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Amon Simba

Amon Simba

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Technology Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Research Group)


Dr Amon Simba is a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Strategy. His role at Nottingham Business School (NBS) involves teaching and research. Amon teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students at NBS. He is one of the staff members responsible for leading and developing the entrepreneurship course at the Business School. Amon supervises PhD students whose studies focus on entrepreneurship, innovation and strategy. He is an established researcher. His research focuses on born-global firms/international new ventures (INVs), micro-entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, networking, strategic management, entrepreneurship and regional economics among other topics.

Career overview

Amon completed his PhD in Business Management, with a focus on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, in 2014. His recent paper won The Dean’s award for the Best Paper Early Career Research at Nottingham Business School (NBS). He publishes in internationally recognised journals including: The Journal of Local Economy Policy Unit, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management and The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business. Amon is an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (JSBE) and the Journal of Management and Sustainability (JMS) which is part of the Canadian Center of Science and Education. He is also a reviewer for the world’s largest research funding institution the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), European International Business Academy (EIBA), JSBE and the International Interdisciplinary Business-Economics Advancement (IIBA). He is regularly invited by the British Council to give business talks at their Business Management Express Forums held annually. In 2016 Amon was voted the Best Reviewer at JSBE subsequently earning him promotion to Associate Editor for the journal.

Research areas

Dr Amon Simba is interested in research that can be classed in the following categories:

Family businesses
Social entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Entrepreneurship, Networking and Social Capital
Regional Economics
Technological Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurial Marketing
Entrepreneurship and Strategy
Born Global Firms in Biotechnology
Knowledge management in SMEs
International Entrepreneurship
International Business

External activity

Associate Editor – Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (JSBE) (

Editorial Board Member – Economic Social Research Council (ESRC)

Editorial Board Member – Journal of Management and Sustainability (JMS)

Editorial Board Member – International Interdisciplinary Business-Economics Advancement (IIBA)

Editor Special Issue: Micro-entrepreneurship in low-income and emerging economies (JSBE)

Sponsors and collaborators

British Council – Enterprise Skills Training Programme (Bootcamps) in Southern African Region.



Simba, A., Engaged scholarship: encouraging interactionism in entrepreneurship and small-to-medium enterprise (SME) research. International Journal of Small Business

Simba, A., Smith, D., & Dube, T., Competing with the grey market: Puzey and Payne in Zimbabwe, Case Study Centre

Simba, A., Diaspora networks: A capital resource for entrepreneurship in low-income countries. Book Chapter

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