• 38 Citations
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19962019
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Personal profile

Biography

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 is a member of the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship, and current research interests include, business strategy and new business models, knowledge management and project management. Gerry has also been a member of the Coventry University Health, Design and Technology Institute, and the Centre for the International Business of Sport.

Research Interests

Gerry's current research activity centres in Strategic Management, with overlapping streams focusing on Innovative Business Models; Knowledge Management; and Micro Strategy in the Small Charity Sector. 

In recent years funded research projects have included two in the Health and Assisted Living Technology sector. Research interest focuses largely on strategy and leadership, and knowledge transfer in sport, particularly relating to major sporting events.

Gerry earlier took the lead role in establishing the Applied Research Group in Business Process Innovation. Funding of over £400,000 was won, including completing research projects for JISC, The Learning Skills Council and the UHCW NHS Trust. More recently Gerry worked with colleagues in the Health, Design, and Technology Institute (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).

Education/Academic qualification

Business, Doctorate, Henley Management College

Sep 1996Sep 2002

Business, MBA, Aston University

19861988

External positions

Operations Mgr./ Managing Consultant, JBA International

1 Jan 198631 Jan 1991

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Research Output 1996 2019

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Examining the grassroots participant legacy of major sporting ‘supplemental’ events

Burgess, S., Bingley, S. & Urwin, G., 2019, In : Event Management. 23, 3, p. 363-378 16 p.

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cricket
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Liminality creation strategies at supplemental events

Bingley, S., Burgess, S., Lockstone-Binney, L. & Urwin, G., 9 May 2019, In : Event Management. (In-Press), p. (In-Press)

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Addressing an international societal challenge through business model innovation: a UK case study.

Urwin, G., 1 Feb 2018, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Developing new entrepreneurial business models for small charities: a case study of the UK.

Urwin, G., 4 Sep 2018, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Exploration of Institutional Liminality in Developing a Business Model as a Catalyst for Sectoral Change.

Urwin, G., 5 Sep 2018, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Activities 2005 2013

  • 6 Participation in conference

Recent Advances in Assistive Technology and Engineering 2013

Gerry Urwin (Speaker)
25 Nov 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

7th European Conference on Leadership, Management, and Governance

Gerry Urwin (Speaker)
7 Jul 2011

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

5th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

Gerry Urwin (Speaker)
2 Aug 20105 Aug 2010

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

The IASK International Conference, Seville, Spain

Gerry Urwin (Keynote Speaker)
24 Jun 2009

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Global Business and Technology Association 11th International Conference

Gerry Urwin (Speaker)
7 Jul 200911 Jul 2009

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference