Dr Endrit Kromidha

Dr Endrit Kromidha

Department of Management
Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Contact details

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

Dr Endrit Kromidha is a Senior Lecturer (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 is also interested on social entrepreneurship in the sharing economy, e-government, e-learning and information and communication technologies for development.

He has published in a number of journals including International Small Business Journal, 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 extensive experience with MBA, postgraduate and undergraduate programme coordination and teaching related to entrepreneurship and innovation in the UK, Singapore and Hong Kong. He has been the Director of the Master in Entrepreneurship Programme at the University of London between 2014 and 2018. Endrit has successfully led to completion, examined and is currently supervising a number of PhD students. He has won teaching commendation and awards for his innovative approaches of using digital simulations for immersive and better learning experiences.

Endrit is a Trustee of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute and a Fellow of the British Higher Education Academy. He also industry experience in banking and finance in a large European bank, leasing operations management, project quality management in civil society organisations and tourism e-business management. Currently he is exploring how augmented reality innovations can make the training workplace more entrepreneurial.


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)


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. 

Current projects

2018-2019: Inclusive Innovation Tourism for Enhanced Local Experience Workshop funded by the British Council Research Links programme and organised in collaboration with the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce. Website: https://iitourism.wordpress.com/

2019-2021: CREOTALENTS is a project funded by the Creative Spark Programme of the British Council to foster entrepreneurship training for the creative entrepreneurs in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. Website:http://www.creotalents.com/.


Kromidha, E., & Robson, P. J. (2020). The role of digital presence and investment network signals on the internationalisation of small firms. International Small Business Journal, 0266242620958898.

Kromidha, E., & Li, M. C. (2019). Determinants of leadership in online social trading: A signaling theory perspective. Journal of Business Research, 97, 184-197. 

Alarifi, G., Robson, P., Kromidha, E. (2018). The manifestation of entrepreneurial orientation in the social entrepreneurship context. Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, 10(3), 307-327.

Kromidha, E. (2017). Transitions of power in multi-actor information system projects. International Journal of Project Management, 35(8), 1587-1596.

Kromidha, E., Spence, L. J., Anastasiadis, S., & Dore, D. (2017). A Longitudinal Perspective on Sustainability and Innovation Governmentality: The Case of the Olympic Games as a Mega-Event. Journal of Management Inquiry, 8(1) 77-93.

Kromidha, E., & Córdoba-Pachón, J. R. (2017). Discursive Institutionalism for reconciling change and stability in digital innovation public sector projects for development. Government Information Quarterly, 34(1), 16-25.

Kromidha, E., & Robson, P. (2016). Social identity and signalling success factors in online crowdfunding. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 28(9-10), 605-629.

Kromidha, E. & Cordoba-Pachon, J. R. (2014). Bridging the gaps between e-government practice and research: A meta-study for policy development. International Journal of Public Sector Management, 27(1), 66-84. 

Kromidha, E. (2012). Strategic e-government development and the role of benchmarking. Government Information Quarterly, 29(4), 573-581.

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