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Professor Pablo Munoz

Professor in Entrepreneurship

Professor in Entrepreneurship in the Business School


I’m a social scientist trying to do useful research, mostly at the intersection of human enterprise, social issues and natural environments. With a focus on engaged scholarship, I explore 1. How individuals and communities use entrepreneurial practices to overcome challenging circumstances and create better futures and 2. the idea of impact-in-process, to bring research impact into the core of social science research.

My work has been published in leading management journals, such as Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, California Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, Academy of Management Discoveries and Academy of Management Perspectives; in innovation studies journals such as Research Policy and Technological Forecasting and Social Change; as well as in regional and environmental studies outlets, e.g., Business Strategy and the Environment, Organization & Environment, and Regional Studies. I have also published several reports on research impact, social entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship and at-risk groups, impact investing, and enterprise and rural development. My research has also been referenced in popular and specialised media such as Fast Company, Shareable, The Conversation, The European Business Review, The Telegraph, The Network for Business Sustainability and America Economia.

At Durham, I'm the Co-Director of the Durham Enterprise Centre (Business School) and the Centre for Social justice and Community Action (Sociology). Outside of Durham, I am the co-founder of Mind Your Business & the Social Science Enterprise Lab, serve as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Business Venturing Insights and hold visiting positions at IE Business School in Spain and Universidad del Desarrollo in Chile.

Research interests

  • Social & sustainable entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship in the periphery
  • Research impact


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