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.
Manchester Institute of Innovation Research
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.
Sustainable Consumption Institute
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’.
"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."
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|Effie Amanatidou||Honorary Senior Research Fellow|
|Lori Anderson||Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Leadership (Healthcare)||0161-275 7365||Alliance Manchester Business School - 7.043|
|Mike Arundale||Senior Lecturer in Management (Strategy)||0161-275 6469||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Jonathan Aylen||Honorary Senior Research Fellow||Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.054|
|Kate Barker||Senior Lecturer||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Helen Baxter||Lecturer in Health Management||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Lawrence Benson||Senior Lecturer In Healthcare & Public Sector Management||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Mercedes Bleda||Senior lecturer in Strategy and Innovation||Manchester Business School West - 8.039|
|Julian Bond||Honorary Senior Lecturer (teaching)||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Frank Boons||Professor of Innovation & Sustainability, SCI Director||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Stephen Brookes||Honorary Reader Leadership & Public Policy||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Catherine Casson||Senior Lecturer||0161-275 1917||Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.021|
|Naomi Chambers||Professor of Healthcare Management||0161-275 7964||Alliance Manchester Business School - 7.030|
|Elaine Clark||Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Management||0161-275 2912||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Deborah Cox||Manager, Manchester Institute of Innovation Research||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Judit Csiszar||Senior Lecturer (healthcare Management)||0161-275 0450||Crawford House - 4.003|
|Paul Cunningham||Honorary Research Fellow|
|Xin Deng||Lecturer in Innovation||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Jakob Edler||Professor of Innovation Policy and Strategy||0161-275 0919||Alliance Manchester Business School - 9.022|
|Lise Elliott||Senior Lecturer in Health Management|
|Jane Ferguson||Lecturer in Health Management||Alliance Manchester Business School - 7.045|
|Kieron Flanagan||Professor in Science and Technology Policy||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Adam Frost||Senior Lecturer in Enterprise & Entrepreneurship||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Joy Furnival||Honorary Lecturer||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Dimitri Gagliardi||Senior Lecturer||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Frank Geels||Prof of System Innovation & Sustainability||0161-275 7374||Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.050|
|Luke Georghiou||Deputy President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor.||John Owens Building|
|Nuno Gil||Professor (Chair) of New Infrastructure Development||0161-306 3486||Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.019|
|Christopher Golding||Lecturer in Strategy||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Mark Healey||Professor of Strategic Management||0161-275 6572||Alliance Manchester Business School - 9.024|
|Martin Henery||Enterprise Academic and Start-up Visa Coordinator||0161-275 1937||Alliance Manchester Business School - 3.099|
|Gerard P Hodgkinson||Vice Dean for Research (Faculty of Humanities)||0161-306 5826||Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.012|
|Michael Hodson||Professor||Alliance Manchester Business School - 9.016|
|Andrew James||Professor of Innovation Management & Policy||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Barbara Jones||Research Fellow (MIOIR)||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Alina Kadyrova||Lecturer in Innovation||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Jacqueline Kilbane||Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Management||Crawford House|
|Elisabeth Krull||Lecturer in Innovation||0161-275 5928||Alliance Manchester Business School - 9.021|
|Suneel Kunamaneni||Senior Lecturer in Enterprise & entrepreneurship||0161-275 5928||Alliance Manchester Business School - 9.021|
|Oliver Laasch||Senior Lecturer in Innovation and Entrepreneurship||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Joseph Lampel||Eddie Davies Professor of Enterprise and Innovation Management||0161-275 7371||Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.016|
|Philippe Laredo||Professor||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Cornelia Lawson||Senior Lecturer||0161-275 7253||Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.022|
|Denis Loveridge||Honorary Visiting Professor||01695-275 5863|
|Ann Mahon||Professor of Health Leadership||0161-275 2913||Alliance Manchester Business School - 7.032|
|Khaleel Malik||Senior Lecturer||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Silvia Massini||Professor of Economics and Management of Innovation||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Matthew McCaffrey||Senior Lecturer||0161-275 5951||Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.047|
|Jill Mccarthy||Honorary staff||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Andrew Mcmeekin||Professor of Innovation||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Andrew Mee||Senior Lecturer (Healthcare Management)||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Stan Metcalfe||Emeritus Professor|
|Ian Miles||Emeritus Professor|
|Simon Moralee||Senior Lecturer||0161-306 8480||Alliance Manchester Business School - 7.039|
|Josephine Mylan||Senior Lecturer in Innovation and Sustainability||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Shukhrat Nasirov||Lecturer in Innovation||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Maria Nedeva||Professor of Science and Innovation Dynamics and Policy||0161-275 5924||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Adrian Nelson||Lecturer||0161-275 3790||Alliance Manchester Business School - 7.029|
|Eva Niesten||Honorary Senior Lecturer in Innovation, Strategy & Entrepreneurship||0161-306 8433||Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.051|
|Kassandra Papadopoulou||Senior Lecturer in Enterprise||0161-306 4652||Alliance Manchester Business School - 2.040A|
|Krassimira Paskaleva||Honorary Senior Research Fellow||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Katherine Perryman||Research Fellow||0161-275 76435||Williamson Building - 7th floor|
|Robert Phillips||Senior Lecturer||0161-275 1935||Alliance Manchester Business School - 3.097|
|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||Senior Lecturer||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Adrien Querbes||Lecturer||0161-275 4028||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Ronald Ramlogan||Senior Lecturer||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Barbara Ribeiro||Honorary staff||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|John Rigby||Staff Honorary||Alliance Manchester Business School - 9.021|
|Fatemeh Salehi||Lecturer||0161-275 6526||Alliance Manchester Business School - 2.040A|
|Abdoulie Sallah||Senior Lecturer in Health Management||0161-275 2914||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Reza Salehnejad||Senior Lecturer in Business Economics||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Mabel Sanchez Barrioluengo||Presidential Fellow||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Philip Shapira||Professor of Innovation Management and Policy||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Karen Shawhan||Lecturer in Health Management||0161-275 2902||Alliance Manchester Business School - 7.041|
|Lynn Sheppard||Director||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Jonathan Styles||Senior Lecturer in Enterprise||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Karl Taeuscher||Senior Lecturer in Strategy & Entrepreneurship||Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.015|
|Bruce Tether||Professor of Innovation Management and Strategy||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Elvira Uyarra||Professor of Innovaiton Studies||Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.042|
|Kieran Walshe||Professor of Health Policy & Management||0161-275 3852||Manchester Business School West - 7.034|
|Lee Webster||Lecturer in Enterprise||0161-275 1933||Alliance Manchester Business School - 3.114|
|Sarah Willis||Senior Lecturer in Health Management||0161-275 1933||Alliance Manchester Business School - 3.114|