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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 Expertise and Interests

  • Understanding the dynamics of societal changes in volatile and transition economies 
  • The role of trust and corruption in societies and the interplay of these two phenoma 

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Research Output 2016 2017

  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Conference contribution

Trust and Corruption in the Czech Republic

Benesova, H. & Anchor, J. Sep 2017 Proceedings of the 13th International Conference - Liberec Economic Forum 2017. Kocourek, A. (ed.). Liberec: Technical University of Liberec, p. 420-430 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Czech Republic
social capital

The adoption of political risk assessment in emerging markets

Anchor, J. & Benesova, H. 2016 Risk Management in Emerging Markets: Issues, Framework, and Modeling. Boubaker, S., Buchanan, B. & Nguyen, D. K. (eds.). Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., p. 121-142 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Political risk
Emerging markets
Risk assessment
Risk management
Design methodology

Activities 2014 2015

  • 2 Oral presentation