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Dr Paul Dewick

Lecturer in Sustainable Technology Management

Paul Dewick is an economist and a Lecturer in Sustainable Technology Management in the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, a research centre in Manchester Business School. Since 1999 his research and teaching has explored sustainable innovation systems, with a particular focus on eco-innovation management in large firms.

The structure of the competitive environment is changing in response to the challenges of sustainable development, stimulating demand for new products and processes that create value for companies whilst addressing environmental and societal problems. It is essential that Business Schools undertake research in collaboration with firms (and other organisations) to accelerate change in global value chains and integrate sustainability teaching into the core curriculum to meet the burgeoning need for new skill sets amongst graduates and executives. Paul's portfolio of research, teaching, knowledge transfer and academic service contributes to the development of MBS in this area.

In 2010 his MSc module was featured as an exemplar of the importance of sustainability teaching in higher education by the Independent.

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Interdisciplinary themes: 



Eco-Innovation Management

Innovation, technology and sustainability


Environmental Management for Sustainable Development

Sustainable economic growth; history of environmental protection; Market based approaches to environmental protection; climate change targets and sustainable business; Environmental Management Systems; Environmental reporting; Life cycle analysis


Sustainable Innovation Management

Innovation, management and sustainable development; strategic challenges facing firms with respect to sustainable innovation


Sustainable Consumption

Investigating the opportunities for governments and business to stimulate the development and adoption of innovations that will reduce the environmental burden of production and consumption systems.



4 objectives: Map current expertise in bioenergy across UoM; Bring together bioenergy researchers through organising events; Hold a series of lectures to communicate UoM's work in this area; publish a series of factsheets for external audiences


Manchester Institute of Innovation Research

The Manchester Institute of Innovation Research is a centre of excellence in the field of innovation studies, which includes the overlap of innovation with science management and science policy. With over 50 full members, approximately 50 PhD researchers and a range of associated academics, MIoIR is Europe’s largest and one of the World’s leading research centres in its field. As a dedicated research centre, MIoIR is at the heart of innovation-related research in the Manchester Business School and The University of Manchester.

Business, Innovation, Economy