Dr Samira Nazar

Lecturer in Entrepreneurship
ANU College of Business and Economics

Research interests

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marginalized and Women's Entrepreneurship
  • Fragile, extreme and adverse contexts
  • Resources and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems



Samira Nazar is a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the ANU Research School of Management. Her research focuses on how marginalized entrepreneurs navigate fragile, extreme, and adverse contexts to successfully mobilize resources and get their ventures off the ground and grow. In her recent work, Samira studied women entrepreneurs in Afghanistan through a multi-case study research design. 

Samira received her PhD from the Unversity of Queensland's Business School for her work on women's entrepreneurship in Afghanistan. Prior to commencing her PhD studies, Samira held a master's degree in Business with a focus on Sustainability and Social Impact and a graduate diploma in Technology and Innovation Management from the University of Queensland as well as a bachelor's degree in Business Consultancy from the University of Applied Sciences in Wiener Neustadt, Austria.

Throughout the years, Samira has also been involved in various entrepreneurship, management, innovation, and strategy teaching, research, service, and engagement projects.


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