Dr John Rigby

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Position: Senior Research Fellow
Academic unit: Innovation, Management and Policy
 

Research Interests

John has carried out wide range of policy relevant research studies including a number for the European Commission on the assessment of the socio-economic impacts of the Framework Programmes and for many departments of the UK Government including in the Department of Health, the Department for Trade and Industry, the Department for Education and Skills, the Department for Transport and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. John is active in research evaluation, leading a large scale study in 2004 with the Fraunhofer Institute of Systems Innovation to review the Austrian Science Fund (Fonds zur Forderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung) research networks. Other important work on the evaluation of programmes includes a large scale study of the Human Frontier Science Program Organisation, an international organisation funding research in the area of microbiology.

John is an invited speaker on methods of evaluation of socio-economic impacts and has written on such issues as the development of the European Research Area and on the future of peer review. Previous recent research work in the area of defence includes studies for a number of industrial groups, including the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences on defence industry structure and dual-use technologies, and the Centre for Naval Analysis (formerly part of the RAND Corporation) on transatlantic defence industry relationships. John has extensive interviewing experience of both industrial and commercial organisations and policy makers.

Read more about John's work on Voluntary Arrangements for Collaborative Working in the Construction Sector

John acts as a book reviewer and a referee for fourteen major journals in the science policy, construction and evaluation fields. He supervises PhD students who are working on topics in science policy and innovation policy and very much welcomes applications from those who wish to undertake doctoral research in these areas.

John is currently President of Manchester Statistical Society http://www.manstatsoc.org/people and a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and a Life Member of the International Society for Scientometrics and Infometrics.

Postgraduate Opportunities

I encourage applications for study at PhD level from those with an interest in the evaluation of science, technology and innovation programmes and especially from those wishing to conduct research on funding bodies and their role in the development of knowledge. I would look upon applications using bibliometric methods with great interest.

Additional Information

John read history at Cambridge and then worked as an IT manager before completing his PhD at the University of Manchester, studying under Professor Luke Georghiou and Dr Mark Boden of PREST, and Dr Sue Tindal of the Building Research Establishment, and writing his thesis on the rationale, rhetoric and impact of an information and advice dissemination programme for energy efficiency. John works in the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (of which PREST is now a part), the University’s main research centre in science and technology policy. John is the Institute's Postgraduate Research Coordinator.

John teaches on the MRes and Doctoral Training Programme and also on the MIOIR Evaluation Course. His research interests centre on the themes of theories, rhetorics, implementation and impacts of policy in the contexts of science policy and innovation. His interests in methodology concern the use of network analysis and the use of relational databases to store and manipulate research data.

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2016

  • Yeow, J., Rigby, A., & Li, Y. (2016). THE EFFECT OF A GOVERNMENT TARGET FOR THE PROCUREMENT OF INNOVATION: THE CASE OF THE UK’S SMALL BUSINESS RESEARCH INITIATIVE. Paper presented at 7th International Public Procurement Conference , Bali, Indonesia.. Publication link: 8b807b4a-f29b-4f0f-9f87-f6586e138afe
  • Rigby, A. (2016). Spurring Innovation-led Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean through Public Procurement: Estonia Country Overview. (Discussion Paper Series; No. IDB-DP-488). Inter-American Development Bank, Competitiveness and Innovation Division.. Publication link: 9e68b36b-2745-4868-9001-ec7282a52623
  • Rigby, A. (2016). Spurring Innovation-led Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean through Public Procurement PPI AND PCP IN DEVELOPED ECONOMIES: UNITED STATES. (Discussion Papers; No. IDB-DP-488). Inter-American Development Bank, Competitiveness and Innovation Division.. Publication link: 40553c25-aee9-44b7-82d8-be2c3c70c685

2015

  • Gok, A., Rigby, J., & Shapira, P. (2015). The Impact of Research Funding on Scientific Outputs: Evidence from Six Smaller European Countries. American Society for Information Science and Technology. Journal, 67(3), 715. DOI: DOI:10.1002/asi.23406. Publication link: c28bb96c-13f1-4968-a4af-17902dad8fb4

