Professor Margaret Fletcher

  • Professor of International Business (Management)

telephone: 01413305939
email: Margaret.Fletcher@glasgow.ac.uk

Room 204D,, Management,, Adam Smith Business School, West Quadrangle - Gilbert Scott, Main Building, Glasgow G12 8QQ

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8168-7865

Biography

Margaret joined the Adam Smith Business School in 2009 after she completed her PhD and ESRC post-doctoral studies in International Business. Previously, she was a lecturer at the University of Stirling in entrepreneurship. Her research interests are in the field of the internationalisation of the firm and international entrepreneurship. Her most recent research is on internationalisation learning processes. Her research has a strong policy focus.

Margaret has a wide range of lecturing and supervision experience and currently specialises in experiential learning pedagogy in International Business. Margaret led the School’s Athena SWAN Gender Equality application, which was awarded in 2019.

Research interests

Margaret is a member of the International Business and Enterprise research cluster.

Areas of expertise:

  • Internationalisation of the firm
  • international entrepreneurship
  • International learning and knowledge acquisition and processes
  • SME exporting and internationalisation policy

Publications

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Number of items: 34.

2021

Ji, J., Li, N., Liouka, I., Fletcher, M. , Tang, Y. K. and Slow, J. (2021) “Where to” micromultinationals? A tribute to Professor Pavlos Dimitratos. European Management Journal, 39(4), pp. 404-409. (doi: 10.1016/j.emj.2021.07.004)

Fletcher, M. , Honeychurch, S. and Ikegwuonu, I. (2021) Using Team-based Learning in an International Business Programme. Using Team-based Learning in an IB Programme, 17 Jun 2021.

Fletcher, M. , Harris, S. and Richey Jr., R. G. (2021) Retrospective and prospective learning: accelerating the internationalization process. Journal of World Business, 56(3), 101191. (doi: 10.1016/j.jwb.2021.101191)

Fletcher, M. and Honeychurch, S. (2021) Using team-based learning in an International Business Programme. AIB Teaching and Education News, 2, p. 9.

2019

Schembri, J., Tang, Y. K. , Fletcher, M. and Dimitratos, P. (2019) How do European trade promotion organisations manage their stakeholders? International Business Review, 28(6), 101595. (doi: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2019.101595)

2018

Fletcher, M., Zhao, Y., Plakoyiannaki, E. and Buck, T. (2018) Three pathways to case selection in International Business: a twenty–year review, analysis and synthesis. International Business Review, 27(4), pp. 755-766. (doi: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2017.12.004)

Fletcher, M. , Dimitratos, P. and Young, S. (2018) How can academic-policy collaboration become more effective? A stewardship approach to academic-policy engaged scholarship: the case of SME internationalisation. Transnational Corporations, 25(1), pp. 23-41.

2016

Dimitratos, P. , Buck, T. , Fletcher, M. and Li, N. (2016) The motivation of international entrepreneurship: the case of Chinese transnational entrepreneurs. International Business Review, 25(5), pp. 1103-1113. (doi: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2016.01.012)

Fletcher, M., Young, S. and Dimitratos, P. (2016) Making research more policy relevant: A Longitudinal case study of engaged scholarship. In: Tüselmann, H., Buzdugan, S., Cao, Q., Freund, D. and Golesorkhi, S. (eds.) Impact of International Business: Challenges and Solutions for Policy and Practice. Series: Academy of International Business Book Series. Palgrave Macmillan: London, pp. 201-219. ISBN 9781137569455

2015

Plakoyiannaki, E., Fletcher, M. , Buck, T. and Zhao, Y. (2015) Demystifying Case Study Selection in International Business Research. In: British Academy of Management Conference 2015, Portsmouth, UK, 8-10 Sept 2015,

2014

Plakoyiannaki, E., Fletcher, M. , Buck, T. and Zhao, Y. (2014) Demystifying Case Study Selection in International Business Research. In: 40th EIBA Annual Conference, Uppsala, Sweden, 11-13 Dec 2014,

2013

Dimitratos, P., Li, N., Fletcher, M. and D'Angelo, A. (2013) A Review of Current International Business and International Entrepreneurship Research and its Policy-making Implications. Final report. Project Report. Scottish Development International / Scottish Enterprise. (Unpublished)

Fletcher, M., Harris, S. and Richey, G. (2013) Internationalization knowledge: what, why, where and when? Journal of International Marketing, 21(3), pp. 47-71. (doi: 10.1509/jim.12.0121)

2012

Fletcher, M. and Harris, S. (2012) Knowledge acquisition for the internationalization of the smaller firm: content and sources. International Business Review, 21(4), pp. 631-647. (doi: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2011.07.008)

2011

Fletcher, M. and Loane, S. (2011) Introduction to the Special Issue, International entrepreneurship: areas for future research. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 18(3), pp. 410-428.

