Understanding the Dynamics of New and Emerging Technologies
Probing the dynamics of the emergence of new scientific knowledge; patterns of technological development; and its applications, commercialisation, and diffusion.
This is crucial both for a social science understanding of the significance of new and emerging scientific fields and their applied context in the form of products and services; and to support science, technology and innovation and responsible innovation policy.
Emerging Technologies, Governance and Responsible Innovation
Emerging sciences and technologies, in domains such as synthetic biology, novel materials, information technology, medicine and energy, present solutions to pressing economic and societal needs, including interrelated challenges of growth, health, and sustainability.
Investment in key technologies has been at the heart of government science and industrial strategies. Yet developments in these emerging sciences and technologies are increasingly expected to consider societal concerns related to ethics, safety, environment, and equity.
Responsible Innovation and Responsible Management of Organisations
This line of research intersects our work on responsible innovation in the governance and emergence of new technologies with research on the principles of responsible management and responsible organisations. This includes themes of institutional change, leadership, institutional entrepreneurialism, and organisational re-design.