Staff Directory

Dr Izzy Warren-Smith BSc, PhD, OBE, FRSA

Principal Lecturer, Visiting Research Fellow MMUBS, Founder Director WiRE

Teaching Duties

  • Lecturing Economics/Entrepreneurship to Postgrauate and undergraduate level.
  • Module tutor for BSc REALM Honours Resarch Projects
  • Module tutor for all MSc Resarch Projects
  • Public Policy and Rural Economics (level 3)
  • Research supervision from BSc to PhD students

Research Interests

  • Women's contribution to the rural economy through the medium of Micro, Small and Medium enterprises
  • The relationship between networking and the success and survival of Micro, Small and Medium enterprises
  • The differences and similarities of entrepreneursip policy and practicefor rural areas in Less Developed Countries compared with Developed Economies
  • The socio-economic costs and benefits of ICT uptake to Micro businesses in rural areas
  • 'Counting the cost' Measuring the economic and social cost of females moving from unpaid voluntary employment to paid employment in rural areas, and looking at the process of the 'businessisation' of service provision
  • Women in Rural Enterprise (WiRE) Analysing at the effects of an organised network on enterprise development in rural areas

Professional Memberships

  • Elected Fellow of RSA
  • Agricultural Economics Society
  • European Society of Rural Sociology

Academic Department: Land, Farm and Agribusiness Management

Tel: +44 (0)1952 815368

Fax: +44 (0)1952 814783

Office: Jubilee Adams F56

Research profile: ORCID


Other publications

  • Warren-Smith, I. and Jackson, C. (2004) Women creating wealth through rural enterprise. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research. Vol 10 No 6. 2004 pp 369-383.

You can contact Dr Izzy Warren-Smith if you would like to discuss any of the following course modules: