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Peter Swann, Emeritus Professor

MA (St Andrews), MSc (Bristol), PhD (London School of Economics)
Emeritus Professor ( Industrial Economics Division)

E-mail: susan.millington@nottingham.ac.uk
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Peter is Professor of Industrial Economics at Nottingham University Business School. Previously he was Professor of Economics and Management of Innovation at Manchester Business School, and Associate Professor of Economics at London Business School. He studied at St Andrews University in Scotland (MA) and the London School of Economics (PhD). He has been researching and teaching the economics of innovation since 1980 and is the author of 8 books and over 100 articles, chapters and reports.

He has held several advisory positions including: Specialist Adviser to the UK House of Lords Committee on Science and Technology; member of the Academic Panel of the UK Government's Innovation Review; adviser to a CBI Working Party on "Clusters"; and member of the Design Council's Research Advisory Board. He has carried out many studies for government departments and international agencies including DTI, BIS, Cabinet Office, Home Office, OECD and EU.

He shared the first Rybczynski Memorial Prize for Economics Writing, awarded by the Society of Business Economists and KPMG, and the first A.T. Kearney Award for Teaching Excellence at Manchester Business School in 2001. He was founding and managing editor of the journal, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, and Co-ordinator of the ESRC Programme on New Technologies and the Firm.

He was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2005, "for services to business and economic policy".

Research Interests
Economics of Innovation, including: innovation, demand and wealth creation; innovation and sustainability; industrial and technology policy; industrial 'clusters'.

Current Research Activities
One stream of research asks, how does innovation create wealth? A traditional story is that innovation creates wealth by enhancing productivity, but careful examination of a wide range of innovations finds that this is not the most important mechanism by which innovation creates wealth. Indeed, the most benign effects of innovation on wealth often operate through very different mechanisms.

A second stream of work looks at how various parts of the publicly funded industrial infrastructure can help innovation. In particular, I have examined the role of the national measurement system and the public standards infrastructure in supporting innovation. This work finds that open measurement technologies facilitate the division of labour and innovation, and that standards frequently enable innovation even if they also impose constraints on the innovator.

My most recent work is starting to look at different models of university-business interaction, their advantages and problems. This work suggests that simple models of "technology transfer" and "customer-contractor" relationships are generally not the most effective designs for such interaction.
 

Publications prior to 2005



Publications prior to 2005

Journal Articles

Swann, G.M.P. (2004), "High Technology Clusters: Specialisation and Interaction", Atti dei Convegni Lincei, Vol.203, pp.181-199.

Swann, G.M.P.; Cowan, R.; Cowan, W. (2004), "Waves in Consumption with Interdependence Between Consumers", Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol.37 (1), pp.149-177.

Swann, G.M.P. (2002), "The Functional Form of Network Effects", Information Economics and Policy, Vol.14 (3), pp.417-429.

Swann, G.M.P.; Cook, G.; Pandit, N. (2002), "A Comparison of the Dynamics of Industrial Clustering in Broadcasting and Financial Services", International Journal of the Economic of Business, Vol.9 (2), pp.195-224.

Swann, G.M.P. (2001), "Will the Internet Lead to Perfect Competition?", Business Economist, Vol.32 (2), pp.6-14.

Swann, G.M.P. (2001), "Sales Practice and Market Evolution: The Case of Virtual Reality", International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol.19 (7), pp.1119-1139.

Swann, G.M.P. (2001), "No Wealth But Life: When Does Conventional Wealth Create Ruskinian Wealth", International Journal of Business, Vol.4 (3-4), pp.5-18.

Swann, G.M.P. (2001), "The Demand for Distinction and the Evolution of the Prestige Car", Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Vol.11 (1), pp.59-75.

Swann, G.M.P.; Cook, G.; Pandit, N. (2001), "The Dynamics of Industrial Clustering in UK Broadcasting", Information Economics and Policy, Vol.13, pp.351-375.

Swann, G.M.P.; Pandit, N.; Cook, G. (2001), "The Dynamics of Industrial Clustering in UK Financial Services", Service Industries Journal, Vol.21 (4), pp.33-61.

Swann, G.M.P. (1999), "An Economic Analysis of Taste", International Journal of the Economic of Business, Vol.6 (2), pp.281-296.

Swann, G.M.P.; Baptista, R. (1999), "The Dynamics of Firm Growth and Entry in Industrial Clusters: A Comparison of the US and UK Computer Industries", Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Vol.9 (3), pp.373-399.

Swann, G.M.P.; Baptista, R. (1998), "Do Firms in Cluster Innovate More?", Research Policy, Vol.27 (5), pp.527-542.

Swann, G.M.P.; Pandit, N.; Watts, T. (1998), "Virtual Reality and Innovation Potential", Business Strategy Review, Vol.9 (3), pp.45-54.

Swann, G.M.P. (1997), "Television: Looking at the Adverts", Economic Review, Vol.15 (1), pp.20-23.

Swann, G.M.P.; Cowan, R.; Cowan, W. (1997), "A Model of Demand with Interaction Between Consumers", International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol.15, pp.711-732.

