Professor David Brown
Director of the Lancaster China Management Centre, Professor
Management ScienceThe Management School
Other affiliations: Lancaster China Management Centre
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.
EPSRC (2007) Centre for e-management and e-science: collaborative applications and SMEs (with R. Crouchley et al.( £206,000); EU ASIA LINK (2005) Enhancement of teaching and research in Management Education: Innovation and E-Business (lead academic, with Stockholm Business School, University of Science and Technology Beijing, National University of Laos) £275,000; KTP (2003) SSM based Systems Implementation (lead academic, with N. Lockett) £94,000; EU ASIA IT&C (2002) EQUIT – Education Quality Improvement through Digital Technologies (lead academic, with Copenhagen Business School) £329,000; HP and SAP (1999) Engaging SMEs in e-business (with N. Lockett) £40,000; ESRC (1992) Managing the Contract Process in the NHS (with P. Checkland et al.) £64,680; ESRC (1990) Comparative Decision Making in China and UK (with Easterby-Smith et al.) £93,000); UNDP (1990) Management Education for China's Foreign Trade Sector (with University of Manchester) £210,000; British Council ALCS (1990) Management and Management Education in China (extension) £2800; British Council ALCS (1987) Management and Management Education in China £14,000.
Major courses in Strategic Management and Strategy and IT, including E-business for:
LCMC China Executive Programmes ACYF and others; IMPM; CMPM; British Airways MBA Executive Programme; LEAD; ALP; VSEL MBA Executive Programme; Consortial MBA; The Bailrigg Programme (NHS Senior Management Programme).
Postgraduate MSc Information Management; MSc in Information Technology, Management & Organisational Change; FT MBA
BBA MNGT 301
Strategic Management; Strategy and IT, including E-Business;
Management in Transitional Economies, especially China
MA Systems Lancaster, Dip Chem Eng (Hons), M I Chem E C Eng
2005 to present Director of the Lancaster China Management Centre
2012 Co-organiser LUMS and Wuhan University International Conference 'Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice Relevant to China', Wuhan PRC
2009 Co-organiser LCMC and Fudan University International Conference 'Sustainable Development in China', Fudan, Shanghai, PRC
2007 Co-organiser LCMC, FASS, Beijing Foreign Studies University IAS Colloquium 'New Discourses in Contemporary China', Lancaster
2005 Project Principal EU funded project Enhancement of Teaching and Research in Management Education (ENTRE)
2003 Co-Chair International Conference 'Economy and Business in China – Now and Future', Lancaster China Management Centre, Lancaster
1990-93 Head, Department of Systems and Information Management
1992-99 Director MSc Information Management
- Understanding the causes of informal and formal discretion in the delivery of enterprise policies: a multiple case study
Vega, A., Chiasson, M. & Brown, D. 2013 In: Environment and Planning C : Governance and Policy. 31, 1, p. 102-118. 17 p.
- Open Innovation and SMEs: Exploring Public Policy and the Scope for Improvements in University Based Public Programmes through a Multidisciplinary Lens
Vega, A., Brown, D. & Chiasson, M. 2012 In: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research. 18, 4, p. 457-476. 20 p.
- Sustaining growth of China's SMEs through ICT: Recent experiences of policy initiatives and their implementation
Brown, D. & Wang, Q. 2012 In: Rising China in the Changing World Economy. Wang, L. (ed.). London : Routledge