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Dr Clive Kerr

Senior Research Associate

Clive joined the Centre for Technology Management as a Research Associate in April 2005. He is a Chartered Engineer with professional memberships of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

 

Links to Clive's websites

managementtoolkits.com   https://www.managementtoolkits.com/

workshoptemplates.com    https://www.workshoptemplates.com/

 

Previous appointments

  • Research Officer in Engineering Design at Cranfield University
  • Research Engineer in Fluid Dynamics (internal aerodynamics) at Cranfield University
  • Intern (engineering services and utilities) at DuPont

Education

  • Doctorate in Engineering (PhD + Executive MBA component) sponsored by Rolls-Royce
  • Postgraduate Certificate in the Social Sciences
  • First Class Honours degree in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Diploma in Industrial Studies
  • Diploma degree in Economics

Research interests

  • Visual strategy
  • Roadmapping
  • Management tools and toolkits
  • Technology intelligence
  • Technology insertion
  • Capability management

Recent projects

  • Depiction of strategy with visual objects
  • Understanding and improving the group dynamics of roadmapping workshops
  • Photo-elicitation and visual narratives for reinforcing organisational memory
  • Design and implementation of integrated management decision-support: The case of the strategic technology management toolkit
  • Delivering through-life capability: Making the business case
  • Portfolio management: Maximising value from the product pipeline

Lecturing topics

  • Strategies for visual communication
  • Visual approaches for strategy and innovation management
  • Visual design of strategy and technology roadmaps
  • Technology intelligence for monitoring science and technology developments
  • Valuation in technology and engineering management
  • Updating and upgrading technologies in product platforms (defence industry)

Consulting areas

  • Visualisation of strategy
  • Graphic design guidance for roadmapping
  • Developing communication roadmaps
  • Workshop methods (process design, facilitation, psychosocial aspects)
  • Selection, adoption, integration and implementation of strategic planning tools
  • Scanning the innovation horizon for technology opportunities (technology intelligence)
  • Strategic planning and technology management for through-life engineering of product-service systems

Publications

  • Kerr, C. I. V.; Phaal, R. & Probert, D. R. (2014) Depicting the future strategic plans of the Royal Australian Navy using a roadmapping framework as a visual composite canvas.  Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 26 (1), pp. 1-22.  ISSN: 0953-7325.  Link to publisher.
  • Kerr, C. I. V.; Phaal, R. & Probert, D. R. (2013) Roadmapping as a responsive mode to government policy: A goal-orientated approach to realising a vision. Technology roadmapping for strategy and innovation: Charting the route to success, Edited by M. G. Moehrle, R. Isenmann & R. Phaal, pp. 67-87. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. ISBN: 978-3-642-33922-6.  Link to publisher.
  • Kerr, C.; Farrukh, C.; Phaal, R. & Probert, D. (2013) Key principles for developing industrially relevant strategic technology management toolkitsTechnological Forecasting and Social Change, 80 (6), pp. 1050-1070.  ISSN: 0040-1625.  Link to publisher.
  • Kerr, C.; Phaal, R. & Probert, D. (2012) Addressing the cognitive and social influence inhibitors during the ideation stages of technology roadmapping workshops. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, 9 (6), pp. 1-20 (1250046). ISSN: 0219-8770.  Link to publisher.
  • Lee, S.; Mortara, L.; Kerr, C.; Phaal, R. & Probert, D. (2012) Analysis of document-mining techniques and tools for technology intelligence: Discovering knowledge from technical documents. International Journal of Technology Management, 60 (1-2), pp. 130-156. ISSN: 0267-5730.  Link to publisher.
  • Kerr, C.; Phaal, R. & Probert, D. (2012) Depicting options and investment appraisal information in roadmaps. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, 9 (3), pp. 1-19 (1250022). ISSN: 0219-8770.  Link to publisher.
  • Phaal, R.; Kerr, C.; Oughton, D. & Probert, D. (2012) Towards a modular toolkit for strategic technology management. International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning, 8 (2), pp. 161-181. ISSN: 1740-2832.  Link to publisher.
  • Kerr, C.; Phaal, R. & Probert, D. (2012) Cogitate, articulate, communicate: The psychosocial reality of technology roadmapping and roadmaps. R&D Management, 42 (1), pp. 1-13. ISSN: 0033-6807.  Link to publisher.
  • Kerr, C. I. V.; Phaal, R. & Probert, D. (2011) Mapping platform transformations. Complex engineering service systems: Concepts and research, Edited by I. Ng, G. Parry, P. J. Wild, D. McFarlane & P. Tasker, pp. 375-393. London: Springer-Verlag. ISBN: 978-0-85729-188-2.  Link to publisher.
  • Ford, S. & Kerr, C. (2011) Business ecosystem co-evolution: The Ultimate Fighting Championships. Sport as a Business: International, Professional and Commercial Aspects, Edited by H. Dolles & S. Söderman, pp. 194-212. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 978-0-230-24925-7.  Link to publisher.
  • Lee, S.; Mortara, L.; Kerr, C.; Phaal, R. & Probert, D. (2011) Corporate document mining for technology intelligence: An analysis of needs, utilisation and possibilities. International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning, 7 (2), pp. 110-127. ISSN: 1740-2832.  Link to publisher.
  • Kerr, C. I.; Phaal, R. & Probert, D. R. (2011) A toolkit for the strategic planning of fleet transitions and upgrades in complex product-service systems. The 9th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR), Glasgow, United Kingdom, September 6-8, 2011. In: Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXV, Edited by D. K. Harrison, B. M. Wood & D. Evans, pp. 87-92. Glasgow: Glasgow Caledonian University. ISBN: 9781905866564.  Link to Google Books.
  • Kerr, C.; Farrukh, C.; Phaal, R. & Probert, D. (2011) A philosophical stance on developing industrially relevant strategic technology management toolkits. The Portland International Conference for Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), Portland, United States of America, July 31 - August 4, 2011.  Link to IEEE Xplore.
  • Kerr, C.; Phaal, R. & Probert, D. (2010) Inserting innovations in-service. Innovations in Defence Support Systems, Edited by A. Finn & L. C. Jain, Studies in Computational Intelligence, Volume 304, pp. 17-53. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. ISBN: 978-3-642-14083-9.  Link to publisher.
  • Mortara, L.; Thomson, R.; Moore, C.; Armara, K.; Kerr, C.; Phaal, R. & Probert, D. (2010) Developing a technology intelligence strategy at Kodak European Research: Scan and target. Research-Technology Management, 53 (4), pp. 27-38. ISSN: 0895-6308.  Link to ingentaconnect.
  • Kerr, C. I. V.; Phaal, R. & Probert, D. R. (2010) Ranking maritime platform upgrade options. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, 224 (1), pp. 47-59. ISSN: 1475-0902.  Link to publisher.
  • Kerr, C.; Phaal, R. & Probert, D. (2010) Depicting options and investment appraisal information in roadmaps. The 19th International Conference on Management of Technology (IAMOT), Cairo, Egypt, March 7-11, 2010.
  • Mortara, L.; Kerr, C. I. V.; Phaal, R. & Probert, D. R. (2009) Technology intelligence practice in UK technology-based companies. International Journal of Technology Management, 48 (1), pp. 115-135. ISSN: 0267-5730.  Link to publisher.
  • Mortara, L.; Kerr, C. I. V.; Phaal, R. & Probert, D. R. (2009) A toolbox of elements to build technology intelligence systems. International Journal of Technology Management, 47 (4), pp. 322-345. ISSN: 0267-5730.  Link to publisher.
  • Kerr, C. I. V.; Phaal, R. & Probert, D. R. (2009) Addressing the cognitive and social influence inhibitors during the ideation stages of technology roadmapping workshops. The Portland International Conference for Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), Portland, United States of America, August 2-6, 2009.  Link to IEEE Xplore.
  • Kerr, C. I. V.; Phaal, R. & Probert, D. R. (2009) Cogitate, articulate, communicate: The psychosocial reality of technology roadmapping and roadmaps. The R&D Management Conference, Vienna, Austria, June 21-24, 2009.
