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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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Research Output 2009 2019

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Action research and participatory democracy in social enterprise

Gleerup, J., Hulgard, L. & Teasdale, S., 3 Oct 2019, In : Social Enterprise Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
action research
Social enterprise
Participatory democracy

A Research Agenda for Social Entrepreneurship

de Bruin, A. & Teasdale, S., 26 Jul 2019, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing . 200 p. (Elgar Research Agenda)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology/Edited Book

studies (academic)
Social entrepreneurship
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Open Access
User involvement
Third sector
Empirical data
Organizational form
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Open Access
social investment
discourse analysis
Policy instruments