Professor Mark Harvey – a political and intellectual trajectory
In early October the SCI co-sponsored a conference to mark the retirement of Professor Mark Harvey. He is currently an Honorary Professor at the SCI. He spent a part of his career at the University of Manchester at the Centre for Research on Innovation and Competition (CRIC). Subsequently he became Professor of Sociology and the founding director of the Centre for Research in Economic Sociology & Innovation (CRESI) at Essex. The conference, held at Essex, included contributions and presentations from a dozen of his colleagues, mostly from Essex and Manchester, on topics related to his own research programme.
The event concluded with a talk by Mark. This was partly autobiographical and partly an account of the development of his distinctive ‘Instituted Economic Process’ theoretical approach to social and economic development. He has fruitfully applied this framework in empirical projects studying several issues with a bearing on sustainability, including water, food, supermarkets and scientific research. The SCI is very pleased to be able to make available Mark’s lively and inspiring talk to a wider audience.