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Marieshka Barton

PhD Student

PhD Student in the Business School


Marieshka is a qualitative researcher who uses rigorous research and a storytelling style to understand and draw attention to entrepreneurship's role in fostering sustainable futures. Her work recently received the Best Paper Award in honour of Alistair Anderson at the 2021 Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business (RENT), an award sponsored by Entrepreneurship and Regional Development which includes mentorship through the review process with a chosen member of the editorial team.

Marieshka uses interpretive and participatory action research methods when researching with social entrepreneurs to collaboratively produce useful knowledge in understanding social accountability and developing applied normative frameworks.

Research interests

  • Accountability
  • Ethics
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship
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