Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, City and Regional Planning
M.A., University of California, Berkeley, Economics
M.C.P., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, City Planning
Dip.TP (Dist.), Gloucestershire College of Art and Design, U.K.
Philip Shapira is a Professor in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology and Professor of Management, Innovation and Policy with the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester. His interests encompass science and technology policy, economic and regional development, innovation management and policy, industrial competitiveness, technology trajectories and assessment, innovation measurement, and policy evaluation.
Prof. Shapira currently directs research programs on nanotechnology research and innovation systems assessment (as part of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society CNS-ASU ) and on organizational influences on highly creative scientific research . Both of these projects involve data-mining of large-scale databases as well as other qualitative and quantitative methodologies. He has also directed multiple research and policy assessment studies on technology adoption and innovation in the US , and evaluated industrial networking and manufacturing technology partnerships, entrepreneurship initiatives, and university-industry research networks and clustering. Other international studies include an evaluation of Japan's Advanced Materials Processing and Machining Technology Program , an assessment of intergovernmental research organizations for Forfas, Ireland; the Midsize Cities Technology Development Initiative - a US-European learning network to promote research commercialization and innovation; manufacturing innovation in the US, the UK, Germany and Spain (drawing on comparable innovation survey datasets); knowledge economy measurement in Malaysia; and innovation strategy and governance in the Manchester city-region.
Prof. Shapira is the author or co-author of more than 65 journal articles, 30 book chapters, numerous professional and policy studies, and several monographs and edited volumes. He is co-editor (with G Fuchs) of Rethinking Regional Innovation and Change: Path Dependency or Regional Breakthrough? (Springer, 2005). Prof. Shapira also is a co-editor (with R. Smits and S. Kuhlmann) of Innovation Policy: Theory and Practice. An International Handbook (Edward Elgar, 2010).
At Georgia Tech, Prof. Shapira is a director of the Georgia Tech Program in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy. This is a collaborative initiative of the Georgia Tech School of Public Policy and the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute to advance research and practice in science, technology, innovation, and spatial development policy. He has served as a Congressional Fellow with the Office of Technology Assessment of the United States Congress and has held visiting positions at leading international research institutions including the Japan Institute of Labor ( Tokyo ) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovations Research (ISI). Prof. Shapira is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Technology Transfer , European Planning Studies , and the International Journal of Public Policy , and is an associate editor of the International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy. He served a member of the policy board of Pro-Inno European Innovation TrendChart and as a TrendChart Senior Policy Analyst for innovation assessments of the US, China, Japan, Canada, Brazil, and India. Prof. Shapira served as expert member for the OECD's recent Review of Innovation in the North of England, a member of the Northern Way's Innovation in Industry Steering Group, and a member of the Northern Economic Futures Commission. He chaired the US National Academies panel on 21st Century Manufacturing: The Role of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program (2013).
Prof. Shapira is one of the founders of the Forum on Innovations in Economic Development which brings together faculty, students, economic developers, and policymakers to discuss leading-edge ideas and practices in economic development and innovation policy.