Office location 5.12 Business School, Manchester Campus
Who am I?
Who am I?
Professor Sally Randles joined Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK in August 2016 as Chair in Sustainability and Innovation within the Faculty of Business and Law. Sally combines this with roles as Faculty Lead on Sustainability; and lead convenor of the Sustainable and Ethical Enterprise Group (SEEG) https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/business-school/research/research-centres/sustainable-and-ethical-enterprise-group-seeg/ . She also led the development of the first cross-faculty interdisciplinary (Business, Management, and Science and Engineering) new Masters in Sustainability, Technology and Innovation Management (STIM) https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/msc-sustainability-technology-innovation-management/ . Sally retains Associate Fellow roles at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIOIR) at the University of Manchester, and the Centre for Organisations Research and Design (CORD) at Arizona State University, USA and held a Gordon Fellowship at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, South Africa. Sally has a PhD from the University of Manchester in urban geography and political economy where she compared economic development and governance in Manchester (UK) and Lyon (France). Her current research interest is in sustainability and responsible innovation, spanning systems and organisations perspectives. She has held leadership roles in a number of EC projects including the H2020 grants: SMART-Maps, JERRI and RES-AGorA. Previous employment includes Principal Economic Development Officer within regional government in the UK; Survey Officer and author at the UK Consumers’ Association, ‘Which?’ magazine; and co-ordinating community development projects in Spitalfields, East London.
Academic and professional qualifications
1996-2000 PhD. University of Manchester., Faculty of Arts, School of Geography (ESRC Award Holder No R00429634107). Awarded April 2000. Thesis: ‘Cities in Evolutionary Perspective: Diversity, Reflexivity, Scale and the Making of Economic Society in Manchester and Lyon’. Supervisor Professor Peter Dicken. All Year 1 assignments received Distinction.
1989-1992 Master of Business Administration (MBA) Kingston Business School, University of Kingston, Surrey UK. Thesis: ‘Finance for Growing Businesses: Revisiting the equity gap and Government assistance for growth firms’. Supervisors Professor James Curran and Dr Rob Blackburn. During the first year of the Masters I was expecting my first daughter and I completed and graduated while she was under 2 years old.
1980-1983 BSc. (2.1 Hons) Management Sciences (Marketing) 1980-1983. University of Lancaster Management School, Lancaster, UK. Commendations: Yr1 Economics Prize for best in year exam paper. Yr3 1st Class for Business Law and awarded the Cieba Geigy prize for best in year in Business Law.
Diploma of the Institute of Marketing, (Dip.M.) awarded 1986 Diploma of the Market Research Society (Dip.MRS) awarded 1985
2009-August 2016, Senior Research Fellow, Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIOIR) , Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK
Jan 2010 – Sept 2012 PGR Co-ordinator, Innovation Management and Policy Division, Manchester Business School, responsible for academic recruitment, progression and overview of circa 125 Doctoral students in the Division during any one year.
October 2008- Oct 2013, Deputy Director, The Sustainable Consumption Institute Doctoral Training Centre. University of Manchester, UK.The SCI DTC were winners of prestigious EAUC Green Gown Award in 2012 under the category ‘Courses’.
October 2005-October 2008, Deputy Director (Social Sciences), Tyndall Manchester Climate Change Research Centre. Responsible for supporting the development of social science perspectives within the Tyndall team’s work to supplement their (at the time) predominantly climate change modelling expertise. Therefore helped to build trans-disciplinary capacity which is now a hall-mark of the Centre’s work and outputs. Responsible for supporting PhD development including supervising Tyndall Manchester’s first three PhDs to successful completion.
1991-1995. Principal Economic Development Officer (Principal Officer Grade2, Leader of the Strategy & Regeneration Team)., Department of Planning, Bedfordshire County Council, Bedfordshire. Responsible for 3 staff, raised circa £200,000 in external grants from the European Social Fund. Nominated member of the high-level County Regeneration Group chaired by the Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire.
1988-1990, Manager , Spitalfields Community Job-Link, London. Community Employment Company Ltd by Guarantee funded by Business in the Community and UK Government Inner City Task Force. The project was commended for community entrepreneurship and was featured on BBC national evening news, on BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ programme featured in a Business in the Community demonstration video.
