Dr Andrew James

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Position: Senior Lecturer in Science & Technology Policy and Management
Academic unit: Innovation, Management and Policy


Andrew James is a Senior Lecturer in Science and Technology Policy and Management and a member of the Manchester Institute of Innovation and Research at MBS. His research and teaching interests focus on corporate technology strategy, innovation management and science and technology policy, as well as business strategy. He has engaged in research and consultancy with companies from a diverse range of sectors including chemicals, industrial electronics and pharmaceuticals but his particular focus is on the industrial and technological dynamics of the defence, security and aerospace sectors.

In the defence and security field, he has held a number of international advisory positions including membership of the European Union Institute for Security Studies Independent Expert Working Group on the European Commission's Green Paper on Defence Procurement and he was External Expert on defence matters and Rapporteur to the European Union Research Advisory. In May 2000, he was invited to brief the US Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Industrial Affairs on the health of the US defence industrial base and the prospects for transatlantic defence industrial integration. Andrew has been an invited speaker on defence, security and counter terrorism science and technology policy and corporate strategy issues at conferences organised by, amongst others, the Royal United Services Institute, NATO, the Atlantic Council of the United States, the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University, the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik/American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, L'Ecole de l'Air, Fondation pour la Recherche Strategique, the Italian Istituto Affari Internationale and the Australian Defence Force Academy. In 2004, he directed a NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Science and Technology Policies for the Anti-Terrorism Era and, in 2005, he organised a European Commission PRIME-funded workshop on Defence R&D in the Innovation System.

Research Interests

Andrew's research and teaching interests focus on corporate technology strategy, innovation management and science and technology policy, as well as business strategy. His work on the defence and aerospace sectors and defence, security and counter terrorism science and technology policy seeks to apply models and concepts from these academic disciplines.

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Showing 68 publication(s)


  • Edler, J., & James, A. D. (2015). Understanding the emergence of new science and technology policies: Policy entrepreneurship, agenda setting and the development of the European Framework Programme. Research Policy, 44, 1252-1265. DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2014.12.008. Publication link: 7b18bf23-6779-416a-a0ae-f25d5f1b6f92


  • James, A. D., Gee, S., Love, J. H., Roper, S., & Willis, J. (2014). Small firm-large firm relationships and the implications for small firm innovation: what do we know? (Enterprise Research Centre working paper series; No. 9). Aston Business School, Birmingham, UK.. Publication link: 28337d67-c2f9-41bb-9362-8355020dba80
  • James, A. D., & Thomas, D. (2014). Opening up secret science: negotiating boundaries between the military and "non traditional" sources of knowledge. In host publication.. Publication link: ee087f65-e21f-4a1b-b381-fa0b9410a1bb


  • James, A. D., Chan, A., Erice, O., Siriwardena, A. K., & Bruce, J. I. E. (2013). Glycolytic ATP fuels the plasma membrane calcium pump critical for pancreatic cancer cell survival. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 288(50), 36007-36019. DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M113.502948. Publication link: 8ad2e9d7-e455-4d09-a32d-e1f022eed4f2 | PubMed:24158437


  • James, A. D. (2011). The Changing Nature of the Defence Industry and the Defence Innovation System: Organisational Actors, Relationships and System Boundaries University of Manchester. Publication link: 1d04e873-a429-4a3c-a076-d36eeee9aef6
  • James, A. D., Miles, I., Auffermann, B. (Ed.), & Kaskinen, J. (Ed.) (2011). Using scenarios to characterise complex policy interrelationships: the SANDERA project. In Security in Futures – Security in Change: Proceedings of the Conference “Security in Futures – Security in Change". (Vol. eBOOK 5/2011, pp. 154-167). Turku, Finland: Finland Futures Research Centre. . Publication link: ab35ef35-f607-45d8-ab33-311c000b031b


