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Professor & Head of Department

Simon Teasdale

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Universities & Institutions

  • Queen’s University Belfast

Areas of Interest

  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Policy discourse
  • Leadership

Simon Teasdale is a Professor at Queen’s University Belfast and Head of Department for International Business, Entrepreneurship and Marketing within Queen’s Management School.

Simon’s teaching and research sit within the area of entrepreneurship as social change. Focusing on the interface between public policies and organisational behaviour, he investigates the collaborative contexts from which new forms of social innovation emerge. Methodologically he combines innovative combinations of ethnographic, network analysis and discourse analysis techniques. His research draws upon a range of qualitative and quantitative methods. His quantitative work with Steve Mckay, Domenico Moro, Dennis Young and Janelle Kerlin explores the relationship between different organisational revenue sources over time. In his qualitative work with Pascal Dey he focuses on the intersection between policy discourses of social enterprise and the day to day realities faced by practitioners.

His article “What’s in a name” won the best paper award at the 2010 Public Administration Committee conference and since publication in Public Policy and Administration has been among the most cited articles in the world on social enterprise. In 2013 Simon won the best paper award at the EMES Social Enterprise Research Conference for “Playing with numbers: A methodological critique of the social enterprise growth myth. He is interested in supervising PhD students conducting research on the third sector and / or social enterprise / entrepreneurship / innovation.

Before joining QUB, Simon was a Professor of Public Policy and Organisations at Glasgow Caledonian University. Prior to this he worked at the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Third Sector Research Centre at the University of Birmingham and has had visiting fellowships at the Universities of New South Wales and Georgia State. He has a BA in Economics and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Manchester.

Simon is also Associate Editor of the Social Enterprise Journal. He has sat on a number of government committees at national and European level. He is a reviewer for the ESRC and various academic journals. He has published in a wide range of academic journals, including Economy and Society, Housing Studies, Public Money and Management, Voluntary Sector Review and the Journal of Social Entrepreneurship. His research has been funded by bodies such as the ESRC, Medical Research Council and the OECD.

See a selection of work by this Author

Social Enterprise in the United Kingdom: Models and Trajectories

Details Year: 2017 Published in: ICSEM Working Papers Cited as: Spear, R., Teasdale, S., Lyon, F., Hazenberg, R., Aiken, M., Bull, M. & Kopec, A. (2017) “Social Enterprise in the UK: Models and Trajectories”, No. 40. Abstract This paper begins by describing (in part A) the UK concept of social enterprise and how it is operationalised [...]

The (R)evolution of the Social Entrepreneurship Concept: A Critical Historical Review

Details Year: 2022 Published in: Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly Cited as: Teasdale, Simon, Enrico Bellazzecca, Anne de Bruin, and Michael J. Roy. "The (r) evolution of the social entrepreneurship concept: A critical historical review." Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (2022): 08997640221130691. Subject Social entrepreneurship, Critical historical review, Bibliometric analysis, Meta-analysis Abstract The contested concept [...]

Turning Rebellion into Money? Social Entrepreneurship as the Strategic Performance of Systems Change

Details Year: 2022 Published in: Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal Cited as: Teasdale, Simon, Michael J. Roy, Alex Nicholls, and Chantal Hervieux. "Turning rebellion into money? Social entrepreneurship as the strategic performance of systems change." Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal (2022). Subject Assemblage, Collective action framework, Framing, Social entrepreneur, Systems change Abstract Critical scholars recognize a disjuncture between the [...]

Wrestling with wicked problems? The value of business plan competitions to social entrepreneurship education

Details Year: 2020 Published in: Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership Cited as: Teasdale, S., Steiner, A., & Roy, M. J. (2020). Wrestling with wicked problems? The value of business plan competitions to social entrepreneurship education. Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership , 10(3). https://doi.org/10.18666/JNEL-2020-V10-I3-9612 Abstract In this work we present an account of our experiences [...]

Can public venture capital support sustainability in the social economy? Evidence from a social innovation fund.

