Prof Philip Shapira (Coordination Team)


Philip Shapira is Professor of Innovation Management and Policy with the Manchester Institute for Innovation Research at Manchester Business School and also Professor of Public Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA. He teaches and conducts research on industrial competitiveness, innovation and technology policy, economic and regional development, and policy evaluation. Professor Shapira has served as a Congressional Fellow with the Office of Technology Assessment of the United States Congress. He has held visiting positions at leading international research institutions including the Japan Institute of Labor (Tokyo), the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovations Research (ISI) in Karlsruhe, Germany, the Victoria Management School, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and the Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France. Professor Shapira is an External Faculty member with the Programme in Management, Competitiveness and Development at the Scuola Superiore Sant' Anna di Pisa (Italy). He has taught in programs on R&D evaluation at the University of Twente, Netherlands (since 2002), at MEXT, Tokyo (2003), at Georgia Tech (2004), and at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (2008). Professor Shapira holds a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning and an MA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley; an MCP from Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and a DipTP (Glos. Coll. Art & Design, UK). Professor Shapira has directed research and policy assessment studies on manufacturing technology adoption in Georgia and West Virginia, advanced industry-university technology partnerships in Iowa, US industrial network promotion and manufacturing technology partnerships, Appalachian Region entrepreneurship initiatives, and university-industry research networks and clustering. A recent study for the National Institute of Standards and Technology examines the impacts of information on US manufacturers. Other international studies include an evaluation of Japan’s Advanced Materials Processing and Machining Technology Program for the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Tokyo); an assessment of membership of intergovernmental research organizations for Forfás, Ireland; the Midsize Cities Technology Development Initiative – a US-European learning network to promote research commercialization and innovation; and development of a sectoral knowledge economy measurement system in Malaysia. He currently directs research programs on nanotechnology research and innovation systems assessment and on organizational influences on highly creative scientific research.