Manchester Institute of Innovation Research

PHDs

Research Title

India as a global innovation hub: why and how India should improve its national innovation system to facilitate better scope for open innovation

Supervisors

Professor Silvia Massini and Dr Khaleel Malik

Research Title

The Temporalities of Consumption and Divestment

Education

I hold an interdisciplinary master degree in Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy, having previously studied at Vienna University of Economics and Business, University of Vienna, and Maastricht University. Before joining the Sustainable Consumption Institute in Manchester, I worked on a research project for the Austrian Chamber of Labour concerning the use-times and obsolescence of durable goods. Before, I also studied the socio-cultural values associated with ecosystem services at the European Academy of Bolzano (IT), and the consumption of sustainable food at the International Centre for Integrated assessment and Sustainable development (ICIS), Maastricht University.

Supervisors

Andrew McMeekin, David Evans

Publications

  • Wieser, H., Tröger, N. (2015). Die Nutzungsdauer und Obsoleszenz von Gebrauchsgütern im Zeitalter der Beschleunigung. Eine empirische Untersuchung in österreichischen Haushalten. Vienna: Austrian Chamber of Labour
  • Backhaus, J., Wieser, H., Kemp, R. (forthcoming). Disentangling Practices, their Carriers, and Production-Consumption Systems – A Mixed-method Study of (Sustainable) Food Consumption. In Kennedy, E.H., Cohen, M.J, Krogman, N. (Ed.), Putting Sustainability into Practice: Advances and Applications to Social Practice Theories. Northampton: Edgar Elgar Publishing
  • Zoderer, B.M., Stanghellini, L.P., Tasser, E., Walde, J., Wieser, H., Tappeiner, U. (forthcoming). Exploring socio-cultural perceptions of ecosystem service categories: The influence of socio-demographic factors and landscape type. Regional Environmental Change

Other Relevant Information

Summary of my research: My research focuses on the replacement rate of durable goods and the meaning of being up-to-date. In particular, I investigate the consumption of mobile phones in Austria to gain a deeper understanding of the reasons why durable goods fall out of use and are replaced before the end of their physical lifetime. This research thus contributes to the growing debate on sustainable consumption and production and seeks for opportunities to reduce the environmental burden caused by the accelerating consumption of natural resources.

Research Title

The evolution of ‘meat analogues’: a comparative analysis of the interconnectedness of changing consumption and production practices

Education

B.Eng. Mechanical Engineering, M.Sc. Industrial Ecology

Supervisors

Frank Boons, Jo Mylan

Previous career and /or experience

Malte Rödl, Claes Andersson - Generative Entrenchment and transitions: an explicit model of systemic dependences and developmental histories (with the example of electrification) at the International Sustainability Transitions Conference, University of Sussex, England, 25-28 August 2015

MIoIR project involvement

Sustainable Consumption Institute

Other Relevant Information

According to various studies, the global environmental impacts of animal husbandry are massive. A change of culture or behaviour towards more sustainable consumption practices is crucial to, for example, keep the remaining rainforests intact and limit global warming to a reasonable extent. Motivated by these insights, my PhD research (according to the initial proposal) focuses on the development, innovation processes, and consumer-producer interactions in the field of meat analogues, which are meant to be a facilitator to overcome the tremendous impacts of the meat industry.

Research Title

Global knowledge sourcing and local innovation in an emerging high-technology sector.

Education

Law with Politics LLB (Hons); Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship MSc

Supervisors

Marcela Miozzo and Lori Di Vito

Doctoral Research and Interests

To explore in detail the interaction between international knowledge sourcing and local knowledge specialisation, in the context of the UK's growing biotech industry, and how open innovation plays a role in this, and could be further utilised in the future to increase innovation in the sector.

Research Title

Analysing and Exploring Drifts in Innovation Streams within Open Source

Supervisors

Dr. Khaleel Malik and Dr. Dimitri Gagliardi

Previous career and /or experience

He holds a MA Creative Media Arts from the London South Bank University (2013) and a MSc. Management, Information System and Innovation from the London School of Economics (2015). He was awarded a CAPES Scholarship (MEC - Brazilian Ministry of Education). His field of research is innovation streams within the Hadoop ecosystems, outbound open innovation, service digital platforms, technology transfer and open source.

Publications

  • Gomes de Souza, A. A. 2014. What is the Role of the Sensitive Construct Theory in Free and Open Source Software Development? International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology, Vol. 5, No. 6. 474-478.
  • Gomes de Souza, A. A. 2015. Do you get what you give? Journal of Research in Business and Management, Vol. 3, Issue 2. 01-05.
  • Gomes de Souza, A. A. 2015. The Politics of Peer-Production and the Immateriality of the Commodity. Journal of Research in Humanities ad Social Science, Vol. 3, Issue 4. 11-16.
  • Gomes de Souza, A. A. 2015. The Moral Relativism of Privacy and the Social Construct of WhatsApp. Management and Administrative Sciences Review, Vol. 4, Issue 5. 801-812.

Other Relevant Information

His research project provides a model for the transfer of knowledge between/to sites in Brazil targeting innovation streams within open-source software activities in the context of outbound open innovation. Based on qualitative research methods, his thesis is an interpretative, multiple case study. It analyses service digital platform ecosystems in free and open source software small and medium-sized enterprises, and extends the innovation streams paradigm to the outbound open innovation process.

Research Title

Understanding Science, Technology and Innovation Policy: Towards the design of the Special Programme of Science, Technology and Innovation 2018 for Mexico

Supervisors

Dr. Paul Cunningham and Dr. Duncan Thomas

Previous career and /or experience

  • Chief in Studies and Scientific-Technology Policy. Council of Science and Technology of Guanajuato State (2012-2015).
  • Professor in University of Guanajuato, Economics and administrative Science Division (2011-2015)
  • Master’s Degree in Economics and innovation management (2008-2010), by The Metropolitan Autonomous University

Other Relevant Information

Besides my interest in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies I am also interested in public awareness of science and technology.

Research Title

Impact of IPR on Open innovation and New Business Models for Harnessing Creativity and Innovation

Supervisors

Jakob Edler and Hugh Cameron

Previous career and /or experience

Background

  • MSc Degree in Advanced Computer Science & Information Technology Management - University of Manchester.
  • BSc Degree in Computer Science from The University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Nigeria.

Experience

  • Senior 3G RF Network Optimization Consultant at Huawei Technologies for over 3 years.
  • Information Technology Consultant at Euro Catering Parts Ltd for 8months.
  • Mobile Software Application Developer with Netpoint Technologies LLC for about a year.

