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Dr 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:


Human Resource Management (N14B83)
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

telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 6602
fax: +44 (0) 115 846 6667