Strategy, Enterprise and Innovation

Dr Arturo Vega

  • Qualifications: PhD (innovation policy), MBA
  • Role Title: Visiting Fellow
  • Address: Newcastle University Business School 5 Barrack Road Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SE United Kingdom
  • Telephone: + 44 (0) 7891915032
  • Email: arturo.vega@ncl.ac.uk
  • Department: Strategy, Enterprise and Innovation
  • Faculty: Portsmouth Business School

Biography

I obtained a PhD at Lancaster University Management School on public policies for technology innovation in SMEs. My research has been awarded by the Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE), and has been selected to be published in the special issues of world-top conferences -International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and Engage Higher Education Institutions (Engage HEI). I have developed an emerging portfolio of publications in top-ranked journals (Association of Business Schools, ABS classification). I am also director of the MSc in E-business programmes. Prior to joining Newcastle University I worked as a lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University Business School and research associate at Lancaster University Management School. 

I have almost 10 years of rich experience in multinational corporations of the technology sector, including Oracle, IBM, Philips and Red Unicard. My international exposure embraces the United Kingdom, Spain, Mexico and Peru.  I have worked in very diverse areas, including my last leadership role in consulting. My background in industry has given me well-founded knowledge of practically all the business functions (procurement, logistics, inventory, production and operations, sales and marketing, customer service, and accounting and finance) as well as of all the organisational innovation process (strategy and innovation definition, project design, selection of products and suppliers, implementation, change management, training, support and evaluation). During my stay at Oracle, my teams secured around ten 6-digit-dollar contracts in business software. For this reason, I was a member of the Oracle Excellence Club in two opportunities and travelled to San Juan (Puerto Rico) and Las Vegas (USA) for the awards. I have also written several articles for newspapers and specialised magazines, and given interviews to the media. 

Research

My specific research areas are the following:

  • Analysis and design of systems of innovation in countries, regions, industries and technological sectors
  • Formulation, administration, implementation and evaluation of enterprise-related policies, including technology, innovation and SME policies
  • Knowledge exchange and impact activities of higher education institutions regarding enterprise innovation and economic development
  • Business association structures and political activities
  • Innovation in the small and medium enterprise sector
  • Trans-disciplinarity and methodological pluralism in innovation studies