Dr Luke Pittaway, Lancaster School of Management
Luke Pittaway is a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at Lancaster
University. He was recently involved with securing a number
of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) projects at
Lancaster which are supporting enterprise and developing
working relationships between the University and its local
business community. As part of his outreach activity Luke was
the founder of a Venture Network Club for local high growth
firms and has assisted a number of University spinouts
including ventures from the engineering and computer
sciences departments. Dr Pittaway’s main research foci are
entrepreneurial behaviour and enterprise in larger organisations,
including corporate entrepreneurship and corporate venturing.
He has several PhD students focusing on issues related to
small business and entrepreneurship and has led a number
of research projects. Dr Pittaway teaches all aspects of
entrepreneurship and is the course leader for the venture
planning and franchising courses.
Dr Maxine Robertson, Warwick Business School
Maxine Robertson is a Lecturer of Organisational Behaviour
in Warwick Business School. Maxine is a founding member
of IKON (Innovation, Knowledge and Organisational Networks)
Research Centre at Warwick Business School. Her research
interests include the management of knowledge workers and
knowledge intensive firms, the management of knowledge in
organisations and interactive innovation processes. She has
published extensively in all of these areas in a range of journals
including Organization Studies, Journal of Management
Studies, Organization and Management Learning. She is
also co-author of Managing Knowledge Work published by
Palgrave (2002) and principal investigator on a £500,000 jointly
funded (EPSRC and ESRC) research project: The evolution of
biomedical knowledge: Interactive innovation in the UK and US.
Dr David Denyer, Cranfield School of Management
Dr David Denyer is a Senior Research Fellow at Cranfield
School of Management. With industrial funding he has
developed an early specification and prototype methodology for
developing evidence-informed management knowledge using
systematic review. He is an associate of the Evidence Network
and frequently contributes to the seminars and workshops.
This work has also been presented at several conferences
including the European Academy of Management Conference
and the British Academy of Management.
Dr Kamal Munir, Judge Institute of Management Studies
Kamal Munir earned his PhD from McGill University in 2001.
In 2000, he was appointed as a University Lecturer at the
Judge Institute of Management, Cambridge University, where
he is still based. Kamal’s research interests include technology
management, product innovation and national competitiveness.
He has presented his work in several international conferences
and published it in many leading journals including Organization
Studies, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management,
Journal of High Technology Management Research, and
Human Relations. He is currently a principal investigator on
a Cambridge-MIT Institute (CMI) funded project aimed at
studying the social, technological and competitive dynamics
surrounding technological discontinuities. Kamal has taught
executives from leading high-tech companies including NTT
DoCoMo, Philips and BT.
Professor Andy Neely, Deputy Director AIM Research
Professor Andy Neely is Deputy Director of AIM, the
Advanced Institute for Management Research, Chairman of
the Centre for Business Performance at Cranfield School of
Management and a Visiting Professor at London Business
School. Previously he has held appointments at Cambridge
University, where he was a Fellow of Churchill College,
Nottingham University, where he completed his PhD and
British Aerospace. Andy’s research interests cover productivity,
innovation and business performance measurement. He chairs
the Performance Measurement Association, an international
network for those interested in the performance measurement
and management and has authored over 100 books and
articles, including Measuring Business Performance, published
by the Economist and The Performance Prism, published
by the Financial Times. He sits on the Treasury’s Performance
Information Panel and the Accounting Standards Board
Advisory Committee for the Operating Financial Review.15
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