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Dr Marrisa Joseph

Lecturer in Entrepreneurship

School Director of Academic Tutoring
Fellow, UK HEA
Member of the University of Reading Senate

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  • Business History, 
  • Organisational Institutionalism, 
  • Publishing Industry, 
  • Creative Industries


Edith Morley building room 265, Whiteknights campus

Dr Marrisa Joseph is a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the Henley Business School and a member of the Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship, as well as being a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Marrisa's research focuses on the formation of business practices in the Victorian publishing industry, in particular examining how socio-cultural influences enable and constrain how individuals made strategic decisions. Her research interests are predominately in business history and due to her experience of working in the publishing industry she is also interested in the management of organisations in the creative industries.

In 2017 Marrisa was the recipient of the Journal of Management History Award for Best International Paper at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Her book 'Victorian Literary Businesses' was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2019.

Reference: Godley, A. , Joseph, M. and Hughes, D. L. (2019) Technology transfer in the interwar U.S. pharmaceutical sector: the case of E. Merck of Darmstadt and Merck & Co., Rahway New Jersey. Enterprise and Society, 20 (3). pp. 613-651. ISSN 1467-2235 doi:
Reference: Joseph, M. (2019) Members only: the Victorian gentlemen's club as a space for doing business 1843-1900. Management and Organizational History, 14 (2). pp. 123-147. ISSN 1744-9359 doi:
Reference: Joseph, M. (2019) Victorian Literary Businesses. Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK, pp229. ISBN 9783030285913 doi:
Reference: Joseph, M. (2020) Enter the middleman: legitimisation of literary agents in the British Victorian publishing industry 1875-1900. Business History, 62 (6). pp. 940-959. ISSN 1743-7938 doi:
Reference: Joseph, M. (2017) Members only: the Victorian gentlemen's club as a space for doing business 1843-1900. In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 4 - 8 August 2017, Atlanta, USA.

Business Synthesis

This module is built around an engaging, cloud based business simulation in which students generate enquiries, sales and orders and build a successful company within the simulation environment....

Module code: MM1F17