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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.

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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Effie Amanatidou - Innovation Management and PolicyEffie AmanatidouHonorary Senior Research Fellow
Lori Anderson - Innovation Management and PolicyLori AndersonAssistant Professor in Leadership (Healthcare)0161-2757365Alliance Manchester Business School - 7.043
Mike Arundale - Innovation Management and PolicyMike ArundaleSenior Lecturer in Management (strategy)0161-2756469Alliance Manchester Business School
Jonathan Aylen - Innovation Management and PolicyJonathan AylenHonorary Senior Research FellowAlliance Manchester Business School - 8.054
Kate Barker - Innovation Management and PolicyKate BarkerSenior LecturerAlliance Manchester Business School
Lawrence Benson - Innovation Management and PolicyLawrence BensonSenior Lecturer In Healthcare & Public Sector ManagementAlliance Manchester Business School
Mercedes Bleda - Innovation Management and PolicyMercedes BledaLecturer in StrategyAlliance Manchester Business School - 8.039
Julian Bond - Innovation Management and PolicyJulian BondSenior FellowAlliance Manchester Business School
Frank Boons - Innovation Management and PolicyFrank BoonsStaffAlliance Manchester Business School - 3
Alan Boyd - Innovation Management and PolicyAlan BoydResearch FellowAlliance Manchester Business School - 7.046
Stephen Brookes - Innovation Management and PolicyStephen BrookesSenior Lecturer (Associate Professor) Leadership and Public PolicyAlliance Manchester Business School
Catherine Casson - Innovation Management and PolicyCatherine CassonLecturer0161-2751917Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.021
Naomi Chambers - Innovation Management and PolicyNaomi ChambersProfessor of Healthcare Management0161-2757964Crawford House - 3.4
Elaine Clark - Innovation Management and PolicyElaine ClarkProgramme Director BSc Management/BSc Management Specialisms/Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Management and Action Learning0161-2752912Crawford House
Nick Clifford - Innovation Management and PolicyNick CliffordHonorary Research FellowDover Street
Deborah Cox - Innovation Management and PolicyDeborah CoxManager, Manchester Institute of Innovation ResearchAlliance Manchester Business School
Judit Csiszar - Innovation Management and PolicyJudit CsiszarSenior Lecturer (healthcare Management)0161-2750450Crawford House - 4.003
Paul Cunningham - Innovation Management and PolicyPaul CunninghamHonorary Research FellowDenmark Building
Helen Dean - Innovation Management and PolicyHelen DeanDivisional ManagerAlliance Manchester Business School
Jakob Edler - Innovation Management and PolicyJakob EdlerProfessor of Innovation Policy and Strategy0161-2750919Alliance Manchester Business School - 9.022
Elaine Ferneley - Innovation Management and PolicyElaine FerneleyDirector of University of Manchester Worldwide0161-2756391Crawford House - 3.018
Kieron Flanagan - Innovation Management and PolicyKieron FlanaganSenior Lecturer in Science and Technology PolicyAlliance Manchester Business School
Joy Furnival - Innovation Management and PolicyJoy FurnivalStaffAlliance Manchester Business School
Dimitri Gagliardi - Innovation Management and PolicyDimitri GagliardiSenior Research FellowHarold Hankins Building
Frank Geels - Innovation Management and PolicyFrank GeelsProf of System Innovation & Sustainability0161-2757374Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.050
Luke Georghiou - Innovation Management and PolicyLuke GeorghiouDeputy President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor.John Owens Building
Nuno Gil - Innovation Management and PolicyNuno GilProfessor (Chair) of New Infrastructure Development0161-3063486Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.019
Gill Harvey - Innovation Management and PolicyGill HarveyVisiting Fellow
Mark Healey - Innovation Management and PolicyMark HealeySenior Lecturer in Strategic Management0161-2756572Alliance Manchester Business School - 9.024
Martin Henery - Innovation Management and PolicyMartin HeneryEnterprise Academic and Start-up Visa Coordinator0161-2751937Alliance Manchester Business School - 3.099
Gerard P Hodgkinson - Innovation Management and PolicyGerard P HodgkinsonVice Dean for Research (Faculty of Humanities)0161-3065826Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.012
Paul Jackson - Innovation Management and PolicyPaul JacksonProfessor of Corporate Communications
Andrew James - Innovation Management and PolicyAndrew JamesProfessorAlliance Manchester Business School
Barbara Jones - Innovation Management and PolicyBarbara JonesResearch Fellow (MIOIR)Harold Hankins Building
Julia Kasmire - Innovation Management and PolicyJulia KasmireResearch FellowHumanities Bridgeford Street
Jacqueline Kilbane - Innovation Management and PolicyJacqueline KilbaneLecturer in Healthcare ManagementCrawford House
Joseph Lampel - Innovation Management and PolicyJoseph LampelStaff0161-2757371Harold Hankins Building - 6.09
Philippe Laredo - Innovation Management and PolicyPhilippe LaredoProfessorAlliance Manchester Business School
