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Alan Hughes

Margaret Thatcher Professor Emeritus of Enterprise Studies
Senior Research Associate, Centre for Business Research (CBR)
Fellow of Sidney Sussex College

Professional experience

Alan Hughes is Margaret Thatcher Professor Emeritus of Enterprise Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge. He is also Director of the UK Innovation Research Centre, a joint venture between the Centre for Business Research at Cambridge Judge and Imperial College London, and Director of the ESRC Impact Acceleration Programme at Cambridge. From 2011-2013 he was a member of the Lead Expert Group of the Foresight Programme for the Future of UK Manufacturing.

Professor Hughes has held visiting professorships in the USA, France, Australia and Japan. From 2004-2013 he was a member of the UK Prime Minister's Council for Science and Technology, the UK's senior advisory body in this area. He is a Senior Research Fellow of the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB). He is a member of the Strategic Advisory Network of the EPSRC and of the Patents Expert Advisory Group of the Intellectual Property Office.

With his colleagues at the Centre for Business Research Professor Hughes has pioneered the development of a long-term interdisciplinary research programme into business structure organisation and performance. This programme, which has attracted over £8 million worth of peer-reviewed research funding, has linked scholars from economics, law, engineering, geography, social and political sciences, social psychology and management studies into a long-run programme of business research. With his colleague Andy Cosh, he has developed a unique longitudinal research programme covering several thousand small and medium-sized enterprises in the UK which take part in the CBR SME surveys. This work has resulted in a series of panel datasets which has been made available to the UK research community through the ESRC data archive, and has led to many research monographs and articles on the performance of the small and medium-sized enterprise sector in the UK.

His longstanding interest in mergers, acquisitions and corporate governance has produced a series of journal articles and other publications spanning two decades and has most recently included work with colleagues Andy Cosh, Panos Desyllas and Paul Guest on the impact of shareownership characteristics on acquisition performance; innovation, shareholder wealth and profitability in an international and domestic context. With his colleague Simon Deakin he provided the first economic analysis to be included in the work of the Law Commissions in their report on the law relating to Directors' Duties.

Professor Hughes introduced the econometric modelling of selection effects into UK public policy evaluation. This is reflected in work on the impact of programmes to fund high-technology small businesses as well as the impact of training on the performance of smaller firms. These reports have been published and the methods used have been widely adopted in subsequent evaluations.

His research focuses on science technology and innovation policy. With Michael Kitson he has led a major programme of research funded by ESRC, EPSRC, AHRC, HEFCE and BIS into the commercialisation of science, innovation and industrial policy and university funding.

Professor Hughes has published several books and over 200 journal articles and other publications in the areas outlined in his research interests. This work has led to requests for policy advice and consultancy roles with, amongst others, HM Treasury, HM Inland Revenue, BIS, the EU, and German and Australian governments.

Previous appointments

Professor Alan Hughes was Director of the Centre for Business Research and Margaret Thatcher Professor of Enterprise Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School from 1994 to September 2013. He was, from 2000-2003, Director of the National Competitiveness Network of the Cambridge-MIT Institute, a joint venture between the University of Cambridge and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Professor Hughes has held visiting chairs at Doshisha Kyoto and Queensland.

Research interests

Science and innovation policy; measurement and evaluation of science, industrial and business support policy; growth innovation and financial characteristics of small and medium-sized enterprises; analysis of the relationship between corporate takeover, corporate governance, executive pay and business performance; training and business performance; the relationship between law and economics in the analysis of corporate organisation and performance.

Alan Hughes is a member of the Economics & Policy subject group.

