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Prof Lorraine Warren PhD, MSc, BSc, PGCE

Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

School of Management

I joined Massey University at the Manawatu campus on July 1, 2014 as a Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.  Prior to that, I was a member of University of Southampton’s School of Management in 2004, a research-driven ‘Russell Group’ institution, which I joined to undertake campus-wide strategic developments in entrepreneurship and innovation research and teaching. I was Director of the School’s Research Centre for Strategic Innovation, fostering cross-disciplinary research and organizing community-building seminars and innovation festivals.  I was on the Steering Group of the University's internationally recognized Web Science Doctoral Training Centre and a member of the University's Digital Economy Research Group.

Before Southampton, I carried out a similar role at Loughborough University Business School (2002-4), focusing on technology entrepreneurship, incorporating best practice from the USA (MIT, NCSU, San Diego). With others at Loughborough, I designed and delivered a 30 credit module that brought together teams of engineers, scientists, technologists and business development staff, to work on developing ‘live’ intellectual property to market. Prior to that, I worked at Humberside/Lincoln Universities, developing postgraduate international programmes in Dubai, Hong Kong and Zambia.  

I have a mature research position supported by over 60 peer-reviewed publications on entrepreneurial identity, technology transfer, small business management and the creative industries/digital media.  I have strong interests in Pakistan, developed as Lead Investigator for the UK side on British Council’s INSPIRE Strategic Partnership with IMSciences in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which recently held a capstone international research conference, which I co-chaired in Dubai.  I have also recently completed an INTERREG-funded project (EU) on the dynamic capabilities of Business Schools in relation to developing strategic perspectives at a time of disruptive change in Higher Education.  Earlier in my career, I spent 5 years establishing and running two small businesses, and am currently Non-Exec Director of a thriving Yorkshire company.  As well as technology-based firms, I have interests in SMEs generally, social enterprises, creative/arts-based organisations.

I have an extensive network of contacts in UK, US, Europe and Asia through UK-Science Enterprise Challenge, UK-Higher Education Innovation Fund, Southampton’s SETsquared incubator partnership, UK- Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (member), British Academy of Management (member),Chartered Management Institute (Fellow), Sloane Management School (MIT, Graduate of Entrepreneurship Development Programme), North Carolina State University (HiTEC Visiting Scholar), University of San Diego (Visiting Scholar), EMN Normandie (INTERREG partner), University of Porto (Visiting Scholar), IMSciences Peshawar (long term relationship, British Council funded), TUSUR, Tomsk (Visiting Scholar, Tempus funded), Ryerson University, Toronto (Visiting Scholar). I remain closely involved today as a Visiting Scholar at Aberdeen Business School, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen; The Lord Ashburton International Business School at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, and of course, Southampton, where I continue to contribute to PhD supervision teams.

My main research interests are entrepreneurial identity, emerging technologies and early stage concept development, especially digital.  I teach across a wide range of innovation and entrepreneurship topics, currently enjoying Scaling and Growth.  I also work to develop the local innovation ecosystem,  connecting students to  local innovation and startup networks.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: +64 6 356 9099 extn 84924
    Location: 3.13, BSC
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • PhD - University of Wales (1983)
  • MSc - University of Bradford (1991)
  • BSc - University of Wales (1980)
  • PGCE - University of Huddersfield (1995)

Prizes and Awards

  • Highly Commended paper at ISBE , Paris, 2016, Resistance and change in a depleted community: personal, pragmatic and paradoxical with Jo Bensemann (Massey) and Alistair Anderson, RGU, UK) - Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (2016)
  • Best paper, RENT 2004, Fuller, T. and Warren, L. (2006) Complex explanations of order creation, emergence and sustainability as situated entrepreneurship, Copenhagen - ECSB RENT (2004)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

My research interests in entrepreneurship and innovation fall into three main areas: Key words: qualitative; co-creation; collaboration:

  • Processes of emergence of  new firms (ontology and causality), new business models and new value creation systems in volatile new sectors. Projects in this area are focused on start-ups in digital media and the creative industries (where open business models/innovation patterns are currently significant), the sci/tech sector (currently agri-food business focussed), and management practices in incubators. General interest in very early stage concept development and the role of participative, collaborative groups in the experimental phase.
  • Knowledge transfer and knowledge exchange concerning support mechanisms for the above (policies, processes and structures such as incubators), particularly in relation to international development in eg Pakistan, Russia, Portugal, Oman and Northern France (and now New Zealand).  Such projects include business in crafts, textiles and agriculture)
  • Studies of entrepreneurial identity and its relevance to creative destruction and strategy formulation (with specific relevance to CEO/Leadership)

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Resource Development and Management, Design – for Commerce, Community and Culture, Future Food Systems

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Business and Management (150300): Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000): Entrepreneurship (150304): Innovation and Technology Management (150307)

