Research Profile

My main areas of research focus on: (a) the role of science, technology and innovation (STI) in achieving sustainable development (SD). This covers topics relating to knowledge and technology transfer and management; productivity gap analysis and modelling; SD; industry and sustainability; achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); and marketing and commercialisation of technological products and innovation and (b) globalisation and competitiveness. This cover topics relating to marketing; strategic management; entrepreneurship; and government macroeconomic policies. My work is distinctive within the wider academic community as it focuses on the poor (and some of the poorest) nations. This has led me into various collaborations with different distinguished scholars across the UK and the world and to various invitations to guest-edit journal special issues and to give keynote speeches at international conferences. I have over 120 publications, including 30 books. My academic articles focus on knowledge and technology transfer and management, sustainable development, and sustainability marketing and policy. I have been editor and author of more than 120 refereed texts and articles in international peer-reviewed journals, books, conferences proceedings and working papers all rated as world-leading and internationally recognized. My intellectual contribution is perhaps best illustrated by recent examples of published work. The common factor in these and my other published studies is the adoption of a critical perspective on contemporary science, technology, innovation and sustainability issues, attention to detailed empirical evidence to support or refute arguments, and an effort to suggest practical policy conclusions, targeted at specific government bodies or international agencies.

Awarded the Royal Agricultural University Book Prize for Best MBA/MSc Dissertation by the School of Business (1998)

Listed in “Top 300” lists of the “most used” articles, published in Inderscience journals, from May 2004 to December 2005

13 key performance indicators for highly effective teams (2007) recommended for KPI sources of information by CIMA