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Amanda J Williamson

BBS, BBS first class honours, MBS (c.), PhD Student
Email: [email protected]

I am a Doctoral Research Student at the University of Sheffield. My research is concerned with the link between moods/emotions and entrepreneurial innovation.

As a doctoral researcher, I am affiliated with the Núcleo Milenio Research Center in Entrepreneurial Strategy Under Uncertainty, and at the Institute of Work Psychology, and I run a research project called Innovative Me. Previously I worked as a Research Assistant at the (then) New Zealand Centre for small and medium-size enterprise (SME) research.

I am currently a recipient of a doctoral scholarship award, and I hold top student awards from Massey University, where I graduated in the highest five per cent of students and earned first class honours.

I am located in Aragon, Spain at present, and commute to Sheffield, UK quarterly. Correspondence in English (my native language) or Spanish is fine. Recent research publications and other links can be found below.





Williamson, A. J., & Battisti, M. (2016, September). Waking up on the innovative side of the bed: Daily entrepreneurial behaviour as a result of high activated moods and good sleep. Paper presented at the 30th British Academy of Management conference: Thriving in Turbulent Times. Newcastle, UK.

Williamson, A. J., Bledow, R., Battisti, M., & Leatherbee, M. (2016, June). Moody yet innovative: The role of daily affective change on the innovative work behaviour of entrepreneurs. Paper presented at the 2016 IWP Conference on Work, Well-being and Performance. Sheffield, UK.




Williamson, A. J. & Battisti, M. (2015). Affect as a predictor of innovative behaviour in entrepreneurship. Paper presented at the 28th Annual SEAANZ Conference, Melbourne, Australia.


Battisti, M. & Williamson, A. J. (2015). The role of intermediaries in the small business transfer process. Small Enterprise Research, 22 (1), 32-48. DOI: 10.1080/13215906.2015.1022129.




Battisti, M., & Williamson, A. J. (2012). The role of intermediaries in the small business transfer process. In T. Volery, U. Fueglistaller, T. Zellweger, & W. Weber (Eds.), In search of a dynamic equilibrium: exploring and managing tensions in entrepreneurship and SMEs. KMU Verlag HSG, St.Gallen, Switzerland: Rencontres de St-Gall, Swiss Research Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship.




Williamson, A. J., Lewis, K., & Massey, C. (2011). Work-life balance in small business: the impact of firm and family milestones. In A. Lundström (Ed.), The 56th Annual ICSB World Conference: Changes in Perspectives of Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation (pp. 1–16). Stockholm, Sweden: 56th Annual ICSB World Conference.




Williamson, A. J. (2009). Work-life balance & New Zealand SME owner-managers (unpublished research report). Massey University. Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand.



Recent reviewer activities


    • 2016 British Academy of Management (BAM) conference: Reviewer for the entrepreneurship track.


    • 2015 ACERE (Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange). Full paper reviewer.