Dr Simon Adderley

BA (Hons), PhD

Senior Lecturer in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Oxford Brookes Business School

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught


  • The Entrepreneur
  • Enrepreneurial Business Management
  • Contemporary Issues in Enterprise
  • Evaluating Options for Entrepreneurs
  • Ethics in Business
  • Critical Enquiry research Project
  • BA/BSc Dissertations


  • Entrepreneurial Behaviours and Practices
  • International Trade and Globalisation
  • MSc Dissertation supervision

Research Students

Name Thesis title Completed
Anthony Ebow Spio An exploration of women entrepreneurs’ competency development process in pursuit of entrepreneurial opportunities in the manufacturing sector in Ghana Active


Simon's research interests focus upon the changing paradigms of business and the development of economic and social welfare policies in a time of demographic and environmental flux. He is currently developing research projects around social enterprises and co-produced and co-delivered services. He has a strong focus upon the development of new operational mechanisms within public sector agencies which are designed to re-conceive the relationship between the state and citizen. 

Research projects

Simon is currently working on the following research projects:

  • Exploration of the issues around scaling for French Co-operatives
  • Differences in the sopcial construction of "social enterprise" within different economic eco-systems
  • Issues facing self employed guide dog users in different European countries


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