Dr Surya Mahdi

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Dr Surya Mahdi

Dr Surya Mahdi works within the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Loughborough University London

He holds a Master's degree in Physical Chemistry from the University of Nancy 1, France, a Master's degree in Technology & Innovation Management and a PhD in Science & Technology Policy both from the University of Sussex, UK. He is involved in the teaching of Innovation Management, Design Thinking & Management, Entrepreneurship, Collaborative Project, Strategy & Planning, Foresight & Strategy, Entrepreneurial Funding & Finance, Corporate Governance, Understanding Business Failure, Business Models of Creative Industry, as well as Qualitative & Quantitative Techniques in Business & Management Research.

Dr. Surya Mahdi's research interest is broadly around the issues surrounding the complex mechanisms of developing, collecting and/or converting necessary and critical knowledge and assets by any innovating agents such as Entrepreneurs, Start-Ups or even Firms to create their very first innovation outcome such as the very first workable prototypes or the very first Minimum Viable Products.

Surya had been involved in the teaching of “Society and the Assessment of Technology”; “Technology Foresight and Forecasting”; “Science & Public Policy: Formulation, Implementation and Evaluation”; “Business & Management skills for Engineers and Scientists”; “Technology & Innovation Strategy”; “Business & Management Research”; “Innovation Management”; “New Venture Creation”; “Organizational Behaviour”; “Project & Program Management” at various institutions such as The Ministry of research & Technology of Indonesia (Indonesia), University of Indonesia (Indonesia), CRP-University of Wollongong (Australia), University of Sussex (UK), UWE (UK) and the Performance Leaders Consulting (UAE).

Until recently, Dr. Surya Mahdi has collaborated with academic colleagues from other disciplines and across different continents such as from AAAT, Indonesia; University of Wollongong, Australia; University of Sussex; Cranfield School of Management; Imperial College London; University of Cambridge; University of Liverpool; and Ecole Polytechnic Valencia, Spain. His research has been published in internationally peer reviewed journals such as: International Journal of Innovation Management, Industrial and Corporate Change, Research Policy, Technovation and Scientometrics.

Academic background

Dr. Surya Mahdi has extensive academic and industrial experiences. His professional career consists of working for various institutions such as Pharmaceutical Firm; Public Sector institutions; Universities as well as Consultancy Firms in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Middle East as an R&D Engineer, Policy Analyst, Project Manager, Research Fellow and Management Consultant. The clients of the research projects and consultancies of which he was involved in the past include GlaxoSmithKline, UK; Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada; Department Trade & Industry (DTI – now DIUS), UK; European Union; Office of National Statistics (ONS), UK; Institute for Prospective Technology Studies (IPTS), Spain; Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC), UK; Royal Commission on Environmental Protection (RCEP), UK; Advanced Institute of Management Research UK; South West Innovation Network (iNET) in Aerospace and Advanced Engineering, UK; CFMS Ltd. (a consortium of Airbus, BAE Systems, Frazer-Nash Consultancy, MBDA UK, Rolls-Royce and Williams F1), UK; and The Ministry of Labour, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabiya.

He currently leads the Technology and Innovation division of the Performance Leaders Consulting Ltd and consults clients that seek to improve their innovation and entrepreneurial performance. Surya had been involved in the teaching of “Society and the Assessment of Technology”; “Technology Foresight and Forecasting”; “Science & Public Policy: Formulation, Implementation and Evaluation”; “Business & Management skills for Engineers and Scientists”; “Technology & Innovation Strategy”; “Business & Management Research”; “Innovation Management”; “New Venture Creation”; “Organizational Behaviour”; “Project & Program Management” at various institutions such as The Ministry of research & Technology of Indonesia (Indonesia), University of Indonesia (Indonesia), CRP-University of Wollongong (Australia), University of Sussex (UK), UWE (UK) and the Performance Leaders Consulting (UAE).

Current research and collaborations

Until recently, Dr. Surya Mahdi has collaborated with academic colleagues from other disciplines and across different continents such as from AAAT, Indonesia; University of Wollongong, Australia; University of Sussex; Cranfield School of Management; Imperial College London; University of Cambridge; University of Liverpool; and Ecole Polytechnic Valencia, Spain. His research has been published in internationally peer reviewed journals such as: International Journal of Innovation Management, Industrial and Corporate Change, Research Policy, Technovation and Scientometrics.

Current PhD / research supervisions

Dr. Surya Mahdi welcomes any PhD/ MRes/ MSc research propositions in the general area of Innovation and Entrepreneurship study. Potential candidates are advised to read the requirements of Loughborough University's Postgraduate and Doctorate Programme and contact Dr. Surya Mahdi to discuss the ideas.

Interests and activities

Dr. Surya Mahdi is affiliated with:- The International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM); – International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT); - Academy of Management (AoM); - Strategic Management Society (SMS); – European Group for Organizational Study (EGOS); and – DRUID. He has been reviewer for the following academic journals: - Research Policy; Industry & Innovation; International Journal of Innovation Management; International Journal of Technology Management; International Journal of Technology Management & Sustainable Development; Technology Analysis and Strategic Management.

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