Doctoral Students

The Centre actively supports the recruitment of doctoral students, including doctoral students from academic institutions in the Asia Pacific region.



Hristina Dzharova

Hristina Dzharova, originally from Bulgaria. Hristina holds a BA degree in Business Administration from the American University in Bulgaria. During undergraduate studies she did an Erasmus exchange in Belgium and went on work and travel in USA for four consecutive summers. Upon graduation, Hristina worked in Finance as a consultant and auditor, based in Sofia, Bulgaria. Following her tenure, she was granted a company scholarship for her master studies and obtained her graduate degree from the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics, specializing in Strategy and Innovation. Her graduate thesis work focused on top management team composition and venture capital investments across different territories. Upon promotion, Hristina completed a three-month internship with Infosys Limited, Bangalore, India working on the Base of the Pyramid project, conducting interviews with founders and CEOs of major social enterprises, start-up companies and NGOs worldwide. Her internship work ultimately culminated in several important findings that pertain to base of the pyramid segment and facilitate enterprises in their attempt to sustainably approach the poor in emerging markets. Hristina’s research interests vary, ranging from social innovation and technology to venture capital and M&A practices.

Victor Chen

Victor Chen

Victor is a SSHRC-funded PhD Candidate in Strategic Management and International Business at Simon Fraser University (SFU), where he also teaches general business administration. His researches focus on the rise of emerging-market multinational enterprises investing in advanced economies, with works published in Asia Pacific Journal of Management amongst others. More