Journal articles

Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (1987) "The anatomy of corporate control: directors, shareholders and executive remuneration in giant US and UK corporations." Cambridge Journal of Economics, 11(4): 285-313

Dunne, P. and Hughes, A. (1994) "Age, size, growth and survival: UK companies in the 1980s." Journal of Industrial Economics, 42(2): 115-140

Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (1997) "Executive remuneration, executive dismissal and institutional shareholdings." International Journal of Industrial Organization, 15(4): 469-492

Deakin, S. and Hughes, A. (1999) "Economic efficiency and the proceduralisation of company law." Company Financial and Insolvency Law Review, 3(2): 169-189

Deakin, S. and Hughes, A. (1999) "Economics and company law reform: a fruitful partnership?" Company Lawyer, 20(4): 212-218

Cook, J., Deakin, S. and Hughes, A. (2002) "Mutuality and corporate governance: the evolution of UK building societies following deregulation." The Journal of Corporate Law Studies, 2(1): 110-138

Hughes, A. (2004) "Transferimento tecnologico, imprenditorialità e crescita economica." Studi Organizzativi, 2/3: 29-49

Conn, R.L., Cosh, A., Guest, P.M. and Hughes, A. (2005) "The impact on U.K. acquirers of domestic, cross-border, public and private acquisitions." Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 32(5/6): pp.815-870

Cosh, A., Guest, P. and Hughes, A. (2006) "Board share-ownership and takeover performance." Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 33(3/4): 459-510

Hughes, A., Scott-Morton, M. (2006) "The transforming power of complementary assets." Sloan Management Review, 47(4): 50-58

Desyllas, P. and Hughes, A. (2008) "Sourcing technological knowledge through corporate acquisition: evidence from an international sample of high technology firms." Journal of High Technology Management Research, 18(2): 157-172 (DOI: 10.1016/j.hitech.2007.12.003)

Hughes, A., Cosh, A.D. and Cumming, D. (2009) "Outside entrepreneurial capital." The Economic Journal, 119(540): 1494-1533

Hughes, A. (2009) "Innovation and SMEs: hunting the Snark: some reflections on the UK experience of support for the small business sector." Innovation: Management, Policy and Practice, 11(1): 114-126

Desyllas, P. and Hughes, A. (2010) "Do high technology acquirers become more innovative?" Research Policy, 39(8): 1105-1121 (DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2010.05.005)

Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (2010) "Never mind the quality feel the width: university-industry links and government financial support for innovation in small high-technology businesses in the UK and the USA." Journal of Technology Transfer, 35(1): 66-91 (DOI: 10.1007/s10961-009-9110-x)

Hughes, A. and Kitson, M. (2012) "Pathways to impact and the strategic role of universities: new evidence on the breadth and depth of university knowledge exchange in the UK and the factors constraining its development." Cambridge Journal of Economics, 36(3): 723-750 (DOI: 10.1093/cje/bes017)

Mina, A., Lahr, H. and Hughes, A. (2013) "The demand and supply of external finance for innovative firms." Industrial and Corporate Change, 22(4): 1-33 (DOI: 10.1093/icc/dtt020)

Mina, A., Bascavusoglu-Moreau, E. and Hughes, A. (2013) "Open service innovation and the firm's search for external knowledge." Research Policy (DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2013.07.004) (published online Aug 2013; forthcoming in print)

Books, monographs, reports and case studies

Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (1992) The state of British enterprise: growth, innovation and competitive advantage in small and medium sized firms. Cambridge: Small Business Research Centre, University of Cambridge.

Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (eds.) (1996) The changing state of British enterprise: growth, innovation and competitive advantage in small and medium sized firms 1986-1995. Cambridge: ESRC Centre for Business Research.

Deakin, S. and Hughes, A. (1997) Enterprise and community: new directions in corporate governance. Oxford: Blackwell.

Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (eds.) (1998) Enterprise Britain: growth, innovation and public policy in the small and medium sized enterprise sector 1994-1997. Cambridge: ESRC Centre for Business Research.

Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (eds.) (2000) British enterprise in transition: growth, innovation and public policy in the small and medium sized enterprise sector 1994-1999. Cambridge: ESRC Centre for Business Research.