Fletcher, M. and Plakoyiannaki, E. (2011) Case selection in international business: key issues and common misconceptions. In: Marschan-Pierkkari, R. and Welch, C. (eds.) Rethinking the Case Study in International Business and Management Research. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK, pp. 171-192. ISBN 9781848441842

Fletcher, M. and Prashantham, S. (2011) Knowledge assimilation processes of rapidly internationalising firms: longitudinal case studies of Scottish SMEs. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 18(3), pp. 475-501. (doi: 10.1108/14626001111155673)

2010

Fletcher, M. (2010) The role of knowledge and learning in the internationalisation of SMEs: issues for international entrepreneurship. Enterprising Matters, Spring,

Fletcher, M. and Plakoyiannaki, E. (2010) Sampling in case study research. In: Mills, A.J., Durepos, G. and Wiebe, E. (eds.) Encyclopaedia of Case Study Research. Sage: Thousand Oaks, CA, USA, pp. 837-840. ISBN 9781412956703

2009

Jones, M. V., Dimitratos, P. , Fletcher, M. and Young, S. (Eds.) (2009) Internationalization, Entrepreneurship And The Smaller Firm: Evidence From Around The World. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham. ISBN 9781847208309

Fletcher, M. (2009) Knowledge assimilation processes of internationalising SMEs: Assimilating new knowledge. In: Fink, M. and Kraus, S. (eds.) Management of Small and Medium Enterprises. Series: Routledge Studies in Small Business (15). Routledge: London, UK, pp. 245-262. ISBN 9780415467247

Fletcher, M. (2009) Learning processes in the development of absorptive capacity of internationalising SMEs. In: Jones, M.V., Dimitratos, P., Fletcher, M. and Young, S. (eds.) Internationalization, Entrepreneurship and The Smaller Firm: Evidence From Around The World. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, pp. 73-90. ISBN 9781847208309

2008

Bruns, V. and Fletcher, M. (2008) Banks' risk assessment of Swedish SMEs. Venture Capital, 10(2), pp. 171-194. (doi: 10.1080/13691060801946089)

2007

Young, S., Fletcher, M. and Dimitratos, P. (2007) Scottish Enterprise Global Companies Programme Longitudinal Evaluation Study. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

2004

Deakins, D., Ram, M., Smallbone, D. and Fletcher, M. (2004) Ethnic minority entrepreneurs and the commercial banks in the UK: access to formal sources of finance anddecision-making by their bankers. In: Stiles, C. H. and Galbraith, C. S. (eds.) Ethnic Entrepreneurship: Structure and Process. Series: International research in the business disciplines (4). JAI Press, pp. 293-314. ISBN 9780762310333

2002

Deakins, D., Ram, M., Smallbone, D., Baldock, R., Fletcher, M. and Jones, T. (2002) Ethnic Minority Businesses in the UK: Access to Finance and Business Support. Project Report. British Bankers' Association. (Unpublished)

Fletcher, M. and Harris, S. (2002) Seven aspects of strategy formation: exploring the value of planning. International Small Business Journal, 20(3), pp. 297-314. (doi: 10.1177/0266242602203004)

2000

Harris, S., Forbes, T. and Fletcher, M. (2000) Taught and enacted strategic approaches in young enterprises. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 6(3), pp. 125-145. (doi: 10.1108/13552550010346217)

1999

Fletcher, M. (1999) Promoting entrepreneurship as a career option - the graduate enterprise programme. Journal of European Industrial Training, 23(3), pp. 127-139. (doi: 10.1108/03090599910261808)

1996

Fletcher, M. (1996) How bank managers make lending decisions to small firms. In: Blackburn, R. and Jennings, P. (eds.) Small Firms: Contributions to Economic Regeneration. Paul Chapman: London. ISBN 1853963399

