CV: Dr Steve Minett

Date of Birth: 1950-09-21
Nationality: British


SUSSEX UNIVERSITY – School of English & American Studies
September 1970 – July 1973
Upper Second Hons. BA Politics, July 1973

OXFORD UNIVERSITY – Dept of Social & Administrative Studies
September1974 – January 1975
reading for MSc in Applied Social Studies

MINNESOTA UNIVERSITY – Political Science Department
September 1976 – April 1977
Teaching Assistant & PhD candidate

STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY – International Graduate School,
September 1981 – May 1983 (part-time)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Social Science, June 1983

STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY – Political Science Department,
September 1983 – January 1995 (part-time)
MA in Social Science, May 1989
PhD in Political Science, January 1995


SENIOR LECTURER IN ORGANISATION THEORY & INDUSTRiAL RELATIONS The Swedish Program, Stockholm University. This is a ‘study abroad’ program for American undergraduates, run by a consortium of American universities and the university of Stockholm. I taught 48 contact hours a year for them for four years.  Sept.1987 – Dec.1990

taught courses in Business and Data English and Cambridge Certificate for KV (the Extra Mural Dept. of Stockholm University) and TBV (the Educational Association of Salaried Employees), plus approx. 50 hours a month teaching at Intensive Sprakutbildning AB; one-to-one teaching of executives, plus; private contracts for Business English teaching and editing with Esselte Ltd & ABV Ltd   September 1981 – May 1983

TEACHER/COORDINATOR – Pacemaker Language Programming Ltd, Helsinki
A language consultancy which has long-term contracts with some of the largest companies in Finland, teaching at client companies’ premises and also holding intensive courses at hotels around Finland. Coordinators’ duties included time-tabling, materials preparation, teacher supervision, student progress monitoring and liaison with the client company’s training officers.  September 1979 – May 1981

full-time, four-week intensive course in English teaching   May 1979 – June 1979


OWNER/MANAGING DIRECTOR – Minett Media Ltd., Cambridge
Established own agency providing international market communications services for business-to-business engineering companies; writing & placing editorial material in the international trade press, supplying databases on the world’s trade press, master editorial calendars & information on conferences & exhibitions. Our Client list includes; the British Government’s commercial publicity agency, Ericsson, Deutsche Bank, ITT Industries, SKF, Trelleborg, Anglian Water, & Sandvik.  April 1991 – continuing.

IN STOCKHOLM, 1982 -1991:

establishment and operation of an international press relations system for the ITT Flygt Group. Also acted as editor of the Group’s international customer magazine.  June 1988- April 1991

PRESS CONSULTANT – Atlas Copco MCT (mining and construction techniques division), Stockholm – International Press Relations Dept. planning the division’s international press activities, writing and supervising production of press releases and special press material, maintaining contacts with the international mining and construction press   June 1984- June 1988

ASSISTANT EDITOR – International Writers’ Workshop (a California corporation with offices in central Stockholm)  One large journalistic project from a local government agency, plus general promotional writing and some translation.   October 1983 -May 1984

EDITORIAL COORDINATOR – Marketplace Sweden Magazine
Planning, writing about 30% of the editorial content, coordinating delivery of editorial material to the production team.  May 1983 -October 1983

FREE-LANCE JOURNALIST – Marketplace Sweden Magazine, Sweden Today
September 1982 – May 1983

IN LONDON, 1973 -1979:

ASSISTANT TO PROJECT MANAGER – Humphreys & Glasgow Ltd, administration and coordination of a project team for a North Sea platform construction project.  June 1979- September 1979

ASSISTANT TO PROJECT MANAGER – Crest Engineering (UK) Inc., administration and coordination of a project team for a pipeline contract in Abbu Dhabbi.  June 1978 May 1979

TECHNICAL WRITER/PROCEDURES ANALYST – Pullman Kellogg Corp. (UK), editing proposals for major petro-chemical construction projects and writing and revising internal company procedures.   April 1977 – May 1978

BUYER/REPRESENTATIVE (trainee) – T.W.Wards Ltd, steel merchants
August 1973 – September 1974


*    Research grant (SEK 250,000), 1989, from “Arbetsmiljőfonden”
(The Swedish Fund for the Working Environment)

*    Papers presented at international congresses:

1)    Nordic Sociology congress, Tampere, Finland, August ‘87

2)    European Consortium for Political Research, Rimini, Italy, April ‘88

3)    Nordic Sociology congress, Aalborg, Denmark, August ‘89

4)    World Sociology Congress, Madrid, Spain, July ‘90

*    Private, ‘networking”, academic discussion groups:

1)    Philosophy of Science group – members from the philosophy and economics departments of Uppsala and Stockholm Universities. 1981-1983

2)    Economic Sociology group – members from the Sociology departments of Harvard, Stockholm and Uppsala Universities, from the Swedish Center for Working Life and from the Swedish Institute for Industrial Research.  1983-1990

3)  Scientific & Medical Network discussion group, Cambridge. Meetings focused on consciousness and related topics. I presented all four units of my theories of consciousness course to this group, plus several other presentations around consciousness issues. The group included a Nobel-Prize-winning professor of physics from Cambridge. plus several other academics from the university.  2005 – 2011

4) London Consciousness Group. Prior to moving to London (at the end of August 2011) I and a colleague I’d meet through the Scientific & Medical Network, started this group in London. It included academics from University College London and the University of Greenwich.  2010-2011


*      Books published;

“Power, Politics & Participation in the Firm”,  Avebury, 1992

“B2B Marketing”, Financial Times/Prentice Hall/Pearson Education, 2002
ISBN 0-273-65425-X, 
(Also available in Chinese & Russian)

Plus two novels;

The Mystic Marathon” 

“Gazing at the Stars”

*    As a free-lance technology journalist for Swedish multinational companies, including Atlas Copco AB and ITT-Flygt AB, I wrote and arranged the publication of  more than 300 articles in 100+ international trade journals. These articles were mainly about environmental policy and technology. A few of them were peer-reviewed. Most of these were published in the late 1980s and 1990s.

*    languages; fluent Swedish, minimal French

*    entries in “Who’s Who in the World’ & “The Dictionary of International Biography “  since  the mid-1990s


I) Prof Rune Premfors, Head of Political Science Dept.
Stockholm University, S-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
tel: +46 8-674 74 61 (work)

2) Dr Ken Wagner, Executive Director of the Swedish Program
The Swedish Program, Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Rd, Clinton NY 133 23 USA
tel: +1315-737 0123 (work)

3) Prof John Dearlove, Dean of the School of Social Sciences
University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton DN1 9RH
tel: 01273-678 034 (work)

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