Professor Ute Stephan

Ute Stephan
Postal address:
United Kingdom

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Ute Stephan is Professor and Chair of Entrepreneurship at Aston Business School. She is also the director of the Aston Centre for Research into International Entrepreneurship and Business (ACRIEB) and the Editor-in-Chief of 'Applied Psychology: An International Review'. Previously Ute was at the University of Sheffield’s Institute of Work Psychology, the London School of Economics, and the Catholic University Leuven, Belgium. In the past, she worked as a certified social skills trainer and has over 10 years’ experience consulting private, public and third sector organisations. She holds a PhD in Psychology from University of Marburg (Germany).

Ute's research focuses on (1) the relationships between culture, institutions and entrepreneurship, (2) social entrepreneurship, and (3) entrepreneurial motivation and well-being. Ute published in leading journals such as the Journal of Management, Journal of International Business Studies, Management Science, Journal of Business Venturing among others. She is a member of the editorial review board of the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Venturing, and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. She is also a member of the UK Global Entrepreneurship Monitor and an elected board member of the GLOBE project. Her research has attracted over GBP 3 Million funding from the European Commission, national research councils, and charities.  

Research interests

  • culture and entrepreneurship, comparative entrepreneurship
  • social entrepreneurship
  • entrepreneurial motivation, health and well-being
  1. Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  2. Entrepreneurs’ achieved success: developing a multi-faceted measure

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  1. Social Entrepreneurship Festival

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

  2. Innovation, Management, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Conference

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

  3. Entrepreneurial Process Seminar

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