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Research Interests

  • Co-creation – How the actors of an ecosystem such as business, universities, government, intermediaries and society work together closely to general value. Living labs, Joint research labs, Accelerators and Social innovation labs are some examples of emerging co-creation initiatives. Future studies on co-creation process, impacts, strategies, motivation, skills and performance are of significant value.
  • University-business interactions – How universities and businesses work together to generate business, academic and social value.
  • The role of intermediaries in an innovation ecosystem – How intermediaries bring the actors of an innovation ecosystem together and what makes them successful.

Funded Projects

  • 2018/19: BEI School Research Grant
  • 2018/19: Principal Investigator - British Academy of Management Small Grant
  • 2018/19: Co-investigator - British Academy of Management - Transition Grant
  • 2017/18: Principal Investigator - Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty Research Fund, Kent Business School, University of Kent
  • 2017/18: Co-investigator – Eastern Arc: Quantitative Social Science Workshop/Research Fund
  • 2015/2016: Co-investigator - British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant
  • 2014/2015: Principal Investigator - Innovate UK Research Grant
  • 2012/2013: Principal Investigator – as a sub contractor to an EU project
  • 2008/2012: PhD Bursary – from the Manchester Business School
  • 2007: Commonwealth Postgraduate Scholarship