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Innovation, Management and Policy (IMP)

The division is one of the largest research groups for innovation management and policy globally. It is made up of two groups - Innovate, Strategy and Sustainability, and Health Management - and includes the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIOIR) and the Sustainable Consumption Institute (SCI).

As well as firmly establishing itself as a leading centre for science and innovation policy analysis, the group works on the challenges facing firms and public services, and also provides independent advice helping public and private sector organisations to apply innovation within their own organisations and areas of work.

Research in the division ranges from firm level analysis of managing innovation to inter-firms relations and system dynamics.  It covers innovation and entrepreneurship, through creativity and design, including imagination; managerial and organisational cognition, and cognitive adaptation; developing management capabilities for innovation processes across firms and country boundaries, and governance of inter-firm relations, including outsourcing, alliances and M&As; competitive dynamics of professional service firms, especially those oriented to design and creativity.

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Our Institutes

Is a world-leading centre of excellence in the study of science, technology and innovation policy and management. Its research, teaching and engagement activities build on many years of expertise, based upon a guiding principle of excellence, both in terms of academic rigour and societal relevance.

The Institute focuses on the following four key themes:

Innovation Management and Competitiveness

The significance of innovation as a source of competitiveness and as a driver of industrial dynamics is widely recognised. However, innovation itself is ever-changing.

Emerging Technology, Dynamics and Governance

Its work around Responsible Research and Innovation combines with its work around the analysis of emerging technologies and their role in business strategies.

Science, Technology and Innovation, Policy & Organisations

Public policy in science, technology and innovation can reduce market and system failures, shape markets and stimulate knowledge creation and innovation.

System Transitions and Societal Challenges

Climate change, energy security, transport and resource efficiency, food safety and environmentally friendly production have all become key areas of innovation studies.

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The Sustainable Consumption Institute is comprised of academics from Alliance Manchester Business School and the Schools of Social Science and Environment, Education and Development at the University of Manchester.

The SCI’s research agenda explores how consumption and production systems can be ‘reconfigured’ in order to transition towards less-resource intensive ways of life. 

The Institute has established a distinctive programme of social scientific research with the following key characteristics:

  • A focus on consumption. Placing consumption in the foreground of research allows us to focus on understanding human needs, values, practices and habits.
  • Socio-technical system innovation. Treating production and consumption as systems focuses attention on the relationships between everyday practices, technology, markets, industries, infrastructure, policy and regulation.
  • Politics for a sustainable society. How sustainability discourses are framed, how they relate to everyday practices, and how a wide range of political actors interact across production and consumption systems.
  • Advancing the evidence base. By developing novel and multiple methodological techniques the SCI seeks to make a distinctive contribution to the framing and content of the policy evidence base.

Our academics make a distinctive contribution to this intellectual agenda, especially through the study of innovation, sustainability and system transition.

SCI research also makes a significant contribution to our teaching activity. Two new courses have recently been introduced – a Global MBA on Sustainable Business and a University College Course on Innovation for a Sustainable Society – while the SCI also provides content for the MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, and for the recently launched MOOC entitled ‘Managing Responsibly’.

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"The IMP division is a leading centre for innovation, strategy and entrepreneurship, delivering teaching at all levels and researching on the challenges facing firms and public services. The Division also provides independent advice, helping public and private sector organisations to apply innovation within their own organisations and areas of work."

