Dr Leonie Baldacchino

Dr Leonie Baldacchino

Dr Leonie Baldacchino

 B.Psy.(Hons),M.A.(Creativity & Innovation),Ph.D.(Warw.)

Senior Lecturer

Esperanto Street
University of Malta
  +356 2340 3912
Dr. Leonie Baldacchino holds a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship from Warwick Business School (UK), an M.A. in Creativity and Innovation (Distinction) and a B.Psy.(Hons.) from the University of Malta. She is the Director of The Edward de Bono Institute for the Design and Development of Thinking at the University of Malta, where she has been lecturing on entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation since 2008. Since 2009, Leonie has been involved in the coordination and organisation of various entrepreneurship-related incentives at the University of Malta, including the Global Entrepreneurship Week events hosted locally by The Edward de Bono Institute, and the entrepreneurship stream on the Degree Plus programme. She has also lectured on entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation at Warwick Business School (UK), at Teesside Business School (UK), and at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology, and has delivered numerous presentations and workshops in Malta and overseas. Her research focuses on various aspects of entrepreneurship, including the psychology of entrepreneurship; social, sustainable and inclusive entrepreneurship; and entrepreneurship education. She has published locally and internationally, including in the International Journal of Management Reviews and in edited books by Routledge and Edward Elgar.
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Cognition
  • Entrepreneurship Education
  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship
  • Creativity
  • Innovation

Hanohov, R. & Baldacchino, L. 2018, "Opportunity recognition in sustainable entrepreneurship: An exploratory study. , 333-358.", International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, Special Issue on Advancing Sustainable Entrepreneurship Through Substantive Research, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 333.

Baldacchino, L. & Azzopardi, D. 2017, "Inclusive Entrepreneurship Policies, Country Assessment Notes, Malta, 2016" in The Missing Entrepreneurs 2017: Policies for Inclusive Entrepreneurship (Fourth OECD-EC Annual Report on Inclusive Entrepreneurship). 
OECD Publishing., Paris, pp. 212.

Baldacchino, L. & Pulis-Xerxen, S. 2015, "Malta: The My WoW Project." in The Missing Entrepreneurs 2015: Policies for Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship (Third OECD-EC Annual Report on Inclusive Entrepreneurship). OECD Publishing, Paris, , pp. 166.

Baldacchino, L., Geurts, J., Migon, M. P., Politanska, J., Pulis Xerxen, S., & Weiner, E. 2015, Best Practices in Teaching Entrepreneurship and Creating Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Europe., Fundacja Światowego Tygodnia Przedsiębiorczości.

Baldacchino, L., Ucbasaran, D., Cabantous, L. & Lockett, A. 2015, "Entrepreneurship research on intuition: A critical analysis and research agenda", International Journal of Management Reviews, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 212.

Baldacchino, L. & Pulis-Xerxen, S. 2014, "Malta: The Hands-On Project." in The Missing Entrepreneurs 2014: Policies for Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Europe.
OECD Publishing, , pp. 214.

Baldacchino, L., Ucbasaran, D., Lockett, A. & Cabantous, L. 2014, "Capturing intuition through concurrent protocol analysis" in Handbook of research methods on intuition, ed. M. Sinclair, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, MA, USA.

Baldacchino, L., Ucbasaran, D. & Cabantous, L. 2014, "Experience and opportunity identification: The role of intuition and cognitive versatility.", Academy of Management Annual Meeting.

Ucbasaran, D., Baldacchino, L. & Lockett, A. 2014, "Do it again! Recent developments in the study of habitual entrepreneurship and a look to the future.  " in Routledge Companion to Entrepreneurship., ed. In F. Welter & T. Baker, Routledge, .

Baldacchino, L. & Pulis-Xerxen, S. 2013, Fostering entrepreneurship through education: A handbook for teachersSt. Nicholas College.

Baldacchino, L., Ucbasaran, D., Lockett, A. & Cabantous, L. 2013, "Cognitive versatility and opportunity identification: The role of experience, intuition and analysis. ", Babson / Emlyon Business School Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research Conference. .

Baldacchino, L. & Cutajar, C. 2011, "The artisan: A sustainable entrepreneur" in Green Jobs from A Small State Perspective, ed. S. Rizzo, Green European Foundation, Fondazzjoni Ceratonia, Belgium, pp. 20-32.

Baldacchino, L., Cassar, V. & Caruana, A. 2008, "Start-up Success in a Small Island State: A Study among Entrepreneurs in Malta", Island Studies Journal, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 73–96.

Baldacchino, L. forthcoming, "Creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation." in Malta and its Workforce: Human Resource Management and Development Perspectives, ed. G. Baldacchino, V. Cassar, & J. Azzopardi, Malta University Press, .

Baldacchino, L. forthcoming, "Intuition in entrepreneurial cognition." in The Anatomy of Entrepreneurial Decisions., ed. A. Caputo & M. Pellegrini, Springer, .

  • CLS4000 - People Management and Industrial Relations for Public Officers
  • IOT1002 - Psychology of Creativity
  • IOT1008 - An Introduction to Creativity
  • IOT1010 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • IOT1014 - Leadership and Innovation in Organisations
  • IOT1018 - Entrepreneurship: From Ideas to Action
  • IOT2008 - Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Practical Approaches
  • IOT5024 - Creativity: Psychological Perspectives
  • IOT5033 - Entrepreneurship and Business Venturing