Swann, G.M.P.; Pandit, N.; Watts, T. (1997), "HTSF Marketing and Customer Education: A Role for a Technology Awareness Programme", Prometheus, Vol.15 (3), pp.293-308.

Swann, G.M.P. (1996), "Technology Evolution and the Rise and Fall of Industrial Clusters", Revue Internationale de Systémique, Vol.10 (3), pp.285-302.

Swann, G.M.P.; Prevezer, M. (1996), "A Comparison of the Dynamics of Industrial Clustering in Computing and Biotechnology", Vol.25, pp.1139-1157.

Swann, G.M.P.; Temple, P.; Shurmer, M. (1996), "Standards and Trade Performance: The British Experience", Economic Journal, Vol.106 (438), pp.1297-1313.

Swann, G.M.P.; Shurmer, M. (1995), "An Analysis of the Process Generating De Facto Standardds in the PC Spreadsheet Software Market", Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Vol.5, pp.119-132.

Swann, G.M.P.; Temple, P. (1995), "Cometitions and Competitiveness: The Case of British Design Awards", Business Strategy Review, Vol.6 (2), pp.41-52.

Swann, G.M.P.; Temple, P. (1995), "BSI Standards and Trade Performance", BSI (British Standards Institution) News.

Swann, G.M.P. (1994), "Measuring Innovative Activity", International Journal of Business, Vol.8 (1), pp.81-86.

Swann, G.M.P. (1994), "Innovation and the Science Base", Economic Outlook, Vol.18 (9), pp.32-39.

Swann, G.M.P. (1994), "Quality, Competitors and Competitiveness", Business Strategy Review, Vol.5 (3), pp.21-34.

Swann, G.M.P.; Shurmer, M. (1994), "The Emergence of Standards in PC Software: Who Would Benefit from Institutional Intervention?", Information Economics and Policy, Vol.6 (3/4), pp.295-318.

Swann, G.M.P.; Tavakoli, M. (1994), "An Econometric Analysis of Television Viewing, and the Welfare Economics of Introducing and Additional Channel in the UK", Information Economics and Policy, Vol.6, pp.25-51.

Swann, G.M.P. (1993), "Identifying Asymmetric Competitor Networks from Characteristics Data: Application to the Spreadsheet Software Market", Economic Journal, Vol.103 (417), pp.468-473.

Swann, G.M.P. (1993), "Clusters in High Technology Industries", Business Economist, Vol.25 (1), pp.27-36.

Swann, G.M.P.; Small, I. (1993), "R&D Performance of UK Companies", Business Strategy Review, Vol.4 (3), pp.41-51.

Swann, G.M.P. (1992), "The ESRC/DTI Research Initiative on New Technologies and the Firm", Science and Technology Policy, Vol.5 (5), pp.18-21.

Swann, G.M.P. (1992), "Rapid Technology Change, Visions of the Future, Corporate Organisation and Market Structure", Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Vol.2 (1), pp.3-25.

Swann, G.M.P.; Rothschild, R.; Taghavi, M. (1991), "Identifying Competitors from Market Share Data: A Technique and an Application", Applied Economics, Vol.23 (3), pp.525-530.

Swann, G.M.P. (1990), "Product Competition and the Dimensions of Product Space", International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol.8 (2), pp.281-295.

Swann, G.M.P. (1990), "Adapting to Change", CBI Technology News, Vol.Summer, pp.49-52.

Swann, G.M.P. (1987), "A Decade of Microprocessor Innovation: An Economist's Perspective", Microprocessors and Microsystems, Vol.11 (1), pp.49-59.

Swann, G.M.P. (1987), "International Differences in Product Design and their Economic Significance", Applied Economics, Vol.19 (2), pp.201-213.

Swann, G.M.P. (1985), "Product Competition in Microprocessors", Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol.34 (1), pp.33-54.

Swann, G.M.P. (1985), "Uncertainty in Regression Estimates: The Relative Importance of Sampling and Non-Sampling Uncertainty", Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol.47 (3), pp.303-310.

Swann, G.M.P.; Horsley, A. (1983), "A Time Series of Computer Price Functions", Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol.45 (4), pp.339-356.



Books

Swann, G.M.P.; Prevezer, M.; Stout, D. (1998), ed The Dynamics of Industrial Clusters: International Comparisons in Computing and Biotechnology, Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Swann, G.M.P. (1993), ed New Technologies and the Firm, London, Routledge.

Swann, G.M.P.; Gill, J. (1993), Corporate Vision and Rapid Technological Change: The Evolution of Market Structure, London, Routledge.

Swann, G.M.P.; Taghavi, M. (1992), Measuring Price and Quality Competitiveness: A Study of 18 British Product Markets, Avebury Press.

Swann, G.M.P. (1986), Quality Innovation: An Economic Analysis of Rapid Improvements in Microelectronic Components, Quorum Books.



Reports for external body

Tether, B.; Swann, G.M.P. 2003, "Sourcing Science: The Use by Industry of the Science Base for Innovation", in Report for Department of Trade and Industry: Innovation, Economics, Statistics and Evaluation Division.

