Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Dr Mariachiara Barzotto

Lecturer in International Management


Mariachiara Barzotto is a lecturer in International Management at Newcastle University Business School. Before joining Newcastle University, Mariachiara worked as a lecturer at Essex Business School. She held a Post-Doctoral Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) Research Fellowship at Birmingham Business School - University of Birmingham. She obtained her doctoral degree in Business at the Advanced School of Economics - Ca’ Foscari University Venice (Italy) and was visiting Ph.D. student as well as research collaborator at Cass Business School - City University London.


Her work focuses on globalisation, skills, labour markets, foreign direct investments (FDIs), technological changes, and regional development.


Mariachiara’s work has been published in leading academic journals (such as, Journal of Economic Geography, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society and International Journal of Finance and Economics) and policy reports.


Research Interests

- Globalisation

- Skills and Labour Markets

- Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs)

- Technological Changes

- Regional Development

- Industrial Policy



Research projects

I am interested in collaborating on research projects that investigate:

- the consequences of technological changes and globalisation on skill composition and skill development needs.

- public policy for the industrial development in lagging regions (areas lacking in skills, knowledge, technologies and network capabilities).


PhD student

I welcome applications from prospective PhD students in the similar research areas. If you are interested, please email me your CV and research proposal. 




BUS2039: Research Methods in Theory



NBS8045: The International Business Environment

NBS8060: International Business Strategy

NBS8329: Strategic Business Analysis and Decision-Making