2014

  • Romanainen, J., Eljas-Taal, K., Rigby, J., Cunningham, P., Izsak, K., Männik, K., ... Vallistu, J. (2014). Feasibility Study for the Design and Implementation of Demand-side Innovation Policy Instruments in Estonia Final Report part 2 – Policy Recommendations. Tallinn Estonia: Technopolis.. Publication link: fd2beb51-2a62-4b5b-b50e-5344c455c4b2
  • Rigby, J., & Julian, K. (2014). On the horns of a dilemma: does more funding for research lead to more research or a waste of resources that calls for optimization of researcher portfolios? An analysis using funding acknowledgement data. Scientometrics, 1-9. DOI: 10.1007/s11192-014-1259-x. Publication link: a6364c86-9a7d-41ca-ba6e-eda984cc18a6

2013

  • Rigby, J., & Julian, K. (2013). Optimizing research impact by allocating funding to researcher grant portfolios: Some evidence on a policy option (rip). In Proceedings of ISSI 2013 - 14th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference|Proc. ISSI 2013 - 14th Intl. Soc. Scientometrics Informetrics Conf.. (Vol. 2, pp. 1357-1362). Publication link: 761720f0-ca07-4d02-b4f9-f3eb0b240c0c
  • Rigby, J. (2013). Review of Pre-commercial Procurement Approaches and Effects on Innovation. (NESTA Compendium). No publisher name.. Publication link: 6ff18c10-f6d9-436e-833d-f60cf77b4f79
  • Rigby, J. (2013). RADMA in 2013: 40 plus years of R&D Management, a long and winding road. In host publication. R&D Management Association. . Publication link: 94233681-7994-490f-9b52-f70c6464122e
  • Rigby, J., Gök, A., Cunningham, P., & Shapira, P. (2013). Research internationalization in a small open economy: Norwegian engagement with global science - strategies, risks and opportunities. In host publication. Atlanta, Georgia: Georgia Institute of Technology Global Learning Center, 84 5th St. NW Atlanta, GA 30308 - 1031. . Publication link: 1d1a7bcd-91b5-461a-996e-71f29b945354

2012

  • Rigby, J., Nugroho, Y., Morrison, K., & Miles, I. (2012). Who Drives Innovation? In Innovation Policy Challenges for the 21st Century.. Publication link: 5117ac8a-1eb1-40b3-bb74-c2c064809485
  • Cox, D., & Rigby, J. (2012). Innovation Policy Challenges for the 21st Century. (1 ed.) (Routledge Studies in Innovation, Organizations and Technology). Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.. Publication link: 8e267159-5feb-4923-b8c5-29f7c98d0c55
  • Rigby, J., Cox, D., Cunningham, P., Edler, J., Gök, A., Shapira, P., ... Boekholt, P. (2012). Evaluation of the Research Council of Norway Background Report No 10. Internationalisation. Brighton, United Kingdom: Technopolis.. Publication link: 86881e86-c28f-4b9d-a10c-d74a30531f0d
  • Ramlogan, R., & Rigby, J. (2012). The Impact and Effectiveness of Entrepreneurship Policy. (NESTA Compendium). London and Manchester: No publisher name.. Publication link: 8478b891-bf76-41c5-b5ca-f3a0ff4f4f00
  • Rigby, J., & Hayden, J. (2012). Financing Europe’s Innovative SMEs with Public-Private Partnerships. In Innovation Policy Challenges for the 21st Century.. Publication link: 60c4bf18-0085-40bb-ad3e-b957126930c1
  • Rigby, J., & Hayden, J. (2012). Are IPR and Open Innovation Good for Each Other: Surely an Open and Shut Case? In host publication.. Publication link: 59dfd38d-7ce3-47fd-beb9-efa9eaece276
  • Ramlogan, R., & Rigby, J. (2012). Access to Finance Impacts of Publicly Supported Venture Capital and Loan Guarantees. (NESTA Compendium). No publisher name.. Publication link: 593a44f4-cb3b-4b3c-9e8d-f68603d6d258
  • Rigby, J., Boekholt, P., Semple, A., Deuten, J., Apostol, R., Corvers, S., & Edler, J. (2012). Feasibility study on future EU support to public procurement of innovative solutions: Obtaining Evidence for a Full Scheme. Brussels: No publisher name.. Publication link: f4ab8640-1886-41fb-af7d-7f8f56977b70
  • Bleda, M., Morrison, K., & Rigby, J. (2012). The Role and Importance of Gazelles and Other Growth Firms for Innovation and Competitiveness. In Innovation Policy Challenges for the 21st Century.. Publication link: f1a51a71-13ff-41d4-ac0d-d959079b67c6
  • Ramlogan, R., & Rigby, J. (2012). The Impact and Effectiveness of Support Measures for Exploiting Intellectual Property. (NESTA Compendium). London and Manchester: No publisher name.. Publication link: e9b85b81-1698-49fe-8ee0-abc592e357fb