1987-1988 Marketing Advisor Hammersmith & Fulham Business Resources(Enterprise Agency), Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council, Hammersmith, London. Working with small businesses at assist them with marketing strategies. Commendation received from RH Clive Solly MP for Hammersmith for entrepreneurship and service to SMEs.
1985-1987 Survey Officer, The Consumers Association & publishers of ‘Which?’ Magazine, London. Designed, commissioned and managed social surveys and other research to support published articles in ‘Which?’ magazine.
1983-1985 Market Research Executive, Communications Research Ltd. London. Managed the design, presenting and reporting of quantitative and qualitative social and market research for ‘Blue Chip’ clients, WH Smith, BP, ASDA , Consumers Association etc. Commendation received from WHSmith Senior Buyers and Board commending excellent work.
Other academic service (administration and management)
Feb-Dec 2016 – Elected Scientist in Charge of the FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network, ‘Innovation for Society’. See http://www.abis-global.org/projects/i4s
2015 – Holder of a Donald Gordon Fellowship for Research, Awarded by the University of Cape Town, South Africa. 2015 – Representative for the University of Manchester for the Virtual Institute of Innovation Research (VIRI) funded by the US National Science Foundation and hosted by Arizona State University.
2014 – Invited Affiliated Fellow to the Centre of Organisations Research and Design (CORD), Arizona State University, USA.
2012-2015, Elected Board Member, The Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emergent Technologies.
Journal article reviewer: invited regularly by - Research Policy - Cambridge Journal of Economics - Journal of Industrial Ecology - Technology Analysis and Strategic Management - Journal of Cleaner Production
- Science and Public Policy
As 2014 – By invitation from various publishers has reviewed 4 book manuscripts, 2 book proposals, many journal articles, and research proposals applying for funding from National Research Councils (Netherlands, Norway, BBRC UK, ) on topics such as public engagement and democracy, responsible innovation, urban socio-technical infrastructures, societal grand challenges.
Research Expertise, Publications & Grants
Books (authored/edited/special issues)
R. Lindner, S. Kuhlmann, S. Randles, B. Bedsted, E. Greissler, et al.A. Loconto, N. Mejigaard. (2016). Navigating Towards Shared Responsibility in Research and Innovation: Approach, Process and Results of the RES-AGorA Project. Fraumhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI), Karlsruhe, Germany.
J. Edler, S. Randles, S. Gee (2014). Preliminary Lessons from a Case Study Programme. Report Within the EU Funded Project "Responsible Research and Innovation in a Distributed Anticipatory Governance Frame. A Constructive Socio-Normative Approach".
S. Randles, O. Laasch (2016). Theorising the Normative Business Model. Organization & Environment. 29(1), pp.53-73.
H. Throne-Holst, S. Randles, C. Greiffenhagen, LE. Sta (2009). Risk, Responsibility, Rights, Regulation and Representation in the Value Chain of Nano-Products. unknown.
S. Randles (2008). From Nano-Ethicswash to Real-Time Regulation. Journal of Industrial Ecology. 12(3), pp.270-274.
S. Randles, P. Dewick, D. Loveridge, JC. Schmidt (2008). Nano-worlds as Schumpeterian emergence and Polanyian double-movements. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management. 20(1), pp.1-11.
D. Loverige, P. Dewick, S. Randles (2008). Converging Technologies at the Nano-Scale: The Making of a New World?. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management. 20(1), pp.29-43.
P. Laredo, K. Bakker, S. Randles (2008). Institutional Transformation and the Transforming Doctorate. Unknown.
S. Randles (2007). Multiscalar landscapes: transnational corporations, business ethics and industrial ecology. Progress in Industrial Ecology, An International Journal. 4(3/4), pp.164-164.
S. Randles, A. Warde (2006). Consumption: The View From Theories of Practice. Unknown.
S. Randles, F. Berkhout (2006). Industrial Ecology and Spaces of Innovation: Emerging Themes. Unknown.
S. Randles, P. Dicken (2004). ‘Scale’ and the Instituted Construction of the Urban: Contrasting the Cases of Manchester and Lyon. Environment and Planning A. 36(11), pp.2011-2032.
S. Randles (2003). Issues for a Neo-Polanyian Research Agenda in Economic Sociology. International Review of Sociology. 13(2), pp.409-434.
