Innovation, Management and Policy (IMP)

The division is an international centre of excellence, and one of the largest research groups for innovation management and policy, not just in the UK, but across the world. 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).

The division’s research advances the boundaries of knowledge, practice and policy. 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 organizational 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.

Research in IMP analyses a number of different sectors, e.g., advanced and emerging technologies, science based industries, professional services (architecture practices, design and engineering consultancies), different fields of sustainability (e.g., renewable energy, organic food), and includes research on public services building on long standing expertise and understanding of the governance, accountability and performance of public services, in particular of healthcare organisations.

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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.

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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’.

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"The division has firmly established itself as a leading centre for science and innovation policy analysis, working on the challenges facing firms and public services and providing independent advice helping public and private sector organisations to apply innovation within their own organisations and areas of work."

Maria Nedeva

Innovation Management and Policy

Innovation Management and Policy

 
NameRoleTelLocation
Manhal AliPhD Student & Teaching Assistant (seminar Leader)Alliance Manchester Business School - WEST
Mohammed AliTeaching AssistantHarold Hankins Building - 10:02
Effie AmanatidouResearch Fellow
Lori AndersonLecturer in Healthcare Management0161-2757365Crawford House - 3.5
Mike ArundaleLecturer in Management (Strategy)0161-2756469Dover Street
Jonathan AylenSenior LecturerHarold Hankins Building - 8.01
Kate BarkerSenior LecturerHarold Hankins Building
Mickael BenaimResearch AssociateAlliance Manchester Business School
Lawrence BensonLecturer In Healthcare & Public Sector ManagementCrawford House
Mercedes BledaLecturer in Strategy
Julian BondSenior FellowCrawford House
Frank BoonsStaff178 Waterloo Place - 3
Alan BoydResearch FellowCrawford House
Stephen BrookesSenior FellowCrawford House
Hugh CameronSenior Research FellowHarold Hankins Building
Naomi ChambersProfessor of Healthcare Management0161-2757964Crawford House - 3.4
Elaine ClarkProgramme Director BSc Management/BSc Management Specialisms/Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Management and Action Learning0161-2752912Crawford House
Deborah CoxResearch Fellow with responsibility for projects at MIOIRHarold Hankins Building
Judit CsiszarSenior Lecturer (healthcare Management)0161-2750450Crawford House - 4.003
Paul CunninghamSenior Research FellowDenmark Building
Lisa Dale-CloughResearch Associate0161-2750458Harold Hankins Building
Helen DeanDivisional ManagerHarold Hankins Building
Paul DewickLecturer0161-3063431Harold Hankins Building - 8.15
Siobhan DruganExternal Relations ManagerDenmark Building
Jakob EdlerProfessor of Innovation Policy and Strategy0161-2750919Denmark Building - 1.7
Elaine FerneleyGlobal & MBA Director0161-2756391Dover Street - 2.005
Kieron FlanaganSenior Lecturer in Science and Technology PolicyDenmark Building
Dimitri GagliardiResearch FellowHarold Hankins Building
Frank GeelsProf of System Innovation & Sustainability0161-2757374Harold Hankins Building - 6.01
Luke GeorghiouVice President Research and InnovationJohn Owens Building
Elnaz GhafoorikoohsarStaffArthur Lewis Building - 1ST FLOOR, QUAD A
Nuno GilProfessor (Chair) of New Infrastructure Development0161-3063486Alliance Manchester Business School - EAST-F5
Susan GillLecturer in Healthcare Management0161-2752902Crawford House - 4.003
Lisa GledhillPA to Professor Luke Georghiou - Vice President for Research and InnovationDenmark Building
Abdullah GokLecturer in Innovation, Strategy and Business Economics0161-2757363Denmark Building - G.04