2011

  • Rigby, J., Dewick, P., Courtney, R., & Gee, S. (2011). The Limits of Information? A Game Theoretic Contribution to Understanding the Development of an Indicators Policy for the UK Construction Industry.. Publication link: 9ee01dab-cfae-42be-9a5f-232ca5df9efc
  • Rigby, J. (2011). Systematic Grant and Funding Body Acknowledgment Data for Publications: An examination of new dimensions and new controversies for bibliometrics. (MBS Working Papers; No. 611). Manchester.. Publication link: 3a9d1ddb-8845-43d2-9a22-22f2b97f2c2f

2010

  • Sherry, A., Howarth, P. J. A., Kearns, P., Waterman, N., Jeapes, A., Fairhall, G., ... Abram, T. (2010). A Review of the UK's Nuclear R&D Capability. The Technology Strategy Board, Swindon: Technology Strategy Board.. Publication link: 6890823e-2ea6-4e19-82b6-924a82ff5955
  • Edler, J., Rigby, J., & Jones, B. (2010). Review of Human Frontier Science Program Final Report. http://www.hfsp.org/sites/www.hfsp.org/files/webfm/Executive/Review%20of%20Human%20Frontier%20Science%20Program%202010.pdf: The Human Frontiers Science Program Organisation.. Publication link: 9f1a24ea-b00e-4026-9f7e-9f86de7ba0cd

2009

  • Rigby, J., Lowe, D., Courtney, R., Morrison, K., Cox, D., Chittenden, F., ... Sandesten, S. (2009). Study on voluntary arrangements for collaborative working in the field of construction services Final Report Part 3: Country Reports. Brussels: European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry.. Publication link: 056ef65b-fb59-4d41-b784-c9b53d8479bd
  • Edler, J., Georghiou, L., Uyarra, E., Cox, D., Rigby, J., Nugroho, Y., & Blind, K. (2009). Monitoring and Evaluation Methodology for the EU Lead Market Initiative A Concept Development Final Report. No publisher name.. Publication link: 40497455-f8de-4d16-8a78-11af51b61bd2
  • Rigby, J., Lowe, D., Courtney, R., Morrison, K., Cox, D., Chittenden, F., ... Sandesten, S. (2009). Study on voluntary arrangements for collaborative working in the field of construction services Final Report Part 1: Main Report. Brussels: European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry.. Publication link: 7fd57207-fef1-448f-9cbf-921e6b1a74b1
  • Rigby, J., Lowe, D., Courtney, R., Morrison, K., Cox, D., Chittenden, F., ... Sandesten, S. (2009). Study on voluntary arrangements for collaboration in construction Final Report Part 2: Best Practice Guide and Case Studies. Brussels: European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry.. Publication link: c9063be9-6006-4343-9a2f-b277dea5e089
  • Rigby, J., Lowe, D., Courtney, R., Morrison, K., Cox, D., Chittenden, F., ... Sandesten, S. (2009). Study on voluntary arrangements for collaborative working in the field of construction services [Contract No SI2.ICNPROCE015827500] Final Report Part 1: Main Report. Brussels: European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry.. Publication link: a9516039-6caa-4ba4-8ec3-75c229fba185
  • Rigby, J. (2009). Good Practice for Developing Strategies for the Evaluation of Funding Programmes. Final meeting: ESF MOForum on Evaluation of Funding Schemes and Research Programmes, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin, .. Publication link: fc249974-b2c6-4ba9-af18-de3226bed1de

