Ms Susan Moger

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Position: Senior Fellow and Programme Director (HVM)


Susan Moger BA, MSc is a Senior Fellow in Leadership at Manchester Business School. She has taught and researched in the area of creative problem solving, creative leadership and innovation management since 1987. Her work includes the application of the Creative Leadership principles and the Creative Problem Solving model developed at Manchester Business School to organizations including project managers and their teams in the airline, petrochemical, food, pharmaceutical and information technology sectors.

Her posts in the School have included:

  • 1997-1999 Research Fellow for the European Development Fund Project – introducing creative problem solving methods into North West SMEs
  • 1999-2005 Director of the Diploma in Management for Utilities, a remote learning programme designed for managers in the utilities sector in the UK
  • 2001-2004 Director of the MBA Business Environment Project, managing business consultancy projects in business nationwide
  • 2002-2004 Director of the UNIDO initiative (United Nations Industrial Development organisation) to produce an investment management tool for North West SMEs
  • 2006 - Academic Director of the School’s high potential programme, the Programme for High Value Managers.

The creativity concepts and techniques she has developed are illustrated in her book, Handbook for Creative Team Leaders, co-authored with Tudor Rickards and published by Gower press. She is founding editor, with Tudor Rickards of the journal, Creativity and Innovation Management, published by Blackwell.

She is a member of the Project Management Institute, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the UK and her doctoral research focuses on the management of innovation within networks.

Research Interests

Creativity; Knowledge Management Within Supply Networks; Management of Innovation; Small Firms

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  • Moger, S., & Rickards, T. (2005). Creative Leaders: a decade of contributions from Creativity and Innovations Management Journal. In host publication. Oxford. . Publication link: 73e65efb-a09c-4ccf-b305-db30533ab265


  • Moger, S., & Rickards, T. (2002). Les processus de leadership creative dans le development d'equipes-projects: une alternative au modele a phases de Tuckman. In host publication.. Publication link: f75460e0-b83c-4689-8aaa-9a987ffab336
  • Moger, S., Rickards, T., & Chen, M-H. (2002). What can we learn about leadership from creative problem-solving team practices? In host publication.. Publication link: d1a0d38b-f09b-4934-aa24-6615fa215ad1



  • Moger, S., & Rickards, T. (2000). Creative Leadership Processes in Project Team Development: an alternative to Tuckman's stage model. British Journal of Management, 11 (4). . Publication link: 53a9a73a-2470-42c4-8390-3c27c4f61a38
  • Moger, S., & Rickards, T. (2000). Team Development Revisited: preliminary evidence supporting a two-barrier model. Global Business Review, 1 (1). . Publication link: dad54540-bad3-4a39-9fa8-0b1770814eba


  • Moger, S., & Rickards, T. (1999). The Development of Benign Structures: towards a framework for understanding exceptional performance in project teams. New Product Development and Innovation Management, 1, 2. . Publication link: 338face7-44b8-40a6-807d-0d6197a0d57d
  • Bruce, M., & Moger, S. T. (1999). Dangerous liaisons: An application of supply chain modelling for studying innovation within the UK clothing industry. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 11(1), 113-125. . Publication link: a3a3fa67-0c3b-4967-a9dd-310756b057cf



  • Moger, S., Rickards, T., Tassoul, M., Kimmenade, I. V., & Beuken, J. V. (1997). Creativity and innovation: Impact. European Association for Creativity and Innovation: Maastricht.. Publication link: 15c50388-4570-4a64-bc59-6e0ee79074e2
  • Moger, S. (1997). Assessing the Impact of Creativity Training in Marketing Education: a "before and after" examination of performance outcomes. In host publication.. Publication link: 566bf81d-0ab3-45c5-a855-48588ca776ad


  • Moger, S., & Rickards, T. (1994). Felix and Oscar Revisited: an exploration of the dynamics of a real-life odd couple work relationship. The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 30 (1). . Publication link: 426c193b-912d-4f1a-9a0e-591036e3a697