Ke Zhu

Ke Zhu

PhD Students
Ke Zhu MSc, MBA Ke is a second year PhD student and researcher in Business Research Institute with a research interest in family business studies. She is currently focusing on family business and the expectation of first and second generations on oversea education as the direction in her PhD research topic. She holds an MBA, an MSc in Banking and Finance and also a BA in International Finance. She is also a Chartered Institute of Management Accounts candidate and has previously studied in London from 2014 to 2016. Finally, Ke is fond of playing table tennis, fencing, swimming, and enjoys travelling. Publications Sidsaph, H., Harris, P., Li, L., Zhu K., Zhao, Y., Yang S. (2017). Chester Forum VIII Edited Proceedings: UK and     China Business: The Marco Polo Initiative and Belt…
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Lan Li

Lan Li

PhD Students
Lan Li is a second year PhD student and researcher in Business Research Institute with particular research interest in Student Expectations and Entrepreneurship Education studies. She is currently focusing on a comparative study of students’ expectation on Entrepreneurship Education the UK and China as part of her PhD Thesis.She holds a Masters Degree in International Hospitality and Tourism Management at Sheffield Hallam University in 2011.She is an Association of Chartered Certified Accounts candidate and has previously studied at the London School of Business and Finance between 2013 and 2015.Finally, Lan is a cat lover, and enjoys travelling.PublicationsSidsaph, H., Harris, P., Li, L., Zhu K., Zhao, Y., Yang S. (2017). Chester Forum VIII Edited Proceedings. University of Chester, Business Research Institute.
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Dian Wang

Dian Wang

BRI Staff, PhD Students
Dian Wang BSc (hons) MScDian is a first year PhD student, research and project co-coordinator at the Business Research Institute. Prior to joining the BRI he was an International Student Ambassador and Residential Advisor in University of Chester. He gained bachelors degree in Tourism Management and also a Masters in International Business Management from the University of Chester’s Business School.He is an active researcher on several projects, including a study recently commissioned by the West Cheshire and North Wales’ Chamber of Commerce.Dian’s PhD research is focused on Personal Reputation and Micro-entrepreneurship.
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Ying Zhao

Ying Zhao

BRI Staff, PhD Students
Ying Zhao BA, MA, MBA Email: y.zhao@chester.ac.ukYing is a PhD student and researcher in Business Research Institute with a particular interest in crowdfunding and entrepreneurial studies. She holds an MBA in Global Financial Services from Coventry University, an MA in International Financial Analysis and a BA in Accounting and Finance from Newcastle University. She is also an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants candidate and has previously worked in a financial consultancy business. After a time working in the private sector, Ying has reconnected with her passion for learning and has been leading her own research project as part of her doctorate here at the BRI. She is currently focusing on entrepreneurial implications of reward-based crowdfunding as an alternative funding source for start-up businesses as part of her PhD Thesis. Conference presentations Zhao, Y.…
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Dr Henry Sidsaph

Dr Henry Sidsaph

PhD Students
Dr Henry Sidsaph Dr Henry Sidsaph PhD, BSc (hons), MSc Henry is an alumni of the Business Research Institute with a PhD in Sustainable Development and Alternative Food Networks. He has previously conducted several social and economic European Union funded research projects and has undertaken research with smallholder organic olive oil producers in Almería Province, Spain (considering; environmental stewardship, and social enterprise initiatives). Henry previously worked as a researcher for a developmental-NGO based in Malawi, and also as a researcher at the University’s Centre for Labour Market Development and Research Office. His interests and experiences have an international theme, notably in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Mediterranean, primarily focusing on; rural economies, livelihoods, and sustainable development. He is currently leading a research project as part of his PhD thesis focusing on decision…
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