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John Bessant

Originally a chemical engineer, John Bessant has been active in the field of innovation management for over 40 years. He is an Emeritus Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Exeter and also has visiting appointments at the universities of Stavanger, Norway, and Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany.

He is the author of over 40 books and monographs and many articles on the topic; the most recent include Managing innovation (2020) (now in its 7th edition), Entrepreneurship (2018) (both published by John Wiley and Sons), and 'Riding the innovation wave' (Emerald, 2017).

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