Mariana is Head of the Department of Management, Leadership and Organisations at Middlesex University Business School. With more than 18 years in UK academia, Mariana has extensive knowledge and understanding of the different facets of Higher Education. An expert in Strategic Management, Innovation and Change Management, Mariana has built a wealth of experience and a successful career spanning Senior Management, Partnership Management and Research Management. She has a proven track record of enhancing individual and team performance and facilitating cohesion and organisational improvement. A dynamic and innovative change agent who brings a personable and engaging approach to each project, she has demonstrated strong leadership, strategic thinking, and ability to drive performance through internal and external collaboration. Mariana is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an active member of the Chartered Management Institute.
PhD in Business
MSc International Business
BSc International Trade & Investment
Mariana has developed and taught a variety of courses at every level in the fields of Strategic Management, Innovation Management, International Management and Research Methods for Business. She has successfully led to completion several PhD students.
Mariana’s research interests are focused on:
Below are the consultancy reports Mariana has produced, following her work on PROSESC, commissioned by the Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC and funded by the EU Regional Development Fund:
Dodourova, M. and Bevis, K., Comprehensive analysis of the role of SMEs in the changing European car industry, contracted by Interreg IVC and financed through the European Regional Development Fund
Dodourova, M. and Bevis, K., Comprehensive analysis of open innovation practices in the European car industry, contracted by Interreg IVC programme and financed through the European Regional Development Fund
Dodourova, M. and Bevis, K., Comprehensive analysis of the role of networks and clusters in the European car industry, contracted by Interreg IVC programme and financed through the European Regional Development Fund
Bevis, K. and Dodourova, M., Good Practice Guide for Knowledge Intensive Producer Services Associated with the Automotive Industry, contracted by Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation
Mariana is regularly invited by the British Chambers of Commerce as a Judge on Best Use of Technology Awad 2018. She is also an Expert Reviewer for the Czech Science Foundation, on the Editorial Board and Advisory Board of the Journal of Global Strategic Management, and on the Advisory Board and Peer Review Committee of the International Strategic Management Conference. She reviews papers for International Business Research, Management Decision, Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, Journal of Business Research, Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, as well as for the annual conferences of ISBE and BAM.