Dr Marrisa Joseph

Lecturer in Entrepreneurship

Dr Marrisa Joseph

Dr Marrisa Joseph

School Director of Academic Tutoring
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship
By Area: Business History, Organisational Institutionalism
By Industry: Publishing Industry, Creative Industries
Edith Morley building room 265, Whiteknights campus
+44 (0) 118 3785861


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


Victorian Literary Businesses: The Management and Practices of the British Publishing Industry (Forthcoming) Palgrave Macmillan

Joseph, Marrisa 2018 'Enter the Middleman: Legitimisation of Literary Agents in the British Victorian Publishing Industry 1875 – 1900' Business History

Joseph, Marrisa 2017 'Members Only: The Victorian Gentleman's Club as a Space for Doing Business 1843-1900,' In Guclu Atinc (Ed) Proceedings of the Seventy-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management