Cosh, A., Cox, M. and Hughes, A. (eds.) (2001) Evaluation of the golden key package component of the Small Business Initiative. London: British Bankers Association Enterprises Ltd.

Cook, J., Deakin, S. and Hughes, A. (2001) Governance of mutuality: building societies, property rights and corporate governance: report prepared for the Building Societies Association and the Norwich & Peterborough Building Society. Cambridge: ESRC Centre for Business Research.

Cox, M., Hughes, A. and Spires, R. (2002) Evaluation of SMART (including SPUR) 2001: final report and appendices: DTI Evaluation Report Series No.3. Sheffield: Small Business Service.

Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (eds.) (2003) Enterprise challenged: policy and performance in the British SME sector 1999-2002. Cambridge: ESRC Centre for Business Research.

Hughes, A. for the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Union (2003) The Commission's Green Paper: entrepreneurship in Europe: with evidence: HL Paper No.142. London: HMSO.

Boyns, N., Cox, M., Spires, R. and Hughes, A. (2003) Research into the Enterprise Investment Scheme and Venture Capital Trusts: a report prepared for Inland Revenue. London: H.M. Inland Revenue.

Hughes, A., Lester, R.K. and Cosh, A.D. (2006) UK plc. Just how innovative are we? Cambridge: Cambridge-MIT Institute.

Cosh, A.D. and Hughes, A. (eds.) (2007) British enterprise: thriving or surviving? Cambridge: Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge.

Hughes, A. and Grinevich, V. (2007) The contribution of services and other sectors to Australian productivity growth 1980-2004. Sydney: Australian Business Foundation.

Moore, B., Hughes, A. et al (2008) Competitiveness and productivity of the UK design engineering sector. London: Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.

Cosh, A., Hughes, A., Bullock, A. and Milner, I. (2008) Financing UK small and medium-sized enterprises: the 2007 survey. Cambridge: Centre for Business Research.

Hughes, A., Abreu, M., Grinevich, V., Kitson, M. and Ternouth, P. (2008) Universities, business and knowledge exchange. London and Cambridge: Council for Industries and Higher Education and Centre for Business Research.

Cosh, A., Hughes, A., Bullock, A. and Milner, I. (2009) SME finance and innovation in the current economic crisis. Cambridge: ESRC Centre for Business Research.

Book chapters

Hughes, A. and Singh, A. (1980) "Mergers, concentration, and competition in advanced capitalist economies: an international perspective." In Mueller, D.C. (ed.): The determinants and effects of mergers: an international comparison. USA: Oelgeschlager, Gunn & Hain Publishers, pp.1-26

Hughes, A., Mueller, D.C. and Singh, A. (1980) "Hypotheses about mergers." In Mueller, D.C. (ed.): The determinants and effects of mergers: an international comparison. USA: Oelgeschlager, Gunn & Hain Publishers, pp.27-66

Cosh, A., Hughes, A. and Singh, A. (1980) "Causes and effects of takeovers in the United Kingdom, The: an empirical investigation for the late 1960s at the microeconomic level." In Mueller, D.C. (ed.): The determinants and effects of mergers: an international comparison. USA: Oelgeschlager, Gunn & Hain Publishers, pp.227-270

Hughes, A., Mueller, D.C. and Singh, A. (1980) "Competition policy in the 1980s: the implications of the international merger wave." In Mueller, D.C. (ed.): The determinants and effects of mergers: an international comparison. USA: Oelgeschlager, Gunn & Hain Publishers, pp.315-336

Hughes, A. (1986) "Investment finance, industrial strategy and economic recovery." In Nolan, P. and Paine, S. (eds.): Rethinking socialist economics: a new agenda for Britain. Cambridge: Polity Press, pp.198-233

Hughes, A. and Singh, A. (1991) "The world economic slowdown and the Asian and Latin American economies: a comparative analysis of economic structure, policy and performance." In Banuri, T. (ed.): Economic liberalization: no panacea: the experiences of Latin America and Asia. Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp.57-99

