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Professor Simon Teasdale

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Universities & Institutions

  • Glasgow Caledonian University

Areas of Interest

  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Policy discourses
  • Leadership

Simon Teasdale is 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.

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.

Simon is Associate Editor of 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

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 [...]

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, [...]