• EH14 4AS

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am open to supervise PhD and DBA students pursuing projects in the areas of:
* Collaborative Dynamics in regional clusters / ecosystems (practice perspective)
* Open / Collaborative Innovation
* Interdisciplinarity as practice
* Knowledge Dynamics in Producer Cooperatives
* Performativity


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Personal profile

Research interests

My research interests span individual and organisational levels and focus on collaborative practice in the context of innovation and knowledge sharing. I am interested in understanding practices underpinning knowledge creation, sharing, and adoption when crossing disciplinary (epistemic) and organizational boundaries and when engaging with new technologies.

For example, my work in the past focused on understanding and enabling interdisciplinary research collaborations; understanding how organisations engage with Open Innovation; understanding what defines and determines the workings of Innovation Ecosystems or industrial clusters, and understanding how humans and technology engage with and shape each other.

I predominantly draw on the theories of practice to understand what makes collaborative endeavors ‘tick’ and how we engage with the world, technology, and new ideas.

Key Research Words/Phrases

Practice Theory; Practice; Collaborative Innovation; Open Innovation; Collaborative Strategy;Industrial Clusters; Innovation Ecosystems; Entrepreneurial Ecosystems; Communities of Practice (CoP); Situated Learning; Knoweldge Management; Organisational Learning; Performativity; Actor Network Theory (ANT); STS

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Situated Learning
  • Actor Network Theory
  • Performativity
  • Communities of Practice
  • HD28 Management. Industrial Management
  • strategic innovation
  • innovation management
  • Collaborative Innovation
  • Open Innovation
  • Cooperatives
  • Innovation Policy
  • Innovation Systems
  • Innovation Clusters


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