2008

  • Rigby, A., Ball, D. F., & Julian, K. (2008). Author Productivity, the Vitality of Research Fields and Technological Development – Some Observations on Appropriate Methods for Characterization and Measurement. Research Evaluation. . Publication link: eb3d9803-3b21-4f0c-9b75-bb72454d36bf
  • Rigby, J., Thomas, D., Cunningham, P., Shirres, R., & Ashby-Crane, R. (2008). Opening the Black Box of Stakeholder Consultation: the Development of a Planning Management Tool for the Environment Agency.. Publication link: 1cf573ed-1c76-4589-95bd-3d5cfb6e715e
  • Rigby, J., Nugroho, Y., Morrison, K., & Miles, I. D. (2008). Society Driven Innovation. (European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry). INNOGRIPS.. Publication link: 5501eca7-fcb7-484b-a1ea-a135010d4358

2007

  • Rigby, J., Bleda, M., Morrison, K., & Kim, J-S. (2007). Are Gazelles leaping ahead? Innovation and rapidly growing small firms. (Workshop paper produced for Pro Inno Europe InnoViews workshop, European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry). No publisher name.. Publication link: 2e94d2b8-ca38-473d-8602-667f118a645a
  • Rigby, J. (2007). Comparing the Scientific Quality Achieved by Funding Instruments for Single Grant Holders and for Collaborative Networks within a Research System: Some Observations.. Publication link: e2cef2d7-7ad4-42aa-a5d5-db55d0588034

2006

  • Winch, G., Courtney, R., & Rigby, J. (2006). Analysis and assessment of the elements of certain Community policies that impact on the competitiveness of the construction sector. (http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/construction/compet/analysis_assesm_policies/index_analy_assessm_en.htm). Brussels: DG Enterprise and Industry.. Publication link: bba91686-2d12-46b0-bb2d-63733cf9e537
  • Vonortas, N. S., Baudouin , P., Feller, I., Georghiou, L., Green, L., Lemola, T., ... Soderquist, K. E. (2006). IST EVALUATION AND MONITORING. Brussels: European Commission DG Information Society and Media.. Publication link: 88840618-eba6-44da-b215-4ae3bbd6ac45
  • Julian, K., Rigby, J., Ball, D. F., & Nugroho, Y. (2006). The Management of Technology Literature, Island or Mainland: The Way Forward? In R&D Management Conference.. Publication link: 120b63cf-a184-4283-af74-afe24301452e
  • Howells, J., Tether, B., Cox, D., Glynn, S., & Rigby, J. (2006). Information technology research in the UK: Perspectives on services research and development, and systems of innovation. Science and Public Policy, 33(1), 17-31. DOI: 10.3152/147154306781779172. Publication link: 0ca6f11b-2e46-4200-846f-cb9fde3a2b0f

2005

  • Miles, I. D., Cunningham, P. N., Rigby, J., Green, L., & Uyarra, E. (2005). NHS Direct, An Innovation in Social Trust, PUBLIN Report No. D12-3 UK case study WP4. No publisher name.. Publication link: 2a48409b-400a-474a-8cfd-2377e70d0296
  • Edler, J., Papadakou, M., Ruhland, S., Hafner, S., Rigby, J., Georghiou, L., ... Tsipouri, L. (2005). Innovation and Public Procurement. Review of Issues at Stake. (EU (No ENTR/03/24)). Karlsruhe : Fraunhofer ISI.. Publication link: a409998e-5a4e-4bd1-97a5-1a87f99bccc7
  • Rigby, J., Dewick, P., & Bleda, M. (2005). An Enquiry into the Economics of Research, Development and Innovation Funding in the UK Construction Industry. (Report for the New Construction Research and Innovation Strategy Panel (nCRISP)). No publisher name.. Publication link: 655ffed3-8a3f-4c7f-b3d9-f28fead7d41a
  • Cunningham, P. N., Grant-Pearce, C., Green, L., Miles, I. D., Rigby, J., & Uyarra, E. (2005). In sickness, in health and in innovation: NHS DIRECT - a health sector innovation study. Administration, 53(3), 42-65. . Publication link: a926d597-d9f1-48d6-835b-0a78e9c348ba
  • Cunningham, P. N., Grant-Pearce, C., Green, L., Miles, I. D., Rigby, J., & Uyarra, E. (2005). In Sickness, in Health and in Innovation: NHS DIRECT - a health sector innovation study. In 'Breaking New Ground' - Innovation in the Public Sector International Conference.. Publication link: d8b0373f-b63c-4df1-88fc-c0415ed6ea8f
  • Rigby, J., & Ball, D. (2005). Out Of Balance : the dynamics and growth of technology management knowledge. In host publication.. Publication link: e4281cfc-48da-449e-a97e-724858333c00

