Current activities

Stephanie has a passion for early stage and growth companies. Her current research focuses on entrepreneurial resilience and business survival. Moreover, Stephanie has written several prize winning case studies and is now frequently asked to teach and speak about case writing and teaching.

As part of her role at Cranfield Stephanie is the Director of the FT MBA and runs the venture capital module on the full-time and executive MBA. She has been the lead organiser of Cranfield VentureDay, the annual conference for Cranfield's extended network of entrepreneurs, investors, and advisors for many years. More recently she was appointed Co-Director of the Business Growth & Development Programme (BGP), the longest established owner-manager programme in the country. She is also the Director of the Cranfield Business Growth Club which has more than 80 members. Besides working with entrepreneurs, Stephanie works with charities and corporates on how to encourage and implement intrapreneurship.

Stephanie has been an invited member of the judging panel for the National Business Awards, the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, and the Case Centre Awards Competition. She is also an external mentor at JLAB, the John Lewis incubator.


Publications

Articles In Journals

  • Burke A & Hussels S (2013) How Competition Strengthens Start-ups, Harvard Business Review, 91 (3).
  • Burke A & Hussels S (2013) Competition is good for start-ups, Management Focus, Spring (34) 16-19.
  • Hussels S (2012) Case by case, Global Focus- European Foundation for Management Development, 6 (1) 50-53.
  • Brown R & Hussels S (2011) Moonpig.com - Do MBA Business Plans Really Work? Against all the Odds, International Review of Entrepreneurship, 9 (4) 253-272.
  • Brown R & Hussels S (2011) Moonpig.com - Do MBA Business Plans Really Work? Over the Moon, International Review of Entrepreneurship, 9 (4) 273-284.
  • Brown R & Hussels S (2011) Moonpig.com - Do MBA Business Plans Really Work? Bringing Home the Bacon, International Review of Entrepreneurship, 9 (4) 285-288.
  • Hussels S & Brown R (2010) The business of contemporary art: the evolution of the UK's leading contemporary arts magazine and fair, International Review of Entrepreneurship, 8 (3) 245-260.
  • Hussels S & Molian D (2010) Live Life Adventurously Go Ape Case Study Part A: Monkeying Around?, International Review of Entrepreneurship, 8 (4) 337-346.
  • Hussels S & Molian D (2010) Live Life Adventurously Go Ape Case Study Part B: Eight Hundred Pound Gorilla?, International Review of Entrepreneurship, 8 (4) 347-356.
  • Hussels S (2008) Organic Apoteke Case Study: Being Spoilt for Choice is Not Always Easy, International Journal of Entrepreneurship Education, 6 (3) 171-190.
  • Hussels S, Ward D & Zurbruegg R (2005) Stimulating the demand for insurance, Risk Management and Insurance Review, 8 (2) 257-278.

Conference Papers

  • Hussels S, Koryak O & Reinmoeller P (2014) Repertory grid-based analysis of entrepreneurs' resilience.
  • Hall M, Kutsch E & Hussels S (2014) Making sense of uncertainty in start-up companies: The resilience funnel.
  • Koryak O, Hussels S & Kutsch E (2012) Resource Orchestration: Internal Governance as a Mechanism of Synchronization.
  • Hussels S, Tobias J, Reinnoeller P & Kutsch E (2011) Entrepreneurial mindfulness - An exploratory study.
  • Hussels S, Audretsch D & Burke A (2010) Do More Resilient Firms Enter With or Without the Herd? Venture Start-Up Timing and Performance.
  • Burke A & Hussels S (2008) From start-up dream to economic reality: the evolution of the determinants of new business survival in the UK.
  • Hussels S & Ward D (2006) The impact of deregulation on the German and UK life insurance markets: An Analysis of efficiency and productivity over 1991-2002.

Books

  • Hussels S & Larsen G (2011) The Significance of Commercial Music Festivals. In: Handbook on the Economics of Leisure. Cameron S (ed.), Edward Elgar, p. 250-270.
  • Hussels S & van Stel A (2008) Global Entrepreneurship Monitor and Entrepreneurs' Export Orientation. In: Measuring Entrepreneurship: Building a Statistical System (International Studies in Enterpreneurship), New York: Springer, p. 265-278.
  • Hussels S & Ward D (2007) The impact of deregulation on the German and UK life insurance markets: an analysis of efficiency and productivity between 1991-2002. In: SOM Research Paper Series 4/07.
  • Hussels S, Sherman C, Ward D & Zurbruegg R (2007) South and East Asian Insurance Market Growth and Development. In: Handbook of International Insurance. Between Global Dynamics and Local Contingencies, Springer, p. 849-876.