Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR)

Innovations - new products, services and ways of making or doing things - are fundamental to business success and to economic growth and development. Manchester is one of the founding centres for the study of science, technology and innovation. The Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR) builds on a forty year old tradition of study in the area. More...

World class research

Manchester has been rated number one in a world survey of publications in the field of innovation research. MIoIR staff teach, publish and advise on all aspects of innovation research. Their research explores issues around public policy for science, technology and innovation, innovation studies, technology and innovation management, foresight and sustainability. More...

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We are a leading destination for postgraduate and post-experience teaching in the areas of innovation studies, technology management and technology and innovation policy. Our doctoral programme and dedicated Masters degree in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship attract students from all over the world.

Latest publications

Latest Books

Hodson, M., Marvin, S. (2014) After Sustainable Cities? Routledge

Laasch, O., & Conaway, R. N. (2014) Principles of responsible management: Glocal Sustainability, Responsibility, Ethics. Stamford: Cengage.

Loveridge, D. and Cox, D. (2013) Innovation for Development: Knowledge and Research Application to Address International Development Goals A Toolkit. The University of Manchester, UK: ISBN: 978-0-946007-31-8


Latest Book Chapters

Uyarra, E.Edler, J.Gee, S.Georghiou, L.Yeow, J. (2013) Public procurement for innovation: the UK case. In: V. Lember,  T. Kalvet, R. Kattel (eds.) Public procurement policy for innovation: International perspectives, Springer

Paskaleva, K. (2013) The Smart City: A Nexus for open innovation? In: M. Deakin (ed.) Smart Cities: Governing, modelling and analysing the transition, London and New York: Routledge.

Paskaleva, K. (2013) E-governance as enabler of the smart city. In: M. Deakin (ed.) Smart Cities: Governing, modelling and analysing the transition, London and New York: Routledge.


Latest Reports

Uyarra, E.Edler, J.Gee, S.Georghiou, L.Yeow, J. (2013) Public procurement for innovation: the UK case. In: V. Lember,  T. Kalvet, R. Kattel (eds.) Public procurement policy for innovation: International perspectives, Springer.

Paskaleva, K. (2013) The Smart City: A Nexus for open innovation? In: M. Deakin (ed.) Smart Cities: Governing, modelling and analysing the transition, London and New York: Routledge.

Paskaleva, K. (2013) E-governance as enabler of the smart city. In: M. Deakin (ed.) Smart Cities: Governing, modelling and analysing the transition, London and New York: Routledge.

Gokhberg, L. Konstantin Fursov, K., Miles, I. Perani, G. (2013) Developing and using indicators of emerging and enabling echnologies. In Fred Gault (ed) Handbook of Innovation Indicators and Measurement, 349-380. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK, Northampton, MA, USA. ISBN 9780857933645, E-ISBN 9780857933652


Latest Journal Articles

Amanatidou, A., Cunningham, P., Gök, A., Garefi, I. (2014)  Using Evaluation Research as a Means for Policy Analysis in a ‘New’ Mission-Oriented Policy ContextMINERVA

Kay, L., Youtie, J., Shapira, P(2014) Inter-industry knowledge flows and sectoral networks in the economy of MalaysiaKnowledge Management Research & Practice.

Emilia Primeri, Emanuela Reale, Benedetto Lepori, Philippe LaredoMaria NedevaDuncan Thomas (2014) Measuring the opening of national R&D programs: what indicators for what purposes? Research Evaluation.doi.10.1093/reseval/rvu018


Latest Working Papers

Foster, C., Gee, S. (2013) Playing for high steaks: market structure and purchaser-led sustainability initiatives in the UK beef sector. Manchester Institute of Innovation Research Working Paper no.75

Fursov, K., Miles, I. (2013) Framing Emerging Nanotechnologies: Sketches To Forward-Looking Analysis Of Skills. Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Basic Research Program Working Papers Series: Science, Technology and Innovation. WP BRP 15/STI/2013

De Jong, S., Barker, K., Cox, D., Sveinsdottir, T., Van den Besselaar, P. (2013) Understanding societal impact through studying productive interactions. Rathenau Instituut, The Netherlands.  Working Paper 1304