Dr Matias Ramirez
|Post:||Senior Lecturer in Management (Business and Management, SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research)|
|Location:||Jubilee Building Jub-383|
|International:||+44 1273 877758|
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Dr Ramirez undertakes in the following areas:
- Relating knowledge work to innovation. This includes research into areas of knowledge management, the relationship between labour mobility, networks of knowledge workers, communities of practice, epistemic communties and knowledge flows. He was also the principal investigator in an ESRC funded project looking at networks of knoweldge workers in China's largest high technology park between 2006 and 2007.
- Knowledge transfer in regional (cluster) and technological systems in developing country contexts. This included a British Academy funded project on the role of intermediaries in the transfer of knowledge in Peru's emerging mango cluster and a comparison of emerging clusters in Latin America.
- International comparative analysis of employment regimes and management in high technology sectors and how networks of professional, occupational and practice-based networks are configured across national systems.
He has published in numerous journals including British Journal of Industrial Relations, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Industry and Innovation, International Journal of Innovation Management, Service Industries Journal, New Technology Work and Employment and Regional Studies.
He currently supervises 4 PhD students and is willing to consider new students in the above or similar areas.
Dr Ramirez was on the editorial board of Work, Employment and Society between 2008 and 2010. He has also reviewed papers for numerous journals including Research Policy, International Business Review and Journal of Change Management. He has undertaken consultancy projects in innovation management and management of networks of organisations.
Matias currently convenes "Managing Knowledge" on the post-graduate SPRU masters programmes. He also convenes "Comparative Business Systems" on the International Management programme and teaches "Organisational Theory" on Sussex's MBA programme. Matias was also director of the Business and Management Studies undergraduate programme at Sussex for two years from 2008 and is currently SPRU teaching coordinator.
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Mabey, Chris and Ramirez, Matias (2012) Comparing national approaches to management development. In: Handbook of Research on Comparative Human Resource Management. Edward Elgar, pp. 185-210. ISBN 978-1847207265
Ramirez, Matias, Xibao, LI and Weifeng, Chen (2011) Comparing the Impact of Intra- and Inter-regional Labour Mobility on Problem-solving in a Chinese Science Park. Regional Studies. ISSN 0034-3404
Dickenson, Peter and Ramirez, Matias (2010) Gatekeepers, Knowledge Brokers and Inter-firm Knowledge Transfer in Beijing's Zhongguancun Science Park. International Journal of Innovation Management, 14 (1). pp. 92-122. ISSN 1363-9196
Ramirez, Matias and Li, Xibao (2009) Learning and sharing in a Chinese high-technology cluster: a study of inter-firm and intra-firm knowledge flows between R&D employees. New Technology, Work And Employment, 24 (3). pp. 277-296. ISSN 0268-1072
Ramirez, Matias (2008) [Review] R J DeFillipi, M B Arthur and V J Lindsay (2006) Knowledge at work: creative collaboration in the global economy. Research Policy, 37 (5). pp. 958-959. ISSN 0048-7333
Ramirez, Matias (2008) The limits to university-industry collaboration in Beijing's Science Park. In: Chinese Economic Association (UK/Europe) Conference, Cambridge, UK.
Ramirez, Matias, Guy, Frederick and Beale, David (2007) Contested resources: unions, employers, and the adoption of new work practices in US and UK telecommunications. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 45 (3). pp. 495-517. ISSN 0007-1080
Ramirez, Matias (2007) Redefining firm competencies, innovation and labour mobility: a case study in telecommunication services. Industry and Innovation, 14 (3). pp. 325-347. ISSN 1366-2716
Mabey, Christopher and Ramirez, Matias (2005) Does management development improve organizational performance? A six-country analysis of European firms. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 16 (7). pp. 1067-1082. ISSN 09585192
Ramirez, Matias and Mabey, Chris (2005) A labour market perspective on management training and development in Europe. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 16 (3). pp. 291-310. ISSN 0958-5192
Ramirez, Matias (2004) Comparing European approaches to management education, training and development. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 6 (4). pp. 428-450. ISSN 1523-4223
Ramirez, Matias (2004) Innovation, network services and the restructuring of work organisation in customer services. Service Industries Journal, 24 (1). pp. 99-115. ISSN 0264-2069
Miozzo, Marcela and Ramirez, Matias (2003) Services innovation and the transformation of work: the case of UK telecommunications. New Technology, Work and Employment, 18 (1). pp. 62-79. ISSN 0268-1072
Ramirez, Matias (2002) Globalisation and economic performance. Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, 13 (1-3). pp. 165-183. ISSN 0260-1079
Clarke, Ian and Ramirez, Matias Intermediaries and capability building in 'emerging clusters'. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy. ISSN 0263-774X (In Press)
Clarke, I and Ramirez, M Intermediaries and capability building in "emerging" clusters. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy. ISSN 0263-774X (In Press)