Yanchao Li - Innovation Management and PolicyYanchao LiHonorary Research Fellow0161-2755904Denmark Building
Denis Loveridge - Innovation Management and PolicyDenis LoveridgeHonorary Visiting Professor01695-2755863Harold Hankins Building - 9.05
Ann Mahon - Innovation Management and PolicyAnn MahonProfessor of Health Leadership0161-2752913Alliance Manchester Business School - 7.032
Khaleel Malik - Innovation Management and PolicyKhaleel MalikSenior LecturerAlliance Manchester Business School
Chiara Marzocchi - Innovation Management and PolicyChiara MarzocchiLecturer in Innovation Management0161-2757372Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.004
Silvia Massini - Innovation Management and PolicySilvia MassiniProfessor of Economics and Management of InnovationManchester Business School West
Matthew McCaffrey - Innovation Management and PolicyMatthew McCaffreyLecturer0161-2755951Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.047
Jill Mccarthy - Innovation Management and PolicyJill MccarthySenior Lecturer in Healthcare ManagementAlliance Manchester Business School
Andrew Mcmeekin - Innovation Management and PolicyAndrew McmeekinStaff
Andrew Mee - Innovation Management and PolicyAndrew MeeSenior Lecturer (Healthcare Management)Alliance Manchester Business School
Stan Metcalfe - Innovation Management and PolicyStan MetcalfeCo-Director
Ian Miles - Innovation Management and PolicyIan MilesProfessor of Technological Innovation and Social ChangeHarold Hankins Building
Simon Moralee - Innovation Management and PolicySimon MoraleeSenior Lecturer0161-3068480Alliance Manchester Business School - 7.039
Josephine Mylan - Innovation Management and PolicyJosephine MylanResearch Fellow - MIoIR & SCI
Maria Nedeva - Innovation Management and PolicyMaria NedevaProfessor of Science and Innovation Dynamics and Policy0161-2755924Harold Hankins Building
Adrian Nelson - Innovation Management and PolicyAdrian NelsonLecturerAlliance Manchester Business School
Eva Niesten - Innovation Management and PolicyEva NiestenSenior Lecturer in Innovation, Strategy & Entrepreneurship0161-3068433Alliance Manchester Business School - WEST-8.051
Kassandra Papadopoulou - Innovation Management and PolicyKassandra PapadopoulouLecturer in Enterprise0161-3064652Alliance Manchester Business School - 2.040A
Krassimira Paskaleva - Innovation Management and PolicyKrassimira PaskalevaSenior Research FellowAlliance Manchester Business School
Robert Phillips - Innovation Management and PolicyRobert PhillipsSenior Lecturer0161-2751935Manchester Business School West - 3.097
Jonatan Pinkse - Innovation Management and PolicyJonatan PinkseProfessor 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 PolicyNathan ProudloveSenior LecturerAlliance Manchester Business School
Adrien Querbes - Innovation Management and PolicyAdrien QuerbesLecturer0161-2754028
Ronald Ramlogan - Innovation Management and PolicyRonald RamloganSenior LecturerDenmark Building
Barbara Ribeiro - Innovation Management and PolicyBarbara RibeiroPresidential Fellow in Innovation Management and PolicyAlliance Manchester Business School
John Rigby - Innovation Management and PolicyJohn RigbySenior Research FellowAlliance Manchester Business School - 9.021
Jacob Salder - Innovation Management and PolicyJacob SalderLecturerAlliance Manchester Business School
Soleman Saleh - Innovation Management and PolicySoleman SalehLecturer in Information SystemsManchester Business School West - A&F
Fatemeh Salehi - Innovation Management and PolicyFatemeh SalehiLecturer0161-2756526Alliance Manchester Business School - 2.040A
Reza Salehnejad - Innovation Management and PolicyReza SalehnejadSenior Lecturer in Business EconomicsAlliance Manchester Business School
Philip Shapira - Innovation Management and PolicyPhilip ShapiraProfessor of Innovation Management and PolicyAlliance Manchester Business School
Lynn Sheppard - Innovation Management and PolicyLynn SheppardDirectorAlliance Manchester Business School
Alison Smith - Innovation Management and PolicyAlison SmithSenior Divisional AssistantAlliance Manchester Business School
Jonathan Styles - Innovation Management and PolicyJonathan StylesSenior Lecturer in EnterpriseRoscoe Building
Karl Taeuscher - Innovation Management and PolicyKarl TaeuscherLecturer in Innovation & StrategyAlliance Manchester Business School - 8.015
Bruce Tether - Innovation Management and PolicyBruce TetherProfessorHarold Hankins Building
Elvira Uyarra - Innovation Management and PolicyElvira UyarraReaderDenmark Building
Georgios Voulgaris - Innovation Management and PolicyGeorgios VoulgarisSenior Lecturer in AccountingAlliance Manchester Business School - 5.023
Wendy Walker - Innovation Management and PolicyWendy WalkerResearch Support OfficerAlliance Manchester Business School
Kieran Walshe - Innovation Management and PolicyKieran WalsheProfessor of Health Policy & Management0161-2753852Manchester Business School West - 7.034
Lee Webster - Innovation Management and PolicyLee WebsterLecturer in Enterprise0161-2751933Roscoe Building - 5.14B
Trevor Wood-Harper - Innovation Management and PolicyTrevor Wood-HarperChair in Information Systems & Sysemic Change0161-3063339Alliance Manchester Business School - C6, MBSE