My academic articles and book chapters

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Scheiner, C., Baccarella, C., Feller, N., Voigt, K., & Bessant, J. (2016 forthcoming). Organizational and individual unlearning in the identification and evaluation of technologies. International Journal of Innovation Management, .

El-Alla, N., Bessant, J., & Pinkwart, A. (2016 forthcoming). Revisiting the Honorable Merchant: The Reshaped Role of Trust in Open Innovation. Thunderbird International Business Review.

Readman, J., Twigg, D., Neely, A., & Bessant, J. (2016 forthcoming). Positioning UK research and technology organizations as outward-facing technology-bases. R & D Management.

Bessant, J., Trifilova, A., & Rush, H. (2016 forthcoming). Crisis-driven innovation; The case of humanitarian innovation. International Journal of Innovation Management19, (6)


Adams, R., Jeanrenaud, S., Bessant, J., Denyer, D., & Overy, P. (2015). Sustainability-oriented Innovation: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Management Reviews., 18, (1)

Bessant, J., Nicholas, J., & Ledwith, A. (2015). Selecting early stage ideas. Research Technology Management., 58, (4)

Bessant, J., Abu El-Ella, N., & Pinkwart, A. (2015). Changing change management. In H. Albach, H. Meffert, A. Pinkwart, & R. Reichwald (Eds.), Management of permanent change. Heidelberg: Springer.


Scheiner, C. W., C. V. Baccarella, et al. (2014). “Thinking patterns and gut feeling in technology identification and evaluation.” Technological Forecasting and Social Change.,101, pp 112-123


Abu El-Ella, N., M. Stoetzel, et al. (2013). “Accelerating high involvement: The role of new technologies in enabling employee participation in innovation.” International Journal of Innovation Management 17(06).

Adams, R., S. Jeanrenaud, et al. (2013). Sustainability-oriented innovation – a systematic review of the literature. Ottawa, Canada, Network for Business Sustainability.

Aloini, D., J. Bessant, et al. (2013). “Search practices for discontinuous innovation: scale development and construct validation.” Technology Analysis & Strategic Management 25(10): 1139-1160.

Bessant, J. (2013). “Innovation in the Twenty-First Century.” Responsible Innovation: Managing the Responsible Emergence of Science and Innovation in Society: 1-25.

Bessant, J. (2013). Learning and continuous improvement. From knowledge management to strategic competence (3rd edition). J. Tidd. London, Imperial College Press.

Bessant, J. and R. Lamming (2013). Network innovation. Handbook of Organizational and Managerial Innovation. T. Pitsis. Cheltenham, Edward Elgar.

Bessant, J. and W. Phillips (2013). “Innovation management and dynamic capability.” The SAGE Handbook of Strategic Supply Management: 353-371.

Kuenne, C. W., K. M. Moeslein, et al. (2013). Towards Patients as Innovators: Open Innovation in Health Care. Driving the Economy through Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Springer: 315-327.

Nicholas, J., A. Ledwith, et al. (2013). “Reframing the Search Space for Radical Innovation.” Research-Technology Management 56(2): 27-35.

Rush, H., J. Bessant, et al. (2013). “The evolution and use of a policy and research tool: assessing the technological capabilities of firms.” Technology Analysis & Strategic Management(ahead-of-print): 1-13.

Trifilova, A., J. Bessant, et al. (2013). “Sustainability-driven innovation and the Climate Savers’ programme: experience of international companies in China.” Corporate Governance 13(5): 599-612.


John Bessant, Allen Alexander, George Tsekouras, Howard Rush, Richard Lamming, ‘Developing innovation capability through learning networks’ Journal of Economic Geography, 12, (5), 1087-1112

Bessant, J., & Rush, H. (2012). Building Bridges for Innovation: The Role of Consultants in Technology Transfer. In T. Clark & S. Avakian (Eds.), Management consulting. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Bessant, J., Rush, H., & Trifilova, A. (2012). Jumping the tracks’: Crisis-driven social innovation and the development of novel trajectories Die Unternehmung – Swiss Journal of Business Research and Practice, 66(3), 221-242.

Howells, J., & Bessant, J. (2012). Introduction: Innovation and economic geography: a review and analysis. Journal of Economic Geography, 12(5), 929-942.

Seebode, D., Jeanrenaud, S., & Bessant, J. (2012 ). Managing innovation for sustainability. R&D Management, 42(3), 195-206.


Richard ThorpeColin EdenJohn BessantPaul Ellwood, ‘Rigour, relevance and reward: Introducing the knowledge translation value chain’, British Journal of Management, (22), 420-431

Bessant, J., Stamm, B. V., & Moeslein, K. M. (2011). Selection strategies for discontinuous innovation. International Journal of Technology Management, 55(1), 156-170.

Bessant, J., Von Stamm, B., Moeslein, K. M., & Neyer, A.-K. (2011). Backing outsiders: selection strategies for discontinuous innovation. R&D Management, 40(4), 345-356.


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