Keywords

Offered in 3 areas:

1a. business plan creation, evaluation and presentation for high technology firms

1b.  development of technology product market linkages for strategic marketing

 2. use of social media, development of related digital skills

 3. change facilitation using soft and critical methodologies

Research Outputs

Journal

Bensemann, JM., Warren, L., & Anderson, A. (2017). Entrepreneurial engagements with a depleted rural town: Legitimation and dissent.. International Small Business Journal.
[Journal article]Authored by: Warren, L.
Marangos, S., & Warren, L. (2017). A mapping for managers: open innovation for R&D intensive SMEs in the life sciences sector. European Journal of Innovation Management. 20(2), 210-229
[Journal article]Authored by: Warren, L.
Muhammad, N., Ullah, F., & Warren, L. (2016). An institutional perspective on entrepreneurship in a conflict environment: Evidence from Pakistan. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research. 22(5), 698-717
[Journal article]Authored by: Warren, L.
Warren, L., & Scahill, S. (2016). Zeald: From start-up to maturity. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. 17(3), 203-211
[Journal article]Authored by: Scahill, S., Warren, L.
Oh, KY., & Warren, L. (2015). A modified innovation model for e-trading systems in South Korean businesses. Business Process Management Journal. 21(6), 1319-1336
[Journal article]Authored by: Warren, L.
Warren, L., & Smith, R. (2015). Rule-breaking and legitimacy: A failure of artful navigation?. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research. 21(2), 243-262
[Journal article]Authored by: Warren, L.
Kunz, VD., & Warren, L. (2011). From innovation to market entry: A strategic management model for new technologies. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management. 23(4), 345-366
[Journal article]Authored by: Warren, L.
Anderson, AR., & Warren, L. (2011). The entrepreneur as hero and jester: Enacting the entrepreneurial discourse. International Small Business Journal. 29(6), 589-609
[Journal article]Authored by: Warren, L.
Norman, SJ., Blackwell, AF., Warren, L., & Woolford, K. (2010). Gesture and embodied interaction: Capturing motion / data / value. Leonardo. 43(2), 198-199
[Journal article]Authored by: Warren, L.
Norman, SJ., Blackwell, AF., Warren, L., & Woolford, K. (2010). Gesture and embodied interaction: Capturing motion / data / value. Leonardo. 43(2), 198-199
[Journal article]Authored by: Warren, L.
Warren, L., & Fuller, T. (2010). Capturing the dynamics of co-production and collaboration in the digital economy. Leonardo. 43(2), 200-201
[Journal article]Authored by: Warren, L.
Joe, M., Airantzis, D., Angus, A., Bryan-Kinns, N., Fencott, R., Lane, G., . . . Woods, O. (2010). Sensory threads. Leonardo. 43(2), 196-197
[Journal article]Authored by: Warren, L.
Fuller, T., Warren, L., Thelwall, S., Alamdar, F., & Rae, D. (2010). Rethinking business models as value creating systems. Leonardo. 43(1), 96-97
[Journal article]Authored by: Warren, L.
Warren, L., & Fuller, T. (2009). Contrasting approaches to preparedness: A reflection on two case studies. International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems. 5(3), 60-71
[Journal article]Authored by: Warren, L.
Patton, D., Warren, L., & Bream, D. (2009). Elements that underpin high-tech business incubation processes. Journal of Technology Transfer. 34(6), 621-636
[Journal article]Authored by: Warren, L.
Warren, L., Patton, D., & Bream, D. (2009). Knowledge acquisition processes during the incubation of new high technology firms. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal. 5(4), 481-495
[Journal article]Authored by: Warren, L.
Down, S., & Warren, L. (2008). Constructing narratives of enterprise: Clichés and entrepreneurial self-identity. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research. 14(1), 4-23
[Journal article]Authored by: Warren, L.
Fuller, T., Warren, L., & Argyle, P. (2008). Sustaining entrepreneurial business: A complexity perspective on processes that produce emergent practice. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal. 4(1), 1-17
[Journal article]Authored by: Warren, L.
Warren, L. (2006). Rethinking the mentoring process for women micro-entrepreneurs. International Journal of Innovation and Learning. 3(4), 387-402
[Journal article]Authored by: Warren, L.
Fuller, T., & Warren, L. (2006). Entrepreneurship as foresight: A complex social network perspective on organisational foresight. Futures. 38(8), 956-971
[Journal article]Authored by: Warren, L.

