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Augusto de Castro Rocha

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Augusto de Castro Rocha
Postal address:
School of Management
Gateway Building
North Haugh
St Andrews
United Kingdom

Email: a.rocha@st-andrews.ac.uk

Direct phone: +44 (0)1334 462806

Research overview

Augusto Rocha joined the University of St Andrews as an entrepreneurship researcher. He researches Entrepreneurship and Technological Exploitation for InGAME (https://www.innovationforgames.com/). His main research interests are entrepreneurial ecosystems, social capital, social networks and regional development. His doctoral research (University of Edinburgh) focuses in how networking events represent an important factor enabling knowledge exchange within an entrepreneurial community.

Augusto’s current and past roles include conducting research using both quantitative and qualitative techniques. For his doctoral studies, a mix of Social Network Analysis, in-depth interviews and observations have been central to understand how entrepreneurial activities unfold when ecosystem actors exploit their social capital.

Prior to his academic career, Augusto developed a close relationship with entrepreneurial communities. This happened due his former role as a (fin)tech entrepreneur.

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