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Steve Johnson

Professor Steven Johnson PhD, PGCHE, BA (Hons)

Assistant Dean (Research)

Summary

Professor Steve Johnson combines commercial experience of economic and social research and policy evaluation with academic expertise in this area.

He has undertaken a number of studies for influential organisations such as the Economic and Social Research Council and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and he has published widely in leading journals.

  • About

    Qualifications

    • 2013: Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE), University of Hull, United Kingdom
    • 2007: PhD by Published Work: Public Policy towards SMEs: An Evaluation of the Market Failure Approach, Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
    • 1982: BA (Hons) Economics, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

    Member of professional body

    Membership

    • 2018: , British Academy of Management (BAM), United Kingdom
    • 2018: , European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), Belgium
    • 2018: , UK Evaluation Society (UKES), United Kingdom
    • 2012: , Higher Education Academy (HEA), United Kingdom
    • 2012: , Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE), United Kingdom

    Membership of external committee

    Committee Member

    • 2018: , Chartered Association of Business Schools, United Kingdom

    National advisory board member related to business research subject area

    Other

    • 2013: , Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), France

    PG External Examiner

    Course

    • 2017: , University of Hull, United Kingdom
    • 2017: , Leeds Beckett Univeristy, United Kingdom
    • 2017: , University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    Programme or Unit leadership

    Module Leader

    • 2011 to 2013: , University of Hull, United Kingdom

    Subject Group Leader

    • 2013 to 2016: , University of Hull, United Kingdom

    Research coordinating activities

    Other

    • 2011 to 2013: , University of Hull, United Kingdom

    Validation Panel Member

    External Adviser panel member

    • 2016: , Antwerp Management School, Belgium

    Assistant Dean

  • Teaching

    Department of Management

    Sheffield Business School

    Strategic Management

  • Publications

    Journal articles

    Johnson, S., & Orr, K. (2019). What is business school research for? Academic and stakeholder perspectives, politics and relationality. Studies in Higher Education, 1-22. http://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2018.1564901

    Canduela, J., Dutton, M., Johnson, S., Lindsay, C., McQuaid, R.W., & Raeside, R. (2012). Ageing, skills and participation in work-related training in Britain: Assessing the position of older workers. Work, Employment and Society, 26 (1), 42-60. http://doi.org/10.1177/0950017011426303

    Webber, D.J., Johnson, S., & Fargher, S. (2010). Sector variations in smes' use of external business advice. Local Economy, 25 (4), 339-355. http://doi.org/10.1080/02690942.2010.498959

    Nunn, A., & Johnson, S. (2008). Labouring and learning towards competitiveness: The future of local labour markets after Harker, Leitch and Freud. Local Economy, 23 (2), 122-137. http://doi.org/10.1080/02690940801976190

    Johnson, S., Webber, D.J., & Thomas, W. (2007). Which SMEs use external business advice? A multivariate subregional study. Environment and Planning A, 39 (8), 1981-1997. http://doi.org/10.1068/a38327

    Watson, D., Johnson, S., & Webb, R. (2006). Employer perceptions of skills deficiencies in the UK labour market: A subregional analysis. Environment and Planning A, 38 (9), 1753-1771. http://doi.org/10.1068/a37319

    Watson, D., Webb, R., & Johnson, S. (2006). Influence costs and the reporting of skill deficiencies. Human Relations, 59 (1), 37-59. http://doi.org/10.1177/0018726706062744

    Devins, D., Gold, J., Johnson, S., & Holden, R. (2005). A conceptual model of management learning in micro businesses: Implications for research and policy. Education + Training, 47, 540-551. http://doi.org/10.1108/00400910510633099

    Devins, D., Johnson, S., & Sutherland, J. (2004). Employer characteristics and employee training outcomes in UK SMEs: A multivariate analysis. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 11 (4), 449-457. http://doi.org/10.1108/14626000410567099

    Devins, D., Johnson, S., & Sutherland, J. (2004). Different skills and their different effects on personal development: An investigation of European Social Fund Objective 4 financed training in SMEs in Britain. Journal of European Industrial Training, 28 (1), 103-118. http://doi.org/10.1108/03090590410513910

