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Andrew James is Professor of Innovation Management & Policy, Associate Dean for Business Engagement & External Relations, Faculty of Humanities and a member of the Manchester Institute of Innovation and Research. His research and teaching interests focus on corporate technology strategy, innovation management and science and technology policy, as well as business strategy. He has engaged in research and consultancy with companies from a diverse range of sectors including chemicals, industrial electronics and pharmaceuticals but his particular focus is on the industrial and technological dynamics of the defence, security and aerospace sectors.

Research interests

Andrew's research and teaching interests focus on corporate technology strategy, innovation management and science and technology policy, as well as business strategy. His work on the defence and aerospace sectors and defence, security and counter terrorism science and technology policy seeks to apply models and concepts from these academic disciplines.

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Aerospace Research Institute
  • Digital Futures
  • Manchester Institute of Innovation Research

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