  • James, A., & Trybus, . U. (2010). Study on State Control of Strategic Defence Assets. (FINAL REPORT to DG Enterprise, Tender no ENTR/09/019). Manchester: Manchester Institute of Innovation Research.. Publication link: 68aa865d-190f-4092-b829-fbe056b0273f


  • James, A. (2009). Study on the Industrial Implications of the Blurring of the Dividing Lines between Defence and Security. Brussels: European Commission.. Publication link: c900d674-f569-4696-b939-ef4eabcebe75
  • James, A., Teichler, T., & Tan, A. T. H. (Ed.) (2009). Post Cold War defence procurement in Europe. In The Global Arms Trade: A Handbook. (pp. 133-150). Abingdon: Routledge. . Publication link: 7759cf3e-8d0a-415b-946b-f2b3d4d9cff4
  • Hall, P., & James, A. (2009). Industry structure and innovation in the U.K defense sector. Economics of Peace and Security Journal, 4(1), 23-29. . Publication link: 0512cac5-909b-412c-9922-e65e074b2b36


  • James, A. D., & Alcaro, R. (Ed.) (2008). Accessing the US defence market: a European perspective. In Re-Launching the Transatlantic Security Partnership. (pp. 75-84). Rome: Istituto Affari Internazionali. . Publication link: 257eeecd-9d32-451b-ad3d-91d3123cfd50
  • James, A. D., Hartley, K., Lazaric, N., & Gasparini, G. (2008). Study on How to Measure the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Defence Technological and Industrial Base in Europe. European Defence Agency.. Publication link: b4904529-bfe7-476d-b1cd-937745bdfaac
  • James, A. D. (2008). The Defence Industry and ‘Transformation’: A European Perspective. Security Challenges, 4(4), 39-55. . Publication link: 9ff9dc83-a5f8-4250-914a-7d2690cc36fb


  • Gamlen, P., James, A., & Allen, J. (2007). Formal versus informal knowledge networks: challenges for R&D management. R&D Management, 37(3), 179-196. . Publication link: cb84394e-a546-4414-9e72-0eb075720b6b



  • James, A. (2005). Network Enabled Capability, Disruptive Technologies and Long-Term Change in the UK Defence Industry. In host publication.. Publication link: 5b9dcb10-42e6-47e9-9a0c-2dd9bea13758
  • James, A. (2005). Defence R&D in the UK National Innovation System: continuity and change. In host publication. The British Council / Foreign and Commonwealth Office. . Publication link: 95d4dbd7-fb78-4638-a850-5c21c9627e3a
  • James, A. (2005). European Military Capabilities: the defense industry and the future shape of armaments cooperation. Unknown Journal, 21. . Publication link: ea764fe3-2b43-4419-864e-2588e34e654c


  • James, A. (2004). European Defense R&T Co-operation: a work in progress. In host publication. Washington DC: John Hopkins University. . Publication link: e2e9369e-5601-4958-a596-7f606129eb32
  • James, A. (2004). The Defense Industry and Transformation: a European perspective. In host publication. Washington DC: John Hopkins University. . Publication link: d3d20c9a-47c4-43db-ae25-0e507d17bdc7
  • James, A. (2004). US Military Transformation: European responses and the lessons for the Asia Pacific region. In host publication.. Publication link: 37f87eb8-65a6-4d7b-a5ee-93fa72cb949c
  • James, A. (2004). Delivering Network Enabled Capability: industrial, procurement and policy challenges for the UK [FIND Programme Report]. FOA Defence Research Establishment.. Publication link: 49492390-30c6-40ac-ae12-dbc10ccf1679
  • James, A. (2004). US Defence R&D Spending: an analysis of the impacts [rapporteur's report for the EURAB working group ERA Scope and Vision]. No publisher name.. Publication link: 15dca6ba-19a4-47cf-961e-ff5c002c602f
  • James, A. (2004). The Evolution of Anglo-French Armaments Co-operation - from Jaguar to the CVF. In host publication. Paris: CNRS Editions. . Publication link: 82fa759c-073c-42b9-b6cc-81c347e564bf
  • James, A. (2004). Network Enabled Capability: disruptive technologies and long-term change in the defence industry. In host publication.. Publication link: 5f81c335-5af1-4795-8f99-960bd55433cc


