Professor of Entrepreneurship and Organization
DBA Advisor at emlyon business school

Dr. Clarke is currently Professor of Entrepreneurship and Organization at emlyon business school. Prior to joining emlyon, she was the professor at Leeds University Business School (LUBS), United Kingdom. Dr. Clarke’s research explores how language and other cultural resources are used by entrepreneurs to create meaning and develop legitimacy. This includes non-verbal resources (body, dress, space) used as part of behavioral displays and interactions. She also has an interest in socially situated and embodied cognition in the entrepreneurial context.

Dr. Clarke’s work has been published in many leading academic journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management Studies, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management Inquiry, International Small Business Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, etc.

  • 2007 PhD, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
  • 2004 MSc in Occupational Psychology (Distinction), Institute of Work Psychology (IWP), University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • 2002 BSc in Psychology, Queens University, Belfast
  • Entrepreneurship and small business
  • Multi-modal metaphor
  • Visual methodologies
  • Narrative and Identity
  • Embodied cognition
Crafting the Entrepreneurial Story: Narrative and Persuasion in Entrepreneurship

Psychology of Entrepreneurship: How Entrepreneurs Think