Imperial College London

ProfessorAlanHughes

Business School

Professor of Innovation
 
 
 
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393Business School BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Publications

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Perkmann M, Salandra R, Tartari V, McKelvey M, Hughes Aet al., 2021, Academic engagement: a review of the literature 2011-2019, Research Policy, Vol: 50, ISSN: 0048-7333

We provide a systematic review of the literature on academic engagement from 2011 onwards which was the cutoff year of a previous review in Research Policy. Academic engagement refers to knowledge-related interactions of academic scientists with external organizations, set apart from research, teaching and commercialization. It includes activities such as collaborative research with industry, contract research, consulting and informal ties. We consolidate what is known about the individual, organizational and institutional antecedents of academic engagement, and its consequences for research, commercialization, and society at large. Our findings suggest that individual characteristics associated with academic engagement include being scientifically productive, senior, male, locally trained, and commercially experienced. Academic engagement is also socially conditioned by peer effects and within applied disciplines. In terms of consequences, academic engagement is positively associated with academics' subsequent scientific productivity. We also propose new areas of investigation where evidence is still inconclusive, including individual life cycles effects, the role of organizational context and incentives, cross-national comparison, and the impact of academic engagement on the quality of subsequent research as well as educational, commercial and society-wide impact.

Journal article

Hughes A, Lawson C, Salter A, Kitson Met al., 2019, Citizens of somewhere: Examining the geography of foreign and native-born academics’ engagement with external actors, Research Policy, Vol: 48, Pages: 759-774, ISSN: 0048-7333

This paper explores the geography of academic engagement patterns of native and foreign-born academics, contrasting how patterns of intranational and international engagement with non-academic actors differ between these two groups. We suggest that foreign-born academics will engage more internationally than their native-born colleagues, whereas native-born academics will have greater levels of intranational engagement. Drawing upon a large multi-source dataset, including a major new survey of all academics working in the UK, we find support for the idea that where people are born influences how they engage with non-academic actors. We also find that these differences are attenuated by an individual’s intranational and international experience, ethnicity and language skills. We explore the implications of these findings for policy to support intranational and international academic engagement.

Journal article

Spring M, Hughes A, Mason K, McCaffrey Pet al., 2017, Creating the competitive edge: a new relationship between operations management and industrial policy, Journal of Operations Management, Vol: 49-51, Pages: 6-19, ISSN: 0272-6963

Policy interventions by governments to alter the structure of economic activity have either been dismissed or ignored by operations management (OM) scholars. However, in recent years, such ‘industrial policy’ measures have gained increasing support in developed economies, particularly in relation to manufacturing. This paper argues that contemporary manufacturing in high-cost economies is rooted in technological innovation. As such, it can be enhanced by industrial policy interventions that prevent systems failures in the process of turning technological innovation into commercially viable products. In particular, we argue that this can be achieved by establishing non-firm, intermediate research organizations and by other measures to change the institutional architecture of an economy. We disagree with claims in earlier OM literature that industrial policy is all but irrelevant to manufacturing firms and to OM. Instead, we argue that OM must broaden its conceptual scope so as to encompass active engagement with non-firm network participants such as government-supported intermediate research organizations, and that, as well as learning to be effective users of industrial policy, OM practitioners and academics should engage actively in the development of industrial policy. In this way, high-value, high-productivity manufacturing can be viable in high-cost economic environments.

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Harcourt GC, Cosh A, Hughes A, Sen S, Patnaik P, Harris DJ, Whittington G, Meeks G, Earl PE, Rowthorn R, Sen A, Ghosh J, Nolan P, Scherer FMet al., 2016, The legacy of Ajit Singh (11 September 1940-23 June 2015), ECONOMIC AND LABOUR RELATIONS REVIEW, Vol: 27, Pages: 293-313, ISSN: 1035-3046

Journal article

Haskel J, Goodridge P, Hughes A, Wallis Get al., 2015, The contribution of public and private R&D to UK productivity growth, Publisher: Imperial College Business School

Working paper

Haskel J, Goodridge P, Hughes A, Wallis Get al., 2015, The contribution of public and private R&D to UK productivity growth, Publisher: Imperial College Business School

Working paper

Mina A, Bascavusoglu-Moreau E, Hughes A, 2014, Open service innovation and the firm's search for external knowledge, RESEARCH POLICY, Vol: 43, Pages: 853-866, ISSN: 0048-7333

Journal article

Haskel J, Haskel J, Hughes A, Bascavusoglu-Moreau Eet al., 2014, The economic significance of the UK science base: a report for the Campaign for Science and Engineering, Publisher: Imperial College Business School

Working paper

Mina A, Lahr H, Hughes A, 2013, The demand and supply of external finance for innovative firms, INDUSTRIAL AND CORPORATE CHANGE, Vol: 22, Pages: 869-901, ISSN: 0960-6491

Journal article

Perkmann M, Tartari V, McKelvey M, et alet al., 2013, Academic engagement and commercialisation: A review of the literature on university-industry relations (open access article), Research Policy, Vol: 42, Pages: 423-442, ISSN: 0048-7333

We present a systematic review of the literature on academic engagement, defined as academic scientists’ involvement in collaborative research, contract research, consulting and informal technology transfer. Our findings suggest that across all national contexts studied, academic engagement is widespread. We identify the antecedents and consequences of academic engagement, and systematically compare these with the antecedents and consequences of commercialisation, i.e. intellectual property transfer and academic entrepreneurship. Academic engagement is distinct from commercialisation in that it is closely aligned with traditional academic research, and is pursued by academics to access resources that further their research. We conclude by identifying future research needs, opportunities for methodological improvement and policy interventions.