Book

Warren, L., & Allen, P. (2018). Developing capacity for farm consultancy in New Zealand. In G. Manville, O. Matthias, & J. Campbell (Eds.) Management Consultancy Insights and Real Consultancy Projects. : Routledge
[Chapter]Authored by: Warren, L.
Warren, L. (2016). Capacity building for entrepreneurship education and research in the conflict zone of Peshawar: A personal reflection. In Routledge Handbook of Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies. (pp. 445 - 454).
[Chapter]Authored by: Warren, L.
Eid, NL., & Warren, L. (2015). MALAK technologies ltd.: A case of employee retention and talent management. In Cases on Management and Organizational Behavior in an Arab Context. (pp. 22 - 39).
[Chapter]Authored by: Warren, L.
Abu-Dieh, M., Abu-Dieh, A., & Warren, L. (2015). A case of leadership styles: The new boss. In Cases on Management and Organizational Behavior in an Arab Context. (pp. 226 - 240).
[Chapter]Authored by: Warren, L.
Warren, L., & Fuller, T. (2015). New business models that incorporate the digital economy. In SEAANZ Research Book Series, 2015, SMEs in the Digital Economy:Surviving the Digital revolution. : Tilde Publishing
[Chapter]Authored by: Warren, L.
Warren, L. (2011). Digital skills for digital disruption and value creation. In Global Knowledge Work: Diversity and Relational Perspectives. (pp. 230 - 242).
[Chapter]Authored by: Warren, L.
Fuller, T., Warren, L., & Jane Norman, S. (2011). Creative methodologies for understanding a creative industry. In Entrepreneurship and the Creative Economy: Process, Practice and Policy. (pp. 79 - 96).
[Chapter]Authored by: Warren, L.
Kitagawa, F., Warren, L., & Marangos, S. (2010). Networks and Spatiality of University Incubators: Global and local links amongst SETsquared spinoff/ intra-firms at Universities of Bath, Bristol, Southampton and Surrey in England.
[Scholarly edition]Authored by: Warren, L.
Warren, L. (2009). Entrepreneurial identity, career transformation and the spin-out process. (pp. 23 - 38).
[Chapter]Authored by: Warren, L.
Warren, L., & Anderson, A. (2009). Playing the fool? An aesthetic performance of an entrepreneurial identity. In The Politics and Aesthetics of Entrepreneurship: A Fourth Movements in Entrepreneurship Book. (pp. 148 - 161).
[Chapter]Authored by: Warren, L.
Fuller, T., & Warren, L. (2006). Complex explanations of order creation, emergence and sustainability as situated entrepreneurship. In Managing Complexity and Change in SMEs: Frontiers in European Research. (pp. 136 - 155).
[Chapter]Authored by: Warren, L.
Warren, L. (2005). Creating the entrepreneurial university.
[Scholarly edition]Authored by: Warren, L.

Report

kelly, S., Bensemann, JM., Bhide, V., Eweje, G., Imbeau, JS., Lockhart, J., . . . Warren, L. (2017). Disruptive technology in the agri-food sector: An examination of current and future influence on sustainability, bio-security and business effectiveness..
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Bensemann, J., Bhide, V., Imbeau, J., Kelly, S., Scott, J., Taskin, N., Warren, L.

