• KY16 9RJ

    United Kingdom

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Research overview

Dr Augusto Rocha is an Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Edinburgh Business School, mainly working on entrepreneurial ecosystems and regional development. His research areas include understanding how social and financial capital plays a role in regional development, focusing on unveiling why some places perform better than others. This research agenda covers social capital, social networks, entrepreneurial communities, entrepreneurial finance and ecosystems.

Augusto has been developing a research approach utilising uncommon metrics to understand regional development alongside Professor Ross Brown in the University of St Andrews School of Management. They recently published articles in top journals (ABS 4 and 4*) using social media data and assessing complexity in entrepreneurial ecosystems' lifecycles. Additionally, Augusto worked with colleagues from the Organisations and Society group in the innovative R&D centre for the video games industry (InGAME) in partnership with Abertay University and the University of Dundee.

Before joining academia, Augusto worked as a (fin)tech entrepreneur, where his passion for entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial communities arose. This experience gives him the advantage of using practical insights in his research and teaching.

Profile Keywords

Entrepreneurship; social capital; networks

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

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