fields of Organisation Studies, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, with a focus on social and political issues that influence knowledge processes and relationships within and across organisational boundaries.

Publications from 2005 to the present day

Journal Articles

Yazdanfar, D.; Turner, S. (2013), "The Impact of Internal Finance on Growth: Empirical Evidence from Swedish Firm Level Data", International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol.19 (1), 51-63.

Yazdanfar, D.; Jahandar, S. (2012), "Acquisition of External Capital at Start-up Stage: Differences Between Swedish Female- and Male-owned Firms", International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol.15 (4), 435 -451.

Yazdanfar, D.; Turner, S. (2012), "The Structure of External Financing at Start-up Stage: the Differences between Swedish Female- and Male-owned Firms", International Journal of Business and Globalisation, Vol.9 (2), 157 -170.



Nottingham University Business School

Jubilee Campus

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