Michael H. Best is a Research Associate at the Center for Industrial Competitiveness, University of Massachusetts Lowell and an associate member of the Centre for International Business and Management, Judge Institute, Cambridge University, and was visiting at the Saïd Business School, Oxford University, during the academic year 2002-2003. Recent publications include The New Competitive Advantage: The Renewal of American Industry (Oxford University Press, 2001); Transition in Malaysian Electronics (a monograph co-authored with Rajah Rasiah, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, 2002); and The Capabilities Perspective: Advancing Industrial Competitiveness in Northern Ireland (Northern Ireland Economic Council, 2001).
Henry Chesbrough is the Executive Director of the Center for Strategic Management at the Haas Business School at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Open Innovation, published in 2003 by the Harvard Business School Press. He holds a BA from Yale, an MBA from Stanford, and a PhD from Berkeley. He was previously a professor at Harvard Business School. Before joining academia, he worked as a senior executive at Quantum Corporation in the disk drive industry. His academic research has been published in Research Policy, Industrial and Corporate Change, Business History Review, and the Journal of Evolutionary Economics. He has also published managerial articles in the Harvard Business Review, California Management Review, and Sloan Management Review.
Andrew Davies is a Senior Fellow at SPRU—(Science and Technology Policy Research), University of Sussex and a senior researcher in the CoPS Innovation Centre at SPRU. His qualifications include a DPhil in political economy, an MA (with distinction) in the social implications of technical change, and a BA (1st Hons) in geography (economic) at the University of Sussex. Andrew has worked in SPRU focusing on (a) telecoms policy (1987-91) and (b) the management of innovation in CoPS (1994-2001). He has also worked as a Visiting Fellow at the Rotterdam School of Management (1998), a telecoms consultant (1994), and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Amsterdam (1991-4). He has written extensively on telecommunications policy, large technical systems, firm strategy, innovation management, and organizational capabilities, including Telecommunications and Politics (1994) and articles in journals such as Industrial and Corporate Change and Research Policy. His research includes consultancy for the European Commission, OECD, governments and private companies. He was recently awarded a Teaching Excellence Scholarship by Sweden's STINT foundation to teach courses on CoPS in several leading Swedish Universities.