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Dr Ufi Cullen

Dr Ufi Cullen

Lecturer in Management and Entrepreneurship

+44 (0)1326 259457

G45 Tremough Innovation Centre
Tremough Innovation Centre, University of Exeter, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9TA

My main areas of research are in female entrepreneurship, management and widening participation in higher education. I am a quantitative researcher with sound knowledge and practice of qualitative research methods. I have a particular interest in cross-cultural studies in female entrepreneurship. I played a leading role in a project to identify the success strategies of female-(co)founded businesses in the context of the UK and Turkey in collaboration with The University of Liverpool and The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. Currently I am working on the skills development of non-traditional students in Higher Education and domestic female entrepreneurship.

Nationality: British

Administrative responsibilities

Flexible Combined Honours (FCH) Subject Coordinator


  • BSc in Industrial Engineering
  • MBA in Business and Management
  • PhD in Business & Entrepreneurship

Research interests

  • Domestic female entrepreneurs and the economic analysis of their entrepreneurial activities
  • The impact of culture on business success and strategies
  • Entrepreneurial qualifications of handicraft entrepreneurs in the context of developing countries
  • Core transferrable skills development of non-traditional students in HE
  • Student engagement with their employability skills development in the context of widening participation

Research groups

  • Entrepreneurship and micro / small business management
  • Cultural impact and Small Business Management
  • Widening Participation in HE