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Dr Jonathan Scott

Associate Professor

Department: Newcastle Business School

Dr Jonathan M. Scott completed a PhD in Economic Geography (University of Ulster, 2003) and – prior to joining Newcastle Business School in February 2017 – worked at Durham University, Trends Business Research, Aston University, Queen’s University Belfast, and Teesside University.

Jonathan is an Associate Professor in International Business and Economics. He has recently been a Visiting Research Fellow at the Entrepreneurship Unit, University of Turku, Finland, and at Waikato Management School, New Zealand.  He is co-author of Thompson et al.’s (Cengage, 2017) textbook Strategic Management Awareness and Change, 8th Edition, and co-editor of Hussain and Scott’s (Edward Elgar, 2015) Research Handbook on Entrepreneurial Finance.

Jonathan’s collaborative research focuses on three core themes relevant to our understanding of entrepreneurship and especially firm growth. First, access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs with an emphasis upon diversity – in particular, gender and ethnic differences – with recent collaborative work including studies of growth-oriented women entrepreneurs in the Punjab, and of Polish migrant entrepreneurs and Eritrean refugee entrepreneurs in the UK. Second, business support and policy in various international contexts, including the UK and the Middle East, with a focus on both growth-oriented and women entrepreneurs. Third, much of this research aims to understand international comparative differences, as well as contextualizing entrepreneurial phenomena in their unique spatial, temporal, cultural, political, socio-economic, and institutional settings.

His current major research study (with colleagues from Waikato Management School) explores the insights from the historical context of entrepreneurship in developing countries that are relevant and applicable today. These insights can advance our understanding of entrepreneurship's contribution to the economic development of emerging economies, which may be lacking from current ahistorical approaches to the topic.

He has worked on over 20 research projects funded by public sector clients including the Federation of Small Businesses, Department for Trade and Industry, One North East, Middlesbrough Council, Institute for Local Governance, National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, Yorkshire Forward, and London Development Agency.

Campus Address



  • PhD September 01 2002
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2017

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • An examination of tensions in a hybrid collaboration, Gillett, A., Loader, K., Doherty, B., Scott, J. 1 Jul 2019, In: Journal of Business Ethics
  • Exploring intersectionality issues in entrepreneurial finance, Scott, J., Hussain, J. Jan 2019, In: Strategic Change
  • Gender, Microcredit and Poverty Alleviation in a Developing Country, Hussain, J., Mahmood, S., Scott, J. 1 Apr 2019, In: Journal of International Development
  • Objective institutionalized barriers and subjective performance factors of new migrant entrepreneurs, Hagos, S., Izak, M., Scott, J. 13 Aug 2019, In: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research
  • Breaking-out? A reconceptualisation of the business development process through diversification, Lassalle, P., Scott, J. 18 Nov 2018, In: Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
  • Tinker, tailor, policy-maker: can the UK government’s teaching excellence framework deliver its objectives?, Barkas, L., Scott, J., Smith, P., Poppitt, N. 21 Dec 2017, In: Journal of Further and Higher Education
  • A critical perspective on learning outcomes and the effectiveness of experiential approaches in entrepreneurship education: do we innovate or implement?, Scott, J., Penaluna, A., Thompson, J. 11 Jan 2016, In: Education and Training
  • A multi-organizational cross-sectoral collaboration: empirical evidence from an Empty Homes project, Gillett, A., Loader, K., Doherty, B., Scott, J. 2 Jan 2016, In: Public Money & Management
  • Eco-socio innovation: underpinning sustainable entrepreneurship and social innovation, Scott, J., Dawson, P., Thompson, J. 3 Nov 2016, Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation, London, Taylor & Francis

PGR Supervision

  • Aurelius Rapozo Start: 01/10/2019
  • Karen Pearson Start: 01/10/2017


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