Research Title

Managing co-production in service innovation: the case of advertising companies

Education

MPhil in Business and Management in Manchester Business School (2013-2014)

  • Thesis: Exploring innovation in the advertising industry: nature of innovation, innovation process, and client involvement;

PhD in Business and Management (2014-2017)

  • Focusing on the exploration of the nature of innovation in the KIBS firms and the co-production process as well as client roles;
  • For conceptualizing co-creation and learning processes;

Supervisors

Professor Ian Miles and Dr. Hugh Cameron

MIoIR project involvement

Research Assistant in Project on FP7 - Security Research Evaluation: contributed to interview arrangements;

Other Relevant Information

Teaching Assistant and Seminar Leader for “Innovations in Product Markets”, in collaboration with Dr. Hugh Cameron;

Research Title

Responsible Innovation in a Radical New Technology: Policy and Commercialization Strategies for Synthetic Biology in the UK, USA and China.

Supervisors

Professor Phiip Shapira and Dr Abdullah Gok and Dr Yanchao Li

Research Title

Service Innovation Adoption in Nigeria

Type of Study

Full Time

Supervisors

Dr John Rigby and Dr Nathan Proudlove

Previous career and /or experience

  • A lecturer with the Department of Business Management, Benue State University, Nigeria
  • Winner 2013 edition of the Young Managers Competition, a research competition for young professionals organised by the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) in collaboration with Airtel Nigeria.

Publications

  • Ode, E., Wombo, D. N., Ede, T. E., & Mile, B. N. (2014). Institutional Support for Small and Medium Enterprises in Nigeria: An Empirical Investigation. International Journal of Economy, Management and Social Sciences, 3(9), 481-489.
  • Alabar, T. T., & Ode, E. (2013). The Art of Selling: Issues and Challenges in Contemporary Society. International Journal of Economy, Management and Social Sciences, 2(6), 217-222.
  • Ode, E and Aamo, I. (2014) The Impact of Social Network Usage on University Students Academic Performance: A Case Study of Benue State University Makurdi, Nigeria, International Journal on Computer Science and Engineering, Vol. 6 (7). Pp 275-279.
  • Ode, E. (2013) Customer satisfaction in mobile telephony: An analysis of major telecommunication service providers in Nigeria, Asian Journal of Management Research, Vol 4 (1), pp 1 – 11.

Research Title

Organizational capabilities and patterns of innovative collaboration: Perspectives from emerging economies.

Education

  • Master Of Business Administration In Human Resources Management (MBA)HRM National University of Malaysia (UKM) 2007-2010
  • Bachelor of International Business Management (BIBM) Hons Northen University of Malaysia (UUM) 2011-2013

Supervisors

Professor. Marcela Miozzo and Dr. Elvira Uyarra

Previous career and /or experience

Research Experience

  • Research Project (MBA): The impact of training and development in the performance of the employee.
  • The purpose of the research is to identify the impact of training and development on employee performance from managerial perceptive. The research specifically focus on four training methods; On-job-training, Simulation, Role-play and Case-study. Research data was collected from four well-established companies from Malaysia. The significance of the study is to identify which training method mainly used as training learning proses in their organization. My research found, the four companies, mainly using On-job-training as training and development for their employee. This research, really benefit to Malaysia firms to use On-job-training as the main training method to improve employee effectiveness and performance.
  • Research Thesis (MBA): The Impact of Employee Engagement on Employee Performance based Banking Industries.
  • The main aim of my master thesis to examined the effectiveness of employee engagement on employee performance in banking industries. Several bank in Malaysia faced significant challenges on employee turnover recent year. This issue has become core factors of my study and to identify what are the key factors of employee engagement makes the employees leave the banking sectors to other sectors. There are four important factors are used in the research which are: benefit, job security, career opportunities, and recognition. Total data of 2,000 have been collected from several bank employees across Malaysia. The results of the show that employee prefer better benefit and good career opportunities for their future are key factors makes them leave from banking industries. This research contributed to the banking sectors to identify the key employee engagement factor to retain the current employee by offering a better benefit and career opportunities.

Work Experience

  • Ambank Group Berhad (January 2012 to September 2014)
  • Eon Bank Berhad @ Hong Leong Bank (August 2010 - December 2011)

Teaching and Training Experience

  • National University of Malaysia (UKM): Tutor from July 2013- August 2014
  • University of Manchester: Teaching Assistant since September 2015 to present

Research Title

United States and Australian Coal Industry responses to the threats of climate change (1988 to 2014): An analysis using the "Dialectical Life-Cycle Model"

Type of Study

Full time

Supervisors

Prof Frank Geels & Prof Andy McMeekin

Previous career and /or experience

I grew up in Australia (mostly) and have been an exchange student in California, an aid worker in Mozambique and Angola, a telephone operator in Bristol and a physiotherapist (amputee rehabilitation) in Manchester. I was also founding editor of “Manchester Climate Monthly”

Research Title

How Does the Public Subsidy for R&D Collaboration in SMEs Affect Performance? The Impact of Social Capital and Entrepreneurial Orientation on Technological Competitiveness

Type of Study

Full Time

Supervisors

Prof Jakob Edler & Prof Silvia Massini

Previous career and /or experience

Ribin Seo has joined MBS and MIOIR since 2014 after working as a researcher for the Institute of Entrepreneurial Management at Soongsil University, South Korea. Within the institute, he participated in consulting services on innovation strategy for Korean SMEs and various research projects on industrial policies for government agencies such as Venture Business Association, Technology Credit Guarantee Fund, and Industrial Bank of Korea. In a recent project funded by Korean Small and Medium Business Administration, he designed an innovation program to facilitate the commercialization of unused technologies registered in National Technology Bank, Korea.

Ribin completed two separate MBA at the University of Illinois at Chicago, US, and Soongsil University. His master’s thesis was presented in the ICSB (International Council of Small Business) 2011 World Conference in Sweden, and its research results were used the Prime Mister’s Office in Korea in order for the protecting system of national intellectual property. During his undergraduate course, he had an internship at Hey Group, Korea, as a HRM consulting assistant.

Wining two best paper awards, he published several academic research papers. These cover specific subjects on technological innovation and international business, including industrial clustering, open innovation, publicly-funded R&D programs, technological and international entrepreneurship, and social capital in global supply chain. The focus of his recent work is on improving the effectiveness of public programs for interorganizational R&D collaboration of SMEs.

Publications

  • Seo, Ribin & Yoon, H. (2012). The effect of open innovation and organizational learning on technological competitive advantage in venture business. Knowledge Management Society of Korea, 13(2), 73-93.
  • Seo, Ribin, Sung, J.S. & Yoon, H. (2012). The effects of collaborative R&D network and entrepreneurship on technological innovation activity and performance of venture business in industrial clusters, Journal of Entrepreneurship and Venture Studies, 15(3), 43-68.
  • Sung, J., Seo, Ribin & Yoon, H. (2012). The effect of cooperate social responsibility in supply chain management (SC-CSR) on the willingness to initiate CSR in small and medium-sized enterprises. Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Venturing and Entrepreneurship, 7(2), 25-34.
  • Seo, Ribin, Kwak, K. & Yoon, H. (2012). The effects of global entrepreneurship and social capital within supply chain on the export performance. Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Venture and Entrepreneurship, 7(3), 1-16.
  • Lim, J., Seo, Ribin & Yoon, H. (2012). A study on the key factors of venture company’s global market entry movement and performance. Korean Corporation Management Review, 19(3), 279-303.
  • Seo, Ribin, Jun, D. & Yoon, H. (2011). The effects of government R&D subsidies and innovative clustering policies on the technological innovation and the managerial performance of venture business. Journal of Entrepreneurship and Venture Studies, 14(2), 91-117.
  • Seo, Ribin & Yoon, H. (2011). A study of the core factors affecting the performance of technology management of Inno-Biz SMEs. Journal of Technology and Innovation, 19(1), 111-144.
  • Seo, Ribin & Yoon, H. (2011). The effects of innovative capabilities and technological entrepreneurship of Korean small and medium-sized enterprises on performance of technology management. International Council of Small Business, 2011 World Conference.