Conference

Scahill, SL., Tracey, M., Sayers, J., & Warren, L. (2017, April). Managing the health care provider and retailer divide in community pharmacy – it all comes back to the culture!. Presented at Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice. Nottingham University.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sayers, J., Scahill, S., Warren, L.
Dell, K., Mika, JP., & Warren, L.(2017). Indigenous entrepreneurial ecosystems: A New Zealand perspective. . Atlanta, United States of America
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Mika, J., Warren, L.
Warren, L., & Smith, R. (2016). Unravelling parallel stories of entrepreneurial provenance in the nested masculine narratives of Nicholas Van Hoogstraten. Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 2016. : Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 2016
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Warren, L.
Warren, L., Handy, JA., Gardner, D., & Hunt, M.How do New Zealand optometrists perceive and manage role tensions in a rapidly changing and increasingly competitive trade environment?. : Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 2016
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gardner, D., Handy, J., Warren, L.
Warren, L., Scahill, S., & Sayers, JG. (2016). Do pharmacists perceive themselves as entrepreneurs & if so how does this impact on their practice?. ISBE Proceedings, 2016. : Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 2016
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Sayers, J., Scahill, S., Warren, L.
Warren, L., Bensemann, J., & Anderson, AR. (2016). Resistance and change in a depleted community: Personal, pragmatic and paradoxical. ISBE Proceedings, 2016. : Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Bensemann, J., Warren, L.
Handy, J., Warren, L., Hunt, M., & Gardner, D. (2016). Optometrists: Healthcare professionals or specialist retailers?. Poster session presented at the meeting of New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference 2016: Psychology without borders: Mā te mahi kakama, kō atu. Wellington, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Gardner, D., Handy, J., Warren, L.
Battisti, M., & Warren, L. (2016). Early stage social enterprises in an accelerator environment. Published proceedings of the 61st Annual Conference of the International Council for Small Business. : 61st Annual Conference of the International Council for Small Business
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Battisti, M., Warren, L.
Battisti, M., & Warren, L.Early stage social enterprises in an accelerator environment. . New Jersey
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Warren, L.
Warren, L., & Battisti, M. (2015). Resolving tensions in emerging social enterprises. Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (ANZAM) proceedings 2015. (pp. 1 - 14). New Zealand: Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management Conference 2015
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Battisti, M., Warren, L.
Warren, L., & Ashleigh, M. (2015). Trust – the essential element of early stage entrepreneurship. In B. Kotey (Ed.) 28 th Annual SEAANZ Conference Proceedings. Vol. 28 (pp. 1 - 16). : Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Warren, L.
Warren, L., & Fuller, T. (2016). Digital disruption and how new business models emerge. SEAANZ Proceedings 2015. : 28th Annual SEAANZ Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Warren, L.
Warren, L., Culie, JD., Loux, P., & Karjaleinen, H. (2014). How do Business Schools achieve their evolutionary fit? A dynamic capabilities approach. ANZAM proceedings 2014. : ANZAM
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Warren, L.
Warren, L., Culie, J-D., & Karjaleinen, H. (2014). How do Business Schools achieve their evolutionary fit? A dynamic capabilities approach,. Proceedings of the 28th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (ANZAM 2014): Reshaping Management for Impact,. : ANZAM
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Warren, L.
Warren, L., & Fuller, T. (2013). Digital Disruption of the Value Creation Ecosystem-- How new business models emerge. ISBE proceedings 2013. : International Small Business and Entrepreneurship
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Warren, L.
Warren, L., Marangos, S., & Rhys Thomas, S. (2013). Open innovation: barriers and opportunities is the pharmaceutical industry. ISBE Proceedings 2013. : Innternationnal Small Business and Entrepreneurship
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Warren, L.
Warren, L., & Nouman, M. (2013). An analysis of the marble mining industry in North-West Pakistan: Towards a strategy for innovation. ISBE Proceedings 2013. : International Small Business and Entrepreeurship
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Warren, L.
Warren, L. (2013). Digital disruption of the value creation ecosystem-- How new business models emerge. Proceedings of the ISBE Conference 2013. : ISBE
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Warren, L.
Nouman, M.The Individual’s Influence on LT Innovation in Small Firms: Explicating Objects, Mechanisms and Causal Powers from the Perspective of Critical Realism. . Amsterdam
[Conference Paper]Contributed to by: Warren, L.
Warren, L.Reconsidering the technology feasibility point. : 19th International Product Development Management Conference,
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Warren, L.
Warren, L., & Fuller, T. (2012). Emergence in Entrepreneurial contexts: process and materiality. Biritish Academy of Management Proceedings, 2012. : British Academy of Management
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Warren, L.
Warren, L., & laifi, A. (2012). Power gaps and interdependencies in business model activity systems: The Case of Cyberlibris. ISBE Proceedings 2012. : International Small Business and Entrepreneurship
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Warren, L.Contributed to by: Warren, L.
Nouman, M., Warren, L., & Thomas, SR. (2011). Researching the 'forgotten sector': Low and Medium Tech (LMT) innovation - Present light on future trends. Proceedings of the 1st International Technology Management Conference, ITMC 2011. (pp. 103 - 113).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Warren, L.

Consultancy and Languages

Consultancy

  • 2010 - 2014 - Technology Strategy Board
    Assessor
  • 2002-present - Various high-tech start-ups
    Concept development, start-up
  • 1997-8 - West Yorkshire Police
    Organisational Change
  • 1999-2002 - KTP partnerships
    Small firm growth and development, Teaching Company Schemes

Languages

  • English
    Last used: First language
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
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Teaching

I am a member of the Higher Education Academy in the and have a PGCE obtained in 1995.  Since then, I have had 18 years varied experience, undergraduate and postgraduate (MSc and MBA/PX) groups, full-time and part-time, including distance taught programmes in the UK and overseas (Hong Kong, Guernsey, Singapore, Spain, Germany, Oman, Zambia).  I have been involved with the production of text-based support materials, typically study guides and primers, for courses both at undergraduate and postgraduate level, acting as both author and editor, at Lincoln/Humberside University, 1996 - 2000.  Throughout, I have been able to draw on my detailed experience of the use of technology to support teaching (ITTI project, 1993-5), and was a member of University’s CITE centre for technology in education.  I have continued to update my teaching methods and approaches, such as, over the last year, with colleagues, I have pioneered the use of social media within blended online/offline contexts.  I am on the team producing Southampton University’s first MOOC in Web Science.

 

Subjects available at UG or PG/MBA/PX:

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to Innovation
  • Digital Media and the Creative Industries
  • New Venture Creation
  • Managing Innovation,
  • Innovation, Technology and the Environment
  • Innovation and Technology Transfer
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Philosophy of Research/Research Methods

Current Doctoral Supervision

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