1995

Fletcher, M. (1995) Bank Managers Lending Decisions to Small Firms. Project Report. Scottish Enterprise Foundation. (Unpublished)

Fletcher, M. (1995) Decision making by Scottish bank managers. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 1(2), pp. 37-53. (doi: 10.1108/13552559510090613)

1994

Smith, M. (1994) Review of the Graduate Enterprise Programme in Scotland. Project Report. New Ventures Team, Scottish Enterprise. (Unpublished)

Smith, M. (1994) Graduate Enterprise Programme. In: Jain, G.J. and Gupta, D. (eds.) New Initiatives in Entrepreneurship Education and Training. Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, pp. 23-40.

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Articles

Ji, J., Li, N., Liouka, I., Fletcher, M. , Tang, Y. K. and Slow, J. (2021) “Where to” micromultinationals? A tribute to Professor Pavlos Dimitratos. European Management Journal, 39(4), pp. 404-409. (doi: 10.1016/j.emj.2021.07.004)

Fletcher, M. , Harris, S. and Richey Jr., R. G. (2021) Retrospective and prospective learning: accelerating the internationalization process. Journal of World Business, 56(3), 101191. (doi: 10.1016/j.jwb.2021.101191)

Fletcher, M. and Honeychurch, S. (2021) Using team-based learning in an International Business Programme. AIB Teaching and Education News, 2, p. 9.

Schembri, J., Tang, Y. K. , Fletcher, M. and Dimitratos, P. (2019) How do European trade promotion organisations manage their stakeholders? International Business Review, 28(6), 101595. (doi: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2019.101595)

Fletcher, M., Zhao, Y., Plakoyiannaki, E. and Buck, T. (2018) Three pathways to case selection in International Business: a twenty–year review, analysis and synthesis. International Business Review, 27(4), pp. 755-766. (doi: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2017.12.004)

Fletcher, M. , Dimitratos, P. and Young, S. (2018) How can academic-policy collaboration become more effective? A stewardship approach to academic-policy engaged scholarship: the case of SME internationalisation. Transnational Corporations, 25(1), pp. 23-41.

Dimitratos, P. , Buck, T. , Fletcher, M. and Li, N. (2016) The motivation of international entrepreneurship: the case of Chinese transnational entrepreneurs. International Business Review, 25(5), pp. 1103-1113. (doi: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2016.01.012)

Fletcher, M., Harris, S. and Richey, G. (2013) Internationalization knowledge: what, why, where and when? Journal of International Marketing, 21(3), pp. 47-71. (doi: 10.1509/jim.12.0121)

Fletcher, M. and Harris, S. (2012) Knowledge acquisition for the internationalization of the smaller firm: content and sources. International Business Review, 21(4), pp. 631-647. (doi: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2011.07.008)

Fletcher, M. and Loane, S. (2011) Introduction to the Special Issue, International entrepreneurship: areas for future research. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 18(3), pp. 410-428.

Fletcher, M. and Prashantham, S. (2011) Knowledge assimilation processes of rapidly internationalising firms: longitudinal case studies of Scottish SMEs. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 18(3), pp. 475-501. (doi: 10.1108/14626001111155673)

Fletcher, M. (2010) The role of knowledge and learning in the internationalisation of SMEs: issues for international entrepreneurship. Enterprising Matters, Spring,

Bruns, V. and Fletcher, M. (2008) Banks' risk assessment of Swedish SMEs. Venture Capital, 10(2), pp. 171-194. (doi: 10.1080/13691060801946089)

Fletcher, M. and Harris, S. (2002) Seven aspects of strategy formation: exploring the value of planning. International Small Business Journal, 20(3), pp. 297-314. (doi: 10.1177/0266242602203004)

Harris, S., Forbes, T. and Fletcher, M. (2000) Taught and enacted strategic approaches in young enterprises. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 6(3), pp. 125-145. (doi: 10.1108/13552550010346217)

Fletcher, M. (1999) Promoting entrepreneurship as a career option - the graduate enterprise programme. Journal of European Industrial Training, 23(3), pp. 127-139. (doi: 10.1108/03090599910261808)

Fletcher, M. (1995) Decision making by Scottish bank managers. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 1(2), pp. 37-53. (doi: 10.1108/13552559510090613)

