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BA(Hons) degree in 3-Dimensional Design MSc in Computer Integrated Manufacturing from Cranfield PhD in the development of a methodology to aid in the company wide evaluation of new manufacturing tools, techniques and technologies. ICB Cert in Bookkeeping 12 years experience as owner-manager of own business full-time and 25 years part-time requiring self-discipline, commitment, excellent organisational skills, business planning and financial acumen. Freelance research: Servitization, Mobile marketing, Tourism, Design processes, Social enterprises Academic research on Business Planning, Strategic Planning, Integrated Design and Accounting in Manufacturing and Service Sector Businesses. New Product Development, Innovation Management, Wearable Technologies and the Use of Digital Technologies in the Craft Sector. I have over 40 publications, twelve in International Academic Journals, the rest in e-journals, conference proceedings, trade magazines and newsletters. I have six years experience of bookkeeping for charities and 30 years of preparing the accounts for my own businesses. I am a Qualified Bookkeeper and qualified in Sage 50 Computerized Bookkeeping to Advanced Level. Website creation and content writing for own businesses; and Also content and web administration of
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Dec 2013

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Senior Research Officer

Feb 2001 - Aug 2010 (9 years)

As Senior Research Officer in Design and Innovation Management my work has concentrated on; service & manufacturing design process differences and similarities; identifying the barriers to innovation facing businesses in bringing a ground-breaking product to market; national product design characteristics; what is design? Analysing the role of management accountants and designers within the design process and how this influences profits; and as part of the management steering committee for the Smart Clothes

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Oct 1995 - Feb 2001 (5 years)

My work at Portsmouth concentrated on analysing business planning in businesses; strategic leadership and planning in high growth medium-sized enterprises; use of the balanced scorecard in the FTSE 100; identifying integrated management accounting and design processes in high growth medium-sized enterprises; Information Systems investment in high growth businesses. I taught computerised accounting (SAGE) and foundation studies at degree level. And had six internationally refereed journal papers publishe


PhD Cost Evaluation of New Tools, Techniques & Technologies

1990 - 1994 (4 years)

MSc in Computer Integrated Manufacturing

1988 - 1989 (1 year)

BA (Hons) 3 Dimensional Design

1972 - 1975 (3 years)


Master of Science (1990)

Cranfield Institute of Technology

50 week course comprising lectures, seminars, industrial visits, Group Project with Ford of Europe on Statistical Process Control, Personal Project on Design for Assembly


Confronting Barriers to Innovation

Larsen, P., and Lewis, A., (2011) "Confronting Barriers to Innovation" in Entrepreneurship - Perspectives and Cases, published by Pearson Financial Times / Prentice Hall publication. Editors Paul Westhead of Durham University Business School, Mike Wright of Nottingham University Business School and Gerard McElwee of Nottingham Trent University, April

National Design Strategies and Country Competitive Economic Advantage

Raulik, G., Cawood, G., and Larsen, P. (2008) “National Design Strategies and Country Competitive Economic Advantage”, The Design Journal, , Iss.2, pp119-136

How Award Winning SMEs Manage the Barriers to Innovation”

Larsen, P., and Lewis, A., (2007) “How Award Winning SMEs Manage the Barriers to Innovation”, Journal of Creativity and Innovation Management, , No.2, pp142-151, DOI: , ISSN: 0963-1690

Strategic Planning And Design In The Service Sector

Larsen, P., Lewis, A., and Tonge, R., (2007) “Strategic Planning And Design In The Service Sector”, Management Decision, , Iss.2, pp180-195, DOI: , ISSN: 0025-1747

Key Features in the Success of SMEs: A Comparison of Service and Manufacturing

Larsen, P., Lewis, A., Brown, R., and Tonge, R., (2006) “Key Features in the Success of SMEs: A Comparison of Service and Manufacturing”, Journal of General Management, , No.3, pp31-48. ISSN: 0306-3070

Confronting Barriers to Innovation

Larsen, P., and Lewis, A., (2006) “Confronting Barriers to Innovation”, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Vol.7, No.2, pp121-126. ISSN: 1465-7503

National Product Identities

Dawson, K., Larsen, P., Cawood, G., and Lewis A., (2005) "National Product Identities", Journal of Creativity and Innovation Management, special section guest-edited by Mairead Brady, Paul Coughlan and Louis Brennan, Vol. 14, No. 4, December, pp 393-404. ISSN: 0963-1690


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