  • James, A. (2003). Closing the NATO Capabilities Gap: challenges for the European defence industry. In host publication. Washington DC: The Atlantic Council of the United States. . Publication link: 821017b1-aedd-423e-848c-6998b7f62bf3
  • James, A. (2003). Place and Role of Technology in Framing the Balance of Power on the International Scene. In host publication.. Publication link: 077e6d08-f0b6-463c-ad6e-080c834cce20
  • James, A. (2003). The Current State of European Co-operation in the Field of Armaments. In host publication. Rome: Artistic & Publishing Company. . Publication link: f620efab-9ddc-4597-8bb2-3e9c59abf398
  • James, A. (2003). UK Government Policy Towards Missile Defence - Step-by-Step Towards Active Participation? In host publication.. Publication link: b7db47b2-8b3a-4850-af1e-304f2af294ac


  • Howells, J., James, A., & Malik, K. (2002). The Sourcing of Technological Knowledge: distributed innovation processes and dynamic change. In host publication.. Publication link: c37a79cb-cd26-413a-b8b9-ce45a3a97cbd
  • James, A., & Gee, S. (2002). Turning Information into Money: the practical implications of knowledge management. (A paper presented at the Technology Strategy Forum meeting in September 2002.). No publisher name.. Publication link: c34903d3-b1d5-40f8-a9a4-bb2a0e3f1b53
  • James, A. (2002). Comparing European Responses to Defence Industry Globalisation. In host publication. Washington DC: The Atlantic Council of the United States. . Publication link: ce810a3f-3df1-422b-b819-3921d316e15e
  • James, A., Rod, C., & Randles, S. (2002). Healthy business? Capabilities, Complexity and Restructuring in Pharmaceuticals. Unknown Journal, 14. . Publication link: 73349f1c-5989-43bc-9b21-2b2741537cc7


  • Howells, J., & James, A. (2001). Global Companies and Local Markets: the internationalisation of product design and development activities. In host publication. London: Palgrave. . Publication link: 35e6fa31-05a9-476f-95a6-251114dbc374
  • James, A. (2001). Defence Industry Consolidation and Post-merger Management: lessons from the United States. Unknown Journal, 1. . Publication link: 62e60704-1deb-40a8-be32-79da1d2f170e
  • James, A. (2001). The Defence Industry and Globalisation - Challenging Traditional Structures. (FOA - R; Vol. 00-01698-170). FOA Defence Research Establishment.. Publication link: b0cf85ae-b763-41ba-aac8-e9efcffe114f


  • Howells, J., James, A., & Malik, K. (2000). Distributed Innovation Processes and the Sourcing of Technological Knowledge: developing a decision support framework for companies. Unknown Journal. . Publication link: cde1016c-7a82-48f2-aa9d-cb8b1b100f8c
  • James, A. (2000). Medium Sized Defence Electronics Companies and US Defence Industry Restructuring. FOA Swedish Defence Research Establishment.. Publication link: f0792d1f-5104-450f-8ce7-0567d9bb254c
  • James, A. (2000). Knowledge and capabilities - a new view of the firm. In host publication. London, NY: Manchester University Press. . Publication link: 8f7f11a8-6fe4-4c4d-b67e-ae70878d4589


  • James, A. (1999). Post-merger Strategies of the Leading US Defence Aerospace Companies [FIND Programme User Report]. (FOA - R; Vol. 98-00941-170). FOA Defence Research Establishment.. Publication link: 1d4ab243-2498-4106-8c25-f9e1c3114f24


  • Metcalfe, S., James, A. D., Georghiou, L., & Stanley Metcalfe, J. (1998). Integrating technology into merger and acquisition decision making. Technovation, 18(8-9), 563-573. . Publication link: d212834d-08e0-413f-bdd5-04d81cf7988a