Robert Newbery


Universities & Institutions

  • Northumbria University
  • Newcastle University

Areas of Interest

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Development

Robert is a Professor of Entrepreneurship at Northumbria University.

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. His  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)

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Social enterprise and community resilience: Examining a Greek response to turbulent times

Details Year: 2019 Published in: Journal of Rural Studies, Volume 70, August 2019, Pages 215-224 Cited as: Apostolopoulos, Nikolaos, Robert Newbery, and Menelaos Gkartzios. "Social enterprise and community resilience: Examining a Greek response to turbulent times." Journal of Rural studies 70 (2019): 215-224. Abstract Using community resilience and institutional entrepreneurship as conceptual lens, the paper [...]