Portrait of  Hana Benesova Hana Benesova

h.benesova@hud.ac.uk | 01484 471518


Position: Research Assistant, Department of Management
Qualifications: BA, BSc and MSc

Hana Benesova joined the Business School as Research Assistant for the Emerging Markets Research Group (EMERGE) at the start of the third year of her PhD studies at the University of Huddersfield.

After graduating with Bachelor degrees in Economics at the Technical University of Liberec and European Business at the University of Huddersfield, Hana obtained a Master’s degree (with Distinction) in International Business with Financial Services. Hana’s PhD is in the area of corruption and trust and is concerned specifically with the interplay of these two phenomena in transition context.

Hana cooperates with universities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In 2013 she helped to organise the first EMERGE Doctoral Conference with participants from various Central and Eastern European countries. While working for a well-known publisher, she helped to create awareness of publishing possibilities and the use of case studies by Central and Eastern European academic institutions.

In addition to her cooperation with Central and Eastern European Universities, she also works on a number of projects with universities from Central Asia and North Africa aimed at student exchange and promoting research collaboration.

Research and Scholarship

Hana’s research interests concern understanding the dynamics of societal changes in volatile and transition economies. Her research examines the role of trust and corruption in societies and the interplay of these two phenomena.

She is also conducting research aimed at better understanding of corruption, which includes conceptualisation of corruption, review of the available corruption measures and examination of the various effects of these measures on the levels of corruption around the world.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Benesova, H. and Anchor, J. (2017) ‘Trust and Corruption in the Czech RepublicProceedings of the 13th International Conference - Liberec Economic Forum 2017 , pp. 420-430.


Anchor, J. and Benesova, H. (2016) ‘The adoption of political risk assessment in emerging markets’. In: Risk Management in Emerging Markets: Issues, Framework, and Modeling. : Emerald. pp. 121-142. ISBN 9781786354525


Benesova, H. and Anchor, J. (2015) ‘Corruption, Social Trust and Transition: the Case of the Czech Republic’. In: 18th Annual Irish Academy of Management Conference, 2-4th September 2015, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway)


Benesova, H (2014) ‘The Theory of Earthquakes in Signalling Severe Political Events’. In: 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2014, 24 - 28 August 2014, Davos, Switzerland

Benesova, H (2014) ‘A New Approach to Designing a Political Risk Assessment Survey in International Firms in the Context of Czech International Firms’. In: 41st AIB-UKI (UK & Ireland chapter) conference, 10-12 April 2014, The York Management School, York University, UK


Anchor, J. and Benesova, H. (2013) ‘Political risk assessment in the Czech Republic’. In: Proceedings of the 11th Liberec Economic Forum 2013. : Liberec Economic Forum. pp. 36-45. ISBN 9788073729530

Benesova, H (2013) ‘The Empirical Determinants of the Adoption of a Political Risk Assessment Function in International Firms’. In: 40th AIB-UKI (UK & Ireland Chapter) Conference, 21 - 23 March 2013, Aston University


Anchor, J. and Benesova, H. (2012) ‘Political Risk Assessment in International Firms: the “Visegrad Four” Countries’. In: Marketing and business strategies for central and eastern Europe 20th annual conference, 6-8th December 2012, Vienna, Austria

Anchor, J. and Benesova, H. (2012) ‘The Institutionalisation of Political Risk Assessment in Central and Eastern European International Firms’. In: BAM 2012, 11-13th September 2012, Cardiff Business School


  • Professional Memberships:
  • Member, First International Network on Trust (FINT)
  • Member, Irish Academy of Management (IAM)
  • Member, Academy of International Business (AIB)
  • Member, British Academy of Management (BAM)
  • Member, Global Risk Forum (GRF)

Enterprise Activities

RO/HUB/313 University Network in Business Administration (UNetBA) – as part of a successful Erasmus Mundus research and education consortium bid, September 2014-September 2017 – the minimum grant income per annum will depend on take up by researchers and students from the Middle East and North African universities involved. Estimated total - £600,000

RO/HUB/314 Central Asian Economics and Management (CANEM 2) – as part of a successful Erasmus Mundus research and education consortium bid September 2014-September 2017 – the minimum grant income per annum will depend on take up by researchers and students from the 15 Central Asian Universities involved. Estimated total - £400,000

RO/HUB/261 Central Asian Economics and Management (CANEM) – as part of a successful Erasmus Mundus research and education mobility consortium bid, September 2013–September 2016  Total - £170,000

Teaching and Professional Activities

Hana leads a year 3 European Business module. She also contributes to a Master module concerned with risk management.