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Dr Nicholas Wong joined Northumbria Universtiy in 2017 and is currently Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at Newcastle Business School. Nick is  co-editor of SAGE Business Cases in Business History and also Co-Chair of the Management and Business History Division at the British Academy of Management. He is former Programme Leader of 'BA Entrepreneurial Business Management' and currently Module Leader of 'Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice' and 'Entrepreneurial and Family Business History'. Nick's research is focused on Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Business History and Historical Organisation Studies. He is currently  supervising three PhD candidates who are researching topics including: Impacts of Entrepreneurial Support Organisations; Entrepreneurship and Regulation; and Organisational Change pre, post and during Merger and Acquisitions. He has published in, amongst others, Business History, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, Journal of Management Inquiry, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management and Entreprises et Histoire. He has recently co-authored a book titled, Business History: A Research Overview (Routledge, 2022) He also co-edited five books which feature in the Routledge Series of Industrial History. He is the co-leader (with Prof John Wilson) of the Business History Group at Newcastle Business School. Nick is part of the management team of the Northumbria EPIC Research Centre (which focuses on research connected to entrepreneurship, innovation and economic development). 

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
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

History, PhD

1 Sept 201731 Dec 2099

Award Date: 1 Sept 2017


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  • John F Mee Award

    Jones, Ian (Recipient), Wong, Nicholas (Recipient), Sorensen, Anders (Recipient), Smith, Andrew (Recipient) & Coraiola, Diego (Recipient), Aug 2018