    Devins, D., & Johnson, S. (2003). Training and Development Activities in SMEs: Some Findings from an Evaluation of the ESF Objective 4 Programme in Britain. International Small Business Journal, 21 (2), 213-228. http://doi.org/10.1177/0266242603021002005

    Devins, D., & Johnson, S. (2002). Engaging SME managers and employees in training: Lessons from an evaluation of the ESF Objective 4 Programme in Great Britain. Education + Training, 44, 370-377. http://doi.org/10.1108/00400910210449204

    Johnson, S. (2002). Lifelong learning and SMEs: Issues for research and policy. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 9 (3), 285-295. http://doi.org/10.1108/14626000210438607

    Johnson, S. (1992). TECs and the Training of People with Disabilities: Threats and Opportunities. Personnel Review, 21 (6), 5-18. http://doi.org/10.1108/00483489210021062

    Storey, D.J., & Johnson, S.G. (1990). A review of small business employment data bases in the United Kingdom. Small Business Economics, 2 (4), 279-299. http://doi.org/10.1007/BF00401624

    Storey, D.J., & Johnson, S. (1987). REGIONAL VARIATIONS IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE U.K.*. Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 34 (2), 161-173. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9485.1987.tb00276.x

    Storey, D.J., & Johnson, S. (1986). Job generation in Britain: A review of recent studies. International Small Business Journal, 4 (4), 29-46. http://doi.org/10.1177/026624268600400402

    Amin, A., Johnson, S., & Storey, D. (1986). Small firms and the process of economic development. Journal of Regional Policy (Naples), 6 (4), 493-517.

    Book chapters

    Johnson, S. (2010). Regional approaches to innovation and business support in England: key challenges and opportunities. In Piasecki, B., & Kubiak, K. (Eds.) Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development in the 21st Century. Lodz: Lodz University Press

    Reports

    Johnson, S., & Green, A. (2015). Employment and Skills Strategies in England, United Kingdom. OECD. http://doi.org/10.1787/9789264228078-en

    Johnson, S., Orr, K., Bettany, S., Sturgeon-Adams, L., Terry, M., & Smith, R.-.M. (2013). Evaluating the Business Impact of Social Science. Economic and Social Research Council.

    Presentations

    Johnson, S. (2013). How can research influence entrepreneurship and SME policies in an age of austerity?

    Johnson, S. (2012). Evidence, ideology and pragmatism: SME policy in the UK.

    Other publications

    Johnson, S., Mukhuty, S., Fletcher, B., Snowden, N., & Williams, T. (2015). Entrepreneurship Skills: Literature and Policy Review. Department for Business Innovation and Skills

  • Other activities

    Competitve Research Award

    • 2015: Valuing the impact of social research; exploratory study, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), United Kingdom
    • 2015: Entrepreneurship skills: literature and policy review, Department of Business Innovation and Skills, United Kingdom
    • 2015: Development of Scarborough Market: economic and market analysis, Scarborough Borough Council, United Kingdom
    • 2015: Understanding Society: Impact Review, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), United Kingdom
    • 2015: Evaluation of Patient Flow Project, The Health Foundation, United Kingdom
    • 2015: Local Employment and Economic Development (LEED): case studies of Hull and Scarborough, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), France
    • 2015: Case studies of KTPs with social science input, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), United Kingdom
    • 2015: Social capital and SME internationalisation, isbe, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), United Kingdom
    • 2015: Impact of social science on business: case studies of three UK Business Schools, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), United Kingdom
    • 2015: Employment, training and ill health (joint with University of the West of England), Joseph Rowntree Foundation, United Kingdom
    • 2015: Impact of the Global Uncertainties research programme: scoping study, Research Councils UK, United Kingdom
    • 2015: Survey of non-academic users of human geography research, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), United Kingdom
    • 2015: Impact of social research: case study of Sure Start, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), United Kingdom

  • Postgraduate supervision

    Current supervisions

    • 2017:University of Hull Current Supervisions (7 students)

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