Professor Stephen Roper
Professor of Enterprise, Director of ERC
(Entrepreneurship & Innovation Group)

Stephen Roper is Professor of Enterprise at Warwick Business School, founding Director of the Enterprise Research Centre ( and Co-Director of the Innovation and Research Caucus (IRC). He is a co-investigator in the ESRC-funded Productivity Institute and a member of the Institute's Executive Committee. He is currently leading another major ESRC-funded project on workplace mental health and well-being and its productivity outcomes.

Stephen has spent over 30 years' researching issues related to innovation and enterprise policy in the UK and internationally and has published widely in both areas. He has led over 80 externally funded projects many involving inter-disciplinary and multi-national teams. He has worked closely in advisory roles with a range of government departments across the UK and regularly acts as a consultant for the OECD and the World Bank on issues related to small business development and innovation policy including projects in Austria, Abu Dhabi, Mexico, Israel, Columbia and Poland, Austria and Canada over the last five years.

Stephen is an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences and a Fellow of the RSA and Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Research Interests

Innovation, research and innovation policy, enterprise growth and productivity, workplace well-being, policy evaluation.