Dr Peter Rodgers

Associate Professor in StrategyPeter Rodgers

Contact details

  • Tel: +44 (0)116 252 3909
  • Email: pwr3@le.ac.uk
  • Office: Room 510, Level 5, Ken Edwards Building
  • Office hours: By appointment

Personal details

I was appointed to the University of Leicester’s School of Business in October 2017 as an Associate Professor in Strategy and also Director of the MBA Programme. I gained a BA (Hons) degree in Social and Political Sciences from Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge and an MA and PhD from the Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham. Previously, I worked at the Aston Business School and at the Sheffield University Management School between 2010-2017. My research interests focus on informality within state-business relations across post-socialist spaces, non-market strategies and transnational migrant entrepreneurship. I am a fluent Russian speaker and have worked on and managed several large international collaborative research projects across the former Soviet Union and the Western Balkans, involving universities and a variety of different stakeholders. I continue to provide expert briefing advice to the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office on matters relating to the business environment in Ukraine.

Teaching

  • MN2104 Organizational Behaviour
  • MN7558 Strategy, Business Information and Analysis
  • MN7703 Managing Finances and Strategic Decision-Making

Administrative responsibilities

  • Director of the MBA

Research

My research interests focus on informality within state-business relations across post-socialist spaces, non-market strategies and transnational migrant entrepreneurship. To date, I have won over £200,000 of research funding from external funders including Economic Social Research Council, Leverhulme Trust and the British Academy.

Supervision

I have supervised five PhD students to successful completion and continue to supervise six PhD students, based at the University of Sheffield Management School. I welcome prospective PhD students interested in research topics around; informal economies, non-market strategies, migrant and transnational entrepreneurship.

Publications

Books

Horodnic, I.A., Rodgers, P., Williams, C.C. and Momtazian, L. (2017), The informal economy: exploring drivers and practices. Routledge.

Williams, C., Round, J. and Rodgers, P. (2013), The Role of Informal Economies in the Post-Soviet World. The End of Transition?. Routledge.

Rodgers, P. (2008), Nation, region and history in post-communist transitions. Identity politics in Ukraine 1991-2006, Soviet and Post Soviet Politics and Society Series. Ibidem: Stuttgart.

Journal Articles

Wankhade, P; Stokes, P; Tarba, S & Rodgers, P (2019) Work intensification and Ambidexterity - the Notions of Extreme and ‘Everyday’ Experiences in Emergency Contexts: Surfacing Dynamics in the Ambulance Service, Public Management Review, forthcoming.

Rodgers, P., Shahid, M.S. and Williams, C.C., (2019) Reconceptualizing Informal Work Practices: Some Observations from an Ethnic Minority Community in Urban UK. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 43(3), pp.476-496.

Afreh, B; Rodgers, P; Vershinina, N & Williams, C.C (2019) Varieties of Context and informal Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurial activities of migrant youths in rural Ghana", International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, forthcoming.

Vershinina, N; Rodgers, P; Tarba, S; Khan, Z; Stokes, P (2019) ‘Gaining legitimacy through proactive stakeholder management: The Experiences of high-tech women entrepreneurs in Russia’, Journal of Business Research.

Pushyarag N. Puthusserry, Zaheer Khan, Peter Rodgers, (2018) "International new ventures market expansion through collaborative entry modes: A study of the experience of Indian and British ICT firms", International Marketing Review, https://doi.org/10.1108/IMR-01-2017-0001

Rodgers, P; Stokes, P, Tarba, S & Khan, Z (2018) The role of non-market strategies in establishing legitimacy: The Case of Service MNEs in emerging economies, Management International Review, forthcoming.

Vershinina, N; Rodgers, P; McAdam, M & Clinton, C. (2018), ‘Transnational Migrant Entrepreneurship, Gender and Family Business’, Global Networks, forthcoming.