Other Relevant Information

  • Best Paper Award, Korean Society of Business Venturing, 2012.
  • Best Paper Award, Korean Association of Small Business Studies, 2013.
  • Scholarships for Excellence Entrance Grades, Soongsil University, MBA, 2008-2010.
  • Scholarships for Academic Excellence, Soongsil University, BBA, 2002-2007.
  • Certificate of Management Consultant, Korean Productivity Center, 2010
  • Senior Researcher, The Study on Function of Korea Technology Credit Guarantee Fund for Improvement on Efficiency of National R&D Support System, Korea Technology Credit Guarantee Fund, 2011.
  • Senior Researcher, The Study of Technological Conditions and Methods for Technological Commercialization for Women’s Venture, Korean Venture Business Women’s Association, 2010.
  • Researcher, The Study of Successful M&A Strategy for Large-Scale and Specialization of Software Company, Korean M&A Association, 2010.
  • Researcher, 2008 Entrepreneurship Hall of Famer’s Success Story (ISBN 978-89-961909-0-5), Industrial Bank of Korea, 2009
  • Research Assistant, Family-Owned Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Governance in Latin America and Caribbean Countries Bank (ISBN 89-902-1462-1), Inter-American Development, 2008

Research Title

Innovation Policy Evaluation by using advanced text- mining methods

Type of Study

Full Time

Education

Xeni hold an MSc in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship from Manchester Business School- The University of Manchester which was finalised by conducting a dissertation entitled ‘A regional approach to Smart Specialisation Strategies: The case of the region of Attica’.

Before moving to Manchester, Xeni completed an MSc in Finance at Alba Graduate Business School where she followed the Corporate Finance and Accounting stream and acquired knowledge equivalent to the 70% of the syllabus of the Level 1 of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program. Her bachelor degree is on Industrial Management and Technology from the University of Piraeus.

Prior to the beginning of her PhD programme, Xeni attended the executive short course on ‘Evaluation of Science and Innovation Policies’ organised by MIoIR.

Supervisors

Dr. Paul Cunningham & Dr. Abdullah Gok

Previous career and /or experience

Xeni was employed part time for two years at a Vocational Training Institute in Greece where she was involved as a team member into various projects (e.g. EQUAL, INTERREG), co- funded by the European Union and the Greek government, targeting the social cohesion and the reduction of the unemployment rate. During those projects, she was involved into transnational initiatives with partners from UK’s HM Prison Services and from the Municipality of Madrid.

Research Title

Innovation Strategies of Manufacturing SMEs in a Transitional Economy: Case Studies in China

Type of Study

Full Time

Supervisors

Prof. Philip Shapira & Dr. Fumi Kitagawa

Previous career and /or experience

Chao Li has got a bachelor degree of Mechanical Engineering and a master degree of Management Science and Engineering in Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. She is very proactive in social activities and volunteering programs. With her interdisciplinary background and rich internship experience in consulting and venture capital industries back in China, she is looking at the innovative trajectories of SMEs in Chinese manufacturing sectors along with the take-off of China’s economy.

MIoIR project involvement

Rising Powers, Emerging Technologies: Dynamics and Governance

Publications

  • Chao Li, Beyond Conventional Perceptions: the Power of Rising SMEs in China’s Innovative Transformation, Druid Academy 2015 Conference, Aalborg, Denmark, January 2015
  • Chao Li, China’s Innovation System Transformation: Policy Dilemmas and Variety in Developmental Trajectories, European Forum for Studies of Polices for Research and Innovation’s (EU-SPRI) Conference, Manchester, UK, June 2014
  • Weishu Liu, Mengdi Gu, Guangyuan Hu, Chao Li, Huchang Liao, Li Tang, Philip Shapira, Profile of Developments in Biomass-based Bioenergy Research: a 20-year Perspective, Scientometrics, 2014, 99(507-521), ISSN: 1588-2861

Other Relevant Information

The research focuses on innovation strategies of SMEs in China's manufacturing sectors during the transition of China's economy from the manufacturing-based quantitative growth to the innovation-led qualitative development. In particular, four different manufacturing industries, including medical device, intelligent hardware, machinery and electrical equipment and the auto-parts, are selected based on two dimensions, market dynamics and technological level respectively. Distinct trajectories of the innovation development in SMEs in these sub-sectors will be demonstrated.

Research Title

Platform Innovation Strategy; Correlation Analysis between Platform Providers and Service Providers in Mobile industry

Type of Study

Full Time

Supervisors

Professor Ian Miles and Dr. Kieron Flanagan

Previous career and /or experience

5 years working experiences in private and public sector

Before starting his PhD, Junic worked in Samsung Electronics HQ, as a Global Marketing Associate in the Global Media Team, dealing with strategic partnerships and investment activities. He developed actionable consumer and partner insights and business options (from research data analysis) aligned with the appropriate business and marketing strategies in E-Commerce and Digital Advertising. He also communicated business insights based on consumer and partner research results, internal data and accumulated research experiences.

Junic holds a MA, with distinction (summa cum laude) from KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) and received his BBA and BA from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in South Korea. Junic spent one semester in Rome at La Sapienza and also received an internship scholarship to work with Korea-America Student Conference programs in the United States.

Other Relevant Information

  • Winner for 2014 STEPI(Korean Government Science and Technology Policy Institute) Fellowship
  • Member of the Korean Society of Innovation Management & Economics
  • Member of the Korea Scientists and Engineers Association in the UK
  • 1st year Ph.D. student representative for Manchester Institute of Innovation Research | 2013-2014
  • Presented on the Korean Association of Small Business Studies’ 2012 Spring Conference, Superior Presentation Winner
  • More information: http://www.junickim.com

Research Title

ICT-related innovations in United Kingdom Higher Education: A Study of the Impact and Adoption Process of 3D Virtual Learning Environments in STEM courses

Type of Study

Full Time

Supervisors

Prof. Maria Nedeva

Previous career and /or experience

I have been studying. I did a 4-year MEng undergraduate in Chemical Engineering with Industrial Experience and then an MSc in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship.