S. Randles (2002). Complex Systems Applied? The Merger that made Glaxo SmithKline. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management. 14(3), pp.331-354.
P. Allen, R. Ramlogan, S. Randles (2002). Complex Systems and the Merger Process. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management. 14(3), pp.315-329.
M. Harvey, S. Randles (2002). Markets, the Organisation of Exchanges and « Instituted economic process » - An Analytical Perspective. Revue d’économie industrielle. 101(1), pp.11-30.
Chapters in books
S. Randles, J. Edler, S. Gee, C. Gough Chapter 7: Res-AGorA Case Studies: Drawing Transversal Lessons. R. Lindner, S. Kuhlmann, S. Randles, B. Bedsted, E. Greissler, A. Loconto, N. Mejlgaard. In: Navigating Towards Shared Responsibility in Research and Innovation: Approach, Process and Results of the RES-AGorA Project. Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI), Karlsruhe, Germany,
E. Tancoigne, S. Randles, PB. Joly Chapter 4: Evolution of a Concept: A Scientometric Analysis of RRI. R. Lindner, S. Kuhlmann, S. Randles, B. Bedsted, E. Greissler, A. Loconto, N. Mejlgaard. In: Navigating Towards Shared Responsibility In Research and Innovation: Approach, Process and Results of the RES-AGorA Project.
S. Randles (2017). Chapter iii.3.2 of the GUNi Report No 6 'A New Social Contract, De-Facto Responsible Innovation, and Institutional Change: The Case of Arizona State University (ASU). In: Global Universities Network for Innovation (GUNi) Report No 6: 'Higher Education in the World: Towards a Socially Responsible University: Balancing the Global with the Local.
S. Kuhlmann, R. Lindner, S. Randles (2016). Chapter 12: Conclusion: Making Responsibility an Institutionalised Ambition. R. Lindner, S. Kuhlmann, S. Randles, B. Bedsted, E. Greissler, A. Loconto, N. Meijlgaard. In: Navigating Towards Shared Responsibility in Research and Innovation: Approach, Process and Results of the RES-AGorA Project. Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI), Karlsruhe, Germany,
S. Randles Research and Innovation Approach, Process and Results of the Res-AGorA Project. R. Lindner, S. Kuhlmann, S. Randles, B. Bedsted, G. Gorgoni, E. Griessler, A. Loconto, N. Mejfgaard. In: Navigating Towards Shared Responsibility. Germany: Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI,
S. Daimer, S. Randles, VR. Vargas (2018). RRI and institutional change: Studying ‘deep institutionalisation’ in non-European cases. Paris, 6/6/2018.
S. Randles, P. Laredo (2012). Researching Responsible Innovation and Responsible Governance, Reflections on Social Inquiry and Method. 1/10/2012.
S. Randles, J. Youtie, BH. Harthorn, P. Shapira, R. Von Schomberg A Transatlantic Conversation on Responsible Innovation and Responsible Governance. 1/11/2011.
S. Randles, A. McMeekin, D. Southerton, BS. Tether, A. Warde Between Demand and Consumption: A Framework for Research. 1/1/2001.
S. Randles, M. Hajhashem, M. Gonzales, E. Demeny, P. Kakuk (2019). Deliverable Report of the H2020 Project 'SMART-Map': Roadmaps to the Societal Mobilisation for the Advancement of Responsible Development of Industrial Technologies D7.2 Formative and Summative Evaluation of the SMART-Map Project: Final Report.
S. Randles, R. Lindner, S. Kuhlmann (2016). Res-AGorA Results and Outputs - Bringing it all together. Res-AGorA Policy Note #3.
S. Kuhlmann, J. Edler, G. Ordonez-Matamoros, S. Randles, B. Walhout, et al.C. Gough, R. Lindner. (2016). Responsibility Navigator. Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Res-AGorA Project.
S. Randles, A. Lang, R. Lindner, S. Kuhlmann (2016). Lessons from RRI in the Making. Res-AGorA Policy Note #1.
J. Edler, S. Randles, S. Gee, LB. Walhout (2014). Governance Situations and Challenges. Conceptualising Variety to Underpin a Socio-Normative RRI Governance Framework. Report in the context of the EU Funded Project Res-AGorA.
FR. Wood, M. Bleda, S. Randles, AJ. Footitt (2013). Aviation in the North West: Emissions, Economics and Organisational Flying.