Personal profile


As both a practitioner and an academic, Gerry has over 30 years’ experience in business strategy, information systems management, consultancy, and project management.

He is currently researching and teaching at Coventry Business School. He has also contributed to postgraduate teaching at Henley Business School and was Visiting Professor at Victoria University in Melbourne.

Gerry’s current research interests include, business strategy and business models, knowledge management and project management. Gerry was a member of the Coventry University Health, Design and Technology Institute, and the Centre for the International Business of Sport.

Research Interests

My research activity centres in Strategic Management, with overlapping streams focusing on Innovative Business Models; Knowledge Management; and Event Management Participation Legacy together with more general business issues related to both strategy and technology. 

Recent funded research projects have been completed in the Health and Assisted Living Technology sector. I am also intereested in strategy and leadership and knowledge transfer in sport, particularly relating to major sporting events.

I took the lead role in establishing the Applied Research Group in Business Process Innovation. We won funding of over £400,000, completing research projects for JISC, The Learning Skills Council and the UHCW NHS Trust. I recently worked with colleagues in the HDTI as Work Package Leader for two major projects, the EU funded CIP DISCOVER project (€3,806,000), and the TSB funded COMODAL project (£750,000).

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Research Output 1996 2017

A Resource-based View of the State: A Case Study of the Indian State

George, S., Urwin, G. & Amayo, A. Sep 2017 Proceedings of the 2017 British Academy of Management conference, '2017 British Academy of Management Conference'. Warwick: British Academy of Management

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Developing the assistive technology consumer market for people aged 50-70

Ward, G., Fielden, S., Muir, H., Holliday, N. & Urwin, G. 1 May 2017 In : Ageing & Society. 37, 5, p. 1050-1067 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Self-Help Devices
Needs Assessment
Social Work

The Resource based view of the ‘state’: A case study of the Indian State in Africa

Urwin, G. 25 May 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Qualitative analysis
Open Access
municipal administration

Managing Project Knowledge

Urwin, G. 9 Dec 2016 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Conceptual model
Information systems

Activities 2005 2013

  • 6 Participation in conference

Recent Advances in Assistive Technology and Engineering 2013

Urwin, G. (Speaker)
25 Nov 2013

Activity: Participation in conference

7th European Conference on Leadership, Management, and Governance

Urwin, G. (Speaker)
7 Jul 2011

Activity: Participation in conference

5th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

Urwin, G. (Speaker)
2 Aug 20105 Aug 2010

Activity: Participation in conference

Global Business and Technology Association 11th International Conference

Urwin, G. (Speaker)
7 Jul 200911 Jul 2009

Activity: Participation in conference

The IASK International Conference, Seville, Spain

Urwin, G. (Keynote Speaker)
24 Jun 2009

Activity: Participation in conference