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Professor Andrew McMeekin

Professor of Innovation

Andrew McMeekin is the Innovation theme lead for the Sustainable Consumption Institute and Principal Investigator of the SCI flagship project 'Demand and Innovation for Sustainable Consumption'. Andrew is Professor of Innovation in the Manchester Business School, leads research on innovation and sustainability in the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research and is Deputy Director of the Sustainable Practices Research Group.

Andrew holds a first degree in Management and Chemical Sciences from UMIST, an MSc in Technology and Innovation Management from the Science Policy Research Unit in Sussex and a PhD from Manchester Business School on "Innovation, Demand and Environmental Sustainability".


Phone: +44(0) 161 275 7375



Selected documents

McMeekin, A. & Southerton, D. (2012) 'Sustainability transitions and final consumption: practices and socio-technical systems', Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 24(4), pp. 345-361.

This article examines the significance of final consumption processes for understandings of prospective transitions towards more sustainable societies. It argues that most existing conceptualisations either place too much emphasis on technology or on ‘consumer behaviour’, ignoring the deeply intertwined relationships between the two.

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McMeekin, A. & Rothman, H. (2012) 'Innovation, consumption and environmental sustainability', Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 24(4), pp. 327-330.

Andrew McMeekin and Harry Rothman edited a special issue as a result of a symposium in memory of Ken Green held at Manchester Business School on 22 and 23 April 2010.

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Foster, C., McMeekin, A. & Mylan, J. (2012) 'The entanglement of consumer expectations and eco-innovation pathways: the case of orange juice', Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 24 (4), pp. 391-405.

This paper uses the history of orange juice to examine the dynamics of innovation sequences that have emerged to solve a series of problems associated with the production and consumption of orange juice, the latest being carbon.

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