Technology Innovation and Enterprise
Evolutionary and Institutional Economics
Management Studies teaching and research takes place within both the Department of Engineering and the Judge Institute of Management Studies. The research identified below comes from the staff who had sole or joint appointments within the Department of Engineering. Further information about Management Studies research can be obtained from the Judge Institute of Management Studies.
Dr J P Allen
Dr M R Jones
Research on the evolution of emerging information technologies(L4,L5) was sponsored by the ESRC Virtual Society programme. Other research reported on information systems use and knowledge work in highly innovative organisations(L2).
Information Systems research has continued on Business Process Engineering(L35) and on issues in information systems development(L5,L39).
Dr A.D. Cosh
The work in this area concerns corporate governance, corporate control and performance, takeovers and executive pay. New work examines the growing importance of cross-border mergers and acquisitions and the consequences for policy(L7). Another publication examines the impact of takeovers within the context of a model of corporate profitability(L14). A collection of key papers exploring all aspects of takeovers has been published in three volumes(L12).
Technology Innovation and Enterprise
Dr A.D. Cosh
Dr E.W. Garnsey
A major programme of work has been undertaken concerning the birth and growth of small and medium-sized enterprises and their role in innovation. The findings of this work have been widely disseminated and have attracted the attention of Government departments and policy-makers. A major survey of 2500 firms resulted in a number of publications(L8,L9,L10,L11,L15,L18). The conceptual and technical problems of such surveys have been investigated on behalf of the European Commission(L16,L17). Another research output concerns the relationship between growth and company size, taking account of attrition biases(L13).
Papers which aimed to strengthen the theoretical base of empirical work on technological enterprise were produced(L20,L22).
Comparative work on technological enterprise in two university centres continued(L21).
Further work on incubation of high tech enterprise was undertaken(L19,L23,L40).
Dr S. Scholtes
Dr F. Vanderbeck
Work in operations research has focused on mathematical programming. Research has been done on multi-item lot-sizing and scheduling problems with start-up times(L41) and complexity analysis of nonsmooth optimization problems(L1). Work in progress comprises theoretical and computational aspects of mathematical programs with equilibrium constraints and their applications to inverse optimization and equilibrium problems. Further work concerns the use of OR models for an efficiency comparison of hospitals; this work is done in conjunction with the University Hospital, Hamburg, and is supported by the German National Science Foundation.
Evolutionary and Institutional Economics
Mr G. M. Hodgson
Work in this area has continued at both theoretical and applied levels. Most of the publications here have contributed to the development of the theoretical and empirical foundations of evolutionary and institutional economics. In addition there has been the development of specific applications, particularly to money and to the firm. Overall, the aim has been to develop a dynamic and realistic approach to the understanding of such key economic institutions, of relevance to managers, government and other decision-makers(L26,L27,L28,L29,L30,L31,L32,L33).
Dr C W Hope
A new model of global warming has been used to show that scenarios with high aerosol and GHG emissions give great uncertainty in mean global temperature(L34,L42).
Mr C G Gill
Work has continued on European industrial relations issues(L24,L25). A project has started to explore the job stress dimension of just-in-time/lean production manufacturing(L6).
Dr N A Morgan
A number of publications have emerged from research on sales force management(L38), and the interface between quality and marketing functions(L37). Other work has concerned the export performance of firms and the impact of lean thinking on export orientation(L36).
Research has been carried out on national competitive advantage, marketing of high technology firms, advertising in referenda, direct mail, and the management of government public relations.
L1. Agrachev, A.A., Pallaschke, D., Scholtes, S. On Morse theory for piecewise smooth functions. Journal of Dynamical and Control Systems, 3, (4), 449-469 (1997).
L2. Allen, J.P. Information systems use in continuously innovative organizations. In: Information Systems and Technology Innovation and Diffusion; Edited by T. Larsen, E. McGuire, Chapter 2, 22-47 (Idea Group Publishing, Hersey, USA, 1998).
L3. Allen, J.P. The evolution of handheld computers: problem framing and network building. Proceedings, 18th International Conference on Information Systems, Atlanta, GA, USA; Edited by K. Kumar, J.I. De Gross (December 1997).