Swann, G.M.P. 2002, "Engineering Economics: A Feasibility Study", in Report for Department of Trade and Industry, Innovation, Economics, Statistics and Evaluation Division, p.56.

Swann, G.M.P. 2002, "Innovative Businesses and the Science and Technology Base: An Analysis Using CIS3 Data", in Report for Department of Trade and Industry, Innovation, Economics, Statistics and Evaluation Division, p.57, www.dti.gov.uk/iese/cisreport1c.pdf.

Swann, G.M.P. 2000, "The Economics of Standardization", in Report for Department of Trade and Industry, Standards and Technical Regulations Directorate, p.90, http://www.dti.gov.uk/strd/fundingo.htm#swannrep.

Swann, G.M.P. 1999, "The Economics of Measurement", in Report for Department of Trade and Industry, National Measurement System Policy Unit, p.64, www.dti.gov.uk/tese/swann.pdf.

Swann, G.M.P.; Beaudry, C.; Breschi, S.; Cook, G.; Pandit, N.; Sanz-Menendez, L. 1999, "Report on the Econometric Evaluation of Industrial Clusters and Innovation", in INLOCO Report for EU TSER Programme.

Swann, G.M.P.; Beaudry, C.; Cook, G.; Pandit, N. 1999, "Clusters, Growth and the Age of Firms: A Study of Three Industries", in INLOCO Report for EU TSER Programme.

Swann, G.M.P. 1997, "The Economic Benefits of Chemical Measurement", in Report for Laboratory of the Government Chemist - an Agency of DTI, p. 30.

Swann, G.M.P. 1997, "Case Study of VR Application: Virtual Production Planner", in Report for DTI Communications and Information Industries Directorate, http://www.ukvrforum.org.uk/CaseStudies/vppcase.htm.

Swann, G.M.P.; Dale, A. 1997, "Putting Innovation on The Curriculum: Evaluation of the ESRC Innovation Training Materials Programme", in Report for ESRC Postgraduate Training Division.

Swann, G.M.P.; Pandit, N.; Watts, T. 1997, "Case Study of VR Application: MISTVR", in Report for DTI Communications and Information Industries Directorate, http://www.ukvrforum.org.uk/CaseStudies/mist.htm.

Swann, G.M.P. 1996, "Quality and Competitiveness", in Report for Cabinet Office.

Swann, G.M.P. 1996, "The Economic Value of Publicly Funded Basic Research", in Report for Department of Trade and Industry , Technology and Innovation Division.

Swann, G.M.P. 1994, "New Technologies and The Firm after the White Paper", in Report for ESRC.

Swann, G.M.P. 1994, "Memorandum Submitted by London Business School", in Report of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, pp.1-10.

Swann, G.M.P. 1993, "The Market for Radio Advertising", in Report for BBC.

Swann, G.M.P. 1989, "Economic Analysis of Government Involvement in Inward Technology Transfer", in Report for Department of Trade and Industry.

Swann, G.M.P. 1988, "Territory Maps for European Travel: Before and After the Channel Tunnel", in Report for British Railways Board.

Swann, G.M.P. 1987, "Product Territory Maps and Consumer Maps for the BRB Airport Access Study", in Report for British Railways Board.

Swann, G.M.P.; Bowles, R.; Cave, M. 1986, "An Economic Appraisal of Subscription Television", in Report for Home Office.

Swann, G.M.P. 1985, "Quality and Consumer Behaviour: A Review of Some Recent Theoretical Developments and Possible Applications in the Context of Rail Service Quality", in Report for British Railways Board.

Swann, G.M.P.; Cave, M. 1985, "The Effects on Advertising Revenues of Allowing Advertising on BBC Television", in Report for HMSO.



Chapters in Books

Swann, G.M.P.; Baptista, R. (2004), "Do Firms in Clusters Innovate More?", in Cantwell, J. (ed) Globalization and the Location of Firms, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.

Swann, G.M.P.; Prevezer, M. (2004), "A Comparison of the Dynamics of Industrial Clustering in Computing and Biotechnology", in Cantwell, J. (ed) Globalization and the Location of Firms, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.

Swann, G.M.P. (2003), "Funding Basic Research: When is Public Finance Preferable to Attainable Club Good Solutions?", in Geuna, A.; Salter, A.; Steinmuller, W. (ed) Science and Innovation: Rethinking the Rationales for Funding and Governance, pp.335-359, Edward Elgar Publishing.

Swann, G.M.P. (2002), "There's More to the Economics of Consumption than (Almost) Unconstrained Utility Maximization", in McMeekin, A.; Green, K.; Tomlinson, M.; Walsh, V. (ed) Innovation by Demand: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Demand and its Role in Innovation, pp.23-40, Manchester University Press.

Swann, G.M.P.; Stone, R. (2002), "Virtually a Market? Selling Practice and the Diffusion of Virtual Reality", in Stanney, K. (ed) Handbook of Virtual Environments, pp.555-579, Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Swann, G.M.P.; Watts, T. (2002), "Visualisation Needs Vision: The Pre-Paradigmatic Character of Virtual Reality", in Woodgar, S. (ed) The Virtual Society? Technology, Cyberbole, Reality, pp.41-60, Oxford University Press.