Journal article

Cosh A, Fu X, Hughes A, 2012, Organisation structure and innovation performance in different environments, SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMICS, Vol: 39, Pages: 301-317, ISSN: 0921-898X

Journal article

Deiaco E, Hughes A, McKelvey M, 2012, Universities as strategic actors in the knowledge economy, CAMBRIDGE JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS, Vol: 36, Pages: 525-541, ISSN: 0309-166X

Journal article

Sutherland WJ, Bellingan L, Bellingham JR, Blackstock JJ, Bloomfield RM, Bravo M, Cadman VM, Cleevely DD, Clements A, Cohen AS, Cope DR, Daemmrich AA, Devecchi C, Anadon LD, Denegri S, Doubleday R, Dusic NR, Evans RJ, Feng WY, Godfray HCJ, Harris P, Hartley SE, Hester AJ, Holmes J, Hughes A, Hulme M, Irwin C, Jennings RC, Kass GS, Littlejohns P, Marteau TM, McKee G, Millstone EP, Nuttall WJ, Owens S, Parker MM, Pearson S, Petts J, Ploszek R, Pullin AS, Reid G, Richards KS, Robinson JG, Shaxson L, Sierra L, Smith BG, Spiegelhalter DJ, Stilgoe J, Stirling A, Tyler CP, Winickoff DE, Zimmern RLet al., 2012, A Collaboratively-Derived Science-Policy Research Agenda, PLOS ONE, Vol: 7, ISSN: 1932-6203

Journal article

Dodgson M, Hughes A, Foster J, Metcalfe Set al., 2011, Systems thinking, market failure, and the development of innovation policy: The case of Australia, RESEARCH POLICY, Vol: 40, Pages: 1145-1156, ISSN: 0048-7333

Journal article

Desyllas P, Hughes A, 2010, Do high technology acquirers become more innovative?, RESEARCH POLICY, Vol: 39, Pages: 1105-1121, ISSN: 0048-7333

Journal article

Cosh A, Hughes A, 2010, Never mind the quality feel the width: University-industry links and government financial support for innovation in small high-technology businesses in the UK and the USA, JOURNAL OF TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, Vol: 35, Pages: 66-91, ISSN: 0892-9912

Journal article

Desyllas P, Hughes A, 2009, The revealed preferences of high technology acquirers: An analysis of the innovation characteristics of their targets, CAMBRIDGE JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS, Vol: 33, Pages: 1089-1111, ISSN: 0309-166X

Journal article

Cosh A, Cumming D, Hughes A, 2009, Outside Enterpreneurial Capital*, ECONOMIC JOURNAL, Vol: 119, Pages: 1494-1533, ISSN: 0013-0133

Journal article

Hughes A, 2009, Hunting the Snark: Some reflections on the UK experience of support for the small business sector, INNOVATION-MANAGEMENT POLICY & PRACTICE, Vol: 11, Pages: 114-126, ISSN: 1447-9338

Journal article

Hughes A, Morton MSS, 2006, The transforming power of complementary assets, MIT SLOAN MANAGEMENT REVIEW, Vol: 47, Pages: 50-+, ISSN: 1532-9194

Journal article

Cosh A, Guest PM, Hughes A, 2006, Board share-ownership and takeover performance, JOURNAL OF BUSINESS FINANCE & ACCOUNTING, Vol: 33, Pages: 459-510, ISSN: 0306-686X

Journal article

Hughes A, Wood E, 2000, Rethinking innovation comparisons between manufacturing and services: The experience of the CBR SME surveys in the UK, Workshop on Innovation Systems in the Service Economy, Publisher: KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS, Pages: 105-124

Conference paper

Cosh A, Hughes A, 1997, Executive remuneration, executive dismissal and institutional shareholdings, Workshop on Managerial Compensation, Strategy and Firm Performance, Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, Pages: 469-492, ISSN: 0167-7187

Conference paper

Hughes A, 1997, Finance for SMEs: A UK perspective, Conference on Financing SMEs, Publisher: KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL, Pages: 151-166, ISSN: 0921-898X

Conference paper

Deakin S, Hughes A, 1997, Comparative corporate governance: An interdisciplinary agenda, JOURNAL OF LAW AND SOCIETY, Vol: 24, Pages: 1-9, ISSN: 0263-323X

Journal article

Cosh A, Hughes A, 1997, The changing anatomy of corporate control and the market for executives in the United Kingdom, JOURNAL OF LAW AND SOCIETY, Vol: 24, Pages: 104-123, ISSN: 0263-323X

Journal article

DUNNE P, HUGHES A, 1994, AGE, SIZE, GROWTH AND SURVIVAL - UK COMPANIES IN THE 1980S, JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS, Vol: 42, Pages: 115-140, ISSN: 0022-1821

Journal article

HARCOURT GC, HUGHES A, SINGH A, 1993, ROBINSON,AUSTIN, 20 NOVEMBER 1897 1 JUNE 1993 - AN APPRECIATION, CAMBRIDGE JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS, Vol: 17, Pages: 365-368, ISSN: 0309-166X

Journal article

HUGHES A, 1991, UK SMALL BUSINESSES IN THE 1980S - CONTINUITY AND CHANGE, REGIONAL STUDIES, Vol: 25, Pages: 471-479, ISSN: 0034-3404

Journal article

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