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David Wield

David Wield
Name
Professor David Wield
Title
Visiting Professor, University of Edinburgh; Professor of Innovation and Development at the Open University; Co-Director, Innogen Institute
Address
2.07 Old Surgeons' Hall High School Yards Edinburgh UK EH1 1LZ
Telephone
+44 (0)131 650 6385
Email
Research Interests
Biotechnology, agriculture, Food Security, Policy, regulation, governance, development, innovation, health, Pharmaceuticals, Africa, capacity building, GM, India, interdisciplinarity, Research methods, Innovation in health care life sciences, development and global health, public-private collaboration in genomics and biotechnology
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/staff/science_technology_and_innovation_studies/wield_david

My research focuses on two related interdisciplinary themes: the policy and management of technology,in public sector, private sector and in public-private networks; and, development policy and practice, with emphasis on industrialization and technology. Key research projects include those on technological change and innovation, academic-industrial knowledge exchange, Scottish science and innovation, R&D and corporate strategies, risk and precautionary regulation. In development policy and practice the focus has been on technological capabilities and industrialization. Results have been included in national development practices in various countries.

Publications

Mittra, J., Tait, J. and Wield, D. (2011) 'From maturity to value-added innovation: lessons from the pharmaceutical and agro-biotechnology industries', Trends in Biotechnology, Vol 29, No 3, pp. 105-109

Mittra, J., Tait, J. and Wield, D. (2011) 'The Future of Pharmaceutical Innovation: New Challenges and Opportunities', Innovations in Pharmaceutical Technology, Mar 2011, pp. 32-34

Wield, D., Chataway, J., Bolo, M (2010) ‘Issues in the Political Economy of Agricultural Biotechnology’, Journal of Agrarian Change, Vol 10, Issue 3, p342-366

Papaioannou T, Wield D, Chataway J, (2009) ' Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 27(2) 319 – 339

Forbes, N., Wield, D. (2008) '', Industry and Innovation, Vol 15, Issue 1, pp.69-92

Kale, D., Wield, D. (2008) '', Industry and Innovation, Vol 15, Issue 1, pp.93-114

Chataway, J., Smith, J. and Wield, D. (2007) ', Journal of International Biotechnology, Vol.9, Issue 2, pp.172-187

Chaturvedi, K., Chataway, J., Wield, D. (2007) '',Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, Vol 19, Issue 5, pp.565-588

Chataway, J., Tait, J., Wield, D (2007) '', Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, Vol 19, Issue 5, pp.697-708

Chataway, J., Tait, J. and Wield, D (2006) '', Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 18(2), pp.169-185

Ayele, S., Chataway, J. and Wield, D (2006) '', Nature Biotechnology, 24, pp.619-621

Chataway, J., Tait, J. and Wield, D. (2006) '', In The Economics of Biotechnology (Eds, McKelvie, M. and Orsenigo, L.) Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, Glos, pp. 378-401. Reprint of Chataway, J., Tait, J. and Wield, D. (2004) Understanding company R&D strategies in agro-biotechnology: Trajectories and Blindspots. Research Policy, 33/6-7, 1041-1057

Tait, J., Chataway, J., Lyall, C. and Wield, D. V. (2006) '', in Knowledge accumulation and industry evolution (Eds, Mazzucato, M. and Dosi, G.) Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 378-401.

Chataway, J., Smith, J., Wield, D. (2005) '', International Journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development, Vol 5, Issue 2, pp.103-124

Ayele, S. and Wield, D. (2005) '', Journal of International Development, Vol.17, Issue 5, pp.631-646

Chataway, J., Tait, J. and Wield, D (2004) '', Research Policy, 33, 1041-1057

Forbes, N. and Wield, D (2002) '', London: Routledge.

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PhD in Science and Technology Studies; MSc (R) Science and Technology Studies