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.
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.