Silvia Massini

Innovation Management and Policy

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Name Role Tel Location
Effie Amanatidou - Innovation Management and Policy Effie Amanatidou Honorary Senior Research Fellow
Lori Anderson - Innovation Management and Policy Lori Anderson Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Leadership (Healthcare) 0161-2757365 Alliance Manchester Business School - 7.043
Mike Arundale - Innovation Management and Policy Mike Arundale Senior Lecturer in Management (Strategy) 0161-2756469 Alliance Manchester Business School
Jonathan Aylen - Innovation Management and Policy Jonathan Aylen Honorary Senior Research Fellow Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.054
Kate Barker - Innovation Management and Policy Kate Barker Senior Lecturer Alliance Manchester Business School
Lawrence Benson - Innovation Management and Policy Lawrence Benson Senior Lecturer In Healthcare & Public Sector Management Alliance Manchester Business School
Mercedes Bleda - Innovation Management and Policy Mercedes Bleda Senior lecturer in Strategy and Innovation Manchester Business School West - 8.039
Julian Bond - Innovation Management and Policy Julian Bond Honorary Senior Lecturer (teaching) Alliance Manchester Business School
Frank Boons - Innovation Management and Policy Frank Boons Staff Alliance Manchester Business School - 3
Alan Boyd - Innovation Management and Policy Alan Boyd Research Fellow Alliance Manchester Business School - 7.046
Stephen Brookes - Innovation Management and Policy Stephen Brookes Reader (Associate Professor) Leadership and Public Policy Alliance Manchester Business School
Catherine Casson - Innovation Management and Policy Catherine Casson Lecturer 0161-2751917 Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.021
Sung hwan Chai - Innovation Management and Policy Sung hwan Chai Lecturer in Accounting
Naomi Chambers - Innovation Management and Policy Naomi Chambers Professor of Healthcare Management 0161-2757964 Alliance Manchester Business School - 7.030
Elaine Clark - Innovation Management and Policy Elaine Clark Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Management 0161-2752912 Alliance Manchester Business School
Deborah Cox - Innovation Management and Policy Deborah Cox Manager, Manchester Institute of Innovation Research Alliance Manchester Business School
Judit Csiszar - Innovation Management and Policy Judit Csiszar Senior Lecturer (healthcare Management) 0161-2750450 Crawford House - 4.003
Paul Cunningham - Innovation Management and Policy Paul Cunningham Honorary Research Fellow Denmark Building
Jakob Edler - Innovation Management and Policy Jakob Edler Professor of Innovation Policy and Strategy 0161-2750919 Alliance Manchester Business School - 9.022
Kieron Flanagan - Innovation Management and Policy Kieron Flanagan Senior Lecturer in Science and Technology Policy Alliance Manchester Business School
Joy Furnival - Innovation Management and Policy Joy Furnival Staff Alliance Manchester Business School
Dimitri Gagliardi - Innovation Management and Policy Dimitri Gagliardi Senior Research Fellow Alliance Manchester Business School
Frank Geels - Innovation Management and Policy Frank Geels Prof of System Innovation & Sustainability 0161-2757374 Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.050
Luke Georghiou - Innovation Management and Policy Luke Georghiou Deputy President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor. John Owens Building
Nuno Gil - Innovation Management and Policy Nuno Gil Professor (Chair) of New Infrastructure Development 0161-3063486 Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.019
Mark Healey - Innovation Management and Policy Mark Healey Professor of Strategic Management 0161-2756572 Alliance Manchester Business School - 9.024
Martin Henery - Innovation Management and Policy Martin Henery Enterprise Academic and Start-up Visa Coordinator 0161-2751937 Alliance Manchester Business School - 3.099
Gerard P Hodgkinson - Innovation Management and Policy Gerard P Hodgkinson Vice Dean for Research (Faculty of Humanities) 0161-3065826 Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.012
Guillermo Ivan Pereira - Innovation Management and Policy Guillermo Ivan Pereira Postdoctoral Research Associate in Sustainable Energy Innovation Alliance Manchester Business School
Andrew James - Innovation Management and Policy Andrew James Professor Alliance Manchester Business School
Barbara Jones - Innovation Management and Policy Barbara Jones Research Fellow (MIOIR) Harold Hankins Building
Julia Kasmire - Innovation Management and Policy Julia Kasmire Research Fellow Humanities Bridgeford Street
Jacqueline Kilbane - Innovation Management and Policy Jacqueline Kilbane Lecturer in Healthcare Management Crawford House
Oliver Laasch - Innovation Management and Policy Oliver Laasch Senior Lecturer in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Alliance Manchester Business School
Joseph Lampel - Innovation Management and Policy Joseph Lampel Eddie Davies Professor of Enterprise and Innovation Management 0161-2757371 Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.016
