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Neil Stott

Neil Stott

Senior Faculty in Management Practice
Director of the Master of Studies in Social Innovation Programme
Executive Director of the Centre for Social Innovation

BA (Bradford University), PG Cert (Anglia Ruskin University), MSt (University of Cambridge), DProf (Middlesex University)

Research interests

Social innovation; organisational socialisation; organisation and institutions; social entrepreneurship.

Subject group: Organisational Theory & Information Systems

Professional experience

Neil Stott was Chief Executive of Keystone Development Trust until April 2015. Keystone is one of the largest development trusts in the country delivering community development, social enterprises and property development.

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

Previous appointments

Previously Neil 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.

Selected publications

Here are a selection of Neil Stott's publications. Please see the "Selected publications" tab above for a more comprehensive list.

Tracey, P. and Stott, N. (2017) "Social innovation: a window on alternative ways of organizing and innovating." Innovation: Organization & Management (forthcoming)

Collis, A., Stott, N., Crozier R. and Martin, K. (2011) Work matters: work, worklessness and community: a review of the issues. Thetford: Keystone Development Trust Publications.

Stott, N. and Longhurst, N. (2011) "Big society and poor places." In: Stott, M. (ed.) The big society challenge. Thetford: Keystone Development Trust Publications, pp.100-111

Collis, A., Stott, N. and Ross, D. (2010) Workers on the move 2: European migrant workers and health in the UK: a review of the issues. Thetford: Keystone Development Trust.

Collis, A., Stott, N. and Ross, D. (2010) Workers on the move 3: European migrant workers and health in the UK. Thetford: Keystone Development Trust Publications.

Stott, N. (2010) "Anticipating military work: digital games as a source of anticipatory socialization?" In: Annual Conference of the British International Studies Association Working Group on US Foreign Policy (5th), 14-15 September 2010, Leeds University, Leeds, UK.

Stott, N, and Tracey, P. (2007) "Between a rock and a hard place? Exploring the strategic tensions experienced by development trusts." Journal of Finance and Management in Public Services, 6(3): 45-56

Journal articles

Stott, N. and Tracey, P. (2007) "Between a rock and a hard place? Exploring the strategic tensions experienced by development trusts." Journal of Finance and Management in Public Services, 6(3): 45-56

Tracey, P. and Stott, N. (2017) "Social innovation: a window on alternative ways of organizing and innovating." Innovation: Organization & Management (forthcoming)

Books, monographs, reports & case studies

Wiles, C., Stott, N., Holman, D., Schneider, C. and Collis, A. (2008) Migrants on the move: migrant workers, growth and housing in the eastern region. Thetford: Keystone Development Trust.

Stott, M., Stott, N. and Wiles, C. (2009) Learning from the past? Building community in new towns and growth areas. Thetford: Keystone Development Trust.

Collis, A., Stott, N. and Ross, D. (2010) Workers on the move 2: European migrant workers and health in the UK: a review of the issues. Thetford: Keystone Development Trust.

Collis, A., Stott, N. and Ross, D. (2010) Workers on the move 3: European migrant workers and health in the UK. Thetford: Keystone Development Trust Publications.

Collis, A., Stott, N., Crozier R. and Martin, K. (2011) Work matters: work, worklessness and community: a review of the issues. Thetford: Keystone Development Trust Publications.

Stott, N. and Longhurst, N. (2011) "Big society and poor places." In: Stott, M. (ed.) The big society challenge. Thetford: Keystone Development Trust Publications, pp.100-111

Conference papers

Stott, N. (2010) "Anticipating military work: digital games as a source of anticipatory socialization?" In: Annual Conference of the British International Studies Association Working Group on US Foreign Policy (5th), 14-15 September 2010, Leeds University, Leeds, UK.

