Dr Steven Pattinson


Management School

Senior University Teacher in Strategy

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Dr Steven Pattinson
Management School
Western Bank Villa
300-302 Western Bank
S10 2TN

Steven Pattinson is a Senior University Teacher in Strategy at Sheffield University Management School.

He received his PhD from Teesside University. His portfolio of activities and responsibilities not only encompasses teaching and learning, but also research(both funded and contract research projects), business engagement, enterprise, employability and consultancy.

He has also supervised two doctoral students to completion. He is the case study editor for the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and is an editorial review board member for Industrial Marketing Management.

Research interests

Steven’s primary research interest a focuses on entrepreneurship and innovation in science- based, high technology SMEs. He has a secondary research interest in the area of social enterprise.

He has published in leading journals including Management Learning, Journal of Management Inquiry, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Knowledge Management, Local Economy and International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

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.


Journal articles


  • Pattinson S (2021) Social enterprise in the creative and cultural sector: The Forum Music Centre In Dawson P & Andriopoulos C (Ed.), Managing Change, Creativity and Innovation (pp. 390-395). Sage Publications Limited RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lindgreen A, Di Benedetto CA, Verdich C, Vanhamme J, Venkatraman V, Pattinson S, Clarke AH & Khan Z (2021) Writing research funding applications, How to Fast-Track Your Academic Career (pp. 97-117). Edward Elgar Publishing RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pattinson S & Wanjiru R (2020) Supporting sustainable, equitable growth in sub-Sahara Africa: a conceptual model for enabling social enterprise governance. In Sinha P, Gibb J, Akoorie M & Scott JM (Ed.), Research Handbook on Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies A Contextualized Approach (pp. 302-324). Edward Elgar Publishing RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

Steven is interested in supervising research projects in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation, particularly those with a focus on science-based, high-tech SMEs or social enterprise.

Teaching activities

As a research active, teaching 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 knowledge and practice as inseparable, with empowerment a key factor to learning, and therefore seeks to create productive learning environments using ‘real life’ case studies.