Littlewood, D.C.; Rodgers, P. and Williams, C. (Accepted: 2018) Experiences, causes, and measures to tackle institutional incongruence and informal economic activity in South-East Europe. Current Sociology. ISSN 0011-3921 (In Press).

Abbi M. Kedir & Peter Rodgers (2018): Household survey evidence on domestic workers in Ethiopia, The Service Industries JournalAbbi M. Kedir & Peter Rodgers (2018): Household survey evidence on domestic workers in Ethiopia, The Service Industries Journal.

David Littlewood, Peter Rodgers & Junhong Yang (2018): ‘The price is different depending on whether you want a receipt or not’: examining the purchasing of goods and services from the informal economy in South-East Europe, The Service Industries Journal, DOI: 10.1080/02642069.2018.1444032.

Vershinina, N.A., Rodgers, P., Ram, M., Theodorakopoulos, N. and Rodionova, Y., 2018. False self‐employment: the case of Ukrainian migrants in London's construction sector. Industrial Relations Journal, 49(1), pp.2-18.

Degbey, W, Rodgers, P, Kromah, M & Weber, Y, "The impact of psychological ownership on employee retention in mergers and acquisitions”, Human Resource Management Review (forthcoming).

Rodgers, P., Vershinina, N., Williams, C.C. and Theodorakopoulos, N., 2018. Leveraging symbolic capital: the use of blat networks across transnational spaces. Global Networks.

Rodgers, P., Khan, Z. Tarba, S, Nurgabdeshov, A & Ahammad, M (2017), Exploring the determinants of location choice decisions of offshored R&D projects, Journal of Business Research.

Horodnic, I.A., Rodgers, P., Williams, C.C. and Momtazian, L. (2017), The informal economy: exploring drivers and practices. Routledge.

Shahid, M.S., Rodgers, P. and Williams, C. (2017). Evaluating the participation of an ethnic minority group in informal employment: a product of exit or exclusion? Review of Social Economy.

Stefanov, Ruslan and Williams, Colin C. and Rodgers, Peter, Tackling Undeclared Work in Bulgaria: Knowledge-Informed Policy Responses (August 25, 2017). GREY Policy Brief, No. 1, 2017.

Vorley, T. and Rodgers, P. (2014). Home is where the business is: Incidents in everyday life and the formation of home-based businesses. International Small Business Journal, 32(2).

Wainwright, T. and Rodgers, P. (2013). Which crisis? The need to understand spaces of (non) tax in the economic recovery. Environment and Planning A, 45(5) 1008-1012.

Ljubownikow, S., Crotty, J. and Rodgers, P.W. (2013). The state and civil society in Post-Soviet Russia: The development of a Russian-style civil society. Progress in Development Studies, 13(2) 153-166.

Windebank, J.E., Williams, C.C., Nadin, S. and Rodgers, P. (2012). Evaluating the participation of students in the informal economy: some lessons from a European survey. Journal of Economy and its Applications, 2(1) 51-65.

Crotty, J. and Rodgers, P. (2012). The continuing reorganization of Russia's environmental bureaucracy: Regional interpretation and the response of key actors. Problems of Post-Communism, 59(4) 15-26.

Crotty, J. and Rodgers, P. (2012). Sustainable Development in the Russia Federation: The Limits of Greening within Industrial Firms. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 19(3) 178-190.

Rodgers, P. (2012). Borderlands in bordered lands: Geopolitics of identity in post-Soviet Ukraine. Europe-Asia Studies, 64(2) 380-382.

Williams, C.C. and Rodgers, P. (2012). Evaluating the persistence of subsistence work in contemporary economies: Some lessons from Moscow. International Journal of Social Economics, 39(9) 721-737.

Williams, C.C., Nadin, S. J., Rodgers, P. and Round, J. (2011). Re-thinking the nature of community economies: some lessons from post-Soviet Ukraine. Community Development Journal, 47(2) 216-231.

