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Dr Ian Hipkin

Dr Ian Hipkin

Senior Lecturer in Management

5934

+44 (0) 1392 725934

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Building:One, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4ST, UK

Dr Ian Hipkin teaches Strategic Management. He has a BSc in Engineering, an MPhil and an MA. His PhD research was in technology transfer and enterprise asset management. He has published articles on quality, maintenance and production / operations management, and strategy with special interest in production competence and the use of technology in strategic alliances. Currently, his research interests are strategy and technology policy in conflict and developing country environments, including Afghanistan and Iraq.

He has consulted in strategy, operations, and enterprise asset management in many large companies in the UK, US, Canada, Europe, the Far East, Russia and Africa. Some of these include: Alcan, BP, Boots, Castrol, China Light and Power, Corus, De Beers Diamond Mining Company, Dista Products, Dofasco (Canada), Domtar (Canada), Du Pont, Ford, GlaxoSmithKlein, HJ Heinz, Hong Kong Housing Authority, Iron Ore Company of Canada, Kimberly Clark, Kowloon Canton Railway, Mercedes Benz, Merck, Ministry of Industry and Minerals (Iraq), Nederlandsche Aardoile Maatschappij, Nestlé, Sappi, SABMiller, Scott Paper, Scottish Hydro, SD Warren, Shell, Tioxide and Unilever.

Nationality: British
 

Qualifications

BSc (Eng) (Natal), BCom, MA (South Africa), MPhil (Cape Town), MA (Exon), PhD (Aston)

Research

Research interests

  • Strategic management of technology alliances
  • Strategy and technology management in developing countries and conflict environments

Dr Hipkin's research interests lie in the areas of strategy and technology policy in conflict and developing country environments, including Afghanistan and Iraq. Firms in developed countries face a major challenge in understanding the nature of developing country markets, and are confronted by aggressive strategies by firms from emerging economies that better understand developing markets.
 

Research projects

Dr Hipkin is currently supervising PhD students doing research in post conflict societies and developing countries.

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Hipkin I, Hale TS, Huq F, Tucker C (2013). A methodology for estimating expected distances between nodes on a network. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 64(3), 439-445.
Hipkin IB, Trevor S. Hale, Faizul Huq (2011). An improved facility layout construction method. International Journal of Production Research, 50(15), 4271-4278.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Sié L, Pett T, Hipkin I (2015). Exploring franchise system development in France. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 4, 14-19.
Hipkin I (2014). Managing protection in high reliability organisations in an emerging country context. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 25(7), 1068-1086.
Hipkin I, Hale TS, Huq F, Tucker C (2013). A methodology for estimating expected distances between nodes on a network. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 64(3), 439-445.
Hipkin I (2013). Nuclear electricity generation in South Africa: a study of strategic innovation for sustainability. Corporate Governance: the international journal of business in society, 13(5), 626-636.
Hipkin IB, Yakhlef A (2013). The amplification-reduction structure of technology: the example of the intranet. International Journal of Knowledge-based Organizations, 3(3), 19-34.
Hipkin IB, Trevor S. Hale, Faizul Huq (2011). An improved facility layout construction method. International Journal of Production Research, 50(15), 4271-4278.
Hipkin IB, Naudé P (2006). Developing effective alliance partnerships: lessons from a case study. Long Range Planning, 39(1), 51-69. Full text.
Hipkin IB (2004). Determining technology strategy in developing countries. Omega, 32(3), 245-260.
Hipkin IB, Bennett DJ (2003). Managerial perceptions of factors influencing technology management in South Africa. Technovation, 23(9), 719-735.
Hipkin IB (2001). Knowledge and IS implementation: case studies in physical asset management. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 21(10), 1358-1380.
Hipkin IB, Naudé P (2000). An application of judgmental modelling for strategic decision making in an international environment. International Journal of Electronic Commerce and Business Media, 4(4).
Hipkin IB (2000). Managerial and worker perceptions of the workplace: a case of South African agriculture. South African Journal of Labour Relations, 24(3/4), 4-22.
De Cock C, Hipkin IB (2000). TQM and BPR: beyond the beyond myth. Journal of Management Studies, 34(5), 659-675.
Hipkin IB, De CC, De Cock C (2000). TQM and BPR: lessons for maintenance management. Omega International Journal of Management Science, 28(3), 277-292. Abstract.
Hipkin IB (2000). TQM: the paradox of empowerment and conformance. South African Journal of Business Management, 31(1).
Naude P, Hipkin IB (1998). Managerial and educational perceptions of the future in changing societies - the Commonwealth of Independent States. Management Learning, 29(4), 467-484. Abstract.
Hipkin IB (1997). The implementation of information systems for maintenance management. International Journal for Production Research, 35(9), 2429-2444.
Hipkin IB (1996). Evaluating maintenance management information systems. European Journal of Information Systems, 5, 261-272.
Hipkin IB, Lockett AG (1995). A study of maintenance technology implementation. Omega, 23(1), 79-88.