Swann, G.M.P. (2001), "The Demand for Distinction and the Evolution of the Prestige Car", in Witt, U. (ed) Escaping Satiation: The Demand Side of Economic Growth, pp.65-81, Springer-Verlag.

Swann, G.M.P. (2001), "Entries on "Clusters", "Innovation", "Consumption", and "Standards"", in Michie, J. (ed) Reader's Guide to the Social Sciences, London, Dearborn Fitzroy Publishers.

Swann, G.M.P.; Beaudry, C.; Breschi, S. (2001), "Clusters, Innovation and Growth: A Comparative Study of 2 European Countries", in Dunning, J.H.; Mucchielli, J-L. (ed) Multinational Firms: The Global-Local Dilemma, pp.190-214, Routledge.

Swann, G.M.P. (1999), "Innovation and the Size of Industrial Clusters in Europe", in Gambardella, A.; Malerba, F. (ed) The Organisation of Economic Innovation in Europe, pp.103-124, Cambridge University Press.

Swann, G.M.P. (1999), "Marshall's Consumer as an Innovator", in Dow, S.; Earl, P. (ed) Economic Organisation and Economic Knowledge: Essays in Honour of Brian Loasby, (1), pp.98-118, Edward Elgar Publishers.

Swann, G.M.P. (1999), "The Internet and the Distribution of Economic Activity", in Macdonald, S.; Nightingale, J.; Allen, D. (ed) Information and Organisation: A Tribute to the Work of Don Lamberton, pp.183-195, Elsevier.

Swann, G.M.P. (1998), "Innovation in Consumption and Economic Growth", in Michie, J.; Grieve Smith, J. (ed) Globalization, Growth and Governance, pp.166-173, Oxford University Press.

Swann, G.M.P. (1998), "David and Goliath: To Compete or to Sell?", in Oakey, R. (ed) New Technology Based Firms in the 1990s, (4), pp.156-166, London, Paul Chapman Publishing.

Swann, G.M.P. (1998), "Towards a Model of Clustering in High Technology Industries", in Swann, G.; Prevezer, M.; Stout, D. (ed) The Dynamics of Industrial Clusters, pp.52-76, Oxford University Press.

Swann, G.M.P. (1998), "Clusters in the US Computing Industry", in Swann, G.; Prevezer, M.; Stout, D. (ed) The Dynamics of Industrial Clusters, pp.77-105, Oxford University Press.

Swann, G.M.P. (1998), "Product Competition in Microprocessors", in Carter, M.; Casson; M.; Suneja, V. (ed) The Economics Of Marketing, pp.392-412, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar.

Swann, G.M.P. (1998), "Rapid Technological Change, Shorter Business Horizons and Under-Investment", in Coombs, R.; Green, K.; Richards, A.; Walsh , V. (ed) Technological Change and Organisation, pp.108-123, Edward Elgar.

Swann, G.M.P.; Baptista, R. (1998), "Clustering Dynamics in the UK Computer Industries: A Comparison with the USA", in Swann, G.; Prevezer, M.; Stout, D. (ed) The Dynamics of Industrial Clusters, pp.106-123, Oxford University Press.

Swann, G.M.P.; Cowan, R.; Cowan, W. (1998), "Interacting Consumers, Externalities and Waves in Demand", in Schweitzer, F.; Silverberg , G. (ed) Evolution und Selbstorganisation in der Okonomie, pp.295-314, Berlin, Duncker and Humblot.

Swann, G.M.P.; Prevezer, M. (1998), "Conclusions", in Swann, G.; Prevezer, M.; Stout, D. (ed) The Dynamics of Industrial Clusters, Oxford University Press.

Swann, G.M.P.; Prevezer, M. (1998), "Introduction", in Swann, G.; Prevezer, M.; Stout, D. (ed) The Dynamics of Industrial Clusters, pp.1-12, Oxford University Press.

Swann, G.M.P. (1997), "Quality and British Industrial Competitiveness", in Buxton, A.; Chapman, P.; Temple, P. (ed) British Economic Performance, (2), pp.117-140, Routledge.

Swann, G.M.P. (1997), "Technological Change", in Lamberton, D. M. (ed) The New Frontiers of Communications Policy, pp.95-113, Amsterdam, Elsevier/North-Holland.

Swann, G.M.P. (1996), "Research and Development", in Kuper, A.; Kuper, J. (ed) The Social Science Encyclopaedia, (2), Routledge.

Swann, G.M.P. (1994), "Reaching Compromise in Standards Setting Institutions", in Pogorel, G. (ed) Global Telecommunications Strategies and Technological Change, pp.241-253, Elsevier.

Swann, G.M.P. (1993), "Introduction", in Swann, P. (ed) New Technologies and the Firm, pp.1-16, London, Routledge.

Swann, G.M.P. (1993), "User Needs for Standards: How Can We Ensure that User Votes are Counted?", in B. Meek et al (ed) User Needs in Information Technology Standards, Butterworth/Heinemann.

