Research and Publications

My research philosophy is central to both my teaching and my broader academic goal of generating and sharing ideas and transmitting them within and across the student, policy, academic and business communities with whom I am engaged. As well as closing the loop betweeen my teaching and research, I have also attempted to integrate my research into a range of user-engagement activities, not only with the wider academic community but also within leading international policy organisations and networks such as the United Nations, World Bank, European Union, etc.

My main areas of research focus on: (a) globalisation and competitiveness. This cover topics relating to marketing; strategic management; entrepreneurship; and government macroeconomic policies and (b) the role of science and technology in achieving sustainable development (SD). This covers topics relating to knowledge management; marketing and commercialisation of technological products and innovation; technology transfer and management; productivity gap analysis & modeling; SD; industry & sustainability; and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

My work is distinctive within the business and management wider academic community as it focuses on the marketing and commercialization of technological products. This has led me into various collaborations with distinguished scholars across the UK and the world and to various invitations to guest-edit journal special issues and to give key note speaches at international conferences. I have found that my teaching activities have helped support and deepen my research efforts, as teaching forces one to simplify and communicate effectively, what can be, very complex subjects. As well as closing the loop between my teaching and research, I have also attempted to integrate my research into a range of user-engagement activities, not only with the wider academic community but also within leading international policy organisations and networks.

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 in the latest UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008 as world-leading and internationally recognized. The common factor in my 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. You can simply search my publications by regions (such as Africa, Europe, etc), countries (such as UK, Sudan, etc), topics (such as “technology transfer”, “open access”, “sustainability”, “knowledge management”, “business excellence”, etc), authors (such as “Allam Ahmed”, “John Adams”) or any kind of keywords you looking for.