Chapters

Hipkin IB (2011). Perceptions of factors influencing knowledge-based technology management in conflict areas. In Al-Shammari M (Ed) Knowledge Management in Emerging Economies, New York: IGI Global, 294-307.
Hipkin IB (2011). Production competence and knowledge generation for technology transfer: a comparison between UK and South African case studies. In Al-Shammari M (Ed) Knowledge Management in Emerging Economies, New York: IGI Global, 66-78.
Hipkin IB, Bennett D (2004). Perceptions of Technology Policy in Developing Countries: the South African Case. In Hosni YA, Khalil TM (Eds.) Management of Technology Internet Economy: Opportunities and Challenges for Developed and Developing Regions of the World, Oxford: Elsevier, 455-468.

Reports

Hipkin IB (In Press). Operationalising the Afghan Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Corporation. World Bank.

Publications by year


In Press

Hipkin IB (In Press). Operationalising the Afghan Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Corporation. World Bank.

2015

Sié L, Pett T, Hipkin I (2015). Exploring franchise system development in France. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 4, 14-19.

2014

Hipkin I (2014). Managing protection in high reliability organisations in an emerging country context. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 25(7), 1068-1086.

2013

Hipkin I, Hale TS, Huq F, Tucker C (2013). A methodology for estimating expected distances between nodes on a network. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 64(3), 439-445.
Hipkin I (2013). Nuclear electricity generation in South Africa: a study of strategic innovation for sustainability. Corporate Governance: the international journal of business in society, 13(5), 626-636.
Hipkin IB, Yakhlef A (2013). The amplification-reduction structure of technology: the example of the intranet. International Journal of Knowledge-based Organizations, 3(3), 19-34.

2011

Hipkin IB, Trevor S. Hale, Faizul Huq (2011). An improved facility layout construction method. International Journal of Production Research, 50(15), 4271-4278.
Hipkin IB (2011). Perceptions of factors influencing knowledge-based technology management in conflict areas. In Al-Shammari M (Ed) Knowledge Management in Emerging Economies, New York: IGI Global, 294-307.
Hipkin IB (2011). Production competence and knowledge generation for technology transfer: a comparison between UK and South African case studies. In Al-Shammari M (Ed) Knowledge Management in Emerging Economies, New York: IGI Global, 66-78.

2006

Hipkin IB, Naudé P (2006). Developing effective alliance partnerships: lessons from a case study. Long Range Planning, 39(1), 51-69. Full text.

2004

Hipkin IB (2004). Determining technology strategy in developing countries. Omega, 32(3), 245-260.
Hipkin IB, Bennett D (2004). Perceptions of Technology Policy in Developing Countries: the South African Case. In Hosni YA, Khalil TM (Eds.) Management of Technology Internet Economy: Opportunities and Challenges for Developed and Developing Regions of the World, Oxford: Elsevier, 455-468.

2003

Hipkin IB, Bennett DJ (2003). Managerial perceptions of factors influencing technology management in South Africa. Technovation, 23(9), 719-735.

2001

Hipkin IB (2001). Knowledge and IS implementation: case studies in physical asset management. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 21(10), 1358-1380.

2000

Hipkin IB, Naudé P (2000). An application of judgmental modelling for strategic decision making in an international environment. International Journal of Electronic Commerce and Business Media, 4(4).
Hipkin IB (2000). Managerial and worker perceptions of the workplace: a case of South African agriculture. South African Journal of Labour Relations, 24(3/4), 4-22.
De Cock C, Hipkin IB (2000). TQM and BPR: beyond the beyond myth. Journal of Management Studies, 34(5), 659-675.
Hipkin IB, De CC, De Cock C (2000). TQM and BPR: lessons for maintenance management. Omega International Journal of Management Science, 28(3), 277-292. Abstract.
Hipkin IB (2000). TQM: the paradox of empowerment and conformance. South African Journal of Business Management, 31(1).

1998

Naude P, Hipkin IB (1998). Managerial and educational perceptions of the future in changing societies - the Commonwealth of Independent States. Management Learning, 29(4), 467-484. Abstract.

1997

Hipkin IB (1997). The implementation of information systems for maintenance management. International Journal for Production Research, 35(9), 2429-2444.

1996

Hipkin IB (1996). Evaluating maintenance management information systems. European Journal of Information Systems, 5, 261-272.

1995

Hipkin IB, Lockett AG (1995). A study of maintenance technology implementation. Omega, 23(1), 79-88.

External positions

  • External examiner, University of Bath
  • External examiner, University of Wales
  • Member of MBA reviewer panel, Henley Management College
  • Visiting lecturer, International University of Business and New Technology (Yaroslavl, Russia)
  • Visiting lecturer, School of International Business, Reutlingen University, Germany
  • Visiting lecturer, International Management Center, University of Graz, Austria
  • Visiting lecturer, Bled Business School, Slovenia
  • Visiting lecturer, University of Podlasie, Poland
  • Visiting lecturer and external examiner, University of Cape Town
  • Visiting lecturer, Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Editorial board for the following journals: International Journal of Technology Marketing, South African Business Review

  • Strategy

Strategy is the central activity directing organisational decision making and integrating all functional disciplines. Strategy formulation is driven by innovation in all spheres of organisational endeavour and implementation focuses on the interface between disciplines. Teaching strategy therefore brings together the different facets of management so that students are taught to think about the cohesion that derives from good strategic management.

Taught modules

Modules

2016/17