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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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Silvia Massini

"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) 0161-275 7365 Alliance Manchester Business School - 7.043
Mike Arundale - Innovation Management and Policy Mike Arundale Senior Lecturer in Management (Strategy) 0161-275 6469 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
Helen Baxter - Innovation Management and Policy Helen Baxter Lecturer in Health Management 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 Professor of Innovation & Sustainability, SCI Director Alliance Manchester Business School
Stephen Brookes - Innovation Management and Policy Stephen Brookes Honorary Reader Leadership & Public Policy Alliance Manchester Business School
Catherine Casson - Innovation Management and Policy Catherine Casson Senior Lecturer 0161-275 1917 Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.021
Naomi Chambers - Innovation Management and Policy Naomi Chambers Professor of Healthcare Management 0161-275 7964 Alliance Manchester Business School - 7.030
Elaine Clark - Innovation Management and Policy Elaine Clark Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Management 0161-275 2912 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) 0161-275 0450 Crawford House - 4.003
Paul Cunningham - Innovation Management and Policy Paul Cunningham Honorary Research Fellow  
Xin Deng - Innovation Management and Policy Xin Deng Lecturer in Innovation   Alliance Manchester Business School
Jakob Edler - Innovation Management and Policy Jakob Edler Professor of Innovation Policy and Strategy 0161-275 0919 Alliance Manchester Business School - 9.022
Lise Elliott - Innovation Management and Policy Lise Elliott Senior Lecturer in Health Management  
Jane Ferguson - Innovation Management and Policy Jane Ferguson Lecturer in Health Management Alliance Manchester Business School - 7.045
Kieron Flanagan - Innovation Management and Policy Kieron Flanagan Professor in Science and Technology Policy Alliance Manchester Business School
Adam Frost - Innovation Management and Policy Adam Frost Senior Lecturer in Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Alliance Manchester Business School
Joy Furnival - Innovation Management and Policy Joy Furnival Honorary Lecturer 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 0161-275 7374 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 0161-306 3486 Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.019
Christopher Golding - Innovation Management and Policy Christopher Golding Lecturer in Strategy   Alliance Manchester Business School
Mark Healey - Innovation Management and Policy Mark Healey Professor of Strategic Management 0161-275 6572 Alliance Manchester Business School - 9.024
Martin Henery - Innovation Management and Policy Martin Henery Enterprise Academic and Start-up Visa Coordinator 0161-275 1937 Alliance Manchester Business School - 3.099
Gerard P Hodgkinson - Innovation Management and Policy Gerard P Hodgkinson Vice Dean for Research (Faculty of Humanities) 0161-306 5826 Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.012
Michael Hodson - Innovation Management and Policy Michael Hodson Professor   Alliance Manchester Business School - 9.016
Andrew James - Innovation Management and Policy Andrew James Professor of Innovation Management & Policy Alliance Manchester Business School
Barbara Jones - Innovation Management and Policy Barbara Jones Research Fellow (MIOIR) Alliance Manchester Business School
Alina Kadyrova - Innovation Management and Policy Alina Kadyrova Lecturer in Innovation Alliance Manchester Business School
Jacqueline Kilbane - Innovation Management and Policy Jacqueline Kilbane Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Management Crawford House
Elisabeth Krull - Innovation Management and Policy Elisabeth Krull Lecturer in Innovation 0161-275 5928 Alliance Manchester Business School - 9.021
Suneel Kunamaneni - Innovation Management and Policy Suneel Kunamaneni Senior Lecturer in Enterprise & entrepreneurship 0161-275 5928 Alliance Manchester Business School - 9.021
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 0161-275 7371 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 0161-275 7253 Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.022
Denis Loveridge - Innovation Management and Policy Denis Loveridge Honorary Visiting Professor 01695-275 5863  
Ann Mahon - Innovation Management and Policy Ann Mahon Professor of Health Leadership 0161-275 2913 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 Alliance Manchester Business School
Matthew McCaffrey - Innovation Management and Policy Matthew McCaffrey Senior Lecturer 0161-275 5951 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 Professor of Innovation Alliance Manchester Business School
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 Emeritus Professor  
Simon Moralee - Innovation Management and Policy Simon Moralee Senior Lecturer 0161-306 8480 Alliance Manchester Business School - 7.039
Josephine Mylan - Innovation Management and Policy Josephine Mylan Senior Lecturer in Innovation and Sustainability Alliance Manchester Business School
Shukhrat Nasirov - Innovation Management and Policy Shukhrat Nasirov Lecturer in Innovation   Alliance Manchester Business School
Maria Nedeva - Innovation Management and Policy Maria Nedeva Professor of Science and Innovation Dynamics and Policy 0161-275 5924 Alliance Manchester Business School
Adrian Nelson - Innovation Management and Policy Adrian Nelson Lecturer 0161-275 3790 Alliance Manchester Business School - 7.029
Eva Niesten - Innovation Management and Policy Eva Niesten Honorary Senior Lecturer in Innovation, Strategy & Entrepreneurship 0161-306 8433 Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.051
Kassandra Papadopoulou - Innovation Management and Policy Kassandra Papadopoulou Senior Lecturer in Enterprise 0161-306 4652 Alliance Manchester Business School - 2.040A
Krassimira Paskaleva - Innovation Management and Policy Krassimira Paskaleva Honorary Senior Research Fellow Alliance Manchester Business School
Katherine Perryman - Innovation Management and Policy Katherine Perryman Research Fellow 0161-275 76435 Williamson Building - 7th floor
Robert Phillips - Innovation Management and Policy Robert Phillips Senior Lecturer 0161-275 1935 Alliance Manchester Business School - 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 0161-275 4028 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
Fatemeh Salehi - Innovation Management and Policy Fatemeh Salehi Lecturer 0161-275 6526 Alliance Manchester Business School - 2.040A
Abdoulie Sallah - Innovation Management and Policy Abdoulie Sallah Senior Lecturer in Health Management 0161-275 2914 Alliance Manchester Business School
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 Presidential Fellow Alliance Manchester Business School
Philip Shapira - Innovation Management and Policy Philip Shapira Professor of Innovation Management and Policy Alliance Manchester Business School
Karen Shawhan - Innovation Management and Policy Karen Shawhan Lecturer in Health Management 0161-275 2902 Alliance Manchester Business School - 7.041
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 Alliance Manchester Business School
Karl Taeuscher - Innovation Management and Policy Karl Taeuscher Senior Lecturer in Strategy & Entrepreneurship Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.015
Bruce Tether - Innovation Management and Policy Bruce Tether Professor of Innovation Management and Strategy Alliance Manchester Business School
Elvira Uyarra - Innovation Management and Policy Elvira Uyarra Professor of Innovaiton Studies Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.042
Kieran Walshe - Innovation Management and Policy Kieran Walshe Professor of Health Policy & Management 0161-275 3852 Manchester Business School West - 7.034
Lee Webster - Innovation Management and Policy Lee Webster Lecturer in Enterprise 0161-275 1933 Alliance Manchester Business School - 3.114
Sarah Willis - Innovation Management and Policy Sarah Willis Senior Lecturer in Health Management 0161-275 1933 Alliance Manchester Business School - 3.114