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Dr Sime Serge

Job: Lecturer in Strategic Management

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH, United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)116 250 6163




Personal profile

Sime Serge is a Lecturer in Strategic Management at Leicester Castle Business School. He holds a PhD in Innovation and Strategy from Royal Holloway University of London and an MBA and a master in human Rights and Democratisation from Institute of Advanced Legal Studies University of London.

His research interests are in the areas of Innovation and Technology management with particular focus on the collaborative strategy of firms in the high-tech industries. He research seeks to advance our understanding of how knowledge sharing through networks/ecosystems impacts on organisational performance. He mainly employs econometric techniques and draws upon a diverse array of novel data sources to link networks resulting from knowledge sharing to firm-level outcomes. His research has appeared in international recognised journals and conference outlets such as Wharton Science Conference, the Strategic Management Society and European Academy of Management Conference.  His research was recognised with the Best Paper Award at the British Academic Management Conference in 2017.

Prior to joining De Montfort University in 2019, he held academic appointments at Royal Holloway, Queen Mary University of London, and the University of Montpellier in France.

Besides his academic interests, Sime is also an entrepreneur and has been involved in several technological ventures. He currently advises several start-ups in the fields of Semiconductor, Mobile Apps and Digital Marketing.

Research group affiliations

  • The Centre for Enterprise and Innovation (CEI)
  • Institute of Creative Technologies (IOCT)
  • Institute of Artificial Intelligence (IAI)

Publications and outputs

Conference Presentations 

  • Sime, S, Hagedoorn, J & Hui, T. (2020). Ecosystem Complexity and Firm Performance: How do Focal Firms Technology and Actor Ecosystem Complexity Affect Value Creation? The special issue conference for the Research Policy special issue on “Innovation Ecosystems and Ecosystem Innovation. Copenhagen, 2020, Denmark Accepted for Conference proceeding 
  • Sime, S, Hagedoorn, J & Hui, T. (2020). The Innovation Performance: The Effects of The Quantity and Quality of Both Direct and Indirect Network Ties. The Strategy Science Conference, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania 2020, USA, Accepted for Conference proceeding 
  • Sime, S, Hagedoorn, J & Hui, T. (2019). Do the Quantity and Quality of Network Ties Affect Firm Innovative Performance? The Strategic Management Society, Minneapolis 2019, USA, Conference proceeding. 
  • Sime, S, Hagedoorn, J & Hui, T. (2018). Ecosystem Complexity and Firm Performance: How do Focal Firms Technology and Actor Ecosystem Complexity Affect Value Creation? British Academy of Management, Bristol 2018, UK, Conference proceeding. 
  • Sime, S, Hagedoorn, J & Hui, T. (2017). The Conditions of Exchanging Technology through Unilateral or Cross Licensing: Evidence from Chipless Firms in the Semiconductor Industry. European Academy of Management, Glasgow 2017, UK, Conference proceeding. 
  • Sime, S, Hagedoorn, J & Hui, T. (2017). What are the Conditions for High Tech Firms to Exchange Technology through Unilateral and Cross licensing? British Academy of Management, Warwick 2017, UK, Conference proceeding. 
  • Sime, S. (2016). The Sustainability of Licensing Strategy of Intellectual Property Suppliers: Case Study of ARM Holdings PLC. South East Doctoral Conference.

Research interests/expertise

Inter-firm Knowledge and Technology Transfer, Innovation and Licensing Strategy, Innovation and Business Ecosystems and Networks, Barriers to Technology Adoption and Business Model Innovation.


High Tech and Manufacturing – Nanotechnology, Semiconductor and Pharmaceutical industry.

Areas of teaching

Strategic Management, Knowledge and Technology Management, Innovation and Creativity, International Business, Quantitative & Statistical Methods


  • FHEA
  • PhD in Innovation and Strategy
  • PGCAP (Teaching) distinction
  • Master in Business Administration
  • Master in Human Rights and Democratisation

Courses taught

  • Strategic Management 
  • Asia Pacific Businesses 
  • Economic and Social Foundations of Sustainable Organisation 
  • Multinational Enterprises and the Global Economy 
  • International Business  
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Innovation and change
  • Quantitative research methods

Honours and awards

Winner of the best paper award in the Inter-Organisational Collaboration: Partnerships, Alliances, and Networks Division at BAM Conference, Warwick 2017.

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • British Academic of Management (BAM)
  • Academic of Management (AOM)
  • Strategic Management Society (SMS)

Consultancy work

Strategy, Knowledge, Technology & Innovation management

Current research students

  • Regina Hule (2020-2023). Cohered emergent model for enterprise policy and programme implementation in Nigeria (2nd Supervisor)
  • Adomsefah Frank (2021-2024). Design and implementation of government support schemes for developing entrepreneurship in Africa (2nd Supervisor)