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Dr Steven Pattinson

Associate Professor

Department: Newcastle Business School

Steven is an Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship and Head of Education. He was a secondary school teacher of Business Education before embarked on an academic career via a three year PhD scholarship at Teesside University in 2010. He has over two decades of experience teaching across a range of business related subjects. He is particularly interested in entrepreneurship and innovation the context of science-based SMEs, technology innovation, entrepreneurship, small business enterprise and development, social entrepreneurship and innovation, entrepreneurial universities, and university research culture.

Steven Pattinson

Steven is an Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship. His research focuses on entrepreneurship in the context of science-based, high technology SMEs. He has published in leading journals including British Journal of Management, Management Learning, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Management Inquiry, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, and The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Steven is interested in the use of storytelling and sensemaking in the construction of coherent accounts of the world. 

As a research focused academic, Steven recognizes the importance of providing students with a rich learning experience by using both disciplinary and pedagogic research in his teaching. Steven views academic theory and practice as inseparable, with empowerment a key factor to enhancing learning, and therefore seeks to create productive learning environments using ‘real life’ case studies.

He has worked on a number of research projects in economic development and social enterprise funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Institute for Local Governance, Gateshead Council, National Offender Management Service (North East) and Enterprise Educators UK.

He is the Teaching Case Study Editor for The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Associate Editor (Entreprenruship) for the Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing. He is also an Editorial Review Board member for Industrial Marketing Management.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • The ties that bind: How boundary spanners create value in science-based SMEs , Pattinson, S., Dawson, P. 1 Jan 2024, In: British Journal of Management
  • Building green innovation networks for people, planet, and profit: A multi-level, multi-value approach, Pattinson, S., Damij, N., El Maalouf, N., Bazi, S., Elsahn, Z., Hilliard, R., Cunningham, J. 1 Nov 2023, In: Industrial Marketing Management
  • Harnessing creative tensions: A micro-level study of value creation, Pattinson, S., Cunningham, J., Preece, D. 1 Nov 2023, In: Journal of Business Research
  • The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation editors’ series: Advancing quantitative research in entrepreneurship, Tiwasing, P., Galloway, L., Refai, D., Kevill, A., Kromidha, E., Pattinson, S. 1 Feb 2023, In: The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship in times of crisis, Pattinson, S., Cunningham, J. 1 May 2022, In: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Exploring ideas generation through a shared artifact: The case of GasTec, Pattinson, S., Lassalle, P., Heinonen, J., Scott, J., Preece, D. 1 Feb 2022, In: The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Editors’ Series: Innovation opportunities and future direction in entrepreneurship research, Kromidha, E., Refai, D., Pattinson, S., Galloway, L., Kevill, A. 1 Feb 2022, In: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Trust building in science-based SMEs in the North East of England: an ecosystem perspective, Pattinson, S., Cunningham, J., Preece, D., Davies, M. 20 Sep 2022, In: Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development
  • Introducing Fresh Perspectives Research Notes for The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Kevill, A., Refai, D., Galloway, L., Pattison, S., Kromidha, E. Aug 2021, In: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Supporting sustainable, equitable growth in sub-Saharan Africa: a conceptual model for enabling social enterprise governance, Pattinson, S., Wanjiru, R. 10 Feb 2020, Research Handbook on Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar

Alain Nkusi The role of entrepreneurial universities and Post Conflict Countries: Case Studies of Rwanda and Northern Ireland Start Date: 11/08/2022 End Date: 19/11/2022

  • PhD November 12 2013
  • Management PhD June 30 2013
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2012


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