Book Sections

Fletcher, M., Young, S. and Dimitratos, P. (2016) Making research more policy relevant: A Longitudinal case study of engaged scholarship. In: Tüselmann, H., Buzdugan, S., Cao, Q., Freund, D. and Golesorkhi, S. (eds.) Impact of International Business: Challenges and Solutions for Policy and Practice. Series: Academy of International Business Book Series. Palgrave Macmillan: London, pp. 201-219. ISBN 9781137569455

Fletcher, M. and Plakoyiannaki, E. (2011) Case selection in international business: key issues and common misconceptions. In: Marschan-Pierkkari, R. and Welch, C. (eds.) Rethinking the Case Study in International Business and Management Research. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK, pp. 171-192. ISBN 9781848441842

Fletcher, M. and Plakoyiannaki, E. (2010) Sampling in case study research. In: Mills, A.J., Durepos, G. and Wiebe, E. (eds.) Encyclopaedia of Case Study Research. Sage: Thousand Oaks, CA, USA, pp. 837-840. ISBN 9781412956703

Fletcher, M. (2009) Knowledge assimilation processes of internationalising SMEs: Assimilating new knowledge. In: Fink, M. and Kraus, S. (eds.) Management of Small and Medium Enterprises. Series: Routledge Studies in Small Business (15). Routledge: London, UK, pp. 245-262. ISBN 9780415467247

Fletcher, M. (2009) Learning processes in the development of absorptive capacity of internationalising SMEs. In: Jones, M.V., Dimitratos, P., Fletcher, M. and Young, S. (eds.) Internationalization, Entrepreneurship and The Smaller Firm: Evidence From Around The World. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, pp. 73-90. ISBN 9781847208309

Deakins, D., Ram, M., Smallbone, D. and Fletcher, M. (2004) Ethnic minority entrepreneurs and the commercial banks in the UK: access to formal sources of finance anddecision-making by their bankers. In: Stiles, C. H. and Galbraith, C. S. (eds.) Ethnic Entrepreneurship: Structure and Process. Series: International research in the business disciplines (4). JAI Press, pp. 293-314. ISBN 9780762310333

Fletcher, M. (1996) How bank managers make lending decisions to small firms. In: Blackburn, R. and Jennings, P. (eds.) Small Firms: Contributions to Economic Regeneration. Paul Chapman: London. ISBN 1853963399

Smith, M. (1994) Graduate Enterprise Programme. In: Jain, G.J. and Gupta, D. (eds.) New Initiatives in Entrepreneurship Education and Training. Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, pp. 23-40.

Edited Books

Jones, M. V., Dimitratos, P. , Fletcher, M. and Young, S. (Eds.) (2009) Internationalization, Entrepreneurship And The Smaller Firm: Evidence From Around The World. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham. ISBN 9781847208309

Research Reports or Papers

Dimitratos, P., Li, N., Fletcher, M. and D'Angelo, A. (2013) A Review of Current International Business and International Entrepreneurship Research and its Policy-making Implications. Final report. Project Report. Scottish Development International / Scottish Enterprise. (Unpublished)

Young, S., Fletcher, M. and Dimitratos, P. (2007) Scottish Enterprise Global Companies Programme Longitudinal Evaluation Study. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

Deakins, D., Ram, M., Smallbone, D., Baldock, R., Fletcher, M. and Jones, T. (2002) Ethnic Minority Businesses in the UK: Access to Finance and Business Support. Project Report. British Bankers' Association. (Unpublished)

Fletcher, M. (1995) Bank Managers Lending Decisions to Small Firms. Project Report. Scottish Enterprise Foundation. (Unpublished)

Smith, M. (1994) Review of the Graduate Enterprise Programme in Scotland. Project Report. New Ventures Team, Scottish Enterprise. (Unpublished)

Conference or Workshop Item

Fletcher, M. , Honeychurch, S. and Ikegwuonu, I. (2021) Using Team-based Learning in an International Business Programme. Using Team-based Learning in an IB Programme, 17 Jun 2021.

