Manchester Institute of Innovation Research


Manchester Institute of Innovation Research Seminar Series

The Manchester Institute of Innovation Research runs a series of regular seminars given by visiting speakers to Manchester. These seminars are open to anybody who is interested in science, technology and innovation policy and management.

Confirmed seminars for 2018-2019 are listed below. Please check back for further details, or look our for announcements on our Twitter feed, @MIOIR.

See interviews with previous speakers here.

For further details regarding the seminars, please contact us.

Monday 01 October 2018,  1pm
Uni Place 3.204
Professor Shaz Ansari, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK
Challenges of Creating a new platform ecosystem >>
 Monday 12 November 2018, 3:45pm Uni Place 5.206 Dr Emanuela Girei, University of Sheffield, UK Doing management research in the global south: epistemological and methodological reflections >>
Monday 26 November 2018, 3:45pm  Uni Place 2.220 Professor Ellen Enkel, Zeppelin University, Germany How does corporate venturing contribute to firm's dynamic capabilities? >>
Monday 21 January 2019, 3:45pm  AMBS 3.006b Professor Francesco Lissoni, Bordeaux University, France Free Movement of Inventors: Open-Border Policy and Innovation in Switzerland >>
Monday 18 February 2019,  3:45pm  AMBS 4.013 Dr Chengwei Liu, Warwick Business School, UK Strong Effects of Regression to the Mean can Lead to Rank Reversals in Performance Associations: Empirical Evidence from Entertainment, Innovation, Auto Racing and Business >>
Monday 25 February 2019, 3:30pm  AMBS 4.010a Dr Shiri Breznitz, University of Toronto, Canada Determinants of graduates' entrepreneurial activity: New survey evidence from university alumni>>
Monday 04 March 2019, 3pm  AMBS 4.013

Dr Patrick Doyle, Dr Chris Godden, Dr Sarah Roddy, Dr Alexia Yates, Mr Xuan Zhao. (Chair: Dr Catherine Casson), Centre for Economic Cultures, The University of Manchester, UK

Historical Perspectives on Innovation: Introducing the Centre for Economic Cultures >>
Monday 11 March 2019, 3:45pm  AMBS 4.013 Professor Jan Lepoutre, ESSEC Business School, France Robust disruption: Competition dynamics in the launch of electric vehicles in the automotive industry>>
Monday 18 March 2019, 3:45pm  AMBS 3.049 Professor Ron Boschma, Utrecht University, The Netherlands Reconsidering Smart Specialization Policy >>
Monday 25 March 2019, 3:45pm  AMBS 2.007 Professor Maria Savona, University of Sussex, UK  Firm Innovation and wage inequality>>
Monday 01 April 2019, 3:45pm  AMBS 9.041 Dr Carsten Timmermann, The University of Manchester, UK Developing Interferon: a case study
Monday 08 April 2019, 3:45pm  AMBS 9.041 Professor Santi Furnari, Cass Business School, University of London, UK Outsider Infiltration and institutional innovation in the Chicago's political machine
Monday 29 April 2019, 3:45pm  AMBS 9.041 Dr Thomas Kemeny, Queen Mary University of London, UK Superstar cities and left-behind places: A long-run perspective on inequality and uneven development
Monday 13 May 2019, 3:45pm AMBS 9.041 Professor Stephen Roper, Enterprise Research Centre & Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK Innovating into trouble: When innovation leads to customer complaints

Seminars from 2017-18 included:

Monday 2 October 2017 Dr Leonie van Drooge
Rathenau Instituut, Netherlands
 From evaluating research in context towards evaluating challenge oriented research intensive initiatives – from indicators to indications
Monday 6 October 2017 Professor Luigi Marengo
 Shaping, Searching, and Endogenous Selection: The Quest for Superior Performance
Thursday 23 November Dr Alexsey Gusev, Russian Venture Company & Dr Victor Vakhstein, University of Moscow

Uncovering the roots of “technological optimism”: paradoxes of attitudes towards technologies in Russia compared to other European nations

Monday 22 January 2018 Professor Bernd Ebersberger, Management Center Innsbruck, Austria  Does openness matter for innovation performance?
Monday 26 February 2018 Dr Raquel Ortega-Argiles
Birmingham Business School
 The Continental Divide? Economic Exposure to Brexit in Regions and Countries on Both Sides of the Channel
Monday 19 March 2018 Professor Tim Foxon
 Energy and Economic Growth: Why we need a new pathway to prosperity
Tuesday 24 April 2018 Dr Jack Stilgoe
University College London
 Machine learning, social learning and the governance of self-driving cars
Monday 14 May 2018
Dr Sarah Hartley
Exeter Business School
 The Governance of Biotechnology