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Dr Gary Bosworth

Professor

Department: Newcastle Business School

Professor Gary Bosworth is Research Lead in the Department of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Strategy and director of the EPIC research centre at Northumbria University.  As an active researcher in the fields of rural entrepreneurship and regional economic development, he serves on DEFRA's Rural Academic Advisory Panel and on the North East Rural Innovation Steering Group. He is also co-chair of ISBE's Rural Entrepreneurship Network and a Fellow of the Regional Studies Association. Gary leads modules on Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Ecosytems and Policy and supports research methods teaching and dissertation supervision.

Gary Bosworth

My research focuses on rural and regional entrepreneurship and innovation.  I strive to understand how processes and patterns of entrepreneurship are shaped by social, cultural and environmental characteristics in more rural and peripheral regions. I firmly believe that the functions of rural businesses extend beyond the purely economic and that we must recognise their key roles as actors of both change and continuity across rural communities.  

I am currently a member of DEFRA's rural academic panel and co-chair of the ISBE Rural Entrepreneurship Network as well as a Fellow of the Regional Studies Association. I am also on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Depopulation and Rural Development Studies and an Associate Fellow of the HEA. 

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  • Examining the need for organisational learning and entrepreneurialism to meet the changing roles and expectations of rural and agricultural shows in the UK, Bosworth, G., Price, L., Ardley, B., Westwood, C. 1 Feb 2024, In: Journal of Rural Studies
  • Brewing at the time of Covid: the impact of the pandemic crisis on UK craft breweries and its implications for the sector and local economies, Cabras, I., Shakina, E., Waehning, N., Sohns, F., Bosworth, G. 3 Oct 2023, In: Regional Studies
  • Developing a framework for radical and incremental social innovation in rural areas, Vercher, N., Bosworth, G., Esparcia, J. 1 Apr 2023, In: Journal of Rural Studies
  • Resilient SMEs and Entrepreneurs: Evidence from the UK craft brewing sector, Waehning, N., Bosworth, G., Cabras, I., Shakina, E., Sohns, F. 31 Mar 2023, In: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research
  • Rural co-working: New network spaces and new opportunities for a smart countryside, Bosworth, G., Whalley, J., Füzi, A., Merrell, I., Chapman, P., Russell, E. Jan 2023, In: Journal of Rural Studies
  • Samespace: Creating a new entrepreneurial space in a rural town, Bosworth, G. 12 Sep 2023, In: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Universities and innovation strategies in rural regions: The case of the greater Lincolnshire innovation programme (UK), Salomaa, M., Charles, D., Bosworth, G. 1 Feb 2023, In: Industry and Higher Education
  • All hubs and no spokes? Exploring the potential of hubs to sustain rural and regional development, Bosworth, G., Salemink, K. 26 May 2022, In: Local Economy
  • How rural coworking hubs can facilitate well-being through the satisfaction of key psychological needs, Merrell, I., Füzi, A., Russell, E., Bosworth, G. 2022, In: Local Economy: The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit
  • Applying Neo‐Endogenous Development Theory to Delivering Sustainable Local Nature Conservation, Marango, S., Bosworth, G., Curry, N. 1 Jan 2021, In: Sociologia Ruralis

Anoesjka Natasja Timmermans Preparing undergraduate students for Lifelong Learning Lessons learned from Entrepreneurship Education Start Date: 30/11/2021 End Date: 30/09/2022

I am director of the EPIC research centre and module lead for the Masters programme "Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship".  

  • PhD February 24 2009
  • MRes
  • MA (Hons)


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