School of Business and Management

Manesha Peiris

 Manesha Peiris


Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8570
Location: Mile End, Bancroft Building, Room 4.23

1st Supervisor: Professor Ahu Tatli
2nd Supervisor: Dr Mustafa Ozturk
3rd Supervisor: Dr Ishani Chandrasekara

Manesha holds degrees of Business Information Technology (BSc) from Staffordshire University and Technology Management (MSc) from Staffordshire University. She worked as a lecturer in Information Systems at Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (2009-2016) and her research interests include Entrepreneurship and intersectionality. Her current research takes an intersectional approach to theorizing Entrepreneurship as a practice and focus on women entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka.

Project title:

"Exploring women's practice of entrepreneurship: A case of Sri Lanka"

Project description:

Her doctoral research examines the phenomenon of entrepreneurship by developing a unified framework that aims to bridge the agency and structure gap whilst at the same time presenting an inclusive conceptualisation of the practice of entrepreneurship.  Her PhD seeks to contribute to the growing body of feminist entrepreneurship research by developing a more inclusive representation of the entrepreneur.