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Dr Hanna Bahemia

Dr Hanna Bahemia

Lecturer in Technology and Innovation Management



Hanna studied Management Sciences at the University of Warwick (UK). She holds an MSc in Operations Management and a PhD in Innovation Management from the University of Manchester (UK). She has a wide international experience in industry and joined the University Of Newcastle in December 2012 after completing her PhD. She is a visiting scholar at the University of Hasselt, Belgium and Konstanz University, Germany.

Her previous industry experience includes a broad range of operations such as international procurement activities, implementation of ERP system as well as new products and business development in various industries.

Hanna's research links the domain of strategic management, technology and innovation management and manufacturing strategy with a particular focus on open innovation, business model innovation, and Industry 4.0. She is currently collaborating with several multinational companies in the UK and Europe and she is conducting multiple case studies on the challenges of implementing open innovation in the automotive, home appliances and publishing industries. She is exploring how conscious adopters of open innovation are re-designing the internal structures, and practices of the firm to support the strategy. Hanna has also diversifed the breadth of her research interests to new areas such as Industry 4.0,and Smart Factory which are at the centre of the Industrial Strategy set by the government in the UK. In one of her recent inter-disciplinary research projects that is at the interface of engineering and management, she is exploring how manufacturing firms can harness the full potential of Industry 4.0 in both their R&D activities and manufacturing processes to optimise not only productivity but the overall innovation performance including new products/services and business model innovation. The project will also explore how firms are using artificial intelligence to create new forms of value for user-centric technologies in their business models.


Research interests

  • Open Innovation
  • Industry 4.0
  • AI for value creation

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Doctoral Supervisions

Nicole  El MaaloufHamed Nayernia


Hanna is a Member of the Druid Society and a Member of the Academy of Management.


 Eprint: https://eprint.ncl.ac.uk/author_pubs.aspx?author_id=161393


  1. Bahemia H, Sillince J, Vanhaverbeke W (2018). The timing of openness in a radical innovation project, a temporal and loose coupling perspective. Research Policy. Vol. 47(10), pp. 2066-2076. [Open]
  2. Shahwan R, Bahemia H, Xinming H (2018). Novel Business Models: An Empirical Study of Antecedents and Consequences in Manufacturing and Services Firms in the UK.. [Open]
  3. Alarefi M, Bahemia H, Ciesielska M (2018). An examination of the antecedents and outcomes of inbound open innovation in manufacturing firms in the UK.. [Open]

  4. 2017

  5. Bahemia H, Squire B, Cousins P (2017). A multi-dimensional approach for managing open innovation in NPD. International Journal of Operations and Production Management. Vol. 37(10), pp. 1366-1385. [Open]
  6. Bahemia H, Sillince J (2017). Theoretical development of open innovation at the project level.. [Open]

  7. 2013

  8. Bahemia H, Squire B (2013). A conceptual model of open innovation for new product development projects: towards a contingency theory. Open innovation research, management and practice. pp. 129-158. [Open]

  9. 2012

  10. Bahemia H, Squire B (2012). Managing Open Innovation in New Product Development Projects. Perspectives on Supplier Innovation: Theories, Concepts and Empirical Insights on Open Innovation and the Integration of Suppliers. pp. 95-128. [Open]

  11. 2010

  12. Bahemia H, Squire B (2010). A contingent perspective of open innovation in new product development projects. International Journal Of Innovation Management. Vol. 14(4), pp. 603-627. [Open]

Conference Presentations


  1. Nayernia H, Bahemia H, Papagiannidis S (2019). Implementing industry 4.0: Exploring the literature in a systematic way using text mining. Proceedings of the International Conference on Electronic Business (ICEB). Vol. 2019, pp. 242-252.

  2. 2018

  3. Bahemia H, Squire B, Roerich J, Cousins P (2018). An examination of the interplay between trust and contracts in open innovation projects. World Open Innovation Conference December 2018.

  4. 2017

  5. Rub J, Bahemia H, Schleyer K (2017). An examination of barriers to business model innovation. International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation, Portugal.

  6. 2016

  7. Alarefi M, Bahemia H, Ciesielska M (2016). The antecedents and outcomes of inbound open innovation in manufacturing firms in the UK. 3rd Annual World Open Innovation Conference (WOIC 2016).

  8. 2014

  9. Bahemia H (2014). Implementation of an open innovation strategy for a radical innovation project at Jaguar. 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management AOM.

  10. 2013

  11. Bahemia H, Squire B, Cousins P (2013). Open innovation in new product development projects: a contingency approach. 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.

  12. 2011

  13. Bahemia H, Squire B (2011). Managing open innovation at a project level: a dynamic managerial capability perspective . Druid Conference, Copenhagen.

  14. 2010

  15. Bahemia H, Squire B (2010). A contingent view of open innovation in new product development projects. . Druid Summer Conference London.

  16. 2009

  17. Bahemia H, Squire B (2009). Towards a contingent approach to open innovation: an examination of the appropriate degree of openness to supply chain partners. International Product Development Management Conference (IPDM), Twente, Netherlands.

  18. 2008

  19. Bahemia H, Squire B (2008). An Examination of How Knowledge Management Can Improve New Product Success rate in the Supply Chain of the Spanish Ceramic Tile Industry. World Congress on Ceramic Tiles (Cevisama).