Dr Neil Stott

Faculty Reader in Management Practice at Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS)


Faculty (Reader) in Management Practice/ Co-Director, Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation, Cambridge Judge Business School

Dr Neil Stott is a reader in Social Innovation in the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge. He is also the Co-Director of the Business School's Centre for Social Innovation, and is Director of the Master of Studies in Social Innovation programme. His research interests include social innovation; organisational socialisation; organisation and institutions; and social entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and extraprenuership . His recent paper, co-authored with Paul Tracy, on "Social innovation: a window on alternative ways of organizing and innovating" was published in Innovation: Organization and Management in 2017.

Previously Dr Stott was Head of Community Development at Canterbury City Council, Principal Officer (Community) at Cambridge City Council and a youth and community worker for a number of children's charities including Mencap, Elfrida Rathbone and Contact-a-Family in London. Until April 2015 he was the Chief Executive of the Keystone Development Trust, one of the largest development trusts in the country delivering community development, social enterprises and property development.

He graduated from Bradford University with a BA (Hons) in Peace Studies (1983). More recently he completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Sociology at Anglia Ruskin University in 2003, a Masters in Community Enterprise at the Judge Business School in 2005 and a Doctorate in Professional Studies at Middlesex University (2012).

Dr Stott is a Senior Associate of Locality's consultancy, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), a Senior Fellow of the Institute of Place Management (SFIPM) and a Visiting Fellow of Anglia Ruskin University.