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
Qualitative research methods
Socio-economic development of Central and Eastern Europe
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
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 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.
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
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.