Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Dr Jonathan Kimmitt

Lecturer in Entrepreneurship



Jonathan is a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship. His academic background stems from issues pertaining to international development and the role of various forms of entrepreneurship that operate at this intersection. Jonathan is also an admissions tutor for the Marketing and Marketing & Management degrees.  


PhD Innovation & Entrepreneurship

MEd with Distinction (International Development & Education)

BA (Hons) Politics 


Research Interests

  • International Development & Entrepreneurship
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Social Networks
  • Microfinance
  • Process Methodology

Current Work

  • The role of microfinance in shaping the nature of entrepreneurship
  • The instrumental and symbolic use of resources in developing economy contexts
  • Co-Investigator: The Structure and Dynamics of Social entrepreneurship in Chile. Funded by Production Development Corporation. CORFO Chile. 
  • Co-Investigator: Evaluation of the Ways to Wellness Social Impact Bond. Funded by Cabinet Office. 

Conference Presentations

  • 2016. International Social Innovation Research Conference. Inclusive Innovation Through the Lens of Instrumental Freedoms
  • 2016.  Babson College of Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Towards An Institutional Geography of Entrepreneurial Resource Mobilisation
  • 2015. International Social Innovation Research Conference. Re-Thinking the ethics of Inclusive Innovation
  • 2014. Fifth Subsistence Marketplace Conference. Social Network Dynamics in a Microfinance Context: Evidence from Ghana.
  • 2013. Oxford Colloqium of Social Entrepreneurship Research. Social Entrepreneurs as Institutional Entrepreneurs. When Do they Fulfil a Social Mission?
  • 2013. Babson College of Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Social Entrepreneurs as Institutional Entrepreneurs. When Do They Fulfil a Social Mission?
  • 2012. NYU-Stern Conference on Social Entrepreneurship. Microfinance and Scaling Education Services for the Poor. 
  • 2011. NYU-Stern Conference on Social Entrepreneurship. Microfinance, Entrepreneurship & Poverty Alleviation. 

Other Achievements

  • 2013. Best Paper in Social Entrepreneurship at the Babson College for Entrepreneurship Research Conference.
  • 2010-2013. PhD Scholarship. Newcastle University Business School. 


BUS3039 - International Entrepreneurship (Module Leader)

BUS2011 - Business Enterprise (Module Leader)

NBS8111 - International Entrepreneurship (Module leader w/ Bob Newbery)