Dr Endrit Kromidha

Dr Endrit Kromidha

Department of Management
Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Director of the Birmingham MBA in Singapore
Head of the Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Innovation Group and Cluster (ELIC)

Contact details

Birmingham Business School
The Lodge Building
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Endrit Kromidha is an Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. His research interests relate to digital platforms for entrepreneurship, project management, collaborative innovation and new forms of access to finance. Endrit has published in a number of journals including International Small Business Journal, Journal of Travel Research, Journal of Business Research, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, Government Information Quarterly and Journal of Management Inquiry. He has received grants from prestigious institutions such as the British Council or the Open Society Foundation. 

Endrit has successfully led to completion, examined and is currently supervising more than 10 PhD students. He welcomes research collaborations on innovation talent in the sharing economy, decentralised and autonomous entrepreneurship opportunities, creativity in the metaverse space and responsible data entrepreneurship. In addition, Endrit has extensive experience leading MBA and Entrepreneurship programmes in the UK, Singapore and Hong Kong. He has won teaching commendation and awards for his innovative approaches of using digital simulations for immersive and better learning experiences.

Endrit is the Vice-President for Policy and Practice at the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute and a Fellow of Advance Higher Education Academy in the UK. He is also an entrepreneur with industry experience in banking and finance, project management, tourism and e-business.


PhD in Management, University of London, UK (2013)

Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute, USA (2011)

MSc in European Economic Studies, University of Tirana (Albania) and University of Bamberg, Germany (2007, joint programme)

BA in Business Administration, University of Lincoln, UK (2005) BA International Business, Budapest Business School, Hungary (2005)


Currently: MBA – Entrepreneurship and Innovation


Year in the Industry Academic Lead

MBA – Entrepreneurship and Innovation

UG – International Entrepreneurship

UG – Management, Organisations and Entrepreneurship

Postgraduate supervision

Ms Mihaela Ursuleac researching for her PhD on institutional forces in the context of family firms at University of Birmingham.

Mr Yichen Xi researching for his PhD on the opportunities of blockchain technologies in the public sector at University of Birmingham.

Ms Jieya Lyu researching for her PhD on the human capital of returnee entrepreneurs at Royal Holloway University of London.

Mr Narayan Bhattarai researching for his PhD on digital migrants in professional services at Royal Holloway University of London.


Research interests

Endrit's research interests are related to digital platforms for entrepreneurship and collaborative innovation. He has experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods to study social and economic capital exchanges in the context of the sharing economy, e-government, e-learning and information and communication technologies for development. 


Recent publications


Kromidha, E & Bachtiar, NK 2024, 'Developing entrepreneurial resilience from uncertainty as usual: a learning theory approach on readiness, response and opportunity', International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-11-2022-1025

Kromidha, E, Altinay, L & Arici, HE 2024, 'The influence of politics on the governance of an entrepreneurial ecosystem in a developing country: a generative institutional discourse approach', Entrepreneurship and Regional Development. https://doi.org/10.1080/08985626.2024.2327050

Kromidha, E, Gannon, M & Taheri, B 2023, 'A profile-based approach to understanding social exchange: authentic tour-guiding in the sharing economy', Journal of Travel Research, vol. 62, no. 2, pp. 324-344. https://doi.org/10.1177/00472875211062616

Kromidha, E, Yadav, N & Vigneswara Ilavarasan, P 2023, 'Digital microfinance crowdfunding for disconnected women entrepreneurs in India', International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, vol. 50, no. 4, pp. 459-481. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2023.134687

Kromidha, E 2023, 'Identity mediation strategies for digital inclusion in entrepreneurial finance', International Journal of Information Management. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2023.102658

Kromidha, E, Altinay, L, Madanoglu, GK, Nurmagambetova, A & Madanoglu, M 2022, 'Cultural intelligence, entrepreneurial intentions and the moderating role of the institutional environment', International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, vol. 28, no. 6, pp. 1581-1608. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-02-2022-0109

Zhu, X, Yang, S & Kromidha, E 2022, 'The emergence of team entrepreneurial passion from team helping: an affective events theory perspective', International Small Business Journal. https://doi.org/10.1177/02662426221089499

Altinay, L, Kromidha, E, Nurmagambetova, A, Alrawadieh, Z & Madanoglu, GK 2021, 'A social cognition perspective on entrepreneurial personality traits and intentions to start a business: does creativity matter?', Management Decision. https://doi.org/10.1108/MD-12-2020-1592

Altinay, L, Kinali Madanoglu, G, Kromidha, E, Nurmagambetova, A & Madanoglu, M 2021, 'Mental aspects of cultural intelligence and self-creativity of nascent entrepreneurs: the mediating role of emotionality', Journal of Business Research, vol. 131, pp. 793-802. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2020.10.048

Kromidha, E & Robson, PJA 2020, 'The role of digital presence and investment network signals on the internationalisation of small firms', International Small Business Journal: Researching Entrepreneurship. https://doi.org/10.1177/0266242620958898

Kromidha, E & Li, MC 2019, 'Determinants of leadership in online social trading: a signaling theory perspective', Journal of Business Research, vol. 97, pp. 184-197. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2019.01.004

Conference contribution

Kromidha, E, Yadav, N & Ilavarasan, PV 2020, Entrepreneurial Networks for Development Crowdfunding Opportunities for Women in India. in COMPASS 2020 - Proceedings of the 2020 3rd ACM SIGCAS Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies. COMPASS 2020 - Proceedings of the 2020 3rd ACM SIGCAS Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies, Association for Computing Machinery , pp. 312-313, 3rd ACM SIGCAS Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies, COMPASS 2020, Guayaquil, Ecuador, 15/06/20. https://doi.org/10.1145/3378393.3402232


Tiwasing, P, Galloway, L, Refai, D, Kevill, A, Kromidha, E & Pattinson, S 2023, 'The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation editors’ series: Advancing quantitative research in entrepreneurship', International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 3-6. https://doi.org/10.1177/14657503221148571

Kromidha, E, Refai, D, Pattinson, S, Galloway, L & Kevill, A 2022, 'International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation editors’ series: innovation opportunities and future direction in entrepreneurship research', International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 3-4. https://doi.org/10.1177/14657503221077753

Kevill, A, Refai, D, Galloway, L, Pattison, S & Kromidha, E 2021, 'Introducing fresh perspectives research notes for the international journal of entrepreneurship and innovation', International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 143-145. https://doi.org/10.1177/14657503211034033

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