Swann, G.M.P. (1993), "Standards, Beneficial Competition, and Market Failure", in The Value of Competition, Milan, Observatory Giordano Dell'Amore.

Swann, G.M.P. (1993), "Summary and Conclusions", in Swann, P. (ed) New Technologies and the Firm, pp.361-367, London, Routledge.

Swann, G.M.P.; Gill, J. (1993), "The Speed of Technology Change and the Development of Market Structure: Semiconductors, PC Software and Biotechnology", in Swann, P. (ed) New Technologies and the Firm, pp.223-241, London, Routledge.

Swann, G.M.P.; Stout, D. (1993), "The Non-Price Competitiveness of British Firms", in Hughes, K. (ed) The Future of UK Industrial Competitiveness, Policy Studies Institute.

Swann, G.M.P. (1990), "Standards and the Growth of a Software Network", in Berg, J.; Schumny, H. (ed) An Analysis of the IT Standardisation Process, Amsterdam, Elsevier Science Publishers.

Swann, G.M.P. (1990), "Resources for Standardisation", in Berg, J.; Schumny, H. (ed) An Analysis of the IT Standardisation Process, Amsterdam, Elsevier Science Publishers.

Swann, G.M.P. (1990), "Standards in Information and Communications Technology: Consensus, Institutions and Markets", in Locksley, G. (ed) Information and Communication Technologies and the Single European Market, Frances Pinter Publishers.

Swann, G.M.P. (1989), "Ragnar Frisch", in Katz, B. (ed) The Nobel Laureates in Economics, Garland.

Swann, G.M.P. (1987), "Industry Standard Microprocessors and the Strategy of Second Source Production", in Gabel, H. L. (ed) Product Standardisation and Competitive Strategy, Amsterdam, North Holland.



Conferences

Swann, G.M.P. 2004, "Cluster Theory: Opportunities and Problems", at ESRC Conference on Regional Policy: What Works?, Durham, November.

Swann, G.M.P. 2003, "Space is what we think with", at Reinventing Space: The Geography of Globalisation, University of Bergamo, Italy, December.

Swann, G.M.P. 2003, "High Technology Clusters: Specialisation, Interaction and Transportation", at ESRC/OST Seminar on High-Tech Business Clusters, Constraints and Economic Development, University of Cambridge, May.

Swann, G.M.P. 2003, "High Technology Clusters: Specialisation, Interaction and Transportation", at Districts, Pillars, Networks: Italy and Europe, Accademia dei Lincei, Rome, April.

Swann, G.M.P. 2003, "Collective Invention of Virtual Reality", at Colline Symposium on Collective Invention, Université Paris Dauphine, October.

Swann, G.M.P. 2003, "Innovative Businesses and the Science and Technology Base: Parts I and II", at High Technology Small Firms Conference, Manchester, June.

Swann, G.M.P. 2003, "Innovative Businesses and the Science and Technology Base: Part II", at Community Innovation Survey Users Group, Department of Trade and Industry, London, June.

Swann, G.M.P.; Temple, P.; Spencer, C. 2003, "A New Applications Mapping for NMS Programmes", at Report for the Department of Trade and Industry: National Measurement System Directorate.

Swann, G.M.P. 2002, "The Implications of Clusters: Some Reflections", at High Technology Small Firms Conference on Clusters, Manchester, April, Keynote presentation.

Swann, G.M.P. 2002, "A Long Look at the Short History of Virtual Reality", at Seminar at Centre for Economic Policy Research, London, May.

Swann, G.M.P. 2002, "Innovation and Wealth? Creativity and Welfare!", at Seminar on Creativity, Wealth and Welfare, Department of Culture, Media and Sport and ESRC. September.

Swann, G.M.P. 2002, "Engineering Economics", at Seminar at DTI, October.

Swann, G.M.P. 2002, "Innovative Businesses and the Science and Technology Base: Part I", at Community Innovation Survey Users Group, Department of Trade and Industry, London, April.

Swann, G.M.P. 2001, "The Economics of Basic Research: When is Public Finance the Best Attainable Club Goods Solution?", at NPRNET Workshop, Université Paris Dauphine / École des Mines de Paris, May.

Swann, G.M.P. 2001, "No Wealth But Life: When Does Conventional Wealth Create Ruskinian Wealth?", at CUSP 2001 Conference, Why Economic Growth?, University of Kingston, August.

Swann, G.M.P. 2001, "The Economics of Standardization", at Tripartite Meeting (of British, French and German Government Officials) on Standards Policy, University College, Oxford, April.

Swann, G.M.P. 2001, "Funding Basic Research: When is public finance preferable to attainable club good solutions", at EU MESIAS Network Seminar on Linkages Between Academic Research and Industrial Innovation in Multinational Companies, University of Reading, September.

Swann, G.M.P.; Cowan, R. 2000, "Is the Earth Flat or Round? Planar and Spherical Projections and the Analysis of Cycles in Prices of Works of Art", at Festschrift Conference for Professor Paul A. David, Accademia delle Scienze, Turin, May.

