Innovation, enterprise growth and development, regional development, and industrial policy evaluation.
Teaching in 2012-2013
Distance Learning MBA
- IB8290 Innovation and Creativity in Organisations
- IB829E Innovation and Creativity in Organisations
Global Energy MBA
- IB838G Innovation and Alternative Energy Technologies
- IB2510 International Perspectives on Enterprise and Small Business
- IB3F40 Innovation and Alternative Energy Technologies
Warwick Corporate MBA
- IB829Z Innovation and Creativity in Organisations
Stephen Roper joined WBS in the Enterprise and Innovation Group in January 2008. He is Director of the Enterprise Research Centre, an independent research centre which conducts policy relevant research on SME growth and development. The ERC is a partnership between Warwick Business School, Aston Business School, Birmingham, Imperial College Business School, Strathclyde Business School and Birmingham University Business School. Funding is being provided by the Economic and Social Research Council, the UK government Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the British Bankers Association and the Technology Strategy Board.
Prior to joining WBS, Stephen was Professor of Business Innovation at Aston Business School and before that he was Assistant Director of the Northern Ireland Economic Research Centre, Belfast. Stephen holds a BA Hons in Economics from the University of Durham, an MPil in Economics from Oxford University and a PhD in Economics from LSE.
Stephen’s main research interests are in innovation, enterprise growth and development, regional development, and industrial policy evaluation. Previous projects have been supported by the Economic and Social Research Council, the EU, the British Academy, and the Royal Irish Academy as well as a number of government departments in the UK, Ireland, US and Israel.
Stephen has consulted on aspects of innovation and enterprise policy for a wide range of organizations including the OECD, the DTI, the Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform, the UK government’s Small Business Service, East Midlands Development Agency, Advantage West Midlands, the Scottish Executive, Invest Northern Ireland, Forfas (Dublin), Enterprise Ireland, Northern Bank, InterTradeIreland, the Department of Enterprise Trade and Investment (Belfast), and the Department of Education and Learning (Belfast).
Stephen was previously a member of the ESRC Strategic Priorities Board (2008-11). He is a consulting editor of the International Journal of Small Business, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
At WBS Stephen teaches a second year module – International Perspectives on Enterprise and a third year module – Innovation and Alternative Energy Technologies. He also leads MBA modules in Innovation and Creativity and Innovation and Alternative Energy Technologies.
Recent Publications [all...]
Sena, V., et al..
"Gender, borrowing patterns and self-employment : some evidence for England"
Small Business Economics 38 (2012): 467-480.
"From Knowledge to Added Value: A Comparative, Panel-Data Analysis of the Innovation Value Chain in Irish and Swiss Manufacturing Firms"
Research Policy 41 (2012): 1093-1106.
Hewitt-Dundas, N. and Roper, S..
"Creating advantage in peripheral regions : the role of publicly funded R&D centres"
Research Policy 40 (2011): 832-841.
"Knowledge, Openness, Innovation and Growth in UK Business Services"
Research Policy 40 (2011): 1438-1452.
Mole, K,, Hart, M., Roper, S. and Saal, D. S..
"Broader or Deeper? Exploring the Most Effective Intervention Profile for Public Small Business Support"
Environment And Planning A 43 (2011): 87-105.
Love, J. H., Roper, S. and Hewitt-Dundas, N..
"Service innovation, embeddedness and business performance: evidence from Northern Ireland"
Regional Studies 44 (2010): 983-1004.
Roper, S., Youtie, J., Shapira, P. and Fernandez-Ribas, A..
"Knowledge, capabilities and manufacturing innovation: a US-Europe comparison"
Regional Studies 44 (2010): 253-279.
Woerter, M. and Roper, S..
"Openness and innovation—home and export demand effects on manufacturing innovation: panel data evidence for Ireland and Switzerland"
Research Policy 39 (2010): 155-164.
Hewitt-Dundas, N. and Roper, S..
"Output additionality of public support for innovation: evidence for Irish manufacturing plants"
European Planning Studies 18 (2010): 107-122.
Tianjiao, X. and Roper, S..
"Worlds apart? A comparison of the new product development strategies of biopharmaceutical firms in Europe and the USA"
Industry and Innovation 16 (2009): 593-612.
Mole, K. F., Hart, M., Roper, S. and Saal, D. S..
"Assessing the effectiveness of business support services in England: evidence from a theory based evaluation"
International Small Business Journal 27 (2009): 557-582.
Love, J. H. and Roper, S..
"Organizing the innovation process: complementarities in innovation networking"
Industry and Innovation 16 (2009): 273-290.
Love, J. H., Roper, S. and Du, J..
"Innovation, ownership and profitability"
International Journal of Industrial Organization 27 (2009): 424-434.
Roper, S. and Scott, J. M..
"Perceived financial barriers and the start-up decision: an econometric analysis of gender differences using GEM data"
International Small Business Journal 27 (2009): 149-171.
Love, J. H. and Roper, S..
"Organizing innovation: complementarities between cross-functional teams"
Technovation 29 (2009): 192-203.
Xia, T. and Roper, S..
"From capability to connectivity—absorptive capacity and exploratory alliances in biopharmaceutical firms: a US–Europe comparison"
Technovation 28 (2008): 776-785.
Young, B., Hewitt-Dundas, N. and Roper, S..
"Intellectual Property management in publicly funded R&D centres—a comparison of university-based and company-based research centres"
Technovation 28 (2008): 473-484.
Roper, S., Du, J. and Love, J. H..
"Modelling the innovation value chain"
Research Policy 37 (2008): 961-977.
"Entrepreneurship - a global perspective"
Grimes, S. and Roper, S..
"Knowledge based competition: implications for sustainable development in rural Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland"
A living countryside?: the politics of sustainable development in rural Ireland (2009)11: 207-218.