John Bryson has held research and teaching posts at the universities of St Andrews, Cambridge, Wales and most recently at the University of Birmingham where he is Professor of Enterprise and Competitiveness and was also founding director of the City-Region Economic Development Institute. His research focuses on understanding and explaining the complex ways in which production is organised through space and in place and via a variety of forms of enterprise. Much of his research has focussed on understanding the development of service economies and knowledge-intensive businesses with a more recent focus on understanding the competitiveness of manufacturing in different geographic settings. Current projects include research on satellite provided services, the transformation of business and professional services, the reshoring of manufacturing, understanding local infrastructure business models and developing diagnostics to identify challenges facing urban areas. He is the principal investigator of the on-going Urban Living Birmingham project that has developed an innovative approach that applies approach to diagnostics developed in medicine to understanding complex urban systems.
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