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Browse Academic Expert Directory

Browse Academic Expert Directory

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Dr Arturo Vega
Lecturer in Innovation and Public Policy
My research is on innovation in society as the main source of competitive advantage and economic development, with a focus on technology and the small and medium sector. I conceptualize innovation as the result of the complex interaction of determinants located at different levels, including the person, the organization, the micro-environment and institutions such as governments, universities and business associations. For this reason, my work expands the frontiers of traditional research in terms of more comprehensive topics, theories and research approaches. Given this diversity of determinants, I see innovation as a trans-disciplinary field of study. Therefore, I use theories and concepts from evolutionary and institutional economics, system theories, public policies and administration, higher education institutions, voluntary organizations, organizational innovation, business studies and others. The stratified nature of innovation also requires a methodological pluralism. In general, I guide my research using a critical realist perspective. The systemic openness of this kind of research permits to identify and address the underlying drivers of the innovation processes, which gives to this approach a relevant value for practice. In fact, my academic research is strongly driven by practice and societal goals. My specific research areas are the following: • Analysis and design of systems of innovation • Formulation, administration, implementation and evaluation of public policies • Knowledge exchange activities of higher education institutions • Business association structures and political activities • Information systems innovation in small and medium enterprises • Trans-disciplinarity and methodological pluralism in business studies I have degrees in Engineering, Information Systems, Marketing and an MBA. I obtained a PhD at Lancaster University Management School on public policies for innovation in SMEs. In addition, I have finished a PG Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. I have always excelled in my academic work. My research has been awarded by the Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) and has been considered five additional times as one of the best papers in world-top conferences (Triple Helix (twice), ISBE, Engage Higher Education Institutions and the International Federation for Information Processing). I also have almost 10 years of international experience in multinational corporations of the technology sector, including Oracle, IBM, Philips and Red Unicard. In recognition of my achievements in industry, I have received international awards on two occasions. In addition, my international exposure embraces the United Kingdom, Spain, Mexico and Peru, and I am fluent in both Spanish and English. I worked at Canterbury Christ Church University and Lancaster University prior to my appointment as a Lecturer at Newcastle University Business School. See my website at http://newcastle.academia.edu/ArturoVega for more details. Don't hesitate to contact me for: • Collaborative research projects, including academics, practitioners and PhD applicants. • Consultancy, advice and talks

Newwcastle
United Kingdom

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Mr Roy Vella
Managing Director
Simply put, my passion is growing businesses at the convergence of online, telecommunications and financial services -specializing in businesses that intersect digital and real activities. I have a successful track record creating, planning, managing and operating new digital services that deliver amazing user experiences and create real revenue opportunities, across multiple international markets. My goal is to create possibilities through partnerships, products and people, and I have proven results in developing ideas into businesses and individuals into teams. My specific expertise is in Strategy & Business Development, Sales & Marketing, Project Management & Deployment, and, most importantly, being a strong customer advocate to bridge the gap between engineering vision and market reality. I excel at parachuting into new situations, hitting the ground running, and sorting out problems independently while managing shifting goals with little information in a rapidly changing environment. Even so, I am quite comfortable working with big teams managing large-scale projects across a matrix corporation. If you've read this far (thanks!), please feel free to contact me about independent consulting projects, advising opportunities or full-time engagements as I make time for what I find intriguing and challenging.

London
United Kingdom

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Dr Chander Velu
Assitant Professor
Interest in financial innovation and strategy

Cambridge
United Kingdom

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Prof Gianfranco Vento
Principal Lecturer in Banking and Finance
My research areas are Microfinance as well as Financial Regulation and Risk Management.

London
Italy

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Dr Marcos Vera-Hernandez
Senior Lecturer
Expert in conducting randomized trials which can be used to evaluate strategies, products, interventions, etc

London
United Kingdom

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Mr Malcolm Vernon
Head of Businss Development, Nokia Mobile Financial Services
Experienced senior manager & advisor in business development and service design & innovation in mobile banking, mobile payments, & mobile commerce.

London
United Kingdom

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