Matthew Gorton

Joint head of the Marketing, Operations and Systems subject group

Professor Matthew Gorton is joint head of the Marketing, Operations and Systems subject group at Newcastle University and has 20 years of experience in rural development research, acting as a principal investigator on 4 EU projects (COMPETE, FOCUS BALKANS, SCARLED, INNOGROW). He is co-coordinator of Rural Enterprise UK and currently leads the Pan-European project Strength2Food, looking at short supply chains. He is a trained economist and his PhD considered the growth and performance of rural SMEs. He has undertaken research for DG AGRI, World Bank, FAO and OECD. He recently undertook work with Frontier Economics, for the UK Government, on rural business performance and growth.

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Biography

Professor Matthew Gorton is joint head of the Marketing, Operations and Systems subject group at Newcastle University and has 20 years of experience in rural development research, acting as a principal investigator on 4 EU projects (COMPETE, FOCUS BALKANS, SCARLED, INNOGROW). He is co-coordinator of Rural Enterprise UK and currently leads the Pan-European project Strength2Food, looking at short supply chains. He is a trained economist and his PhD considered the growth and performance of rural SMEs. He has undertaken research for DG AGRI, World Bank, FAO and OECD. He recently undertook work with Frontier Economics, for the UK Government, on rural business performance and growth.