L4. Allen, J.P. Who shapes the future? Problem framings and the development of handheld computers. Computers and Society, 28, (2), 3-8 (June 1998).
L5. Brown, A., Jones, M.J. Doomed to failure: narratives of inevitability and conspiracy in a failed IS project. Organisation Studies, 19, (1), 73-88 (1998).
L6. Conti, R.F., Gill, C.G. Hypothesis creation and modelling in job stress studies: the effect of just-in-time and lean production. International Journal of Employment Studies, 6, (1), 149-173 (1998).
L7. Cosh, A.D., Hughes, A. Corporate restructuring in Europe and the regulation of competiton. In: Markets, Unemployment and Economic Policy; Edited by P. Arestis, G. Palma, M. Sawyer, 443-460 (Routledge, London, 1997).
L8. Cosh, A.D., Hughes, A. (Editors) Enterprise Britain: Growth, Innovation and Public Policy in the Small and Medium Sized Enterprise Sector 1994-1997. (ESRC Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge, 1998). ISBN 0 9062 5114 1
L9. Cosh, A.D., Hughes, A. Profitability, finance, investment appraisal and acquisition. In: Enterprise Britain: Growth, Innovation and Public Policy in the Small and Medium Sized Enterprise Sector; Edited by A.D. Cosh, A. Hughes (ESRC Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge, 1998). ISBN 0 9062 5114 1
L10. Cosh, A.D., Hughes, A. Size, age, growth, business leadership and business objectives. In: Enterprise Britain: Growth, Innovation and Public Policy in the Small and Medium Sized Enterprise Sector; Edited by A.D. Cosh, A.Hughes (ESRC Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge, 1998). ISBN 0 9062 5114 1
L11. Cosh, A.D., Hughes, A. Small business enterprises in the 1990's: the 1991 and 1997 CBR sample surveys compared. In: Enterprise Britain: Growth, Innovation and Public Policy in the Small and Medium Sized Enterprise Sector; Edited by A.D. Cosh, A. Hughes (ESRC Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge, 1998). ISBN 0 9062 5114 1
L12. Cosh, A.D., Hughes, A. (Editors) Takeovers. Volumes 1 - 3. (International Library of Management) (Dartmouth Publishing, 1998). ISBN 1 85521 556 X
L13. Cosh, A.D., Hughes, A., Lee, H., Pudney, S. Semi-parametric estimation of the company growth-size relation. In: Applied Economics and Public Policy; Edited by I. Begg, B. Henry (Cambridge University Press, 1998). ISBN 0 521 62414 2
L14. Cosh, A.D., Hughes, A., Lee, K. C., Singh, A. Takeovers, institutional investment and the persistence of profits. In: Applied Economics and Public Policy; Edited by I. Begg, B. Henry (Cambridge University Press, 1998). ISBN 0 521 62414 2
L15. Cosh, A.D., Hughes, A., Wood, E. Financing innovation. In: Enterprise Britain: Growth, Innovation and Public Policy in the Small and Medium Sized Enterprise Sector; Edited by A.D. Cosh, A. Hughes (ESRC Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge, 1998). ISBN 0 9062 5114 1
L16. Cosh, A.D., Hughes, A., Wood, E. Innovation surveys and very small enterprises. ESRC Centre for Business Research, Department of Applied Economics, University of Cambridge, Working Paper No. 89 (1998).
L17. Cosh, A.D., Hughes, A., Wood, E. Longitudinal aspects of innovation surveys: the CBR experience. ESRC Centre for Business Research, Department of Applied Economics, University of Cambridge, Working Paper No. 90 (1998).
L18. Cosh, A.D., Wood, E. Innovation: scale, objectives and constraints. In: Enterprise Britain: Growth, Innovation and Public Policy in the Small and Medium Sized Enterprise Sector; Edited by A.D. Cosh, A. Hughes (ESRC Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge, 1998). ISBN 0 9062 5114 1
L19. Garnsey, E.W. The genesis of the high technology milieu: a study in complexity. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 22, (3), 361-377 (1998).
L20. Garnsey, E.W. A theory of the early growth of the firm. Industrial and Corporate Change, 7, (3), 523-556 (1998).
