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Dr Antonio Malfense Fierro

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Antonio Malfense Fierro

Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Programme Leader for BA Business Management with Entrepreneurship (2018 onwards). Knowledge Exchange lead for Hull University Business School 2021 onwards


Portfolio Entrepreneurs: The role of risk (2022)
Book Chapter
Malfense Fierro, A., & Rosa, P. (2022). Portfolio Entrepreneurs: The role of risk. In D. Lingelbach (Ed.), De Gruyter Handbook of Entrepreneurial Finance (75-85). Berlin: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110726312

Financial portfolio theory suggests that diversifying through establishing a group of businesses may be an important mechanism to manage and spread risk, but empirical entrepreneurship research on portfolio entrepreneurship has failed to adequately i... Read More about Portfolio Entrepreneurs: The role of risk.

Resilience and family business groups in unstable economies (2019)
Book Chapter
Discua Cruz, A., Malfense Fierro, A., Basca, R., Parada, M. J., & Alvarado-Alvarez, C. (2019). Resilience and family business groups in unstable economies. In M. Rautiainen, P. Rosa, T. Pihkala, M. Parada, & A. Cruz (Eds.), The family business group phenomenon: Emergence and complexities (315-352). Palgrave Macmillan

African portfolio entrepreneurship and the creation of jobs (2017)
Journal Article
Malfense Fierro, A. C., Noble, D., Hatem, O., & Balunywa, W. (2018). African portfolio entrepreneurship and the creation of jobs. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 25(5), 730 - 751. https://doi.org/10.1108/jsbed-02-2017-0074

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to focus on large-scale portfolio entrepreneurship and its impact on the creation of stable wage employment in African economies. Design/methodology/approach The three studies focussed on Egypt, Uganda, and Malawi... Read More about African portfolio entrepreneurship and the creation of jobs.