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CABRAS Ignazio


Doctorat en / Doctor of Economics
University of Cagliari (Italy)
Postgraduate Certificate in Business and Management
University of Central Lancashire, UK
Master en Marketing Publicité / Master of Environmental Economics
University of York, UK


Cours enseignés / Teaching interests

Regional Economic Development
Knowledge Economics
Sustainaibility and Social Inclusion


Articles dans des revues académiques / Papers published in refereed journals (up to 2012)

CABRAS I., Goumagias N., Fernandes F. (2017), Nucciarelli A., Li F., Cowling P., Devlin S., Kudenko D.: ‘Exploring survival rates of companies in the UK video-games industry: an empirical study’. Technological Forecasting and Social Change DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2016.10.073
CABRAS I. and Mount M. (2017) ‘Assessing the impact of pubs on community cohesion and wellbeing in the English countryside: A longitudinal study’ International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management Vol. 29 No.1; pp. 489-506
CABRAS I. and Higgins D. (2016): ‘Beer and Brewing in Business History‘. Special Issue for Business History – ‘The History of Beer and Brewing Industry’; 58(5): 609-624
CABRAS I. and Bamforth C. (2016): ‘From reviving tradition to fostering innovation and changing marketing: The evolution of micro-brewing in UK and US 1980-2012‘. Special Issue for Business History – ‘The History of Beer and Brewing Industry’ 58(5): 625-646 – ABS 3*/IF: 0.712
Lindsay C., Greve B., CABRAS I., Kellett S., Ellison N. (2015) ‘Assessing the Evidence Base on Health, Employability and the Labour Market – Lessons for Activation in the UK’. Special Issue for Social Policy and Administration – ‘Disability and Social Welfare’ Vol.49 no. 2, pp. 143-160
CABRAS I. and Mount M. (2015) ‘Economic Development, Entrepreneurial Embeddedness and Resilience: The Case of Pubs in Rural Ireland’. European Planning Studies, DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2015.1074163 (ABS 2*/ IF: 1.220)
Danson M., Galloway L., CABRAS I., Beatty C. (2015) ‘Micro-brewing and entrepreneurship: the origins, development and integration of real ale breweries ». Special Issue for International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation – ‘The Competitiveness of SMEs in the Food Sector: Exploring Possibilities For Growth’, Vol.16 no. 2, pp. 135-144
Mount M. and CABRAS I. (2015) ‘Community Cohesion and Village Pubs in Northern England: An Econometric Study’. Regional Studies, DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2014.989150
Peck F.; Parry S.; Mulvey G.; Jackson K.; CABRAS I. and Jackson J. (2014) ‘The role and significance of rates relief for supporting businesses in Wales’. Environment and Planning C, Vol. 32 n. 6, pp: 982 – 999 –
CABRAS I. and Bosworth G. (2014) ‘Embedded models of rural entrepreneurship: the case of pubs in Cumbria, North West of England’. Local Economy Vol. 29 no. 6/7; pp. 598–616 – ABS 2*
Pearson M. and CABRAS I. (2014) ‘Innovation and Connectivity in Northern European Technical Cooperation Networks’. International Journal of Innovation Management Vol. 18 n. 4, DOI: 10.1142/S1363919614500224 – ABS 2*
CABRAS I. (2014) ‘Community cohesion and cooperatives in rural Britain: exploring a sustainable future’. Regions No. 293 pp. 6-9, Spring 2014 ISSN: 1367-3882
CABRAS I.; Canduela J. and Raeside R. (2012) ‘The relation of village and rural pubs with community life and peoples well-being in Great Britain’. German Journal of Agricultural Economics Vol. 61 n.4, pp. 265-274; IF: 0.275
CABRAS I. and Mulvey G. (2012) ‘Restructuring of nuclear economies: impacts on local supply chains in West Cumbria’. European Planning Studies Vol. 20 n.4, pp. 707-724 – ABS 2*/IF: 1.025

Ouvrages ou chapitres d’ouvrages / Books or chapters in books (up to 2012)

