About the TheoryHub

Theories are formulated to explain, predict, and understand phenomena and, in many cases, to challenge and extend existing knowledge within the limits of critical bounding assumptions. In social sciences, theories are typically taught as part of modules or utilised in research dissertations. Still despite the opportunities that students have to engage with theories, their exposure is relatively narrow and confined to widely-used theories. Following experiences of teaching/supervision and interaction with PGR and PGT students, this project's aim is to create an online TheoryHub that covers a wide range of theories and act as a starting point for theory exploration in different research and T&L contexts.

Newcastle University Business School has kindly supported the project via the Digital Innovation in the Curricula Fund.


Prof Savvas Papagiannidis, (Business School, Newcastle University)



  • Roba Abbas (School of Business, University of Wollongong, Australia)
  • Eleftherios Alamanos (Business School, Newcastle University, UK)


  • Hanna Bahemia (Business School, Newcastle University, UK)


  • Dinara Davlembayeva (Business School, University of Kent, UK)


  • Nicole El Malouf (Business School, Northumbria University, UK)


  • Davit Marikyan (Business School, University of Bristol, UK)
  • Katina Michael (School for the Future of Innovation in Society & School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence, Arizona State University, USA)


  • Savvas Papagiannidis (Business School, Newcastle University, UK)


  • Ying Tueanrat (Business School, Newcastle University, UK)


  • Hesty Utami (Business School, Universitas Padjadjaran Indonesia)