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Dr Stephen Dobson
Stephen is a Lecturer in Creativity and Enterprise. He is an editor for the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (IJEI). His scholarship interests are in urban performativity, creative labs, entrepreneurship, and cultural & creative industries. Prior to joining the University of Leeds, Stephen worked as a Senior Research Fellow at Coventry University’s International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship (ICTE) and Sheffield Business School – firstly as a Research Fellow and then as a Senior Lecturer.
He has represented the UK on the management committee of the European Academy of Management (EURAM). His work has an international perspective. He worked as Programme Manager for the Africa Institute for Transformational Entrepreneurship (AITE) (Coventry University) working extensively with partners from Ghana, Nigeria, Sudan, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Kenya. He has delivered two Higher Education Partnership projects with Vietnamese university partners. He sits on numerous editorial boards including, International Journal for Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research (IJEBR) and Historic Environment: Policy and Practice. He is external examiner for the University of Ghana, and for the City University of Hong Kong.
Resources by Dr Stephen Dobson
The use of digital assets, whether these are created digitally from the outset (photography, video, VR/AR, GIS etc) or through the digitisation of existing assets, can provide important revenue streams as well as valuable marketing and audience engagement content. This guide explores the potential of digital assets with expert advice.
Cryptocurrency and the emergence of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) can offer unique opportunities for fundraising in the cultural sector. This guide contains case studies on how they are being used currently and offers advice from experts on how your organisation might benefit from these technologies now and in the future.
In order to maximise the value of new technologies it can be useful to partner with organisations and consultants or to commission expert services. This guide offers an overview of the most popular technological applications in heritage sites and museums and a checklist to help you focus your decision making when considering investment in new technologies.
Business models from the cultural heritage sector are presented here in the format of the business model canvas. Each demonstrates different forms of business model and may act as a template or guide for introducing digital to your own organisation.
This guide explains why a skills audit is important for your organisation and provides guidance on how to identify where the skills gaps are and what support you might need. The resource includes an audit template which you can use to conduct your own analysis of your team’s existing digital skills.