Dealing with stigma in social enterprise

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‘Standing up for organisational principles’ in the face of stigma

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Generous social incubator donation

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Why social innovation must go beyond the social sector

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Social Incubator East

First birthday event for Social Incubator East, a collaboration between the Centre for Social Innovation at Cambridge Judge and charity Allia. Social …

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Social innovation

Cambridge Judge Business School announced today that a new Master of Studies in Social Innovation degree programme will launch in 2016, developed …

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Revolutionary fervour

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The road to social change

Making a difference to society is a noble aim, and leaders shouldn’t be put off by a few bumps along the way, …

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Why change isn’t always for the better

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First fellows named at Centre for Social Innovation

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Public sector dinosaur?

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Dealing with the bureaucracy bogeyman

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Turning “mission into reality”: the Centre for Social Innovation website goes live

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New Cambridge Judge Business School centre seeks Honorary Fellows

Are you are a social innovator with a strong track record and want to support the next generations of social innovation? Cambridge …

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Charities: the pay debate

Some leaders in the third sector are being paid more than their counterparts in the private sector. Is this an appropriate recognition …

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The challenges for social enterprise

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Neil Stott joins Cambridge Judge Business School to teach social innovation

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Social enterprise in the field

Professor Paul Tracey believes that you can’t shine a spotlight on poverty and inequality from your desk. It’s a huge challenge to …

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Cambridge Judge Business School supports regional development trust in inspirational work with students

Cambridge Judge Business School welcomed a class of Year 11 school pupils from Thurston Community College, Suffolk, on 16 May 2013, as …

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Cambridge Judge Business School supports regional development trust in raising young people’s aspirations

Cambridge Judge Business School has welcomed ten Year 11 school pupils from Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill as part of an outreach …

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Cambridge Business Magazine: Standing up for organisational principles in the face of stigma

A study co-authored by Paul Tracey, Professor of Innovation & Organisation at Cambridge Judge Business School, finds that stigmatism, if handled properly …

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City AM: The social impact MBA watershed: What is driving tomorrow’s business leaders?

Neil Stott, Senior Faculty in Management Practice at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on growing interest in social innovation among MBA students. …

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The Huffington Post: Welcome to the values revolution

Noa Gafni, Co-Managing Director of Global Tolerance, looks at values – how they impact people’s life and work, and how organisations should …

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Growth Business: More than half of millennials would work harder if employer ‘was making a difference to others’

The new report published by Global Tolerance finds that millennials (those born between born between 1981 and 1996) would work harder for …

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The Guardian: It’s not just millennials: nearly half of Brits want jobs that change the world

The Values Revolution, a new report by social change consultancy Global Tolerance, found that “British people are dissatisfied with traditional business practices” …

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The Centre for Social Innovation blog: Public sector dinosaur

In order to be effective, all innovation needs to be managed – innovative organisations balance risk across all three areas. And in …

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Our thoughts: the Centre for Social Innovation blog: Public enterprise

Anyone who has worked within a public body, as I have, can attest to the ebb and flow of inertia and innovation …

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Cambridge Network: Turning mission into reality – the Centre for Social Innovation website goes live

The social innovator needs to understand the basic business model, finance and those other business skills, but the social innovator also has …

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Cambridge Network: Neil Stott joins CJBS to teach social innovation

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Watton and Swaffham Times: Trust to back social venture initiatives wit £900k grant

The Keystone Development Trust has been awarded £900k grant to support social venture start-ups. Neil Stott, CEO of the company and Senior …

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Thetford & Brandon Times: New role for social entrepreneur

The chief executive of a Thetford-based social enterprise has been appointed by Cambridge University’s Business School to share his expertise. The Centre …

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Watton & Swaffham Times: New role for social entrepreneur

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Fresh Business Thinking.com: Cambridge Business School supports the rise of social entrepreneurs

The rise of the social entrepreneur represents an exciting challenge to current thinking about the role of business, particularly how to blend …

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Contact details

Neil Stott
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG
UK

Tel: +44 (0)1223 761825

n.stott@jbs.cam.ac.uk