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Dr Nicholas Wong

Senior Research Assistant

Department: Newcastle Business School

Following the completion of his PhD in 2015, Nick was appointed as ‘Research Associate’ at University of Liverpool Management School before spending a year as a ‘Lecturer in History’ in the Dept of History, University of Liverpool. Following this he was appointed as a Senior Research Assistant at Newcastle Business School to work with Professor John Wilson on several UK-based and international research projects. Together they are working on projects researching British Business History and an international comparative project researching Values-Driven M-sector Business: values, behaviour and performance.

Campus Address

Northumbria University, Faculty of Business and Law
CCE-1, Newcastle-upon-Tyne


  • PhD Business History
  • MRes Modern History
  • B.A. (hons.) History

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Nick is currently working on numerous projects researching topics such as values-driven business; organisational culture and competitive advantage; emotional intelligence and business strategy; social capital and entrepreneurship; and historical legitimation in new industries. In 2017, Nick delivered conference papers at the Association of Business Historians in Glasgow, UK and EDHEC business school in Paris, France and in 2018 will be delivering papers at the EGOS conference in Tallinn, Estonia and BHC conference in Baltimore, USA.

Key Publications


Wong, N., and Popp, A., 2017.’” In the Best Position to Reap Mutually Beneficial Results”: Sole Agency Agreements and the Distribution of Consumer Goods in Inter-war Britain.’ Business History. [in press August 2017]

Wong, N., Smith A., and Popp, A., 2017. ‘Religion, Emotion, and Strategy in the Family Firm: Edm. Schluter & Co Ltd., 1953-1980.’ Entreprises et Histoire. (Forthcoming)


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