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Prof Robert Newbery

Head of Department

Department: Newcastle Business School

Robert is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and has worked extensively in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. He has founded and run a number of entrepreneurial businesses having a PhD, MSc, MBA and BSc. He is particularly interested in how entrepreneurship is being used for development in both the 'Global North' and 'Global South' and is actively supporting the Entrepreneurship Educator Foundation for East Africa (EEFEA). 

Robert is Head of Entrepreneurship and Innovation within the EIS Department at Northumbria University. Prior to this he led the Marketing, Operations and Systems Department at Newcastle University.

Robert Newbery

 

Robert is conducting research looking at the intersection of entrepreneurship and poverty. He also monitors and evaluates the impact of entrepreneurship and innovation programmes, with a current involvement with research commercialisation programmes and the impact of serious games upon entrepreneurial outcomes.

 

Geographies of interest

- UK and Europe (particularly as regards farming entrepreneurship and rural business models; business associations)

- East Africa (entrepreneurship and poverty, business models and innovative supply chains; networks of support)

- West Africa (business models and development)

- South America (social entrepreneurship)

 

Ph.D students

I am pleased to talk to potential Ph.D students with interesting proposals that link into my research interests and / or geographies of interest.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Decoding value exchange in entrepreneurial ecosystems through a service-dominant lens, Donaldson, C., Newbery, R., Berbegal Mirabent, J., Kallmuenzer, A. 24 May 2024, In: Small Business Economics
  • Entrepreneurial Finance and Institutional Logics in an Emerging Economy, Worakantak, J., Newbery, R., Kimmitt, J. 23 Apr 2024, In: International Small Business Journal
  • Guest editorial: Emerging issues in digital entrepreneurship – challenges and opportunities, Olan, F., Troise, C., Damij, N., Newbery, R. 11 Mar 2024, In: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research
  • Reconceptualizing Franchisee Performance: A Configurational Approach in a Base‐of‐the‐Pyramid Context, Newbery, R., Kimmitt, J., McKague, K., Muñoz, P. 10 May 2024, In: British Journal of Management
  • Refocusing digital entrepreneurship: an updated overview of the field, emerging opportunities and challenges, Olan, F., Troise, C., Damij, N., Newbery, R. 11 Mar 2024, In: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research
  • Developing future managers through business simulation gaming in the UK and Hong Kong: exploring the interplay between cognitive realism, decision-making and performance, Lean, J., Newbery, R., Moizer, J., Hoddoud, M., Lim, W. 23 Jun 2023, In: Internet Research
  • Exploring EO strategic performance measures: value-added versus efficiency outcomes, Newbery, R., Roderick, S., Sauer, J., Gorton, M., Robbins, K. 4 May 2023, In: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research
  • Commercialisation Intent: Modelling Contextualised Entrepreneurial Development, Mountford-Brown, V., Newbery, R., Brown, S. 7 Nov 2022, Contemporary Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in Context, London, Routledge
  • Entrepreneurial Place Leadership: Negotiating the Entrepreneurial Landscape, Newbery, R., Baranchenko, Y., Bell, C. 21 Jul 2022
  • Entrepreneurial Place Leadership, Newbery, R., Baranchenko, Y., Bell, C. 21 Jul 2022, Entrepreneurial Place Leadership, Bingley, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd

  • Geoffrey Bwireh Volunteerism, Mixed Embeddedness and Entrepreneurial Behavior of Congolese Youth Refugees in Nakivale Refugee Settlement, Southwestern Uganda Start Date: 01/10/2022
  • Anneke Edmonds How do women entrepreneurs experience a campus tech-incubator and how does this impact on women’s entrepreneurial intentions, and on their entrepreneurial practice? Start Date: 06/01/2021

  • Business andManagement Studies PhD February 15 2011
  • MSc July 31 2007
  • MBA July 31 2003


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