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)