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dt260David Twigg

BSc MPhil (CNAA) PhD (Warwick) PGCertHE (Sussex) FHEA

Dr. Twigg joined Lincoln International Business School in September 2017, as Head of Department (Strategy & Enterprise). Previously, he was Associate Professor and Associate Head of the School of Social Sciences at Heriot-Watt University in Dubai.

David originally studied as an environmental social scientist, before moving into management research and teaching. He has conducted research across the technology and innovation management field, from technology adoption and diffusion, to new product development.

He spent a decade at the University of Sussex where he introduced and then developed the business and management programmes, alongside conducting research at SPRU – Science and Technology Policy Research. In 2011, he was Visiting Associate Professor at the Graduate Institute of Technology & Innovation Management at National ChengChi University, Taiwan.

Prior to joining SPRU, he spent five years at the Centre for Research in Innovation Management (University of Brighton) as a member of the ESRC CoPS Innovation Centre, examining innovation in complex product systems (CoPS). His research career began in the Operations Strategy Research Unit of Warwick Business School, alongside Chris Voss, Graham Winch, Nigel Slack and others. This work examined topics such as technology implementation, concurrent engineering, and the development of guest engineers. He received his doctorate from Warwick Business School through developing the paradigm of design chain management.

He has taught and researched across the fields of technology, operations and innovation management, focusing especially on product and process technology management.

Dr. Twigg is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Services and Operations Management. He acts as referee for a number of leading academic journals, including: British Journal of Management; Industrial and Corporate Change; International Journal of Innovation Management; International Journal of Operations and Production Management; R&D Management; and, Technology Analysis & Strategic Management.

When time permits, David enjoys skiing, photography, printmaking, and attending Modern Art exhibitions. He particularly enjoys abstract art, especially works on paper (prints). His favourite British artists include Terry Frost, Sandra Blow, Howard Hodgkin, Patrick Heron and Maurice Cockrill. David also has a keen interest in industrial design.