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W.J. VanDusen Professor of Innovation & Operations Management, Simon Fraser University

Ian is a Professor at Simon Fraser University and at Luiss University. His research and teaching focus on operations management, innovation management, change management, social media, and creative consumers.

His research has been published in many top journals, including: Academy of Management Review, Industry and Corporate Change, California Management Review, Technovation, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, R&D Management, Business Horizons and OMEGA. My research has featured in other publication media, including The Economist Magazine, the Huffington Post, Business Insider, The Conversation, the Medium, and The Globe and Mail. He is also Director of the CPA Innovation Centre at the Beedie School of Business.

He is one of the authors of the award-winning paper on the Social Media Honeycomb. As of December 31st 2016 this work was the most highly Google Scholar cited paper across all business, management, and economics journals in the last five year period.

Ian enjoys monitoring the progress of the biggest and best football club in England - Everton F.C.


  • 2003–present
    Professor, Simon Fraser University


  • 1995 
    University of Sheffield, PhD