CABRAS I., Higgins D. and Preece D. (2016) Beer, Brewing and Pubs: a Global Perspective. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 978-1-137-466181
CABRAS I. and Higgins D. (2016) The History of the Beer and Brewing Industry. London: Routledge. ISBN: 978-1-138-666993
Lindsay C., Greve B., CABRAS I., Kellett S., Ellison N. (2015) New Perspectives on Health, Disability, Welfare and the Labour Market. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell. ISBN: 978-1-119-145516
CABRAS I (2014) ‘The Case of Rural Co-operatives and their Potential for Local Communities in the UK’, in Bosworth G. and Somerville P. (Eds.): Interpreting Rurality: Multidisciplinary Approaches. London: Routledge. ISBN: 987-1-134-090518
Actes de colloques / Conference proceedings (MOST RECENT ONLY)
Devlin S., Cowling P., Kudenko D., Goumagias N., Nucciarelli A., CABRAS I., Fernandes K., and Li F. (2014) ‘Game Intelligence’. In Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence in Games (CIG), Dortmund, Germany.
Goumagias N., CABRAS I., Fernandes K., Li F., Nucciarelli A., Cowling P., Devlin S., Kudenko D. (2014) « A Phylogenetic Classification of the Video-Game Industry’s Business Model Ecosystem ». Proceeding of the 15th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2014. ISBN: 978-3-662-44744-4

Autres conférences / Other conferences (MOST RECENT ONLY)

Goumagias N., Fernandes K., CABRAS I., Li F. (2016) ‘A Conceptual Framework of Business Model Emerging Resilience’. 32nd EGOS Colloquium, Naples (Italy) 7-9 July
CABRAS I. and Lau C. (2016) ‘Measuring the impact of services and amenities on communities’ wellbeing: a longitudinal study’. Rural Entrepreneurship Conference, Lincoln (UK) 15-17 June
Goumagias N., CABRAS I., Fernandes K., (2016) ‘A Strategic Roadmap for Business Model Change of the Video-games Industry’. R&D Management Conference, Cambridge (UK) 3-6 June
CABRAS I. (2015) ‘The decline of services in rural England and its impact on local communities’. Regional Studies Association International Conference, Piacenza (Italy) 21-25 May
Milewski S.; Fernandes K. and CABRAS I. (2014) ‘Exploring open process innovation in large manufacturing firms: Framework development and empirical investigation’. The 21st EurOMA Conference, Operations Management in an Innovation Economy. Palermo (Italy); 20-25 June
CABRAS I. (2014) ‘Piònta sonas! How pubs enhance community cohesion, economic activities and sustainable development in rural Ireland’. Regional Studies Association International Conference: From Vulnerable Places to Resilient Territories: The Path to Sustainable Development. Fortaleza (Brazil) 27-30 April
CABRAS I. (2013) ‘The decline of services and its impact on rural communities in England: a longitudinal study’. Regional Studies Association International Conference: Global Urbanisation: Challenges and Prospects University of California Los Angeles (United States); 16-18 December 2013
Danson M.; Galloway L.; Beatty C.; CABRAS .I (2013) ‘Microbrewing and entrepreneurship: the origins, development and integration of real ale breweries in rural Britain’. Beeronomics 2013 Conference – The Economics of Beer and Brewing. University of York, 18-21 September
CABRAS I. and Mount M. (2013) ‘Measuring community cohesion and well-being in rural England: a longitudinal study’. Regional Studies European Conference 2013 – Shaped and Be Shaped: The Future Dynamics of Regional Development. Tampere (Finland), 5 – 8 May 2013
Mount M. and CABRAS I (2013) ‘The Impact of Pubs on the Level of Socio-Economic Activity in Rural Parishes: An Econometric Study’. Regional Studies European Conference 2013 – Shaped and Be Shaped: The Future Dynamics of Regional Development. Tampere (Finland), 5 – 8 May 2013
CABRAS I. and Tse M. (2012) « Dragons among the Stars? Internationalisation and import/export between European SMEs and China and its impact on innovation: an empirical study ». Regional Studies Global Conference – Sustaining Regional Futures. Beijing (China), 24-26 July 2012
CABRAS I. (2012) « A pint of happiness! Measuring the impact of public houses on communities’ wellbeing in rural and remote areas of England ». Regional Studies European Conference – Networked regions and cities in time of fragmentation. Delft (The Netherlands), 14-16 June 2012


Affiliations professionnelles / Professional affiliations
Fellow – Regional Studies Association
Fellow – York Cetre for Complex System Analaysis


Expérience dans l’enseignement supérieur / Academic experience (>2000)
07/2005 – 08/2007 University of Central Lancashire Research Assistant;
08/2007 – 07/2009 University of Cumbria Research Associate;
07/2009 – 01/2011 Edinburgh Napier University Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow;
01/2011 – 12/2013 University of York Lecturer/Senior Lecturer
12/2013 – date Northumbria University Reader/Professor of Entrepreneurship and Regional Economic Development

Last revised: 20170127