Dr Luca Castellanza

School of Business


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Dr Luca Castellanza is a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at Maynooth University School of Business. He obtained his PhD in entrepreneurship and development studies at the University of Mannheim (Germany), where he graduated summa cum laude. His research interests lie in entrepreneurship in emerging markets, with a focus on African micro-entrepreneurship, poverty, gender empowerment, and systemic issues. He is also interested in innovation research and internationalization strategies of startups and multinationals. Dr Castellanza's work has been published in leading Management journals such as Journal of Business Venturing. Luca Castellanza has also presented his work at a number of international conferences including IECER, GSOM, EURAM, and RENT. 

Research Interests

Economic development
Gender empowerment

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2022 Castellanza L. (2022) 'Discipline, abjection, and poverty alleviation through entrepreneurship: A constitutive perspective'. Journal of Business Venturing, 37 (1). [DOI] [Full-Text]
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Teaching Interests

Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
SME Management
Social Entrepreneurship