Swann, G.M.P.; Cowan, R. 2000, "Is the Earth Flat or Round? Planar and Spherical Projections and the Analysis of Cycles in Prices of Works of Art", at Seminar at London Business School, May.

Swann, G.M.P.; Cowan, R. 2000, "Is the Earth Flat or Round? Planar and Spherical Projections and the Analysis of Cycles in Prices of Works of Art", at International Schumpeter Conference, Manchester, June.

Swann, G.M.P.; Watts, T. 2000, "Visualisation Needs Vision: The Pre-Paradigmatic Character of Virtual Reality", at ESRC Virtual Society? Meeting, Ashridge, May.

Swann, G.M.P.; Watts, T.; Pearson, A. 2000, "Strategic Management of Technology", at INFORMS Conference, San Antonio TX, November.

Swann, G.M.P.; Watts, T.; Pearson, A. 2000, "Virtual Reality: When Visualisation Needs Vision", at IEEE EMS Conference, Albuquerque NM, August.

Swann, G.M.P. 1999, "What is Constraining the Growth of the Virtual Reality Market?", at VR World Congress, Brussels, July.

Swann, G.M.P. 1999, "Key Issues in Measuring Clusters", at to DTI Seminar on Clusters, London, September.

Swann, G.M.P. 1999, "Path Creation in Virtual Reality", at Workshop on Path Dependence, MERIT, University of Maastricht, July.

Swann, G.M.P. 1999, "Clusters", at DTI/ESRC Seminar, DTI Conference Centre, June.

Swann, G.M.P.; Baptista, R. 1999, "Dynamics of Industrial Clustering: Size vs. Diversity", at 3rd International Conference on Technology Policy and Innovation, Austin TX, August.

Swann, G.M.P.; Beaudry, C. 1999, "Clusters, Growth and the Age of Firms: A Study of Seven European Countries", at European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE), Turin, September.

Swann, G.M.P.; Cowan, R.; Cowan, W. 1999, "Interacting Consumers and Waves in Consumption", at 4th Workshop on Economics with Heterogeneous Interacting Agents (WEHIA '99), Genoa, June.

Swann, G.M.P.; Pandit, N.; Cook, G. 1999, "The Dynamics of Industrial Clustering in UK Financial Services", at European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE), Turin, September.

Swann, G.M.P.; Pearson, A.; Butler, J.; Watts, T. 1999, "Assessing Market Demand for New Technology - the Case of Virtual Reality", at ASEAT Conference, Manchester, September.

Swann, G.M.P.; Windrum, P. 1999, "Networks, Noise and Navigation: Sustaining Metcalfe's Law through Technological Innovation", at International Telecommunications Society (ITS) Conference, Turin, September.

Swann, G.M.P.; Windrum, P. 1999, "The Technology Fix: Developing Improved Search Engines to Sustain Web Growth", at IEEE Conference on Standardisation and Innovation in Information Technology, Aachen, September.

Swann, G.M.P. 1998, "Networks and Clusters", at ESRC /IMI conference, Learning Across Business Sectors, University of Warwick, September.

Swann, G.M.P. 1998, "Virtual Reality and Innovation Potential", at ESRC Virtual Society? Programme Meeting, Manchester.

Swann, G.M.P. 1998, "Marketing Standards", at 24th General Assembly of CEN (Comité Européen de Normalisation), Crete, October, Chair of Open Session, and key-note speech.

Swann, G.M.P. 1998, "The Dynamics of Industrial Clusters", at Seminar at City University, London, May.

Swann, G.M.P. 1998, "The Supply and Demand for Innovation Teaching; A Case of Market Failure?", at ESRC Training Board Seminar on Managing Innovation, Imperial College, London, February.

Swann, G.M.P. 1998, "A Model of Consumer Demand for Distinction: Ferrari or Rolls Royce?", at Seminar at Bocconi University, Milan, January.

Swann, G.M.P. 1997, "The Demand for Distinction and the Evolution of Tastes: Evolution of Design in the Market for Prestige Cars", at Workshop on Escaping Satiation: Increasing Product Variety, Preference Change and the Demand Side of Economic Growth, Jena, Germany, December.

Swann, G.M.P. 1997, "A Model of Demand with Interaction Between Consumers", at Seminar at University of Leeds, October.

Swann, G.M.P. 1997, "The Evolution of Consumer Demand", at Workshop on Evolutionary Theory and Empirical Research, Stockholm School of Economics, October.

Swann, G.M.P. 1997, "Marshall's Consumer as an Innovator", at Conference in Honour of Brian Loasby, University of Stirling, August.

Swann, G.M.P. 1997, "The Internet and the Distribution of Economic Activity", at Conference on Internet Economics, London Business School Regulation Unit, January.

Swann, G.M.P. 1997, "Evolution of Consumption and Economic Growth", at Workshop on Innovation, Co-operation and Growth, Robinson College, Cambridge, June.

Swann, G.M.P. 1997, "Virtually a Market? Initial Conditions and the Diffusion of Virtual Reality Technology", at ESRC Network of Industrial Economists Annual Conference, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, March.

