Dr Antonio Malfense Fierro

Dr Antonio Malfense Fierro

Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Programme Leader for BA Business Management with Entrepreneurship (2018 onwards)

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
  • Hull University Business School

Qualifications

  • PhD (University of Edinburgh)
  • MA (University of Edinburgh)
  • MSc (University of Edinburgh)

Summary

Dr Antonio Malfense Fierro was selected as one of the 100 global ‘Young Leaders of Tomorrow' at the St Gallen Symposium, Switzerland in 2010.

He became the first Chazen Visiting Scholar at the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Centre at Columbia Business School in New York in 2010-2011.

In 2013, he was a visiting researcher at Makerere University Business School in Uganda and joined the Hull University Business School in the same year.

Dr Malfense Fierro's commentary and insight pieces on African entrepreneurship have been published in the Conversation, CNN Edition and World Economic Forum (amongst others).

He won the Hull university student union inspiring teaching award in 2017. He has been nominated in 2018 for best module (Starting a new business). In 2019 for Innovative Teaching and Admin and Support awards. In 2020 the awards and nominations were not run.

In 2018 he was shortlisted for excellence in teaching in the Employee Excellence Awards

Undergraduate

Programme Director BA Business with Entrepreneurship

Academic lead and Advisor, for Hull University Enactus Society

Current Teaching

Understanding Entrepreneurship

Engaging with Entrepreneurial Organisations

Assessing entrepreneurial Opportunities

Creating the New Venture

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Dissertation (including MBA & PhD) Supervision

Recent outputs

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Book Chapter

Resilience and family business groups in unstable economies

Discua Cruz, A., Malfense Fierro, A., Basca, R., Parada, M. J., & Alvarado-Alvarez, C. (2019). Resilience and family business groups in unstable economies. In M. Rautiainen, P. Rosa, T. Pihkala, M. Parada, & A. Cruz (Eds.), The family business group phenomenon: Emergence and complexities, 315-352. Palgrave Macmillan

Digital Artefact

To help Africa and tackle migration, Europe must back local entrepreneurs

Malfense Fierro, A. To help Africa and tackle migration, Europe must back local entrepreneurs

High-growth ‘gazelles’ in Africa: is small really beautiful"

Malfense Fierro, A. High-growth ‘gazelles’ in Africa: is small really beautiful?

After Obama comes the big challenge for Africa’s entrepreneurs

Malfense Fierro, A. After Obama comes the big challenge for Africa’s entrepreneurs

Journal Article

African portfolio entrepreneurship and the creation of jobs

Malfense Fierro, A. C., Noble, D., Hatem, O., & Balunywa, W. (2018). African portfolio entrepreneurship and the creation of jobs. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 25(5), 730 - 751. https://doi.org/10.1108/jsbed-02-2017-0074

Research interests

African business and entrepreneurship

Portfolio entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship in developing counties

The value chain and enterprising activity

Market Opportunity assessment

Business Models/ Business Model innovation

The relationship between risk and entrepreneurship

Educational Technology

Start-ups and Venture Capital

Prototyping and design thinking

Entrepreneurship Pedagogy

New Market Entry

Competitive Analysis

Consultancy and Industry projects in higher education contexts

GRANT AWARDS

2017-2019 amount awarded: circa 93k (Co-investigator) Lobster Marketing phase 1- Sustaining & Growing the lobster trade for Holderness coast fishermen’ Funder: European Maritime Fisheries Fund, Marine Maritime Organisation and Holderness Flag

2019-20 amount awarded circa 52k (Co-investigator) Lobster Marketing phase 2-'Supporting the future of the Lobster Trade and Tourism in the Holderness Coast' Funder: European Maritime Fisheries Fund, Marine Maritime Organisation and Holderness Flag

CONSULTANCIES & KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE

2020- (T.B.A)

2016- Work (gratis) with grow movement in Lilongwe Malawi measuring the success of their membership programme for SMEs within Lilongwe.

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Malfense Fierro is interested in supervising Masters students, and hearing from potential PhD candidates that are desirous of doing novel research in his main areas of interest (Please see research interests section).

These primarily include (but are not limited to) African large scale entrepreneurship and business, portfolio entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship in challenging environments, as well as entrepreneurship topics generally (in any country) and in developing contexts.

Completed PhDs

- Dr. Priscilla Otuo (as joint first supervisor)

- Dr. Abdullah F Al Mulhim (as second supervisor)

- Dr. Peter Djabang (as second supervisor)

Current PhD supervisions (1st Supervisor)

- Mr Ze Qian, first supervisor (2014- )

- Ms. Gloria Marandu, first supervisor (2015- )

- Ms. Ontida Chanuban, first supervisor (Viva passed Jan 2020)

- Mr Mato Magobe, first supervisor (Viva passed June 2020)

- Mrs Evija Mumdzjana, first Supervisor (2018-)

Current Supervisions (2nd Supervisor)

- Dr Asiamah Yeboah 2018-present

Awards and prizes

Winner of the Inspiring Teaching Award in the Student-led teaching awards

2017

Shortlisted for Empoloyee Excellence Awards- Excellence in Teaching

2018

Nominated for Best Module (Starting a new Business) in the Student-led teaching awards

2018

Multiple Nominations in the Innovative teaching award for the Student-led teaching awards

2019

Nominated for admin and support award at the student led teaching awards

2019

Conference organisation

London School of Economics Africa Summit- Academic Advisory Panel Member

2014

Journal peer reviewer

Ad Hoc reviewer for ESRC, USASBE, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise development and Africa Journal of Management

2013

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

2017