Clair GoughResearch Fellow0161-3063447Pariser Building
Mostafa HarakehTeaching Assistant (seminar Leader) ImpCrawford House - G16
Gill HarveyProfessorAlliance Manchester Business School
Mark HealeySenior Lecturer in Strategic Management0161-2756572Denmark Building - EXT 2
Patrick JackmanTeaching Assistant (seminar Leader)0161-3068940Sackville Street Building - C39
Dorothy JacksonFinanceDover Street
Paul JacksonProfessor of Corporate Communications0161-3068795Harold Hankins Building
Andrew JamesSenior LecturerHarold Hankins Building
Victoria JohnsonResearch Associate0161-2758622178 Waterloo Place
Peter KawalekStrategy
Ambarin asad KhanStaff0161-3063521Alliance Manchester Business School - EAST-E6
Sahar Khasawneh-JalghoumStaff
Jacqueline KilbaneLecturer in Healthcare ManagementCrawford House
Sarah KnowlesResearch FellowAlliance Manchester Business School
Joseph LampelStaff0161-2757371Harold Hankins Building - 6.09
Philippe LaredoProfessorHarold Hankins Building
Yanchao LiResearch Associate0161-2755904Denmark Building
Ann MahonProfessor of Health Leadership0161-2752913Crawford House - 4.005
Khaleel MalikSenior LecturerDenmark Building
Chiara MarzocchiResearch Associate & Adjunct Lecturer0161-2757372Denmark Building - G12
Silvia MassiniProfessor of Economics and Management InnovationDenmark Building
Jill MccarthySenior Lecturer in Healthcare ManagementCrawford House
Andrew McmeekinResearch Director
Andrew MeeSenior Lecturer (healthcare Management)
Fiona MeechanLecturer in Healthcare Management0161-3065881Crawford House - 3.028A
Marcin MichalskiTeaching Assistant (A&F)Alliance Manchester Business School
Ian MilesProfessor of Technological Innovation and Social ChangeHarold Hankins Building
Marcela MiozzoProfessor of Economics and Management of InnovationHarold Hankins Building
Mostafa MohamadLecturer of Business TechnologyHarold Hankins Building - 10.09
Simon MoraleeLecturer in Healthcare Management0161-3068480Crawford House - 3.1A
Maria NedevaProfessor, Manchester Business School0161-2755924Harold Hankins Building
Adrian NelsonLecturerCrawford House
Luciana NicollierLecturer in Public Economics0161-2750228Alliance Manchester Business School - EAST-F29
Eva NiestenLecturer in Innovation, Strategy & Entrepreneurship0161-3068433Denmark Building - G.3
Kassandra PapadopoulouLecturer in Enterprise0161-3064652Roscoe Building - 5.16E
Krassimira PaskalevaSenior Research Fellow
Jonatan PinkseProfessor of Strategy, Innovation and EntrepreneurshipDenmark Building - 1.1
Rafael PopperResearch FellowHarold Hankins Building
Nathan ProudloveSenior LecturerCrawford House
Ronald RamloganSenior LecturerDenmark Building
Barbara RibeiroResearch AssociateDenmark Building
Emma RichardsonResearch Associate0161-3061345Crawford House - 4.008B
John RigbySenior Research FellowDenmark Building - 1.4
Cameron RobertsResearch Associate0161-2758622178 Waterloo Place - SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION INSTITUTE
Terry RobinsonLecturerHarold Hankins Building
Reza SalehnejadLecturer in Business EconomicsDover Street
Veronica Sanchez romagueraLecturer in Enterprise and Sustainability0161-3068483Roscoe Building - 5.16E
Philip ShapiraProfessor of Innovation Management and PolicyHarold Hankins Building
Maria SharminaLecturer in Energy and Project Management0161-2754308Pariser Building
Ghada SolimanIelts OfficerSackville Street Building - SCHOOL OF MATERIALS
Abigail TazzymanResearch Associate.Crawford House
Bruce TetherProfessorHarold Hankins Building
Duncan ThomasLecturer, IME MSc Dissertation CoordinatorHarold Hankins Building
Mohammad abbas UddinTeaching Assistant0161-3064116Sackville Street Building - B36A ANNEXE
Elvira UyarraSenior LecturerDenmark Building
Wendy WalkerResearch Support OfficerDenmark Building
Kieran WalsheProfessor of Health Policy & Management0161-2753852Crawford House - 4.001
Dale WhittingtonProfessorHarold Hankins Building - 8.18
Paul WilsonSenior Research Fellow0161-3063403Alliance Manchester Business School - EAST-C9
Trevor Wood-HarperChair in Information Systems & Sysemic Change0161-3063339Alliance Manchester Business School - EAST-C6, MBSE