Conference Proceedings

Plakoyiannaki, E., Fletcher, M. , Buck, T. and Zhao, Y. (2015) Demystifying Case Study Selection in International Business Research. In: British Academy of Management Conference 2015, Portsmouth, UK, 8-10 Sept 2015,

Plakoyiannaki, E., Fletcher, M. , Buck, T. and Zhao, Y. (2014) Demystifying Case Study Selection in International Business Research. In: 40th EIBA Annual Conference, Uppsala, Sweden, 11-13 Dec 2014,

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Grants

2016: PI ESRC Festival of Social Science grant, Doing International Business: Acquiring Knowledge, Learning and Networks awarded, £500.

2013: 15 PI British Academy/Leverhulme Grant, Case Study Sampling: A Study of Practices in International Business (£9,511), Ref 40103100,  01/06/2013-31/05/2015.

Supervision

Margaret is interested in the internationalisation of the firm.

Current PhD students

  • Al Hasni, Rabab
    Small and Medium enterprises Access to Bank Lending in Oil based Economies Oman as case study
  • Tang, Tao
    The Internationalisation of Private-owned MNCs: A Comparative Study on the Chinese and Swiss Cases
  • WU, FAN
    The role of entrepreneurial leadership within the internationalisation process of Chinese SMEs: A dynamic perspective
  • Zhou, Xiaofei
    Exploring the Role of Social Capital in Promoting Knowledge Transfer: Evidence from International Collaboration in China's Pharmaceutical Sector

Completed PhD students

Yu Honglan
Post-entry Exporting Turnaround: Phenomenon-driven Research Among Chinese SMEs

Nicolas Li 
The Internationalisation of Chinese Transnational Entrepreneurial Firms: A Comparative Study with Indigenous Counterparts in Canada and UK

Joe Schembri
The Development of International Opportunities by Knowledge-Intensive Firms from a Small, Peripheral Economy

Teaching

Programme leader MSc International Business (2015-20)

Course Co-ordinator:

  • Market Analysis for International New Venture Creation (MSc)
  • Specialist research methods for International Business (MSc)
  • Internationalisation, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MSc)
  • Export Marketing (MSc in International Strategic Marketing)
  • Business and Management: Marketing (undergraduate)
  • Case study methodology (PhD)
  • Entrepreneurship: Marketing (undergraduate)  
  • Management for Accountants: Marketing (undergraduate)

Additional information

External roles

  • Member of executive committee for the Academy of International Business (AIB), UK and Ireland Chapter, Doctoral Colloquium Convener from 2013-2017, Equality and Diversity officer (2018-current).
  • Member of AIB (World) IB teaching and education SIG, vice chair of  finances (2019-current).
  • Co-chair the Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (IBSE), Entrepreneurial Learning Practice and Policy Special Interest Group (2013-17). Workshop series: Entrepreneurial Learning Policy and Practice Group.

Margaret hosted two workshops as part of the ISBE series:

Entrepreneurial Learning: Growth and Internationalisation

Video: Entrepreneurial Learning: Growth and Internationalisation workshop

Succeeding in China: Knowledge and Networks

Video: Succeeding in China - Knowledge and Networks

Notes: Succeeding in China – the lessons of experience (pdf)

Awards

  • Lazaridis Institute / EIBA Conference, SMEs and International Entrepreneurship Best Paper Award, 2020: Yu, H., Fletcher,  M. and Trevor Buck, T.. (2020). “Re-internationalization and changes in international learning: evidence from Chinese international SMEs”, EIBA online conference, 11-12 December.
  • Winner of the Journal of International Marketing S. Tamer Cavusgil Award 2013 for the article that advanced the practice of international marketing management. Shortlisted for the 2019 five-year impact Hans B Thorelli Award:Fletcher, M., Harris, S. and Richey, R.G. (2013).  “ Internationalization Knowledge: What, Why, Where and When?”, Journal of International Marketing,  Vol 21(3), pp 47-71
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Guest speaker/ visiting lecturer

  • 2019: University of Pavia, “Retrospective and Prospective Learning for Accelerating the Internationalisation Process”
  • 2018: National Trade Academy Programme - Global Trade and Investment Seminar, “Internationalisation of Companies”
  • 2012-2016: ESCEM Business School, Poitiers, France, “Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Marketing and Export Strategies of SMEs”
  • 2015: PhD Workshop, University of Lancaster, “Case study selection and sampling”
  • 2014: Brunel University research seminar, “Learning for Internationalisation – linking theory and practice”

Assessor

  • ESRC funding awards
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Canada grant applications