Williams, C.C., Round, J. and Rodgers, P. (2011). Explaining the normality of informal employment in Ukraine: a product of exit or exclusion? The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 70(3) 729-755.

Williams, C.C., Nadin, S.J. and Rodgers, P. (2011). Beyond a "varieties of capitalism" approach in Central and Eastern Europe: some lessons from Ukraine. Employee Relations, 33(4) 413-427.

Round, J., Rodgers, P. and Williams, C.C. (2011). The role of domestic food production in everyday life in post-Soviet Ukraine. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 100(5) 1197-1211.

Williams, C.C., Nadin, S., Rodgers, P. and Round, J. (2011). Beyond the formal/informal labour dualism: mapping the social organization of labour in Moscow. Sociological Research On-Line, 16(1) .

Rodgers, P. (2011). Surviving post-socialism: the role of informal economic practices. International journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 31(11/12) 612-618.

Williams, C.C., Nadin, S., Rodgers, P. and Round, J. (2011). Mapping the social organization of labour in Moscow: Beyond the formal/informal labour dualism. Sociological Research Online, 16(1).

Williams, C.C., Rodgers, P., Nadin, S. and Newton, S. (2011). Explaining off-the-books entrepreneurship: a critical evaluation of competing perspectives. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 15(4).

Williams, C.C., Round, J. and Rodgers, P. (2010). Explaining the off-the-books entrepreneur culture of Ukraine: reluctant or willing entrepreneurship? International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 10(2) 165-180.

Round, J., Williams, C.C. and Rodgers, P. (2010). Coping with the social costs of 'transition': everyday life in post-Soviet Russia and Ukraine. European Urban and Regional Studies, 17(2) 183-196.

Williams, C.C., Round J. and Rodgers, P. (2009). Evaluating the motives of informal entrepreneurs: Some lessons from Ukraine. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 14(1) 29-71.

Round, J. and Rodgers, P. (2009). The problems of corruption in post-Soviet Ukraine's higher education sector. International Journal of Sociology, 39(2) 80-95.

Rodgers, P. and Williams, C.C. (2008). The informal economy in the former Soviet Union and in Central and Eastern Europe. International Journal of Sociology, 39(2).

Round J., Williams, C.C. and Rodgers, P. (2008). Everyday tactics and spaces of power: the role of informal economies in post-Soviet Ukraine. Social and Cultural Geography, 19(2) 172-185.

Round J., Williams, C.C. and Rodgers, P. (2008). Corruption in the post-Soviet workplace: the experience of recent graduates in post-Soviet Ukraine. Work, Employment and Society, 22(1) 149-166.

Rodgers, P., Williams, C.C. and Round, J. (2008). Workplace crime and the informal economy in Ukraine: employee and employer perspectives. International Journal of Social Economics, 35(9) 666-678.

Williams, C.C., Round, J. and Rodgers, P. (2007). Beyond the formal/informal economy binary hierarchy. International Journal of Social Economics, 34(6) 402-414.

Rodgers, P. (2007). Compliances or contradiction? Teaching 'history' in the 'New' Ukraine. A view from Ukraine's eastern borderlands. Europe-Asia Studies, 59(3) 501-517.

Williams, C.C., Round, J. and Rodgers, P. (2006). Beyond necessity- and opportunity-driven entrepreneurship: some case study evidence from Ukraine. Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship, 18(2) 22 – 34.

Guest – Edited journal

Vershinina, N & Rodgers, (2018) ‘Migration, Enterprise and Society’ International Journal of Entrepreneurial behavior and Research’, forthcoming.

Williams, C.C, Rodgers, P, Polese, A. (2016) Tackling Enterprise in the Informal Economy, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, vol.28, Nos. 2/3.

Rodgers, P, Williams, C.C., (2009) The Informal Economy in the Former Soviet Union and in Central and Eastern Europe, International Journal of Sociology, vol.39, no.2, Summer 2009.

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