Ute Stephan is a Professor at Aston Business School and the Director of the Aston Centre for Research into International Entrepreneurship and Business (ACRIEB). Ute is also the Editor-in-Chief of Applied Psychology: An International Review (AP:IR) Previously Ute was at the University of Sheffield’s Institute of Work Psychology, the London School of Economics, the Catholic University Leuven, Belgium and the Universities of Marburg and Dresden in Germany. She holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of Marburg (Germany), is a certified social skills trainer, and worked as a consultant and trainer for private, public and third sector organisations.
Ute’s research focuses on the relationships between culture, institutions and entrepreneurship, both social and commercial entrepreneurship. Other research interests include social innovation, entrepreneurial leadership and motivation. Her work is published in leading journals such as the Journal of Management, Journal of International Business Studies, Management Science, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and Journal of Occupational and Organisational Psychology. She serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Applied Psychology. She is also a member of the editorial review board of the Journal of International Business Studies and Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, the UK Global Entrepreneurship Monitor team and the GLOBE project.