Welsh Crucible 2023
Robert is an International Entrepreneurship academic at Cardiff Business School and has previously held academic positions at Swansea University and Aberystwyth University in Wales, and the University of Nantes in France. He also currently holds a position of Visiting Professor at Audencia Business School in Nantes, France. Robert received his PhD from Aberystwyth University in 2018 and researches rural enterprise, regional development, place marketing and SME internationalisation, with a strong interest in supporting growth in rural SMEs, especially food and drink SMEs. He has published in a range of international journals, and presented his research at the Welsh Parliament, House of Lords, and European Commission. He currently holds positions of co-chair of the Rural Enterprise track at the annual ISBE (Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship) conference, and Editor of Regions, an online publication of the Regional Studies Association.