Hughes, A. (1992) "Big business, small business and the 'enterprise culture'." In Michie, J. (ed.): The economic legacy 1979-1992. London: Academic Press, pp.296-311

Cosh, A.D., Hughes, A. and Singh, A. (1992) "Openness, financial innovation, changing patterns of ownership, and the structure of financial markets." In Banuri, T. and Schor, J.B. (eds.): Financial openness and national autonomy: opportunities and constraints. Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp.19-42

Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (1994) "Acquisition activity in the small business sector." In Hughes, A. and Storey, D.J. (eds.): Finance and the small firm. London: Routledge, pp.284-315

Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (1994) "Size, financial structure and profitability: UK companies in the 1980s." In Hughes, A. and Storey, D.J. (eds.): Finance and the small firm. London: Routledge, pp.18-63

Cosh, A., Coutts, K. and Hughes, A. (1996) "Manufacturing, the balance of payments, and capacity." In Michie, J. and Grieve Smith, J. (eds.): Creating industrial capacity: towards full employment. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.53-71

Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (1997) "Corporate restructuring in Europe and the regulation of competition." In Arestis, P., Palma, G. and Sawyer, M. (eds.): Markets, unemployment and economic policy: essays in honour of Geoff Harcourt: vol.2. London: Routledge, pp.443-460

Deakin, S., Goodwin, T. and Hughes, A. (1997) "Co-operation and trust in inter-firm relations: beyond competition policy?" In Deakin, S. and Michie, J. (eds.): Contracts, co-operation and competition: studies in economics, management, and law. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.339-369

Deakin, S. and Hughes, A. (1997) "Comparative corporate governance: an interdisciplinary agenda." In Deakin, S. and Hughes, A. (eds.): Enterprise and community: new directions in corporate governance. Oxford: Blackwell, pp.1-9

Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (1997) "The changing anatomy of corporate control and the market for executives in the United Kingdom." In Deakin, S. and Hughes, A. (eds.): Enterprise and community: new directions in corporate governance. Oxford: Blackwell, pp.104-123

Cosh, A., Hughes, A., Lee, K. and Singh, A. (1998) "Takeovers, institutional investment and the persistence of profits." In Begg, I. and Henry, S.G.B. (eds.): Applied economics and public policy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.107-144

Cosh, A., Hughes, A., Lee, K. and Singh, A. (1998) "Semi-parametric estimation of the company size-growth relation." In Begg, I. and Henry, S.G.B. (eds.): Applied economics and public policy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.145-179

Deakin, S. and Hughes, A. (1998) "Economic considerations." In Company directors: regulating conflicts of interests and formulating a statement of duties. a joint Consultation Paper, Law Commission Consultation Paper No.153 / Scottish Law Commission Discussion Paper No.105. London: TSO, pp.33-59

Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (1998) "Size, age, growth, business leadership and business objectives." In Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (eds.): Enterprise Britain: growth, innovation and public policy in the small and medium sized enterprise sector 1994-1997. Cambridge: ESRC Centre for Business Research, pp.3-15

Bullock, A. and Hughes, A. (1998) "Survey design, response bias and sample characteristics in the 1997 CBR SME survey." In Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (eds.): Enterprise Britain: growth, innovation and public policy in the small and medium sized enterprise sector 1994-1997. Cambridge: ESRC Centre for Business Research, pp.125-132

Hughes, A. and Moore, B. (1998) "High-tech firms: market position, innovative performance and access to finance." In Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (eds.): Enterprise Britain: growth, innovation and public policy in the small and medium sized enterprise sector 1994-1997. Cambridge: ESRC Centre for Business Research, pp.86-98

Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (1998) "Small business enterprises in the 1990's: the 1991 and 1997 CBR Sample Surveys compared." In Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (eds.): Enterprise Britain: growth, innovation and public policy in the small and medium sized enterprise sector 1994-1997. Cambridge: ESRC Centre for Business Research, pp.114-124

