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Dr Nikolaos Goumagias

Assistant Professor

Department: Newcastle Business School

Dr Nikolaos Goumagias (Woomayas) is an Assistant Professor at Newcastle Business School of Northumbria University. He teaches Digital Entrepreneurship, Digital Business, and Entrepreneurial Leadership. His research is focused on entrepreneurial finance, venture-capital syndication, business model evolution and digital games industry.

Dr Nikolaos Goumagias obtained his Ph.D. in Applied Informatics (Operational Research) from the University of Macedonia in Greece. His thesis focused on modelling and studying the decision process of optimal taxation and tax evasion. Before that, he studied Accounting and Financial Management (MSc) at Lancaster University, and Economic Sciences (BSc Hons) at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, majoring at Business Economics.

He was previously positioned as a post-doctoral Research Fellow working on the EPSRC / ESRC funded project called NEMOG (New Economic Models for Digital Games) at Durham University Business School. In the past he worked along North East Local Enterprise Partnership, Centre for Process Innovation and the UK National Commission of UNESCO. 

Nikolaos Goumagias

Campus Address

Central Campus East 1



Entrepreneurial finance

Venture-capital syndication

Business Unicorns

Business model innovation

Video-games industry

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • How to overcome path dependency through resource reconfiguration, Goumagias, N., Fernandes, K., Nucciarelli , A., Li, F. 1 Jun 2022, In: Journal of Business Research
  • Making sense of the Internet of Things: A critical review of Internet of Things definitions between 2005 and 2019, Goumagias, N., Whalley, J., Dilaver, O., Cunningham, J. 1 Nov 2021, In: Internet Research
  • The Internet of Things in Europe: In Search of Unicorns, Goumagias, N. 14 Jul 2020, The Internet of Things Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, Palgrave Macmillan
  • Do unicorns exist in China? A study of the Chinese technological start-up ecosystem, Goumagias, N., Whalley, J., Cunningham, J. 18 Jun 2019, 30th European Conference of the International Telecommunications society
  • Estimating the wider value generated by UNESCO’s designations in the United Kingdom, Goumagias, N., Fernandes, K., Rabbagliatti, M., Purvis, K., Ferguson, A. 19 Sep 2019, Sixth World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research Conference
  • How the Business Model of Customisable Card Games Influences Player Engagement, Hodge, V., Sephton, N., Devlin, S., Cowling, P., Goumagias, N., Shao, J., Purvis, K., Cabras, I., Fernandes, K., Li, F. 23 Dec 2019, In: IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games
  • Developing an innovation ecosystem: Policy, skills and operations, Fernandes, K., Goumagias, N., Shukla, M., Oxley, G., Purvis, K., Cabras, I., Xiong, Y., Seddighi, H., Watson, D., Coleman, P., Matthew, S., Issac, B., Mary Jacob, S. 31 May 2018
  • Using Deep Q-learning to understand the tax evasion behavior of risk-averse firms, Goumagias, N., Hristu-Varsakelis, D., Assael, Y. 1 Jul 2018, In: Expert Systems with Applications

Computer Studies PhD August 31 2013


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