Dr Anna Jenkins
Anna Jenkins
Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • PhD, Business Administration (Institution Jönköping International Business School, Sweden)
+61 7 334 68159
Room 513, Joyce Ackroyd Building, St. Lucia Campus

    Anna’s primary research stream focuses on how entrepreneurs manage setbacks and failure. Taking a social psychology perspective she focuses on learning, decision making, stress and motivation in the in the entrepreneurship process.


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    2013 Finalist for the NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business) Doctoral Dissertation Award in Entrepreneurship and Independent Business, Presented by the Entrepreneurship Division at the Academy of Management conference 2013.
    2012 Award for Outstanding Contribution by an early career academic at the ACERE DIANA Conference, Fremantle Australia, 31 Jan-3Feb, 2012 for the paper titled: It is not what is felt but how it is managed: the implications of coping for grief and re-entry after firm failure.
    2011 Awarded best paper by a PhD Student at the AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, Feb 1-4, 2011 for the paper titled: Grief after firm failure: An Appraisal Framework.

    Major research grants

    Title Agency Year Amount
    Developing Entrepreneurs: An interdisciplinary, experiential learning approach to creating an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset. UQ Teaching Innovation Grants 2016-2018 $136,000
    Growing Business in Redlands Survey 2015 Redlands City Council 2015 $30,757
    The short and long term effects of family firm failure: Family members experiences, well-being and future prospects. With Karin Hellerstedt and Mattias Nordqvist). Söderberg Foundation 2013-2016 $490,000
    The short and long term effects of business failure in the retail sector: experiences, well-being and motivation to start again (With Karin Hellerstedt). Handelns Utvecklingsrad, (The Swedish Retail and Wholesale Development Council funds research) 2013-2015 $310,000
    Emotional and financial recovery from firm failure Entrepreneurship Forum 2009 $10,000
    Emotional and financial recovery from firm failure Swedbank’s Research Foundation 2007-2012 $110,000