Dr Thi (Alice) Ngo


Management School

Lecturer in Entrepreneurship

Programme Director of MSc International Management

Alice Ngo.
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Dr Thi (Alice) Ngo
Management School
Sheffield University Management School
Conduit Road
S10 1FL

Alice formerly worked at the Universities of Manchester and University of Huddersfield before joining the University of Sheffield. She worked as an intern at the Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE), Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris, France in 2018 during her PhD journey. Her research has garnered recognition at international conferences, including the prestigious Best Developmental Paper Award in the Entrepreneurship Track at the BAM 2023 Conference; and the Early Career Prize Winner in the Association of Heterodox Economics (AHE) Conference in 2018.

  • PhD in Economics and Econometrics
Research interests

Alice's research is interdisciplinary in nature, incorporating theories and insights from the economic geography of innovation, strategic management, entrepreneurship, and international business literature. Alice's research interests include but not limited to 

  • The interaction of multiple sources of knowledge leading to innovation and entrepreneurship outcomes
  • The role of gender in innovation and entrepreneurship outcomes
  • Clusters and entrepreneurial support organizations (accelerators/incubator)
  • Ambidexterity
  • Digital entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial ecosystem, and others

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

Research group
  • Centre for Regional Economic and Enterprise Development (CREED)
  • BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grant (SG2122\210363 Round 2021-2022) (£9,911) “The art of balance: two search dimensions of ambidexterity and spatiality”
  • University of Sheffield Internship Programme 2024: to recruit an Entrepreneurship Module Development Assistant
  • Sheffield University Management School Research, Knowledge Exchange and Impact Stimulation Fund 2024: "The Emergence and Evolution of Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Food Waste Management Industry"
Teaching activities
  • MGT229: Enterprise & Entrepreneurship