Research Areas/Interests of the Business Faculty

The business faculty are active scholars with a broad range of research interests. We welcome applications from students whose research interests fall within any of our faculty’s research interests. Faculty play an active role in a doctoral fellow’s research project through regular supervision both in person on the CEU campus and virtually. This includes opportunities for doctoral fellows to participate in joint publication activities with our faculty. Finding a match between the interests of students and faculty is of the utmost importance.





Yusaf Akbar (DPhil Sussex; MA College of Europe)


Business and Corporate Strategy

International Management

Non-market strategy & corporate political activity

International market entry strategies of entrepreneurial firms

Sharing platform business models


Maciej Kisilowski (JSD Yale; MPA Princeton; MBA Insead)

Business and the Open Society

Non-market strategy & corporate political activity

Public and nonprofit management

Economic regulation of business

Geopolitical Context and Business

Michael LaBelle (PhD Bristol)


Energy Cultures

Energy transitions

Energy and climate justice

Austin Nichols (PhD Florida)



Impression Management

Organizational Behavior

Social Psychology

Research Methodology


Aysu Senyuz (PhD Central Florida)




Evolutionary Psychology

Technology Adoption

Davide Torsello (PhD Max Planck Institute)

Business Integrity

Organizational Behavior

Social and cultural aspects of ethics, trust, and corruption

Ethnographic research methodology