Nola Hewitt-Dundas


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Nola Hewitt-Dundas is Professor of Innovation Management and Policy at Queen's University Belfast, UK and a Senior Research Associate with the UK Enterprise Research Centre. She is a UK Thought Leader with the Economic and Social Research Council and Innovate UK on the development of social science and enterprise policy and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Academy on Technology and Innovation Assessment. In the past few years she has contributed as an advisor to the NI Minister for Finance and Personnel on public sector reform.  In Queen’s Management School Nola is currently Director of Research and a member of the Senior Management Team.  

Her research interests include the dynamics of innovation ecosystems in an international context, innovation, technology transfer and networks with an emphasis on small and medium enterprises, business strategy and technology adoption. She has led and contributed to a wide range of public sector projects for organisations such as DETI, Forfas, Scottish Enterprise, NESTA London, EU and the World Bank. Her research has been financially supported by various organisations including the Economic and Social Research Council, UK, the Royal Irish Academy and the Higher Education Authority, Ireland. Outputs from this research has been published in leading international journals including Research Policy, Technovation, Small Business Economics, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, International Small Business Journal, Regional Studies and the Journal of Technology Transfer.

Nola has experience of teaching at undergraduate, postgraduate and executive levels.  This has included International Business and Multi National Enterprises, Managing Innovation, Science and Innovation Policy, Entrepreneurship, Regional Economics, Creativity and Entrepreneurship. 


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Innovation Engineering & Materials Science
Industry Engineering & Materials Science
Enterprise resource planning Engineering & Materials Science
Intellectual property Engineering & Materials Science
Electric network analysis Engineering & Materials Science
Managers Engineering & Materials Science
Education Engineering & Materials Science
Students Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2013 2018

Research Output 1997 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Learning effect

Network centrality and open innovation: A social network analysis of an SME manufacturing cluster

Judith Woods, Brendan Galbraith & Hewitt-Dundas, N., 18 Sep 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Electric network analysis
Product development
Small and medium-sized enterprises
7 Citations (Scopus)

Exploring Market Failures in Open Innovation

Hewitt-Dundas, N. & Roper, S., 28 Apr 2017, In : International Small Business Journal. p. 1-18

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Market failure
Open innovation
Empirical study
Empirical evidence


causal analysis

Deaprtment of Education for Northern Ireland Research Scholarship

Nola Hewitt-Dundas (Recipient), 1991

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

DRUID Society: Shortlisted (1 of 4) for Best Conference Paper, Copenhagan

Nola Hewitt-Dundas (Recipient), Jun 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2003 2019

OECD-KDI Workshop on Innovation diffusion across regions and firms

Nola Hewitt-Dundas (Advisor)
13 Dec 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference

ESRC Festival of Social Science: Can Applied Economics Improve our World?

Nola Hewitt-Dundas (Advisor)
09 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar


Global Entrepreneurship Week

Nola Hewitt-Dundas (Advisor)
12 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar


Irish Research Council (External organisation)

Nola Hewitt-Dundas (Advisor)
01 Aug 201830 Nov 2018

Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

Boosting innovation through research commercialization and knowledge exchange

Nola Hewitt-Dundas (Advisor)
06 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar