Dr Anna Grosman

Lecturer in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Dr. Anna Grosman lectures the modules of entrepreneurial finance and corporate governance.

Dr Anna Grosman joined Loughborough University London from Aston Business School where she was a Lecturer of Corporate Finance. Anna holds a PhD from Imperial College London.

Anna has a strong background in investment banking and M&A. Before starting her PhD, she worked as a Director of Corporate Development and M&A at Georgia-Pacific/Koch Industries in the International division. Anna also held various positions in investment banking and corporate finance for CIBC World Markets, Citigroup and Close Brothers.

Anna taught at a number of institutions across Europe, including Aston University, Imperial College London, SDA Bocconi in Italy and EDHEC Business School in France. Anna's teaching covers topics such as corporate governance, corporate and entrepreneurial finance, corporate valuation, corporate and international strategy, business policy, and management consulting.

Anna's teaching style involves a combination of theory and practice, and she regularly draws from her large professional network to invite high profile speakers into her lectures. In 2014, Anna received the Astonishing Academic Award for her achievements in teaching and personal mentoring, as voted for by students.

Current research and collaborations

Anna's quantitative and theoretical research examines international and comparative corporate governance processes, and more specifically, how institutional environments, ownership networks, board structures, firm transparency, executive compensation and social capital influence a firm’s investment behaviour and other outcomes.

Anna is also interested in research at the intersection of governance and entrepreneurship. In terms of geographical regions, Anna's focus is on Russia and China. She is interested in new organizational forms manifesting following decades of privatization and globalization in these markets. The review of state control and corporate governance in China, Russia and other transition economies over the last 25 years was published in Corporate Governance: An International Review. In September 2016, Anna began a research project on banking deregulation and SME innovation in China, funded by the British Academy and the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences.

Anna's research involves collaboration with colleagues from other disciplines and across different continents. Anna has worked with academics from Imperial College London, SOAS of University of London, Fundan University in China, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Da Nang University in Vietnam, Singapore Management University, Higher School of Economics in Russia, Cornell University in the US, as well as INSPER in Brazil and McGill University in Canada. Anna is keen to consult financial institutions and corporations that seek to improve their strategic decision making or corporate governance structures and processes, providing advice in exchange for research collaboration.

Anna welcomes PhD/ MRes/ MSc research projects on corporate governance, state-business networks, entrepreneurship, crowdfunding and corporate finance. Potential candidates are advised to download the requirements of Loughborough University Doctorate Programme and contact Anna with either an idea or a fully developed proposal.

Current PhD / research supervisions

  • Shuyang Liu. Football Ecosystem Analysis: A Sustainable Business Model for Chinese Football Industry

Interests and activities

Anna is affiliated with the following groups: - Academy of Management (AoM) - Strategic Management Society (SMS) - European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - International Society for New Institutional Economics (ISNIE) - DRUID - European Economic Association (EEA)

Anna is a member of the Editorial Board for the Corporate Ownership and Control Journal, and is a reviewer for the following publications: - Journal of Management Studies - Corporate Governance: An International Review - Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal - Economic Systems - European Management Review.

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