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.
Manchester Institute of Innovation Research
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.
Sustainable Consumption Institute
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’.
"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."
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|Effie Amanatidou||Honorary Senior Research Fellow|
|Lori Anderson||Assistant Professor in Leadership (Healthcare)||0161-2757365||Alliance Manchester Business School - 7.043|
|Mike Arundale||Senior Lecturer in Management (strategy)||0161-2756469||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Jonathan Aylen||Honorary Senior Research Fellow||Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.054|
|Kate Barker||Senior Lecturer||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Lawrence Benson||Lecturer In Healthcare & Public Sector Management||Crawford House|
|Mercedes Bleda||Lecturer in Strategy|
|Julian Bond||Senior Fellow||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Frank Boons||Staff||178 Waterloo Place - 3|
|Alan Boyd||Research Fellow||Alliance Manchester Business School - 7.046|
|Stephen Brookes||Senior Fellow||Crawford House|
|Catherine Casson||Lecturer||0161-2751917||Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.021|
|Naomi Chambers||Professor of Healthcare Management||0161-2757964||Crawford House - 3.4|
|Elaine Clark||Programme Director BSc Management/BSc Management Specialisms/Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Management and Action Learning||0161-2752912||Crawford House|
|Nick Clifford||Honorary Research Fellow||Dover Street|
|Deborah Cox||Manager, Manchester Institute of Innovation Research||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Judit Csiszar||Senior Lecturer (healthcare Management)||0161-2750450||Crawford House - 4.003|
|Paul Cunningham||Honorary Research Fellow||Denmark Building|
|Sarah Darley||Research Associate||0161-2751731||Stopford Building|
|Helen Dean||Divisional Manager||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Jakob Edler||Professor of Innovation Policy and Strategy||0161-2750919||Alliance Manchester Business School - 9.022|
|Elaine Ferneley||Director of University of Manchester Worldwide||0161-2756391||Dover Street - 2.005|
|Kieron Flanagan||Senior Lecturer in Science and Technology Policy||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Dimitri Gagliardi||Senior Research Fellow||Harold Hankins Building|
|Frank Geels||Prof of System Innovation & Sustainability||0161-2757374||Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.050|
|Luke Georghiou||Deputy President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor.||John Owens Building|
|Nuno Gil||Professor (Chair) of New Infrastructure Development||0161-3063486||Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.019|
|Gill Harvey||Visiting Fellow|
|Mark Healey||Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management||0161-2756572||Alliance Manchester Business School - 9.024|
|Martin Henery||Enterprise Academic / Lecturer||0161-2751937||Alliance Manchester Business School - 2.038A|
|Gerard P Hodgkinson||Vice Dean for Research (Faculty of Humanities)||0161-3065826||Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.012|
|Paul Jackson||Professor of Corporate Communications|
|Andrew James||Professor||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Barbara Jones||Research Fellow (MIOIR)||Harold Hankins Building|
|Jacqueline Kilbane||Lecturer in Healthcare Management||Crawford House|
|Joseph Lampel||Staff||0161-2757371||Harold Hankins Building - 6.09|
|Philippe Laredo||Professor||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Yanchao Li||Honorary Research Fellow||0161-2755904||Denmark Building|
|Denis Loveridge||Honorary Visiting Professor||01695-2755863||Harold Hankins Building - 9.05|
|Ann Mahon||Professor of Health Leadership||0161-2752913||Alliance Manchester Business School - 7.032|
|Khaleel Malik||Senior Lecturer||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Chiara Marzocchi||Lecturer in Innovation Management||0161-2757372||Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.004|
|Silvia Massini||Professor of Economics and Management of Innovation||Manchester Business School West|
|Matthew McCaffrey||Lecturer||0161-2755951||Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.047|
|Jill Mccarthy||Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Management||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Andrew Mee||Senior Lecturer (Healthcare Management)||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Simon Moralee||Senior Lecturer||0161-3068480||Alliance Manchester Business School - 7.039|
|Josephine Mylan||Research Fellow - MIoIR & SCI|
|Maria Nedeva||Professor, Manchester Business School||0161-2755924||Harold Hankins Building|
|Adrian Nelson||Lecturer||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Eva Niesten||Senior Lecturer in Innovation, Strategy & Entrepreneurship||0161-3068433||Alliance Manchester Business School - WEST-8.051|
|Kassandra Papadopoulou||Lecturer in Enterprise||0161-3064652||Alliance Manchester Business School - 2.040A|
|Krassimira Paskaleva||Senior Research Fellow||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Robert Phillips||Senior Lecturer||0161-2751935||Manchester Business School West - 3.097|
|Jonatan Pinkse||Professor of Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Executive Director of the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIOIR)||Alliance Manchester Business School - 9.020|
|Nathan Proudlove||Senior Lecturer||Manchester Business School West|
|Adrien Querbes||Lecturer in Innovation Management||0161-2754028|
|Ronald Ramlogan||Senior Lecturer||Denmark Building|
|Barbara Ribeiro||Presidential Fellow in Innovation Management and Policy||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|John Rigby||Senior Research Fellow||Alliance Manchester Business School - 9.021|
|Soleman Saleh||Lecturer in Information Systems||Manchester Business School West - A&F|
|Reza Salehnejad||Senior Lecturer in Business Economics||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Philip Shapira||Professor of Innovation Management and Policy||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Lynn Sheppard||Director||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Alison Smith||Senior Divisional Assistant||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Jonathan Styles||Senior Lecturer in Enterprise||Roscoe Building|
|Karl Taeuscher||Lecturer in Innovation & Strategy||Alliance Manchester Business School - 8.015|
|Abigail Tazzyman||Research Associate.||Crawford House|
|Bruce Tether||Professor||Harold Hankins Building|
|Elvira Uyarra||Reader||Denmark Building|
|Wendy Walker||Research Support Officer||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Kieran Walshe||Professor of Health Policy & Management||0161-2753852||Manchester Business School West - 7.034|
|Lee Webster||Lecturer in Enterprise||0161-2751933||Roscoe Building - 5.14B|
|Trevor Wood-Harper||Chair in Information Systems & Sysemic Change||0161-3063339||Alliance Manchester Business School - C6, MBSE|