Research Title

New Business Models in Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility

Type of Study

Full Time

Supervisors

Dr Sally Randles & Dr Paul Dewick

Previous career and /or experience

After his basic studies in business and economics and his graduate studies in business education at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Oliver has worked in topic areas related to business sustainability, in academic institutions. Following an assignment as lecturer and researcher at Seoul National University in South Korea and then as director of the Center for Sustainability and Responsibility (CRSE) at the Mexican university Tecnológico de Monterrey. Oliver´s last assignment was as manager for a European Social Fund project coordinating the implementation of Responsible Business projects in German Companies and as academic coordinator, both at the Institute of Corporate Responsibility Management of Steinbeis University Berlin. Oliver is founder of the Center for Responsible Management Education and has written several textbooks, cases, chapters, and journal articles. He has been an active member of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative, and edits the PRME book collection. Oliver has worked extensively as coach and consultant with companies of different sizes, sectors, and regions.

MIoIR project involvement

Oliver joined MIOIR as a Marie Curie Research Fellow. The position is funded through the successful MBS submission as part of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network ‘Innovation for Sustainability’ or “I4S” to which Oliver is attached as an early Stage Researcher for 3 years (PI Sally Randles). The Initial Training Network has created similar early stage researcher positions at seven European and one South African Universities (Copenhagen Business School, the University of Exeter, Manchester Business School, Rotterdam Business School, Universiteit Nyenrode BV, Vlerick/Leuven/Gent Management School, Leuphana Universitat Lüneburg, and the University of Cape Town). The “I4S” Initial Training Network is designed to study sustainability-driven innovation (SDI) in support of the European Union’s strategic commitment to smart, sustainable and inclusive growth’. The network is led by the European Academy of Business in Society to which MBS subscribes

Publications

  • Laasch, O., & Conaway, R. N. (2014). Principles of responsible management: Glocal Sustainability, Responsibility, Ethics. Stamford: Cengage.
  • Csuri, M., Laasch, O., Nahsher, R., Weybrecht, G. (Eds.) (2013). Inspirational guide for the implementation of PRME: Learning to go beyond. Sheffield: Greenleaf
  • Laasch, O., & Conaway, R. N. (2013). Responsible business: Managing for sustainability, ethics and global citizenship. Monterrey: Editorial Digital.
  • Conaway, R., & Laasch, O. (2012). Communication in responsible business: Strategies, concepts and cases. New York: Business Expert Press.
  • Laasch, O., & Yang, J. (2011). Rebuilding dynamics between corporate social responsibility and international development on the search for shared value. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, 15(2), 231-238.
  • Laasch, O., & Conaway, R. (2011). "Making it do" at the movie theatres: Communicating sustainability at the workplace. Business Communication Quarterly, 74(1), 68-78.
  • Laasch, O. (2010). Strategic CSR. In W. Visser, D. Matten, M. Pohl, & N. Tolhurst, The a-z of corporate social responsibility (2nd ed) (pp. 378-380). Chichester: Wiley.
  • Laasch, O. & Flores, U. (2010). Implementing profitable CSR: The CSR 2.0 business compass. In M. Pohl, & N. Tolhurst, Responsible business: How to manage a CSR strategy successfully (pp. 289-309). Chichester: Wiley

Research Title

From path dependence to path renewal: an evolutionary study of innovation in the petroleum industry

Type of Study

Full Time

Education

Msc Economics and Innovation Management, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Xochimilco (México City) BSc Business and Management, Universidad La Salle del Pedregal (Mexico City)

Supervisors

Prof. Philip Shapira & Dr. Abdullah Gok

Previous career and /or experience

Alec holds a bachelor's degree in Business Information Technology from MMU, a master's degree in Operations Management from the University of Manchester, and most recently worked with Origin Energy in Brisbane, Australia.

Current Teaching and /or research activities

Waterworth, A. & Eldridge, S. (2011), ‘The Development of an e-commerce Failure Mode and Effects Analysis’, International Journal of Productivity & Quality Management, vol. 8(3)

MIoIR project involvement

Project on Emerging Technologies and Implications of Next Generation Innovation Systems Development

Publications

  • Waterworth, A. & Eldridge, S. (2011), ‘The Development of an e-commerce Failure Mode and Effects Analysis’, International Journal of Productivity & Quality Management, vol. 8(3)
  • Waterworth, A. & Eldridge, S. (2010), ‘An Investigation into the application of Quality Function Deployment in e-commerce’, International Journal of Productivity & Quality Management, vol. 5(1)

Research Title

Customers' roles in innovation and production in digital games firms: A guiding case for the industry.

Type of Study

Full Time

Supervisors

Prof. Ian Miles and Dr. Thordis Sveinsdottir

Previous career and /or experience

My work investigates applied use of crowdsourcing and crowdfunding in digital games industry (in computer, console and mobile games). I am interested in game production practices at studios embracing non-closed development strategies and operating in both niche and global markets. My research seeks to provide practical and mission-critical advice on how to integrate players as a resource in game development, in order to make digital games better for all.

In my work I collaborate with game studios both in the USA and the EU, and I continue to build expertise in the field of game production practices. I strive to keep my research relevant and of benefit to the game development industry: both to large and established studios, as well as to indie developers.

My experience prior to doctoral study is in the area of investment finance, as well as applied commercial research in biotechnology sector.

Publications

  • I regularly publish on Gamasutra (www.gamasutra.com), as well as on my academic blog ‘Hounds of Synthetic’ (https://jedrzej-czarnota.squarespace.com).

Other Relevant Information

  • Member of DiGRA – Digital Games Research Association since 2013.
  • Member of IGDA – International Game Developers Association since 2013.
  • Seminar leader for a second year undergraduate course "Fundamentals of Managing Innovation and Enabling Creativity" (course leader: Prof. Maria Nedeva) in semester I 2013/2014.
  • Seminar leader for a second year undergraduate course “Sustainable Innovation Management” (course leader: Dr Paul Dewick) in semester II 2012/2013.

Research Title

Future-based intelligence for research & innovation policies: understanding the generation of policy advice discourses

Type of Study

Full Time

Supervisors

Prof Ian Miles & Dr. Rafael Popper

Previous career and /or experience

Guillermo holds a BEng in Industrial Organization and Economics by the Polytechnic University of Madrid, and a MPhil in Economics and Innovation Management, by the European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research & Innovation. He has been Director of Innovation in the creative industries sector during eight years, being responsible of product design and internationalisation strategies definition. He has provided consultancy services on ‘design thinking’ and product development. In relation with industrial design protection, he has experience in defining IPR and brand corporative plans and owns different patents rights and licences. He has also been Industrial Organization Director in a US technological corporation and has worked as Operational research Manager in Spain and Sweden for a manufacturing Swedish multinational. He has combined this activity with academic lecturing, and has collaborated with the European University of Madrid by delivering some Master Executive courses on Internationalization Strategies and Business Administration.

