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Monique Boddington

Monique Boddington

Research Associate, The Entrepreneurship Centre
Interim Deputy Director, MSt in Entrepreneurship

BA, MA (University of Nottingham), PhD (University of Cambridge)

Professional experience

Dr Monique Boddington began working at the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning, which eventually became part of the Entrepreneurship Centre, working on multiple EU projects on entrepreneurship education. Her original background is in archaeology having completed a BA and MA in Archaeology at the University of Nottingham and taken part in excavations across Europe. Monique has a PhD from the University of Cambridge and her thesis focused on applying philosophy to archaeology to look at the nature of knowledge creation of the past. Alongside her research, Monique is also a tutor and teaching associate on the Master of Studies in Entrepreneurship.

Monique’s research includes the study of entrepreneurial teams, entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurship and gender, and the use of sociological approaches to broaden our understanding of entrepreneurial activity. Monique leads the EVER project, which is a longitudinal qualitative study of the teams within of the teams within Accelerate Cambridge. This project aims to understand the strategic decision-making of early ventures and how teams pivot over time. She is also currently working on a project exploring the impact of gender on entrepreneurship in the gaming industry.  

Previously, she worked on the design and implementation of a survey-based tool to measure the impact of entrepreneurial education (as part of multiple EU-funded projects) and remains passionate about understanding how research can improve the delivery and impact of entrepreneurship education to educate the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Research interests

Entrepreneurship; lean startup and pivoting; gender; entrepreneurial strategy; application of sociological approaches.

Monique Boddington is a member of the Organisational Theory & Information Systems subject group.

Selected publications

Barakat, S., Boddington, M. and Vyakarnam, S. (2014) “Measuring entrepreneurial self-efficacy to understand the impact of creative activities for learning innovation.” International Journal of Management Education, 12(3): 456-468 (DOI: 10.1016/j.ijme.2014.05.007)

Boddington, M. and Barakat, S. (2015) “Entrepreneurial self-efficacy as a measurement of entrepreneurship education: understanding programme affects and demographic variability.” Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 35(16): 7

Boddington, M.I. (2016) “‘Boys’ things and girls’ things’: understanding the gendered order of entrepreneurial practice.” Academy of Management Proceedings, 2016(1): 13960 (DOI: 10.5465/ambpp.2016.13960abstract)

Boddington, M. and Kavadias, S. (2018) “Entrepreneurial pivoting as organizational search: defining pivoting in early stage ventures.” Academy of Management Proceedings, 2018(1): 12065 (DOI: 10.5465/AMBPP.2018.12065abstract)

Boddington, M. and Barakat, S. (2018) “Exploring alternative gendered social structures within entrepreneurship education: notes from a women’s-only enterprise programme in the United Kingdom.” In: Yousafzai, S., Fayolle, A., Lindgreen, A., Henry, C., Saeed, S. and Sheikh, S. (eds.) Women entrepreneurs and the myth of ‘underperformance’: a new look at women’s entrepreneurship research. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp.141-158 (DOI: 10.4337/9781786434500.00020)

Contact details

Monique Boddington
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG

Tel: +44 (0)1223 761074

[email protected]