Cosh, A., Hughes, A. and Wood, E. (1998) "Financing innovation." In Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (eds.): Enterprise Britain: growth, innovation and public policy in the small and medium sized enterprise sector 1994-1997. Cambridge: ESRC Centre for Business Research, pp.80-85

Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (1998) "Profitability, finance, investment appraisal and acquisition." In Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (eds.): Enterprise Britain: growth, innovation and public policy in the small and medium sized enterprise sector 1994-1997. Cambridge: ESRC Centre for Business Research, pp.67-79

Cosh, A., Hughes, A. and Wood, E. (1999) "Innovation in UK SMEs: causes and consequences for firm failure and acquisition." In Acs, Z.J., Carlsson, B. and Karlsson, C. (eds.): Entrepreneurship, small and medium-sized enterprises and the macroeconomy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.329-366

Hughes, A. (2000) "Innovation and business performance: small entrepreneurial firms in the UK and the EU." In HM Treasury (eds.): Economic growth and government policy: papers presented at a HM Treasury seminar held at 11 Downing Street on 12th October 2000. London: HM Treasury, pp.65-69

Hughes, A. and Wood, E. (2000) "Rethinking innovation comparisons between manufacturing and services: the experience of the CBR SME surveys in the UK." In Metcalfe, J.S. and Miles, I. (eds.): Innovation systems in the service economy: measurement and case study analysis. Boston, Mass.: Kluwer Academic, pp.105-124

Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (2003) "The British SME sector 1991-2002." In Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (eds.): Enterprise challenged: policy and performance in the British SME sector 1999-2002. Cambridge: ESRC Centre for Business Research, pp.103-113

Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (2003) "Profitability, finance and acquisition activity." In Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (eds.): Enterprise challenged: policy and performance in the British SME sector 1999-2002. Cambridge: ESRC Centre for Business Research, pp.72-86

Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (2003) "Innovation activity, outputs, inputs, intentions and constraints." In Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (eds.): Enterprise challenged: policy and performance in the British SME sector 1999-2002. Cambridge: ESRC Centre for Business Research, pp.45-56

Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (2003) "Size, age, growth, business constraints and management characteristics." In Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (eds.): Enterprise challenged: policy and performance in the British SME sector 1999-2002. Cambridge: ESRC Centre for Business Research, pp.3-19

Hughes, A. (2003) "Knowledge transfer, entrepreneurship and economic growth: some reflections and implications for policy." In van der Laag, A. and Snijders, J. (eds.): Entrepreneurship in the Netherlands: knowledge transfer: developing high-tech ventures. Zoetermeer: EIM Business & Policy Research and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, pp.53-75

Hughes, A. and Cosh, A. (2007) "Business formation, business leaders and SME performance." In Cosh, A.D. and Hughes, A. (eds.): British enterprise: thriving or surviving? Cambridge: ESRC Centre for Business Research, pp.3-17

Hughes, A. and Cosh, A. (2007) "Constraints, competitiveness and collaboration." In Cosh, A.D. and Hughes, A. (eds.): British enterprise: thriving or surviving? Cambridge: ESRC Centre for Business Research, pp.18-27

Hughes, A. and Cosh, A. (2007) "Innovation activity and technology intensive firms." In Cosh, A.D. and Hughes, A. (eds.): British enterprise: thriving or surviving? Cambridge: ESRC Centre for Business Research, pp.28-46

Hughes, A. and Cosh, A. (2007) "Finance for SMEs." In Cosh, A.D. and Hughes, A. (eds.): British enterprise: thriving or surviving? Cambridge: ESRC Centre for Business Research, pp.47-57

Hughes, A. and Cosh, A. (2007) "SMEs in Northern Ireland." In Cosh, A.D. and Hughes, A. (eds.): British enterprise: thriving or surviving? Cambridge: ESRC Centre for Business Research, pp.65-74

