Helen Perks new Visiting Professor at CTF2022-02-14
We are happy to welcome Professor Helen Perks. She has been appointed Visiting Professor at CTF for three years. Her research centers on relationships and networks in service and product innovation.
"I am very delighted for this opportunity to work with colleagues at CTF, continuing a long relationship with the Centre. I am looking forward to lively exchange of research ideas and will, among other things, be involved in the ongoing project Discern", says Helen Perks.
Her current research projects encompass eco-system and platform-based innovation; social innovation in networks; hybridity in causal and effectual managerial decision-making; user innovation networks, digitalization and product smartness configurations.
“In my research I seek out micro practices that underlie what we see in the way businesses innovate and are being transformed today. This means going beyond the apparent and digging deep both in the way we engage with organizations and in the way we conduct our research. I am always learning and exploring rigorous ways to carry out qualitative research, particularly the case study method. Specifically, analyzing rich data creates challenges yet huge opportunities for theory development and impact” says Helen Perks.
Previously, Helen Perks was Professor of Marketing and Innovation at several leading UK universities, including Universities of Manchester and Nottingham. Helen is world renown for shaping research in product and service innovation management. For seven years she was Associate Editor of Journal of Product and Innovation Management (JPIM) and invited to be editor-in-chief in 2017. She is a member of the Academic Steering Committee of the Product Development Management Association (PDMA). Helen was President of the PDMA UK and Ireland for ten years, and is on the Board and Scientific Committee of the EIASM Innovation and Product Development Management (IPDMC) conference.
Her research has been cited widely and published in journals such as JPIM, British Journal of Management, Industrial Marketing Management, R&D Management, and Journal of Business Research amongst others.
She is a member of the editorial board of several high-level journals and her expertise is sought by the global academic community through invitations to deliver keynote speeches for international institutions throughout Europe and US. She has a passion for international collaboration, with strong partnerships throughout Europe, the US and particularly Scandinavia.
Prior to academia her career spanned managerial and professional positions across Europe with Olivetti, Italy; the European Commission, Brussels; PA Consulting Group, London and Acorn Computers, Cambridge. She engages with both multinational organization and SMEs to support and guide her research.