Faculty & Staff Profile

Name Dr. Esra Memili
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Office Phone (336) 334-4473
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Department Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality, and Tourism
Office Number Bryan 370
Professional Background

ESRA MEMILI, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Margaret Van Hoy Hill Dean’s Notable Scholar at the Bryan School of Business and Economics at University of North Carolina-Greensboro. A scholar in family business and entrepreneurship, she is the author of accepted and/or published manuscripts that have appeared in the top entrepreneurship and family business journals such as Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Family Business Review, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Family Business Strategy, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, and others. She is a member of the Editorial Review Board of Family Business Review, Journal of Family Business Strategy, and Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies. She has recently been invited to be a Guest Editor for Special Issues on family firms at International Journal of Financial Studies and Journal of Family Business Management. She is the recipient of Family Owned Business Institute Research Scholars of Award and Grant (2009 & 2012).

She has over 80 international, national, and regional academic conference presentations and won Best Paper awards at Journal of Family Business Management (2013), USASBE [2013, 2014(2), & 2015]; FERC (2013); Global Innovation and Knowledge Academy (2013); SMA (2011); and Academy of Management (2008). She is also invited as guest speaker to international academic conferences such as Academy of Management annual meeting (2014 & 2015) in Philadelphia, PA and Vancouver, BC, Canada; Family Enterprise Research Conference (2012 & 2014) in Montreal, Canada and Portland, Oregon; Hamburg Institute of Family Owned Business (2012-2014) in Germany; and International Family Enterprise Research Academy (2014) in Lappeenranta, Finland. She is the winner of Family Firm Institute 2012 Best Quantitative Dissertation Award. Her research appeared in media: Impulse Wissen (2013) in Hamburg, Germany and Healio Orthotics/Prosthetics Business News (2013) in the U.S. Dr. Memili has been a Visiting Scholar at Leuphana University of Luneburg in Germany (Summer 2015) and Bosphorus University in Istanbul, Turkey (Summer 2014). She is invited to be Distinguished Visiting Professor at School of Business, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara, Mexico (Fall 2015).