Hughes, A. and Cosh, A. (2007) "The British SME sector 1991-2004." In Cosh, A.D. and Hughes, A. (eds.): British enterprise: thriving or surviving? Cambridge: ESRC Centre for Business Research, pp.94-106

Cosh, A., Guest, P. and Hughes, A. (2008) "UK corporate governance and takeover performance." In Gugler, K. and Yurtoglu, B.B. (eds): The economics of corporate governance and mergers. Gloucester: Edward Elgar, pp.226-261

Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (2008) "Takeovers after 'takeovers'." In Arestis, P. and Eatwell, J. (eds.): Issues in finance and industry: essays in honour of Ajit Singh. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp.215-236

Conference papers

Hughes, A. (1999) "Enterprise, innovation and high-tech SMEs." In Department of Trade and Industry and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (eds.) Proceedings of Economics of the Knowledge Driven Economy, 27 January 1999, London, England. pp.65-70

Guest, P.M., Cosh, A., Hughes, A. and Conn, R.L. (2004) "Why must all good things come to an end? The performance of multiple acquirers." In Academy of Management (eds.) Creating actionable knowledge: Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings (64th), 6-11 August 2004, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. [Published on CD-ROM], pp.BPS:S1-S6

Mina, A., Bascavusoglu-Moreau, E. and Hughes, A. (2013) "Exploiting knowledge flows: openness and the innovative performance of business services." In: Academy of Management Meeting Best Paper Proceedings, 9-13 August 2013, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL.

Working papers

Hughes, A. (1990) "Industrial concentration and the small business sector in the UK: the 1980s in historical perspective." Economics Department, Cambridge University, Working Paper No.5

Cosh, A., Hughes, A, Singh, A., Carty, J. and Plender, J. (1990) "Takeovers and short-termism in the UK." Institute for Public Policy Research, Industrial Policy Paper No.3

Hughes, A. (1997) "Small firms and employment." ESRC Centre for Business Research, Cambridge University, Working Paper No.71

Hughes, A. and Wood, E. (1999) "Rethinking innovation comparisons between manufacturing and services: the experience of the CBR SME surveys in the UK." ESRC Centre for Business Research, Cambridge University, Working Paper No.140

Hughes, A. (2000) "On enlarging employment by promoting small enterprises." ESRC Centre for Business Research, Cambridge University, Working Paper No.180

Cosh, A., Hughes, A. and Weeks, M. (2000) "The relationship between training and employment growth in small and medium-sized enterprises." ESRC Centre for Business Research, Cambridge University, Working Paper No.188

Cook, J., Deakin, S. and Hughes, A. (2001) "Mutuality and corporate governance: the evolution of UK building societies following deregulation." ESRC Centre for Business Research, Cambridge University, Working Paper No.205

Conn, C., Cosh, A., Guest, P. and Hughes, A. (2001) "Long-run share performance of U.K. firms engaging in cross-border acquisitions." ESRC Centre for Business Research, Cambridge University, Working Paper No.214

Cosh, A., Hughes, A. and Guest, P. (2001) "Managerial discretion and takeover performance." ESRC Centre for Business Research, Cambridge University, Working Paper No.216

Cosh, A. and Hughes, A., with Bullock, A. and Potton, M. (2003) "The relationship between training and business performance." Department for Education and Skills, Research Report No.454

Hughes, A. (2003) "Knowledge transfer, entrepreneurship and economic growth: some reflections and implications for policy in the Netherlands." ESRC Centre for Business Research, Cambridge University, Working Paper No.273

Dessyllas, P. and Hughes, A. (2005) "R&D and patenting activity and the propensity to acquire in high technology industries." ESRC Centre for Business Research Working Papers, No.298

Cosh, A., Cumming, D. and Hughes, A. (2005) "Outside entrepreneurial capital." Centre for Business Research, Cambridge University, Working Paper No.301

Dessyllas, P. and Hughes, A. (2005) "The revealed preferences of high technology acquirers: an analysis of the characteristics of their targets." ESRC Centre for Business Research Working Papers, No.306

Cosh, A., Fu, X. and Hughes, A. (2005) "Management characteristics, collaboration and innovative efficiency: evidence from UK survey data." Centre for Business Research, Cambridge University, Working Paper No.311

Hughes, A. and Scott Morton, M.S. (2005) "ICT and productivity growth: the paradox resolved." Centre for Business Research, Cambridge University, Working Paper No.316

Hughes, A. (2006) "University industry linkages and UK science and innovation policy." ESRC Centre for Business Research Working Papers, No.326. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.