MIoIR project involvement

As a MIoIR doctoral researcher, he is currently working on future-studies research. He has been involved in the following projects:

  • VERA Forward Visions on the European Research Area: EC funded project for delivering strategic intelligence on the future governance and priority-setting of the European Research Area.
  • Centre for Workforce Intelligence, CfWI: Horizon scanning for identifying new technologies and models of care, sponsored by the UK National Health Service.
  • RICO, Strengthening UK-Colombia Research and Innovation Cooperation (Cali, Colombia), sponsored and funded by the British Council.
  • CASI: Public Participation in Developing a Common Framework for Assessment and Management of Sustainable Innovation. European Commission FP7

Doctoral Research and Interests

The combination of his business and academic backgrounds led him to join the Manchester Business School doctoral programme in 2012. His doctoral research explores how innovation policies advice is generated with future-based intelligence processes. During two years, he has conducted an action research on the VERA project - Forward Visions on the European Research Area. In parallel, he has analysed ‘Visions for Horizon 2020’ – a success scenario development for Horizon 2020 societal challenges agenda optimal implementation, sponsored by the Copenhagen Research Forum- and ‘EU Energy futures Delphi 2030’ – first Europe-wide Delphi study on future developments in the energy sector. Findings reveal how future-based participatory advice projects can be designed and modulated to deliver more aligned and consistent innovation-oriented policy recommendations. Drawing on an adaptation of critical discourse analysis, the thesis also proposes a scheme for systematic policy advice evaluation.

Publications

  • Attitude and aptitude: the role of actor’s representation in participatory policy advice and societal challenges agenda definition. Working paper, submitted to International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, 2015.
  • Future studies and Political Discourse Analysis conciliation: addressing Grand Challenges through Foresight. Working paper presented in 2014 Interpretive Policy Analysis Conference, Wageningen. The Netherlands, 2014
  • Horizon 2035: International responses to big picture challenges: A review of changing global models of care and the workforce of the future. Centre for Workforce Intelligence, 2014 (horizon scanning research contribution)
  • The technology horizon: Preliminary review on technologies impacting the future health and social care workforce. Centre for Workforce Intelligence, 2013 (Co-authoring)
  • Forward-looking activities mapping: towards a fully-fledged FLA mapping system. European Foresight Platform, European Commission, 2012 (research mapping contribution)
  • The effects of Intellectual Property Regulation Systems on Creative Economies foreign- trade. A future- oriented analysis of their implications in the developing countries development. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Master thesis, 2011
  • The harmonization of Intellectual Property Regulation Systems: a convergence analysis for developing countries. Working paper, UPM 2010
  • Intellectual Capital assessment: a case study of retail & distribution business. Working paper, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2010
  • Research & Development International Cooperation: a review of EU-USA Agreements. Working paper, UPM,2009.

Research Title

Fostering eco-innovation. Do Industrial Trade Associations matter?

Type of Study

Full Time

Supervisors

Professor Andrew McMeekin & Dr Paul Dewick

Previous career and /or experience

Nichola Hutson graduated from The University of Manchester in 2011, obtaining a First Class degree in BSc (Hons) Management, specialising in environmental management. Her final year project investigated the desirability and feasibility of Carbon Neutrality as an organisational target. This was carried out in collaboration with Akzo Nobel. Nichola then became a research assistant for The University of Manchester in the summer of 2011 prior to starting her MSc (Hons) in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship at Manchester Business School. It was here Nichola furthered her interests in sustainability, undertaking modules in water and sanitation in developing countries, eco-innovation, and basing her final dissertation on the management of post-user waste in the chemical industry. Nichola is currently undergoing Ph.D. training in the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, Manchester Business School (The University of Manchester), and is an active member of the Sustainable Consumption Institute (SCI).

Nichola’s research interests are in the management of innovation processes and the transfer of capabilities within institutions and firms; innovation systems; institutional field theory; eco-innovation; sustainable practices and carbon; project planning in developing countries; sustainable production and consumption (international studies) and knowledge management.

Nichola’s PhD research sets out to understand the pivotal role of intermediary organizations [i.e. industrial trade associations] in the innovation process for the chemical sector through a field-level analysis. The research therefore aims to understand the structural and functional [i.e. the social foundations] components of these intermediaries in the innovation process, and their effects on such systems of the UK coatings sector.

Other Relevant Information

  • Teaching/Research Assistant Work - 2013 (present)

Seminar Leader at UG level

  • Level 3: The International Management of Knowledge & Technology
  • Level 2: Environmental Management and Sustainable Development
  • Level 2: Sustainable Innovation Management

Research Assistant for:

  • The Sustainable Consumption Institute (SCI): investigating the use of data text-mining tools for exploring the evolution of eco-innovation in different industrial sectors
  • The Sustainable Consumption Institute (SCI) and Manchester Business School (MBS) collaborative work with Shanghai University: investigating the market structure and supply chain of China's dairy and vegetable markets

Research Title

Delivering Large Scale National Science Initiatives: Ideals, compromise and stakeholder roles in developing National Nanotechnology Programmes.

Type of Study

Full Time

Supervisors

Prof. Philip Shapira & Dr. Elvira Uyarra

Previous career and /or experience

After completing a BA Hons English and American Literature at the University of Kent I was employed as a JET Senior High School Teacher in Nara Prefecture, Japan. Through my studies and work, I been involved with outreach and international exchange programmes. Recently, I completed a Masters in Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester with a thesis on the influence of government policy on linguistic diversity in the EU and Papua New Guinea. Most recently I was offered a research studentship at MIOIR working on bibliometrics as well as case study research on innovation policy and governance in the BRICS.

MIoIR project involvement

  • ESRC “Rising Powers”- Project on Emerging Technologies and Implications of Next Generation Innovation Systems Development in China and Russia
  • ESRC “Green Goods”- “Sustaining Growth for Innovative New Enterprises
  • Manchester- Beijing-Atlanta Innovation Co-Lab

Other Relevant Information

  • RADMA Conference Presentation June 2013- UK, US and Chinese Publication and Patent Strategy in the Green Goods Sector (Liu, Shackleton, Karaulova)

Research Title

Developing an evaluation to detect the behavioural additionality dimension from innovation policies

Type of Study

Full Time

Education

Msc Economics and Innovation Management, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Xochimilco (México City) BSc Business and Management, Universidad La Salle del Pedregal (Mexico City)

Supervisors

Dr Paul Cunningham & Dr Abdullah Gök

Previous career and /or experience

Worked as a Research assistant for UAM-X in Mexico in the Innovation Department, worked for AT&T as a Technology adviser and costumer support. Worked as a consultant in my home country. Msc Economics and Innovation Management, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Xochimilco (México City) BSc Business and Management, Universidad La Salle del Pedregal (Mexico City)

Current Teaching and /or research activities

  • Research Assistant within the MIoIR
  • Seminar leader for Managerial Economics (2012- 2014)
  • Seminar leader for Innovation in Product Markets (2012-2013) BMAN30010
  • Seminar leader for Investment Economics and Appraisal BMAN31212 (2012)

Publications

Journal Publications

  • Dutrénit, G. & C. Ramos (2012) Towards building critical mass of science, technology and innovation: the Mexican experience in policy making, in Lastres, H.M.M., Pietrobelli, C., Caporalli, R., Couto Soares, M.C. y Pessoa de Matos, M. (eds) A nova geração de políticas de desenvolvimento productivo, sustentabildade social e ambiental, BID/BNDES/SESI/CNI, Brasilia, pp. 167-184.

