Guest Professor at Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Technology Management and Economics, and Adjunct Professor with the University of South Australia Business School. Emeritus Professor at Aston University and an independent consultant in technology and operations management. Editor of "Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management" (JMTM) from 1990 to 2014. Formerly Professor of Technology Management at Aston Business School, Aston University before retiring from this full-time appointment in March 2011. Main teaching activity has been in international operations and technology management / technology transfer. Areas of consulting and ongoing research interests are concerned with issues related to operations systems design for manufacturing, management of technology and the transfer of technology between industrialised and developing countries, especially in the Asian region.