Professor in Small Business and Enterprise, Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research, Middlesex University
Visiting Research Fellow in the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development, Lancaster University Management School
Dr. Dodd's research and teaching focus on entrepreneurship, in its social and international setting. She teaches in entrepreneurship, family business, organizational behavior, and international management. She has taught at the University of Aberdeen, the Robert Gordon University (Aberdeen) and Deree College.
Dr. Dodd's research has focused on the impact of social factors on the quality and quantity of entrepreneurship. She is interested in trying to figure out why people from different cultures start new ventures, and how the world around them affects this process.
Dr. Dodd is currently Director of AHEAD, the ALBA Hub for Enterprise and Development. Greece’s first University-based entrepreneurship centre, AHEAD strives to promote entrepreneurship research, education and outreach.
With more than 100 journal articles, book chapters and conference papers, Dr. Dodd’s research concentrates on the social side of enterprise. She has studied extensively the structure, composition and exchanges of entrepreneurial networks, both in Greece and Scotland. Other work has included the relationship between family and the entrepreneurial business, the level of religious adherence and practice amongst UK entrepreneurs, cross-cultural conceptualizations of the entrepreneur in public discourse, and the political ideology of the entrepreneurial middle class. Dr. Dodd also has an interest in enterprise cultures, enterprise education, and enterprise policy. Dr. Dodd's research has been published in several leading entrepreneurship journals, including the Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, the International Small Business Journal, and the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Dr. Dodd is a Consulting Editor for ISBJ, and European Editor of IJEI. She also sits on the editorial boards of ETP and ERD. She reviews for many other journals including Journal of Entrepreneurship Research and Behavior, Organization Studies, Venture Capital, and JBV.
Dr. Dodd also has considerable experience of marketing, training, and business development, including several years spent managing Aberdeen University's executive development programmes for areas ranging from engineering to philosophy, and from forestry to management. In this role, she worked with a broad variety of private and public sector organisations, including major petroleum companies.