Dr Thi (Alice) Ngo


Management School

Lecturer in Entrepreneurship


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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 Huddersfield before joining the University of Sheffield. In 2022, Alice gave a summer guest lecture on fsQCA to master's students at the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester. Alice’s PhD research uses the mixed-method methodology to investigate the role of multiple channels of knowledge spillovers on innovation within a knowledge-intensive cluster in developing countries. Her paper in Management and Organization Review (an ABS 3*) demonstrates multiple pathways for spin-off firms to strategically utilize knowledge spillovers channels to introduce new service innovations. It also entails practical implications in terms of upgrading opportunities for firms in developing countries. Alice 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.

  • 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 are divided into three broad categories: (i) the interaction of multiple sources of knowledge leading to innovation and entrepreneurship outcomes; (ii) the role of gender in innovation and entrepreneurship outcomes; and (iii) cluster and related concepts and phenomena in both developing and developed countries.


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”
Teaching activities

Alice is interested in supervising PhD researchers in areas related to her research interests.