L21. Garnsey, E.W., Lawton-Smith, H. The high-tech race: Oxford vs Cambridge. Local Economy, 3, (1), 39-50 (May 1998).
L22. Garnsey, E.W., Longhi, C. Auto-organisation et émergence des milieux innovateurs. Proceedings, Colloque GREMI Le Paradigme de Milieu Innovateur dans l'Économie, Paris, France (June 1998).
L23. Garnsey, E.W., Sibisi, S. Crossing the chasm: the role of busines incubator centres. Physics in Business, no. 15, 67 (October 1997).
L24. Gill, C.G., Cressey, P., Gold, M. Industrial relations and social Europe: a review. Industrial Relations Journal European Annual Review 1997; Edited by B. Towers, M. Terry, 49-75 (Blackwell, September 1998). ISBN 0 631 21148 9
L25. Gill, C.G., Knudsen, H., Lind, J. Are there cracks in the Danish model of industrial relations? Industrial Relations Journal, 29, (1), 30-41 (1998).
L26. Hodgson, G.M. Competence and contract in the theory of the firm. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 35, (2), 179-201 (1998).
L27. Hodgson, G.M. Economics and the return to Mecca: the recognition of novelty and emergence. Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 8, 399-412 (1997).
L28. Hodgson, G.M. Evolutionary and competence-based theories of the firm. Journal of Economic Studies, 25, (1), 2526 (1998).
L29. Hodgson, G.M. Evolutionary theories of the firm. In: International Encyclopaedia of Business amd Management: Handbook of Organizational Behaviour; Edited by A. Sorge, M. Warner, 88-94 (International Thomson Business Press, London, 1998). ISBN 1 86152 157 X
L30. Hodgson, G.M. Metaphor and pluralism in economics: mechanics and biology. In: Pluralism in Economics: New Perspectives in History and Methodology; Edited by A. Salanti, E. Screpanti, 131-157 (Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 1997).
L31. Hodgson, G.M. Obituary: Ernest Mandel, 1923-1995. Economic Journal, 107, (1), 159-164 (1997).
L32. Hodgson, G.M. On the evolution of Thorstein Veblen's evolutionary economics. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 22, (4), 415-431 (1998).
L33. Hodgson, G.M. The ubiquity of habits and rules. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 21, (6), 663-684 (1997).
L34. Hope, C.W., West, J.J., Lane, S.N. Climate change and energy policy: the impacts and implications of aerosols. Energy Policy, 25, (11), 923-939 (1997).
L35. Jones, M.R. Michael Hammer. In: International Encyclopedia of Business and Management: Handbook of Management Thinking; Edited by M. Warner, 267-272 (International Thomson Business Press, London, 1998). ISBN 186152 162 6
L36. Morgan, N.A., Piercy, N. The impact of lean thinking and the lean enterprise on marketing: threat or synergy? Journal of Marketing Management, 13, 679-694 (1997).
L37. Morgan, N.A., Piercy, N. Relationships between marketing and quality at the SBU level: influences and outcomes. Journal of the Academy of Marketing Sciences, 26, (3), 190-208 (1998).
L38. Morgan, N.A., Piercy, N., Craven, D. Sales force performance and behaviour-based organizations. European Journal of Marketing, 31, (1-2), 79-99 (1998).
L39. Nandhakumar, J., Jones, M.R. Designing in the dark: the changing user-developer relationship in information systems development. Proceedings, 18th International Conference on Information Systems, Atlanta, GA, USA (December 1997).
L40. Reid, S., Garnsey, E.W. Incubation policy and resource provision: meeting the needs of young, innovative firms. In: New Technology-Based Firms in the 1990s; Edited by R. Oakey, W. During, vol. 5, Chapter 7, 67-79 (Paul Chapman, London, 1998).
L41. Vanderbeck, F. Lot-sizing with start-up time. Management Science, 44, (10), 1402-1425 (1998).
L42. West, J.J., Hope, C.W., Lane, S.N. Climate change and energy policy: the impacts and implications of aerosols. Energy Policy, 25, (11), 923-939 (1997).
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