Staff profile


Dr Robert Mikecz

Senior Lecturer

School: Christ Church Business School

Campus: Broadstairs

Tel: 01227 925160

Profile summary

Programme Director, Business School Broadstairs campus

Lecturing in International Business, and Economics


2005 - July 2013 Lecturer, Chair of Research Ethics

Liverpool Hope University Business School

Design and delivery of undergraduate courses: Economics, Global and Economic Development, Strategic Management, International Business

Award Director (2008-2010): MSC Human Resource Management and Development Programme

Master's dissertation supervision.

PhD panel Chair. PhD internal examiner

1998 - 2005 Assistant Professor of Business

Concordia International University (Tallinn University)

1994 - 1998 Business Faculty

Dubai Women's College, Higher Colleges of Technology

Research and knowledge exchange


Organisational Studies track, British Academy of Management Annual Conference


European Academy of Management

British Academy of Management

Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe 

Europe-Asia Studies journal


Research interests:

Qualitative research methods

Socio-economic development of Central and Eastern Europe

Non-rational decision-making

Teaching and subject expertise


Higher Education Academy, UK


European Academy of Management (EURAM)

British Academy of Management (BAM)

Royal Geographical Society, UK

UK Baltic Study Group

British Association for Slavonic and Eastern European Studies

External activities

Selected Conference presentations:

'Liberalism as a Form of Economic Nationalism'

Presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics, Southampton, July 2-4, 2015.

'Growth without Prosperity'

Presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics, London, July 2-4, 2014.

'The Impact of National Identity on Policy Formulation: the case of Estonia'

Presented at the British Academy of Management (BAM) annual conference. Liverpool, September 10-12, 2013.

‘Interviewing Elites – The Challenges of Gaining Access and Trust'

Presented at the European Academy of Management (EURAM) annual conference, Tallinn, June 1-4, 2011.

‘Interviewing Post-socialist Political Elites: The Question of Positionality'

Presented  Presented at the ‘Euroqual International Perspectives on Qualitative Research Methods’Conference, London, May 4-6, 2010.

‘Labour Market Discrimination in Estonia’

Presented at the 'Beyond Transition: 1989-2009' conference. Liverpool Hope University, June 16-17, 2009.

Conference Chair.

Invited visiting lectures:

The University of Liverpool Management School

Université Catholique de l’Ouest, Angers, France

Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary

The Estonian Business School

Publications and research outputs

Recent publications:

Mikecz, R. (2012) Interviewing Elites: Addressing Methodological Issues. Qualitative Inquiry, 18(6): 482-493. 

Mikecz, R. (2015) Interviewing Elites – the Challenges of ‘Studying Up’. In Jones, O., Van Maanen, J. and Worthington, F.(eds.) Doing and Writing Ethnography: practical
challenges in qualitative fieldwork. Emerald.Forthcoming.


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