Swann, G.M.P. 1997, "Information and Communication Technologies and the Distribution of Economic Activity", at Prometeo Liberato: Employment and New Information and Communication Technologies, Fondazione Rosselli, Turin, February.

Swann, G.M.P.; Pandit, N.; Watts, T. 1997, "High Technology Small Firm Marketing and Customer Education: A Role for a Technology Awareness Programme?", at High Technology Small Firm Conference, Manchester Business School, May.

Swann, G.M.P.; Pandit, N.; Watts, T. 1997, "Virtual Reality Technology and Innovation Potential", at R&D Management Conference, Manchester Business School, July.

Swann, G.M.P. 1994, "Product Evolution and the Rise and Fall of Industrial Clusters", in the proceedings of the EUNETICS Conference on Evolutionary Economics of Technological Change, Volume 2.



Discussion Papers

Swann, G.M.P.; Cowan, R. 2003, "Full Circle? A Model of Art Prices, 1840-2000", MBS Working Paper Series.

Swann, G.M.P.; Tether, B. 2003, "Winner's Curse as Social Cost: The Experience of the 3G Mobile License Auctions", MBS Working Paper Series.

Swann, G.M.P. 2001, "Is the World Flat or Round? Mapping Changes in the Taste for Art", MERIT-Infonomics Research Memorandum, Netherlands, University of Maastricht.

Swann, G.M.P.; Beaudry, C. 2001, "Growth in Industrial Clusters: A Bird's Eye View of the UK", SIEPR Working Paper, Stanford University.

Swann, G.M.P.; Beaudry, C.; Breschi, S. 2000, "Clusters, Innovation and Growth: A Comparative Study of European Countries", Manchester Business School.

Swann, G.M.P. 1999, "Collective Invention of Virtual Reality", Colline Working Paper, IMRI, Université Paris Dauphine.

Swann, G.M.P.; Cook, G.; Pandit, N. 1999, "The Dynamics of Industrial Clustering in UK Broadcasting", Business School Research Series Paper, University of Loughborough.

Swann, G.M.P.; Pandit, N.; Cook, G. 1999, "The Dynamics of Industrial Clustering in UK Financial Services", Manchester Business School.

Swann, G.M.P.; Windrum, P. 1999, "Networks, Noise and Navigation: Sustaining Metcalfe's Law through Technological Innovation", MERIT Research Memorandum, Netherlands, University of Maastricht.

Swann, G.M.P.; Windrum, P. 1999, "The Role of Standards for Collective Invention in Network Technologies", Colline Working Paper, IMRI, Université Paris Dauphine.

Swann, G.M.P.; Windrum, P. 1999, "Networks, Noise and Web Navigation: Sustaining Metcalfe's Law through Technological Innovation", Colline Working Paper, IMRI, Université Paris Dauphine.

Swann, G.M.P.; Cowan, R.; Cowan, W. 1998, "Waves in Consumption with Interdependence Between Consumers", MERIT Research Memorandum, Netherlands, University of Maastricht.



Publications from 2005 to the present day

Journal Articles

Birke, D.; Swann, G.M.P. (2010), "Network Effects, Network Structure and Consumer Interaction in Mobile Telecommunications in Europe and Asia", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol.76(2), pp. 153-167, published online 21 July; In press.

Swann, G.M.P. (2010), "The Rise, Fall and Renaissance of the Holiday Report: A Simple Economic Model", Tourism Economics, Vol.16 (1), pp.pp, 45-62.

Swann, G.M.P. (2010), "Commentary on Gregory Tassey's "rationales and Mechanisms for Revitalizing U.S. R& D Strategies", Journal of Technology Transfer, Vol.35 (3), pp. 351-354.

Swann, G.M.P. (2010), "The Rise, Fall and Renaissance of the Holiday Resport: A Simple Economic Model", Tourism Economics, forthcoming 2010.

Beaudry, C.; Swann, G.M.P. (2009), "Firm growth in industrial clusters of the United Kingdom", Small Business Economics, Vol.32(4), pp. 409-424.

Meeks, G.; Swann, G.M.P. (2009), "Accounting Standards and the Economics of Standards", Accounting and Business Research, Vol.39(3), pp. 191-210.

Swann, G.M.P.; Zervos, V. (2009), "The Impact of Defence Integrators and Standards on Vertical and Horizontal Innovation in the Defence Industry", Defence and Peace Economics, Vol.20(1), pp. 27-42.

Swann, G.M.P. (2007), "Standards are Central to Wealth Creation", Wissenschaftsmanagement, Vol.2007/2, pp. 26-27.

Swann, G.M.P. (2007), "Normung, Innovation und Wertschopfung", DIN-Mitteilungen, Vol.August 2007, pp. 14-18.

Morgan, E.; Swann, G.M.P.; Estrin, S.; Markides, C.; Morris, D.; Thompson, S. (2006), "Paul Geroski, 18 October 1952 - 28 August 2005: An Appreciation", International Journal of the Economic of Business, Vol.13(1), pp. 1-12.

