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Simon Teasdale


  • 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow Caledonian University

    G4 0BA Glasgow

    United Kingdom


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Simon Teasdale is Professor of Public Policy and Organisations at the Yunus Centre and at Glasgow School for Business and Society. He has previously held posts at the 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’s research focuses on the intersection between public polciies and organisational behaviour. He is particularly interested in how social enterprise policies are enacted through discourse and financial incentives, and the complex ways in which practitioners seek to negotiate and informally amend such policies. 

His research has been funded by bodies such as the Economic and Social Research Council, Medical Research Council, European Commission, OECD and by national governments. He has published in journals including Economy and Society, Journal of Social Policy, Organization, Policy and Politics, and Public Management Review. 

Simon is editor of Social Enterprise Journal and a member of the organising committee for the International Social Innovation Research Conference. He sits on review panels for the Scottish Government Social Innovation Fund and for Carnegie Trust. He is currently editing A Research Agenda for Social Entrepreneurship with Anne de Bruin at Massey University. 


  • Organizational Behavior and Theory
  • social enterprise
  • social entrepreneurship
  • third sector

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

Vanderhoven, E., Steiner, A., Teasdale, S. & Calo, F., Jun 2020, In : Journal of Business Venturing Insight . 13, 6 p., e00166.

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

    Millar, S. R., Steiner, A., Caló, F. & Teasdale, S., Mar 2020, In : British Journal of Music Education. 37, 1, p. 87-98 12 p.

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    Co-production and the third sector: conceptualising different approaches to service user involvement

    Mazzei, M., Teasdale, S., Calo, F. & Roy, M. J., 1 Sep 2020, In : Public Management Review. 22, 9, p. 1265-1283 19 p.

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    Everyone a changemaker? Exploring the moral underpinnings of social innovation discourse through real utopias

    Teasdale, S., Roy, M. J., Ziegler, R., Mauksch, S., Dey, P. & Raufflet, E. B., 19 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Social Entrepreneurship.

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  • Social entrepreneurship research in the Greater China Region: a scoping review and new research framework

    Chandra, Y., Teasdale, S. & Tjiptono, F., 19 Aug 2020, In : Journal of Asian Public Policy. p. 1-30 30 p.

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