Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am pleased to talk to potential PhD students with interesting proposals that link into my research interests and / or 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)

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Biography

Robert is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and has worked extensively in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. He has founded and run a number of entrepreneurial businesses having a PhD, MSc, MBA and BSc. He is particularly interested in how entrepreneurship is being used for development in both the 'Global North' and 'Global South' and is actively supporting the Entrepreneurship Educator Foundation for East Africa (EEFEA). 

Robert is Head of Entrepreneurship and Innovation within the EIS Department at Northumbria University. Prior to this he led the Marketing, Operations and Systems Department at Newcastle University.

Research 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.

Further Information

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 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Education/Academic qualification

Business andManagement Studies, PhD, The role and performance of local business associations in rural service centres, Newcastle University

15 Feb 201131 Dec 2099

Award Date: 15 Feb 2011

MSc, Rural Social Science, Newcastle University

Award Date: 31 Jul 2007

MBA, Master of Business Administration, Newcastle University

Award Date: 31 Jul 2003

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