Conference Paper

  • MELO, O., QUIROZ, V., RAMOS, C., (2010) Políticas de fomento a instituciones puente como mecanismo de apoyo a la creación de capacidades de absorción en sectores de tecnologías convergentes, Memorias SINNCO 2010, ISBN 978-607-95030-7-9, 2010

Research Title

Understanding the Relationship between the Adoption of Innovation and Institutions: An exploratory qualitative case study on NHS Technology Procurement

Type of Study

Full Time

Education

  • MSc Global Business Analysis, University of Manchester
  • MA French & Management, University of Aberdeen

Supervisors

Prof Jakob Edler & Dr Sally Gee

Previous career and /or experience

Prior to her doctoral research, Clara has worked as a Junior Consultant within a Science and Technology Innovation Consultancy. She was responsible for consulting and managing various projects of SMEs on new technologies. She was also responsible for advising on application processes for collaborative European and national funding schemes (FP7, TSB)

Current Teaching and /or research activities

As a commitment of her MBS PhD Studentship (2010-2014), Clara is engaged in research projects, teaching activities and student events. Clara was directly involved in a project with the MBS Health Department "Flying high: How organisations can aim for top performance". She is also currently involved in undergraduate teaching as a seminar leader in the progamme Business of Healthcare.

Publications

  • Chamber, N., Pryce, A., Bond, J., Steel, A, Weisshaar, C., Ramos, C. (2012) Flying high: how organisations can aim for top performance.
  • Bunduchi, R., Weisshaar, C., Smart, A. (2011) Mapping the benefits and costs associated with process innovation: The case of RFID adoption. Technovision, 31 (9): 505-521

Research Title

Corporate entrepreneurship in privatised firms in a transitioning economy: an empirical study from Vietnam

Type of Study

Full Time

Education

  • MBA in International Business, Asian Institute of Technology
  • MSc in International Management, CERAM Business School
  • BA in Business Administration, University of Danang

Supervisors

Prof Phillip Shapira & Dr Edward Feser

Previous career and /or experience

Huong has worked as a lecturer in the Dpt. of Business Administration of Danang University of Economics from 2002 until joining into Manchester Business School. She hold a position as a senior administrator in the Center of International Education of her univeristy. She was a member of Parliament in the National Assembly of Vietnam from 2007 to 2011 and served on the Commitee of Foreign Affairs of the Assembly. She has been involved in real-life business as a co-founder in 2007 of HRpro Vietnam, a provider of human resource consulting services in Central Vietnam.

Research Title

The co-evolution of new organisational form and the growth of knowledge intensive business services in the UK & Norwegian oil & gas sectors

Type of Study

Part Time

Education

  • MBA Entrepreneurship, ULMS
  • BEng Integrated Engineering, The Univeristy of Liverpool

Supervisors

Dr Andrew James & Dr Philip Gamlen

Previous career and /or experience

Jack has worked in the oil & gas industry for clients across the globe including the UK, Europe, South America, Africa and South East Asia. His previous roles have included providing reservoir evaluation services as an employee of Schlumberger Limited, an independent consultant establishing new oil & gas services in Eastern Europe and he is currently providing knowledge based consultancy services to his clients whilst pursuing his research at Manchester business school on a part-time basis. Jack has a bachelor's degree in engineering covering both mechanical and electrical disciplines and took time out to complete his MBA in 2004.

Research Title

Opening Up the Black Box - Innovation, Knowledge Bases and Competitiveness in KIBS

Type of Study

Full Time

Supervisors

Prof Bruce Tether & Prof Elaine Ferneley

Previous career and /or experience

Katia has 5 years of management consulting experience in Portugal and Angola.

As a senior consultant she has got experience on Human Capital strategy and organizational transformation. She has been responsible for the operational coordination of several work streams on performance management, training and development corporate programmes, pay and reward, talent management and change management related projects.

Katia has also provided in loco client advisory on the financial, telecommunications, pharmaceutical and aviation industries.

MIoIR project involvement

  • Katia Pina is the Cre8tv.eu Project Manager responsible for the day to day management of the project from Manchester Institute of Innovation Research.
  • Cre8tv.eu - “Creativity for Innovation & Growth in Europe” - is a research project running from February 2013 to January 2016 and supported by a grant of the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission (Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities).
  • Project Coordinator: Professor Bruce Tether
  • Project Webpage: www.cre8tv.eu

Publications

  • Katia Pina is the Cre8tv.eu Project Manager responsible for the day to day management of the project from Manchester Institute of Innovation Research.
  • Cre8tv.eu - “Creativity for Innovation & Growth in Europe” - is a research project running from February 2013 to January 2016 and supported by a grant of the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission (Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities).
  • Project Coordinator: Professor Bruce Tether
  • Project Webpage: www.cre8tv.eu

Other Relevant Information

Conference presentations

  • DRUID Academy 2013 Conference, Aalborg, Denmark (16-18 January 2013)
  • R&D Management Conference 2013, Manchester (27-28 June 2013)
  • BAM Conference 2013, Liverpool (10-12 September 2013)
  • Eu-SPRI Early Career Researcher Conference 2013, Lund, Sweden (2-3 October 2013)

Teaching

  • Seminar leader for 'Financial & Digital Innovations in International Business' (2012)
  • Seminar leader for 'Human Resources Management' (2013)

Other current activities

  • 3nd year Ph.D. student representative for the Innovation Management and Policy (IMP) Division | 2013-2014

Research Title

Post regional governance and innovation policy in England

Type of Study

Part Time

Education

  • MSc Local and Regional Economic Development, University of Dundee
  • BA (Hons) Communications, Sheffield Hallam University

Supervisors

Prof Jakob Edler & Prof Phil Shapira

Previous career and /or experience

Martin is a Senior Analyst at a local economic development agency and think tank, New Economy Manchester, focusing on economic and social research as well as data visualisation and innovation, science and technology policy. Previously Martin has worked as a programme manager for various initiatives, including a £7m Innovation Investment Fund and a portfolio of European Structural Funds projects. Martin has also worked to develop projects to be delivered both locally and via transnational collaboration.

Research Title

New Industrial Policy for Firm Upgrading in Global Value Chains: a Case Study of the Peruvian Textile Sector

Type of Study

Full Time

Education

  • DVM - Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (U. Mayor, Chile),
  • Magister in Political Science (PUCP, Peru),
  • Master of Development Studies (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand),
  • MSc in Innovation Management (University of Manchester, UK)

Supervisors

Prof Marcela Miozzo & Dr Ronnie Ramlogan

Previous career and /or experience

Prior to the PhD, Miklos was an International Development Consultant (KfW, FAO-UN, PROFONANPE, RedLAC, CARE).

