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Amanda J Williamson

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

I am a Doctoral Researcher at the University of Sheffield. My research is concerned with the link between personal energy (specifically moods and sleep) and individual level innovation in the context of entrepreneurship.

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. Previously I worked as a Research Assistant at the (then) New Zealand Centre for small and medium-size enterprise (SME) research.

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Recent research publications and other links can be found below. Please feel free to reach out with any comments. Correspondence in English or Spanish (my second language, which I want to improve in!) is fine. I am located in Aragon, Spain at present, and commute to Sheffield, UK quarterly.





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.
    • 2016 Australian New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference. Competitive paper and interactive paper reviewer on topics relating to organisational behaviour & entrepreneurship.
    • 2015 ACERE (Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange). Full paper reviewer.