Philippe Laredo - Innovation Management and Policy Philippe Laredo Professor Alliance Manchester Business School
Cornelia Lawson - Innovation Management and Policy Cornelia Lawson Senior Lecturer 0161-2757253 Manchester Business School West - 8.022
Denis Loveridge - Innovation Management and Policy Denis Loveridge Honorary Visiting Professor 01695-2755863 Harold Hankins Building - 9.05
Ann Mahon - Innovation Management and Policy Ann Mahon Professor of Health Leadership 0161-2752913 Alliance Manchester Business School - 7.032
Khaleel Malik - Innovation Management and Policy Khaleel Malik Senior Lecturer Alliance Manchester Business School
Silvia Massini - Innovation Management and Policy Silvia Massini Professor of Economics and Management of Innovation Manchester Business School West
Matthew McCaffrey - Innovation Management and Policy Matthew McCaffrey Lecturer 0161-2755951 Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.047
Jill Mccarthy - Innovation Management and Policy Jill Mccarthy Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Management Alliance Manchester Business School
Andrew Mcmeekin - Innovation Management and Policy Andrew Mcmeekin Staff
Andrew Mee - Innovation Management and Policy Andrew Mee Senior Lecturer (Healthcare Management) Alliance Manchester Business School
Stan Metcalfe - Innovation Management and Policy Stan Metcalfe Emeritus Professor
Ian Miles - Innovation Management and Policy Ian Miles Professor of Technological Innovation and Social Change Harold Hankins Building
Simon Moralee - Innovation Management and Policy Simon Moralee Senior Lecturer 0161-3068480 Alliance Manchester Business School - 7.039
Josephine Mylan - Innovation Management and Policy Josephine Mylan Lecturer in Innovation and Sustainability Alliance Manchester Business School
Maria Nedeva - Innovation Management and Policy Maria Nedeva Professor of Science and Innovation Dynamics and Policy 0161-2755924 Harold Hankins Building
Adrian Nelson - Innovation Management and Policy Adrian Nelson Lecturer Alliance Manchester Business School
Eva Niesten - Innovation Management and Policy Eva Niesten Senior Lecturer in Innovation, Strategy & Entrepreneurship 0161-3068433 Alliance Manchester Business School - WEST-8.051
Kassandra Papadopoulou - Innovation Management and Policy Kassandra Papadopoulou Lecturer in Enterprise 0161-3064652 Alliance Manchester Business School - 2.040A
Krassimira Paskaleva - Innovation Management and Policy Krassimira Paskaleva Senior Research Fellow Alliance Manchester Business School
Robert Phillips - Innovation Management and Policy Robert Phillips Senior Lecturer 0161-2751935 Manchester Business School West - 3.097
Jonatan Pinkse - Innovation Management and Policy Jonatan Pinkse Professor of Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Executive Director of the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIOIR) Alliance Manchester Business School - 9.020
Nathan Proudlove - Innovation Management and Policy Nathan Proudlove Senior Lecturer Alliance Manchester Business School
Adrien Querbes - Innovation Management and Policy Adrien Querbes Lecturer 0161-2754028 Alliance Manchester Business School
Ronald Ramlogan - Innovation Management and Policy Ronald Ramlogan Senior Lecturer Alliance Manchester Business School
Barbara Ribeiro - Innovation Management and Policy Barbara Ribeiro Presidential Fellow in Innovation Management and Policy Alliance Manchester Business School
John Rigby - Innovation Management and Policy John Rigby Staff Honorary Alliance Manchester Business School - 9.021
Jacob Salder - Innovation Management and Policy Jacob Salder Lecturer Alliance Manchester Business School
Fatemeh Salehi - Innovation Management and Policy Fatemeh Salehi Lecturer 0161-2756526 Alliance Manchester Business School - 2.040A
Reza Salehnejad - Innovation Management and Policy Reza Salehnejad Senior Lecturer in Business Economics Alliance Manchester Business School
Mabel Sanchez Barrioluengo - Innovation Management and Policy Mabel Sanchez Barrioluengo Staff Alliance Manchester Business School
Philip Shapira - Innovation Management and Policy Philip Shapira Professor of Innovation Management and Policy Alliance Manchester Business School
Lynn Sheppard - Innovation Management and Policy Lynn Sheppard Director Alliance Manchester Business School
Jonathan Styles - Innovation Management and Policy Jonathan Styles Senior Lecturer in Enterprise Manchester Business School West
Karl Taeuscher - Innovation Management and Policy Karl Taeuscher Lecturer in Strategy & Entrepreneurship Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.015
Bruce Tether - Innovation Management and Policy Bruce Tether Professor Harold Hankins Building
Elvira Uyarra - Innovation Management and Policy Elvira Uyarra Reader Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.042
Kieran Walshe - Innovation Management and Policy Kieran Walshe Professor of Health Policy & Management 0161-2753852 Manchester Business School West - 7.034
Lee Webster - Innovation Management and Policy Lee Webster Lecturer in Enterprise 0161-2751933 Alliance Manchester Business School - 3.114