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Research Themes and Scholarly Interests


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.

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • The Entrepreneurial Imaginary: the hyper-real case of the Zombiepreneur, Newbery, R., Jinman, A. 1 Feb 2022, In: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Export Intention in Developing Countries: A Configuration Approach to Managerial Success Factors, Haddoud, M., Jones, P., Newbery, R. 2 Jan 2021, In: Journal of Small Business Management
  • Poverty and the varieties of entrepreneurship in the pursuit of prosperity, Kimmitt, J., Muñoz, P., Newbery, R. 1 Jul 2020, In: Journal of Business Venturing
  • The COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Implications for Rural Economies, Phillipson, J., Gorton, M., Turner, R., Shucksmith, M., Aiken-McDermott, K., Areal, F., Cowie, P., Hubbard, C., Maioli, S., McAreavey, R., Souza Monteiro, D., Newbery, R., Panzone, L., Rowe, F., Shortall, S. 12 May 2020, In: Sustainability
  • The role of the expert knowledge broker in rural development: Renewable energy funding decisions in Greece, Apostolopoulos, N., Chalvatzis, K., Liargovas, P., Newbery, R., Rokou, E. 1 Aug 2020, In: Journal of Rural Studies
  • Determinants of livelihood choices and artisanal entrepreneurship in Nigeria, Igwe, P., Madichie, N., Newbery, R. 4 Jun 2019, In: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research
  • Internal and external determinants of export performance: Insights from Algeria, Haddoud, M., Nowinski, W., Jones, P., Newbery, R. 1 Jan 2019, In: Thunderbird International Business Review

PGR Supervision

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

Further Information


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

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