Dr. Dobson is a Senior Research Fellow in the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship (ICTE), Coventry University and the Book Reviews Editor for the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. In 2011-2015 he was the UK representative on the management committee for the European Academy of Management (EURAM) and is currently on the management committee for the COST Action ‘Interdisciplinarity in research programming and funding cycles (INTREPID)’. Dr. Dobson is the Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and currently supervise four PhD students and welcomes applications for doctoral candidates in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation.
- PGCertTLHE, Sheffield Hallam University, 2014
- PhD (ESRC CASE award), University of Sheffield, 2010
- MSc, University of Leicester, 1994
Stephen has worked on many programmes of enterprise and innovation research and impact evaluation. He has conducted impact evaluation reports concerning the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA) such as the NAVCA Local Commissioning and Procurement Unit Evaluation and the evaluation of NAVCA's ICT Champions Project: A Capacitybuilders National Priority Programme. Research into innovation includes a BAM Transitions 2 Grant to explore the evolution of innovation through routines (collaboration with the University of Sheffield) as well as a successful £90k collaborative project between Coventry University, the University of Sheffield, and Edge Hill University and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue. The project called Premonition is offering technical innovation (to Technology Readiness Level 8) through the development of bespoke software using agent-based modelling. A video regarding the Premonition project can be seen here.