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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. 

Research interests

Entrepreneurial finance

Venture-capital syndication

Business Unicorns

Business model innovation

Video-games industry

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

Computer Studies, PhD

31 Aug 201331 Dec 2099

Award Date: 31 Aug 2013


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