2004

  • Rigby, J., Edler, J., Buhrer, S., Lo, V., Bierhals, R., Schupp, T., ... Muller, J. (2004). Research Networks Evaluation [Report for the Austrian Science Fund]. No publisher name.. Publication link: f2154ff0-fae8-4d4e-82a8-fb97577be419
  • Rigby, J., & Ball, D. (2004). The Role of Academic Journals in the Emergence and Evolution in the Management of Technology. In host publication. London: Elsevier Science. . Publication link: f17f6900-0061-44c7-9887-3dbde3aaeb3a
  • Rigby, J., Edler, J., Buhrer, J., Lo, S., Bierhals, R., Georghiou, L., & Kuhlmann, S. (2004). Policy Research in Engineering Science and Technology PREST: Research Network Programmes Evaluation for the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). (Austrian Science Fund (FWF)). Karlsruhe : Fraunhofer ISI.. Publication link: cc7ae9a4-075a-4657-b301-ea98733a0597
  • Rigby, J., & Ball, D. (2004). Spreading the word - examining the development of R&D management knowledge through analysis of journal linkages. In host publication.. Publication link: 85da90e4-5f29-4958-8bf9-a948cfc2352c
  • Rigby, J. (2004). Making Decisions About Science and Technology - Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea? Some Brief Comments on Current Controversies in Expert and Peer Review. In host publication.. Publication link: 3560e6b0-bba7-47ff-8526-4377322455d2

2003

  • Rigby, A., Ball, D. F., & Julian, K. (2003). Implementing the theories of R&D management: The role of academic journals. In host publication.. Publication link: 983701e1-ad66-4acc-9bfd-f43ff1b2c90f
  • Nedeva, M., Georghiou, L., Cunningham, P., Glynn, S. M., & Rigby, A. (2003). Strengths, Weaknesses and Opportunities for the UK's Science and Engineering Base. No publisher name.. Publication link: 83ac1198-523c-45aa-b8e7-5d97d63a5339
  • Rigby, J., & Cox, D. (2003). Testing the Boundaries of Public Private Partnership: the privatisation of the UK defence evaluation and research agency. In host publication.. Publication link: 76166d9a-7d78-4233-889d-85fea53a1346
  • Cunningham, P., Rigby, J., Thomas, D., & Ashby-Crane, R. (2003). Development of a Planning Process Management Tool for Catchment Hydro-environmental Planning at the Environment Agency [Report to Environment Agency Flood Defence Division, Halcrow Group Ltd and PREST]. No publisher name.. Publication link: 7cc2dc7c-2ca7-4b1a-a7e1-d964a8374d41
  • Cameron, H., Howells, J., Malik, K., & Rigby, J. (2003). Wealth Creation by the Science, Engineering and Technology Base in the UK: a review, A Report for Royal Academy of Engineering. No publisher name.. Publication link: d9bce736-834c-4c10-8abe-c64cfa241b22
  • Rigby, J., & Georghiou, L. (2003). Raising EU R&D intensity: improving the effectiveness of public support mechanisms for private sector research and development. European Commission / DG Research.. Publication link: f5053760-13c4-4eac-b83c-1b73da5e96b3

2002

  • Cameron, H., Rigby, J., & Georghiou, L. (2002). Assessing the Socio-economic Impacts of the Framework Programme with Contributions from AUEB, BETA, ISI, Joanneum Research, IE HAS, and Wise Guys Limited. No publisher name.. Publication link: 43c7720e-52c6-4008-a625-9f3bbccd344e

2001

  • Howells, J., Glynn, S. M., Cox, D., Rigby, J., & Tether, B. (2001). UK R&D Strengths in IT, Electronics and Communications (ITEC) and Creative Content Industries. No publisher name.. Publication link: ab2c501b-3e12-45f6-93fe-77b2a8864cc7

2000

  • Rigby, J. (2000). The Impact of Information Transfer and Advice Programmes on Sectors: A thesis submitted to the University of Manchester for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law. No publisher name.. Publication link: 12d9e890-9b69-4940-853d-d8747cc63997