Burchell, B. and Hughes, A. (2006) "The stigma of failure: an international comparison of failure tolerance and second chancing." ESRC Centre for Business Research Working Papers, No.334. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.

Hughes, A. and Lee, J. (2006) "What's in a name and when does it matter? The hot and cold market impacts on underpricing of certification, reputation and conflicts of interest in venture capital backed Korean IPOs." ESRC Centre for Business Research Working Papers, No.336. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.

Hughes, A. (2007) "Innovation policy as cargo cult: myth and reality in knowledge-led productivity growth." ESRC Centre for Business Research Working Papers, No.348. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.

Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (2007) "UK corporate governance and takeover performance." ESRC Centre for Business Research Working Papers, No.357. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.

Cosh, A. and Hughes, A. (2008) "Takeovers after 'takeovers'." ESRC Centre for Business Research Working Papers, No.363. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.

Mina, A., Connell, D. and Hughes, A. (2009) "Models of technology development in intermediate research organisations." ESRC Centre for Business Research Working Papers, No.396. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.

Dodgson, M., Foster, J., Hughes, A. and Metcalfe, S. (2009) "Systems thinking, market failure, and the development of innovation policy: the case of Australia." ESRC Centre for Business Research Working Papers, No.397. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.

Hughes, A. and Mina, A. (2010) "The impact of the patent system on SMEs." ESRC Centre for Business Research Working Papers, No.411. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.

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Where do companies get their good ideas? What drives productivity, creativity and innovation? And do universities have a role in any of …

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The Australian: This is innovative: teach

Australian higher education, along with competitor systems in the global knowledge economy, is fiercely preoccupied with university-based research and development, its commercialisation …

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AusInnovate: Experts named for innovation review

Innovation, Industry, Science and Research Minister Kim Carr has named four prominent international experts to act as advisors to the review of …

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The Age: Global flavour for innovation review

Four international experts will join the Federal Government’s innovation review to advise chairman Terry Cutler and his panel on how to redesign …

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R&D Info: International experts appointed to innovation review

Four international innovation experts have agreed to provide advice to the review of Australia’s National Innovation System. The international experts are CBR’s …

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On Line Opinion: Cargo cult innovation

What are we to expect from our new minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research? A helpful critique of “The Innovation System” …

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Science in Parliament: The innovation challenge: lessons from America and the UK

Representatives from Government, industry and academia took part in the Cambridge-MIT Institute’s annual Competitiveness Summit in Edinburgh on 30 November, where they …

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Times Higher Education: Business taps sector for ideas

British universities are powerhouses of innovation in the UK economy, enjoying far greater links with businesses than previously thought, according to a …

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The Guardian: UK plc should give science a rocket assist

China is booming. Over the past couple of decades it has become acknowledged as one of the global economy’s powerhouses, developing its …

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The Mail on Sunday: A mauling for the mutuals

Building society members should have a much bigger say in how their organisations are run, say researchers at Cambridge University … One …

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Contact details

Alan Hughes
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG
UK

Tel: +44 (0)1223 765335
Fax: +44 (0)1223 765336

a.hughes@jbs.cam.ac.uk

Research impact

Firing the grey cells for business success

Research by Professor Alan Hughes has played a pivotal role in the rollout of the highly successful Catapult Centres, which exist to encourage collaboration between academics and entrepreneurs.

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