Celina Smith is an assistant professor at EMLYON Business School where she teaches Harnessing the Power of Social Networks. This is a new course that aims to cater for a growing interest in how networks can be used to best effect in business and professional life.
Celina gained her PhD at Imperial College Business School in London where she focused on the role of networks in new venture creation. This work won her an award for best PHD dissertation in 2009. She is currently developing research investigating how networks influence entrepreneurs’ ability to acquire valuable resources that can help their ventures to survive and grow. Before entering academia Celina worked in the UK television industry as an executive producer, and also co-founded a media company there.
You can read her new edited book on handing over the reigns of control in family business: Father-Daughter Succession in Family Business: A Cross-Cultural Perspective (2011). Halkias, Daphne; Thurman, Paul W.; Smith, celina; Nason, Robert, S. (eds.). Gower Publishing, UK. ISBN: 978-0-566-09220-6