Ieva Žebrytė

Doctoral student in the field of Management



Ieva Zebryte is an academic at the Faculty of Law and Business (FCJE) of the Universidad de La Frontera (UFRO), Chile. She teaches Entrepreneurship and Development, Emerging Economy MSME Resilience and Sustainability on undergraduate and graduate levels. Her research interests include: Entrepreneurship and Local Development, Entrepreneurship, Small Business and Community Resilience, Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Globalization and its local impacts. Between 2017 and 2020 she served as the Director for Community Engagement of FCJE-UFRO ( Currently, Ieva Zebryte is a PhD in Management student at the ISM – University of Management and Economics (Lithuania), PhD thesis topic “Entrepreneuring through[out] business disruptions caused by disasters: experiences of emerging economy small business owner-managers.”.

She holds a Master of Law degree in International and European Community Law from Vilnius University (2005, Lithuania) for which she developed her master’s thesis on the EU’s Emissions Trading System at the Ghent University (Belgium). In 2015 she obtained her Master’s in Local and Regional Human Development at UFRO (Temuco, Chile) by way of thesis focused on entrepreneurial experiences of lifestyle migrants. Finally, in 2016 Ieva obtained a specialty diploma in “Innovation and Territory” from the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain, through the Chilean SUBDERE scholarship.

She is currently the Lead Researcher of DIUFRO FP project “Multi-scale model to improve resilience of MSMEs and local communities to disasters and crises” in collaboration with David Matarrita-Cascante, Texas A&M, USA, and Modestas Gelbuda, ISM University of Management and Economics, Lithuania, as well as Martha Ramirez V., Universidad de La Frontera. She was the lead researcher of the DIUFRO funded project DI18-0097 “Tourism Entrepreneur Natural Disaster Recovery Model” (2018-2019). Further, she had collaborated on the following Chilean CONICYT funded research projects: (i) advanced human capital program (MEC-PCHA) # 800140080 (2015-2016); (ii) FONDECYT 1100588 (2013-2014); (iii) FONDE D09R1004 (only in 2013) and FONDECYT 1120589 (only in 2011). Member of EGOS 2019-2020. Member of AoM 2018-2021. Member of ICSB 2020-2021.