Current Teaching and /or research activities

Graduate Teaching Assistant for the courses Sustainable Innovation Management, Innovation in Product Markets and Investment Economics and Innovation

Research Title

Transferring knowledge, delivering service: does knowledge management matter in service innovation?

Type of Study

Full Time

Education

  • MSc Management and Information Systems, Institute for Development Policy Management, University of Manchester
  • BSc Computer Science, University of Indonesia

Supervisors

Prof Ian Miles & Dr Yanuar Nugroho

Previous career and /or experience

Prior to her Master degree, Mirta has worked as Intelligent Network consultant for telecommunication industry in Indonesia. Mirta was involved in various international projects in Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Thailand, Australia and Indonesia. During that time, Mirta was also the key person for knowledge transfer programme in the company's attempt to establish a Centre of Competence in Jakarta. After finishing her Master degree, in 2010, she co-founded Centre for Innovation Policy and Governance (CIPG - www.cipg.or.id) as a research-based advisory group in Indonesia. She is the Research Director of CIPG.

Current Teaching and /or research activities

Mirta is one of the recipient of the MBS Bursary. She is a teaching assistant for the Service Innovation module, delivered as part of the courses for the MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship in MBS. Apart from teaching, Mirta was also involved in various research projects as research assistant, such as:

  1. Assessment for Christies Hospital, assisting Dr. Ann Mahon from the MBS Health service group
  2. Emergency Health Plan project, assisting Mr. Alan Boyd from the MBS Health service group
  3. Citizens in @ction, assisting Dr. Yanuar Nugroho from MBS MIoIR

MIoIR project involvement

As a commitment of her MBS PhD Studentship (2010-2014), Clara is engaged in research projects, teaching activities and student events. Clara was directly involved in a project with the MBS Health Department "Flying high: How organisations can aim for top performance". She is also currently involved in undergraduate teaching as a seminar leader in the progamme Business of Healthcare.

Publications

  • Nugroho, Y., Hutschenreiter, G., Pawennei, I., & Amalia, M. (2011) Country Profile of Innovation: Indonesia. OECD: OECD Annual Report.
  • Pawennei, M.I., Anggara, R., & Amalia, M. (2011) Strengthening the Regional Research Councils to Reinforce the Indonesian National Systems of Innovation. National Research Council of Indonesia: National Research Council of Indonesia Report
  • Amalia, M., & Yanuar Nugroho, Y. (2011) An Innovation Perspective of Knowledge Management in a Multinational Subsidiary. Journal of Knowledge Management, 15 (1): pp. 71-87.
  • Amalia, M., & Yanuar Nugroho, Y. (2010) Rethinking Strategy and Implementation of Knowledge Management from Innovation Perspective: A Lesson Learned from a Multinational Subsidiary in Indonesia. MBS Working Paper Series, 594.
  • Yanuar Nugroho, Y., & Amalia, M. (2010) Exploring Knowledge Management in Civil Society Organisations: Sustaining Commitment, Advancing Movement. MBS Working Paper Series, 600.
  • Amalia, M., & Yanuar Nugroho, Y. (2010) An innovation perspective of knowledge management strategy and implementation: Insights from a multinational subsidiary in Indonesia. R&D Management Conference.
  • Pawennei, M.I., Anggara, R., & Amalia, M. (2010) A Study of Interaction Methods between the Actors of the National Systems of Innovation in Indonesia. National Research Council of Indonesia: National Research Council of Indonesia Report.

Research Title

Multiviews of Mobile Money System Development

Type of Study

Full Time

Supervisors

Prof.Trevor Wood-Harper & Dr.Ronald Ramlogan

Previous career and /or experience

I am system developer and e-business consultant by education, logistics manager by profession, and an academic by nature's endowment. Luckily started my career at Cairo University-Benisuef Campus as an assistant lecturer working with big titans of the business science, then joined the Automotives industry for more than six years. My professional career started as an ERP specialist at IDACO Automotives. Then upgraded to logistics manager at MOBICA. Co, the biggest MNC for automotive and interior design in the Middle East.

Eagerly, I reattached myself with academia, with two masters. The latest MSc has been received from Liverpool Business School where I got a distinction and conducted my research on the e-health service in the UK.

Honorably, joined MBS in 2009 and commenced my PhD in mobile financial service. Currently, I lead an action research project for developing mobile money grid in Egypt. The project explores the socio-technical issues and how cross-sector collaborations take place among mega institutions such as Vodafone, telecommunication authorities, FMCGs, Central Banks and meso level organizations like Microfinance Institutions and other forms of NGOs. Using both qualitative and computer aided software (e.g. NVivo), I explored different organizational, personal, and technical factors shaping the sustainable development of the mobile money grid.

Parallelly, I have been leading seminars, facilitating master projects, delivering guest speeches since 2009. Above all, I work as a mentor for the Graduate Teaching Assistant and an associate of GTA’s accreditation committee.

Publications

Journal Paper

  • Mohamad, M. (Sep 2011). Mobile Microfinance and empowerment: the case of e-Masary for financial inclusion in Egypt, Strategic foresight, Vol: 2, Issue No: 11, Pp 11-16. Available at: http://newsletters.clearsignals.org/SFG-ME_Sept2011.pdf & http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2305205
  • Mohamad, M. El Alamoudy, S. Alnuwairan, M, Wood-Harper, T. (Forthcoming 2014) How Mobile-Based Visuals Operate as Messages of Information for Different Cultures? Action case in the pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. Action Research Journale. Special Issue for Action Researchers Engaging with New Technologies and Communicational Forms.

Book Chapters

  • Mohamad. M, Wood-Harper, T. Ramlogan, R, R. (Forthcoming May 2014) Multiview of Mobile Money System Development at the Base of the Pyramid: Case of e-Masary in Egypt after the Revolution. In Wadhwa, M &Harper, A. Advances in Business Information Systems and Analytics (ABISA). IGI Global.
  • Mohamad. M, Wood-Harper, T. Ramlogan, R, R. (Forthcoming May 2014). Base Of The Pyramid As A Strategy For Cross-Sector Collaboration In Mobile Banking: Case Of E-Masary In Egypt. In Haider, A & Pishdad, A. Business Technologies in Contemporary Organizations: Adoption, Assimilation, and Institutionalisation. IGI Global.
  • Mohamad. M, Wood-Harper, T. Ramlogan, R, R. (Forthcoming May 2014). Entry Modes and the Impact of Mobile Microfinance at the Base of the Pyramid: Scenarios of 'My Village Phone' in Egypt. In Zhao, J. De Pablos, P. &Tennyson, R. Organizational Innovation and IT Governance in Emerging Economies.