Details Year: 2020 Published in: Journal of Business Venturing Insights Cited as: E. Vanderhoven et al. (2020). Can public venture capital support sustainability in the social economy? Evidence from a social innovation fund.Journal of Business Venturing Insights 13. e00166 Abstract The Social Innovation Fund (SIF) - funded by Scottish Government and the European Social Fund [...]

Everyone a Changemaker? Exploring the Moral Underpinnings of Social Innovation Discourse Through Real Utopias

Details Year: 2020 Published in: Journal of Social Entrepreneurship: Cited as: Teasdale, S., M. J. Roy, R. Ziegler, S. Mauksch, P. Dey and E. B. Raufflet (2020). "Everyone a Changemaker? Exploring the Moral Underpinnings of Social Innovation Discourse Through Real Utopias." Journal of Social Entrepreneurship: 1-21. Abstract The term ‘social innovation’ has come to gather [...]

Action research and participatory democracy in social enterprise

Details Year: 2019 Published in: Social Enterprise Journal Cited as: Gleerup, J., L. Hulgaard and S. Teasdale (2019). "Action research and participatory democracy in social enterprise." Social Enterprise Journal 16(1): 46-59. Abstract The purpose of this paper is to introduce the reader to the Nordic tradition of Critical Utopian Action Research (CUAR) and to demonstrate [...]

Unlocking the potential of rural social enterprise

Details Year: 2019 Published in: Journal of Rural Studies, Volume 70, August 2019, Pages 144-154 Cited as: Steiner, Artur, and Simon Teasdale. "Unlocking the potential of rural social enterprise." Journal of rural studies 70 (2019): 144-154. Abstract In this paper, we argue that social enterprise could represent a means of tackling rural challenges of providing [...]

Exploring the terrain of social entrepreneurship: new directions, paths less travelled

Details Year: 2019 Published in: A research agenda for social entrepreneurship Cited as: de Bruin, Anne, and Simon Teasdale. "Exploring the terrain of social entrepreneurship: new directions, paths less travelled." A Research Agenda for Social Entrepreneurship. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019. Abstract The field of social entrepreneurship (SE) is reaching maturity (Sassmannshausen and Volkmann 2018). However, [...]

COOL Music: a ‘bottom-up’ music intervention for hard-to-reach young people in Scotland

Details Year: 2019 Published in: British Journal of Music Education Cited as: Millar, S., Steiner, A., Caló, F., & Teasdale, S. (2020). COOL Music: A ‘bottom-up’ music intervention for hard-to-reach young people in Scotland. British Journal of Music Education, 37(1), 87-98. doi:10.1017/S0265051719000226 Abstract Community Orientated and Opportunity Learning (COOL) Music was a 12-month collaborative project [...]

Neoliberal governing through social enterprise: exploring the neglected roles of deviance and ignorance in public value creation

Details Year: 2019 Published in: Public Administration Cited as: Teasdale, S. and P. Dey (2019). "Neoliberal governing through social enterprise: Exploring the neglected roles of deviance and ignorance in public value creation." Public Administration 97(2): 325-338. Abstract This article makes a case for paying greater attention to how informal relationships between government officials and civil [...]

Exploring the contribution of social enterprise to health and social care: A realist evaluation

Details Year: 2019 Published in: Social Science & Medicine Cited as: Caló, F., M. J. Roy, C. Donaldson, S. Teasdale and S. Baglioni (2019). "Exploring the contribution of social enterprise to health and social care: A realist evaluation." Social Science & Medicine 222: 154-161. Abstract Since the late 1990s social enterprises have been increasingly utilised [...]

Differentiating the effect of social enterprise activities on health

Details Year: 2018 Published in: Social Science & Medicine Cited as: Macaulay, B., M. Mazzei, M. J. Roy, S. Teasdale and C. Donaldson (2018). "Differentiating the effect of social enterprise activities on health." Social Science & Medicine 200: 211-217. Abstract An emerging stream of literature has focused on the ways in which social enterprises might [...]