About the Author
Professor John Bessant BSc, PhD
Originally a chemical engineer, John has been active in research and consultancy in technology and innovation management for over 25 years. He currently holds the Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Exeter University where he is also Research Director. In 2003 he was awarded a Fellowship with the Advanced Institute for Management Research and was also elected a Fellow of the British Academy of Management. He served on the Business and Management Panel of both the 2001 and 2008 Research Assessment Exercises.
Joe Tidd, BSc MBA (Imperial) DPhil (Sussex)
Joe Tidd is a physicist with subsequent degrees in technology policy and business administration. He is Professor of technology and innovation management and Deputy Director of SPRU and visiting Professor at University College London, Copenhagen Business School, and Rotterdam School of Management. Dr Tidd was previously Head of the Management of Innovation Specialisation and Director of the Executive MBA Programme at Imperial College.