Stephen Peter Osborne

Curriculum Vitae

SDA Visiting Professor

B.A. (Hons.) in History, First Class, University of Sussex (1975)
M.Sc. In Applied Social Studies (distinction), University of Bath (1982)
M.Soc.Sci. in Public Services Management, University of Birmingham (1990)
PhD. in Public Management, University of Ashton (1996)
Honorary PhD., Corvinus University, Budapest (2015)

Academic position and/or Professional activities

Professor of International Public Management, University of Edinburgh
Deputy Dean of the University of Edinburgh Business School
Director of the Centre for Public Services Research, University of Edinburgh Business School
Visiting Professor in Public Management, Università Bocconi
Editor of Public Management Review and member of the editorial boards of Public Money & Management, International Public Managment Journal, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, Korean Social Science Journal, Review of Public Personnel Administration and Local Governance; Guest Editor for editions of the International Journal of Public Sector Management and of the International Journal of Public Administration

Research interests

  • Social innovation and public management reform
  • A "public service-dominant" theory of public management
  • The New Public Governance paradigm
  • Co-production and services management
  • The role of the third sector in delivering public services and their management