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Responsible innovation

We take an interdisciplinary, stakeholder-based approach to identify the drivers, processes and outcomes of innovation, and evaluate the social, financial and behavioural consequences of technical and technological change.

Our emphasis on responsible innovation has prompted extensive research on sustainable supply chains, green logistics and ensuring community benefits from public and private procurement.

We’ve used our breadth of expertise in this field as a catalyst to promote responsible innovation across Cardiff University and the wider Cardiff region, by:

Responsible Innovation Network

Experts in the fields of organisation studies and marketing, Professors Tim Edwards and Luigi De Luca, founded our Responsible Innovation Network (RIN) to encourage collaborative relationships and ‘promote the understanding, practice and diffusion of responsible innovation’.

The Network operates at the forefront of internationally significant interdisciplinary research, supporting female and refugee entrepreneurs; ensuring technology-driven innovations designed in Africa and Latin America are consistent with local community preferences and sustainability; deploying funding to engage Cardiff school children in the responsible use of social media; and tackling high indoor temperatures and producing sustainable income streams for families in Nigeria.

Forecasting for social good

Dr Bahman Rostami-Tabar holds a Public Value Engagement Fellowship focused on research and engagement activities on forecasting for social good. Scholars have used forecasting as a planning tool which helps organisations determine future financial performance.

Dr Rostami-Tabar uses forecasting techniques to anticipate the future needs of people and places. This has led to the co-production of research impact with the International Red Cross, the Welsh Ambulance Service and the NHS.

Making a difference through our research

Our research impacts on people and policy, making a difference to our economy and to society.

Dr Jane Lynch’s award-winning Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the School of Psychology and St. David's Children Society has strengthened adoption services, by finding and therapeutically supporting permanent homes for children who wait the longest for a family.

Professors Jonathan Gosling and Mohamed Naim have worked with partners across the highways and operations sectors to enhance procurement capability in organisations carrying out major infrastructure projects.

Professor Aris Syntetos worked with colleagues from EM Lyon Business School, the Technical University of Darmstadt and a trade association in Brussels to investigate inventory inaccuracies to discover whether precise stocktaking can help increase sales.

Related people

Professor Jonathan Gosling

Professor Jonathan Gosling

Professor in Logistics and Operations Management

Email
goslingj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6081
Professor Mohamed Naim

Professor Mohamed Naim

Professor in Logistics and Operations Management, Co-Director of CAMSAC

Email
naimmm@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4635
Professor Aris A. Syntetos

Professor Aris A. Syntetos

Distinguished Research Professor, DSV Chair

Email
syntetosa@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6572
Professor Tim Edwards

Professor Tim Edwards

Pro-Dean for Research, Impact and Innovation
Professor of Organisation and Innovation Analysis

Email
edwardstj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6385
Professor Luigi M. De Luca

Professor Luigi M. De Luca

Associate Dean for Doctoral Studies, Professor of Marketing and Innovation

Email
delucal@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0) 29 2087 6886
Dr Jane Lynch

Dr Jane Lynch

Reader in Procurement

Email
lynchj2@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6144
Dr Bahman Rostami-Tabar

Dr Bahman Rostami-Tabar

Reader in Management Science and Business Analytics

Email
rostami-tabarb@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 0723
Professor Rick Delbridge

Professor Rick Delbridge

Professor of Organizational Analysis

Email
delbridger@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6644