Working Papers

  • Mohamad, M. Badewi, A. Shehab, E, Wood-Harper, T (Under Review 2014). Business Innovation in ERP Orchestration Theory: Multicasts from the west and East. European Journal of Information System.
  • Mohamad, M & Alnuwairan, M. Proudlove, N, Ramlogan, R (Under Review 2014) The Power of Word in Reverse Logistics: Socio-Technical Perspective on How technology speaks. Electronic Journal of Information Technology for Development. Special Issue for Social Media for Development.
  • Mohamad, M. (August 2011) HIV treatment at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Case of Cipla in South Africa. Manchester Business School Research Paper No. 43. Available at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2306366

Conference Papers

  • Mohamad, M. (4th August 2013). Multiviews of Mobile Money Systems Development: Case of e-Masary in Egypt. Proceedings of the AOM Meeting 2013, Orlando FL, USA. Available at: https://www.escholar.manchester.ac.uk/item/?pid=uk-ac-man-scw:215029
  • Mohamad, M. (12 June 2013). Using The Base Of The Pyramid Strategy As Lens For Cross-Sector Collaboration In Financial Inclusion: Case Of e-Masary For Mobile Financial Services, Proceedings of the Critical Management Studies, ICT4D Stream, Manchester, UK. Available at: https://www.escholar.manchester.ac.uk/jrul/item/?pid=uk-ac-man-scw:203571
  • Mohamad, M. (2012). Base of the Pyramid Value Chain As Lens For Cross-sector Collaboration in Mobile Financial Services, Proceedings of the AOM Meeting 2012, Boston, USA. Abstract available at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2305283.
  • Mohamad, M. (May 2011). Exploring Accountability and Enterprise at Mobile Microfinance Initiatives, Proceedings of the 4th Annual Information Studies Postgraduate Symposium, Manchester Metropolitan University-UK. Available at: http://infosymposium.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/mostafa-mohamad.pdf
  • Mohamad, M. (2011). Exploring Accountability and Enterprises at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Case Study for Mobile Microfinance in Egypt. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Entrepreneurial Networking and Learning within Regional Economies; Waterford, Ireland, UK. Available at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2305239
  • Mohamad, M. (2010). Non-Bank Microfinance at the Bottom of the Pyramid: case study of “My Village” by Vodafone Egypt. Manchester Finance Conference. Manchester business School, UK.
  • Mohamed, M. (2007), Foreign Aid Management: quantitative framework applied to the Canadian Aids Fund in Egypt, Development’s Management conference, The Arabic association for Management, Cataract Hotel- Cairo, Egypt.

Other Relevant Information

Mostafa currently teaches in the following courses:

  • BMAN21061 - Introduction to Information System
  • BMAN30151 - Advanced Business Information System
  • MCEL30041 - Sustainable Enterprise for IEEE
  • MACE62002 - Project Managing Humanitarian Aid
  • BMAN10862 - Qualitative Case Studies for Management
  • BMAN10732 - Quantitative Methods 2
  • BMAN10821 - Quantitative Methods 1
  • BMAN10872 - Introduction to Work Psychology

Awards

  • 2012 - $3000 Prize of the National Science Foundation of the United States for the best postgraduate paper in the AOM OCIS Group.
  • 2008 - £112000 Scholarship of the Egyptian Cultural Bureau in London.
  • 2008 - £1000 budget to act as elected representative of the Egyptian society in UK & Ireland.
  • 2007 - 2000 L.E Shell.co- award of best SME’s feasibility study Egypt.
  • 2005 - Honorary Award of Senator Osama Shaltot for research in public sector (Case for sustainable energy).
  • 2002 - Golden Medal of Prime minister's in the science festival as the best graduate student in Egypt –Cairo University Main Hall.

Research Title

Effect of government actions on technological innovation for UK’s carbon capture and storage

Type of Study

Full Time

Education

  • MPA Environmental Policy & Natural Resources Management, Indiana University - Bloomington, U.S.
  • MBA Technology Management, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
  • BSc Atmospheric Sciences, National Central University, Taiwan

Supervisors

Dr Paul Dewick & Jonathan Aylen

Previous career and /or experience

Yu-Chia has worked as research assistants in projects related to technological innovation, management and policy sequentially at Taiwan Intellectual Capital Research Centre and the Graduate Institute of Technology & Innovation Management, NCCU.

Research Title

Enabling the Diffusion of Disruptive Innovation in Medical Markets

Education

  • 2010 – 2014 Manchester Business School – Ph.D. in Business and Management
  • 2007 – 2010 Shahid Beheshti University of Iran – MBA in Global Marketing
  • 2003 – 2007 Shahid Beheshti University of Iran – BA in Business Administration

Previous career and /or experience

Mohammad has worked as a senior advisor on launching new products in Johnson &Johnson (Cordis) in Iranian medical market. He was responsible to build specific SBUs for launching new products and lead them to get into dominant position in the market. One of his achievements with J&J was, getting the award of the best Cordis distributor for 2 years as a member of the launching team. He has also collaborated with Beckman Coulter Diagnostics as a business development manager in Iran. He was mainly in charge of strategic planning of innovation launch projects of ELISA and RIA kits.

Current Teaching and /or research activities

Mohammad’s main areas of interest are Innovation & Technology Management, Innovation Systems and Innovation Policy analysis and Strategic Management. He has an in-depth knowledge of Healthcare Systems, Healthcare Economics and Healthcare Market Access. He is also adept in IPR analysis, NPD strategies and high-tech medical start-ups development planning.

He is currently working on a project offered by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on the role of IPR in Innovation Policy. He recently finished another project on the U-I interactions in developing countries.

Teaching Experience

  • Micro-economics (Undergraduate course, fall 2012, 2013 and 2014)
  • Innovation in product markets (Undergraduate course, fall 2012, 2013, and 2014)
  • Technology, innovation and management (fall and spring, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015)
  • Investment appraisal (Undergraduate course, spring 2013, 2014 and 2015)
  • Strategic marketing (Undergraduate course, spring 2013)
  • Case studies in Management (Undergraduate course, spring 2015)

Publications

  • Hajhashem. M, Khorasani. A (2014), Doing marketing or conducting institutional work? How to speed up diffusion of disruptive innovation: case of Medical Devices, working paper for Journal of Medical Marketing.
  • Hajhashem. M, Khorasani. A (2014), Demystifying the dynamic of disruptive innovation in markets with complex adoption networks, Accepted by International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management.
  • Hajhashem. M (2013), Accelerating diffusion, facilitating disruption: How a medical innovation could be a Disruptive one? , 49th annual conference of MBAA International Conference, 27th February- 1st of March, University of Chicago, IL.
  • Hajhashem .M (2012), Mastering the Disruptive Innovations in Medical Markets, Breakthrough Innovation Conference of EU-SPRI Colloquium, 27th -29th Jun , Milan, Italy.
  • Hajhashem. M (2011), Accelerating the Diffusion of Medical Innovations, Manchester Business School Internal Conference, 16-17 May, Manchester, United Kingdom.
  • Hajhashem. M (2009), Marketing Strategies of Cordis in Iranian Medical Market, Internal Journal of Arya Hakim, No. 37, p. 19

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