Swann, G.M.P.; Birke, D. (2006), "Network Effects and the Choice of Mobile Phone Operator", Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Vol.16 (1/2), pp. 65-84.



Books

Swann, G.M.P. (2011), Prosperity Through Innovation: How to Create the Wealth of Nations, Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2011-12.

Swann, G.M.P. (2006), Putting Econometrics in its Place: A New Direction in Applied Economics, Cheltenham, UK, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.



Reports for external body

Swann, G.M.P. 2006, "Innovators and the Research Base: An Exploration Using CIS4", in Report for the Department of Trade and Industry/Office for Science and Innovation, pp. 30-37.

Temple, P.; Witt, R.; Spencer, C.; Blind, K.; Jungmittag, A.; Swann, G.M.P. 2005, "The Empirical Economics of Standards", in DTI Economics Paper no. 12, London, Department of Trade and Industry.



Chapters in Books

Swann, G.M.P. (2011), "Innovation and the Division of Labour", in The Handbook of Organizational and Managerial Innovation, Cheltenham, in T.S. Pitsis (ed.), Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, forthcoming 2011.

Cook, G.; Pandit, N.; Swann, G.M.P. (2008), "Clustering in Financial Services", in Karlsson, C (ed) Handbook of Research on Cluster Theory, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.

Birke, D.; Swann, G.M.P. (2007), "Network effects and the choice of mobile phone operator", in Cantner, U.; Malerba, F. (ed) Innovation, Industrial Dynamics and Structural Transformation: Schumpeterian Legacies, pp. 109-128, Springer.

Brike, D.; Swann, G.M.P. (2007), "Network effects in mobile telephony", in Benzoni, L.; Geoffron, P. (ed) Competition and Regulation with Asymmetries in Mobile Markets, Paris, Quantifica Publishing.

Swann, G.M.P. (2006), "Place is what we think with: Spatial History, Intellectual Capital and Competitive Distinction", in Vertova, G. (ed) The Changing Economic Geography of Globalisation, pp.101-118, London, Routledge.

Swann, G.M.P. (2006), "Is the World Flat or Round? Mapping Changes in the Taste for Art", in Antonelli, C.; Foray, D.; Hall, B.; Steinmueller, E. (ed) Frontiers of the Economics of Innovation and New Technology: Essays in Honour of Paul David, Edward Elgar.

Swann, G.M.P. (2006), "Cluster and Hinterland: An Assessment of the Cluster Approach to Economic development", in Asheim, B.; Cooke, P.; Martin, R. (ed) Clusters in Regional Development, Routledge.

Swann, G.M.P. (2005), "High Technology Clusters: Specialisation and Interaction", in Quadrio Curzio, A.; Fortis, M. (ed) Research and Technological Innovation: The Challenge for a New Europe, pp. 129-150, Berlin and Heidelberg, Springer.

Swann, G.M.P.; Temple, P.; Shurmer, M. (2005), "Standards and Trade Performance: The British Experience", in Henson, S.; Wilson, J.S. (ed) The WTO and Technical Barriers to Trade, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.



Conferences

Swann, G.M.P. 2009, "Software Marketing and E-Waste", at Multinational Enterprises and Sustainable Development (MESD2009), Nancy/Metz, 4-6 November 2009.

Meeks, G.; Swann, G.M.P. 2008, "Accounting Standards and the Economics of Standards", at Invited PD Leake Lecture to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, London 1 May 2008.

Swann, G.M.P. 2007, "Three Perspectives on an Innovation: Thirty Years of PC Operating Systems", at Invited Lecture to European Meeting on Applied Evolutionary Economics (EMAEE) Conference, Manchester, May 2007.

Swann, G.M.P. 2007, "Measurement and Wealth Creation", at Invited Lecture to Bureau International de Poids et Measure, Symposium on the 10th Anniversary of the CIPM Mutual Recognition Agreement, October 2009.

Swann, G.M.P. 2007, "Standards, Innovation and Wealth Creation", at Invited Keynote Lecture to Conference on Innovation and Market Access through Standards, German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, and Deutches Institute fur Normung (DIN), Berlin 26-27 March.

Swann, G.M.P. 2006, "Innovators and the Resource Base", at Presentation to DTI Conference on Community Innovation Survey, July.

Swann, G.M.P. 2006, "Universities, the Innovation Ecosystem and Wealth Creation", at H.M. Treasury Seminar on Knowledge Transfer - Business-University Collaboration, May.

Swann, G.M.P. 2006, "Can Economics tell us Anything Useful about Innovation?", at UNIEI Lecture, University of Nottingham, April.

Swann, G.M.P. 2006, "Technical Standards, IP and New Technologies", at EIPIN Conference, Windsor, February.

Swann, G.M.P. 2005, "John Barber's Pioneering Work on the Economics of Measurement", at Conference at CRIC, University of Manchester, December.



Discussion Papers

Birke, D.; Swann, G.M.P. 2005, "Social networks and choice of mobile phone operator", Nottingham University Business School Discussion Paper, Industrial Economics Division Occasional Paper, 2005-14, Nottingham University Business School.

 

 

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