Professor David Brown

Professor

Research Overview

My main research interest has two separate but linked strands. Firstly, strategic studies including strategic information systems and e-business, secondly the application of these strands internationally, especially in transitional economies. Current research includes: E-business adoption in micro SMEs; complex ICT adoption in SMEs in UK, Jamaica, China and Bahrain; interaction between ICT adoption and quality standards in auto manufacturing in Turkey. Complementing this is strategy and policy work including: strategic alliances; strategic ICT in Saudi healthcare; public programme policy implementation of ICT in UK SMEs; equality and diversity within the Anglican Church. The majority of work is strongly organisationally based, including action research and SSM.

2013 China Management Forum 100
Participation in conference

Decision Sciences Institute 43rd Annual Meeting
Participation in conference

35th Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Conference
Participation in conference

10th Triple Helix Conference
Participation in conference

10th Triple Helix Conference
Participation in conference

Inaugural International Conference on Inovation and Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice Relevant to China
Participation in conference

16th International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM),
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Invited public address: E-Business and Small firms (SMEs): The potential of Aggregation
Invited talk

Invited public address: Rethinking the service model in higher education in the context of China
Invited talk

Engage HEI Conference 2012
Participation in conference

34th Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE)
Participation in conference

Proceedings of the Strategic Management Society
Participation in conference

China Tomorrow - Building Inovation Links in Environmental Technologies & Sustainable Development
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

China: IPR and the Changing Agenda for Innovation
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Reflections on Inovation in China. This was an invited presentation to mark the inaugural China hosted UK-China Entrepreneurship Competition
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Reflecting on Innovation.
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

New Discourses in Contemporary China, Colloquium
Participation in conference

'Official Dictionary of Management Award'
National/international honour

Honorary Membership All China Management Science Society and Executive Board Member
National/international honour

Greater China Recognition Award
National/international honour

Fellow Professorship in Management Science
National/international honour

Above and Beyond Staff Leadership Prize
Prize (including medals and awards)

2013 Strategic China Links Award
Prize (including medals and awards)

Supply Chain Management

  • Health Systems
  • Information Systems
  • Lancaster China Management Centre
  • Networks, Knowledge and Strategy
  • Technology, Systems and Organisation