  • Lee, S.; Mortara, L.; Kerr, C.; Phaal, R.; Probert, D. & Yoon, B. (2009) Technology intelligence for innovation: Needs and possibilities. The R&D Management Conference, Vienna, Austria, June 21-24, 2009.
  • Ford, S. & Kerr, C. (2009) Business ecosystem co-evolution: The Ultimate Fighting Championships. The European Academy of Management Annual Conference (EURAM), Liverpool, United Kingdom, May 11-14, 2009.
  • Kerr, C.; Phaal, R. & Probert, D. (2008) A strategic capabilities-based representation of the future British armed forces. International Journal of Intelligent Defence Support Systems, 1 (1), pp. 27-42. ISSN: 1755-1587.  Link to publisher.
  • Kerr, C. I. V.; Phaal, R. & Probert, D. R. (2008) Technology insertion in the defence industry: A primer. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 222 (8), pp. 1009-1023. ISSN: 0954-4054.  Link to publisher.
  • Lee, S.; Mortara, L.; Kerr, C.; Phaal, R. & Probert, D. (2008) Discovering technology intelligence from document data in an organisation. EU-Korea Conference on Science and Technology (EKC), Heidelberg, Germany, August 28-31, 2008. In: Proceedings of the EU-Korea Conference on Science and Technology, Edited by R. R. Kim, H. K. Lee, H. K. Lee, H. J. Lee & J. W. Seo, Springer Proceedings in Physics, Volume 124, pp. 371-381. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. ISBN: 978-3-540-85189-9.  Link to publisher.
  • Kerr, C. I. V.; Phaal, R. & Probert, D. R. (2008) Aligning R&D with changing product requirements in an evolutionary acquisition environment. The R&D Management Conference, Ottawa, Canada, June 18-20, 2008.
  • Mortara, L.; Kerr, C.; Probert, D. & Phaal, R. (2007) Technology intelligence: Identifying threats and opportunities from new technologies. Cambridge: University of Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing. ISBN: 1-902546-51-2.  Link to Amazon.
  • Kerr, C. I. V.; Mortara, L.; Phaal, R. & Probert, D. R. (2006) A conceptual model for technology intelligence. International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning, 2 (1), pp. 73-93. ISSN: 1740-2832.  Link to publisher.
  • Kerr, C.; Phaal, R. & Probert, D. (2006) A framework for strategic military capabilities in defense transformation. The 11th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium (ICCRTS), Cambridge, United Kingdom, September 26-28, 2006. Paper Number: I-061.  Link to the DoD Command and Control Research Program.
  • Roy, R.; Kerr, C. I. V. & Sackett, P. J. (2006) Requirements management for the extended automotive enterprise. Advances in Design, Edited by H. A. ElMaraghy & W. H. ElMaraghy, Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing, pp. 269-279. London: Springer-Verlag. ISBN: 1-84628-004-4.  Link to publisher.
  • Kerr, C. I. V.; Roy, R. & Sackett, P. J. (2006) Requirements management: An enabler for concurrent engineering in the automotive industry. International Journal of Production Research, 44 (9), pp. 1703-1717. ISSN: 0020-7543.  Link to publisher.
  • Roy, R.; Kerr, C. I. V.; Sackett, P. J. & Corbett, J. (2005) Design requirements management using an ontological framework. CIRP Annals – Manufacturing Technology, 54 (1), pp. 109-112. ISSN: 0007-8506.  Link to publisher.
  • Roy, R.; Kerr, C. I. V.; Sackett, P. J. & Corbett, J. (2005) Design requirements management using an ontological framework. The 55th CIRP General Assembly (College International pour la Recherche en Productique – International Institution for Production Engineering Research), Antalya, Turkey, August 21-27, 2005.
  • Roy, R.; Kerr, C.; Oduguwa, P.; Makri, C. & Sackett, P. (2005) Design requirements management: A new perspective. The 15th International Institution for Production Engineering Research (CIRP – College International pour la Recherche en Productique) Design Seminar, Shanghai, China, May 22-26, 2005. Paper Number: CIRP2005-115.
  • Kerr, C. I.; Roy, R. & Sackett, P. J. (2004) A product ontology for automotive seat specification. The 2004 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computer and Information in Engineering Conference (DETC/CIE) – 30th Design Automation Conference (DAC), Salt Lake City, United States of America, September 28 - October 2, 2004. Paper Number: DETC2004-57071.  Link to publisher.
  • Kerr, C. I. V.; Roy, R. & Sackett, P. J. (2004) The assignment of product specification responsibilities for automotive system development. The 2nd International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR), Sheffield, United Kingdom, September 7-9, 2004.  Link to Google Books.
  • Kerr, C.; Roy, R. & Sackett, P. (2004) The electronic-enabling of product specifications for the digital environment of the automotive supply chain. The 4th International Conference on e-Engineering and Digital Enterprise Technology (e-ENGDET), Leeds, United Kingdom, September 1-3, 2004.  Link to Amazon.
  • Roy, R.; Kerr, C. & Sackett, P. (2004) Requirements management: A pillar of concurrent engineering. The 11th International Society for Productivity Enhancement (ISPE) International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (CE), Beijing, China, July 26-30, 2004. Paper Number: CE04-102.  Link to Google Books.
  • Smirnov, A.; Krizhanovsky, A.; Roy, R. & Kerr, C. (2004) A multi-agent system architecture for requirements management in the extended enterprise. The 11th International Society for Productivity Enhancement (ISPE) International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (CE), Beijing, China, July 26-30, 2004. Paper Number: CE04-133.  Link to Google Books.
  • Kerr, C. I.; Roy, R. & Sackett, P. J. (2004) A knowledge-based tool for the selection of design options during the competitive tendering of vehicle systems. The 7th Biennial American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis (ESDA), Manchester, United Kingdom, July 19-22, 2004. Paper Number: ESDA2004-58044.  Link to publisher.
  • Kerr, C.; Roy, R. & Sackett, P. (2004) The integration of specification management in the digital product development environment for supply chain interactions. The 30th International Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies World Automotive Congress (FISITA), Barcelona, Spain, May 23-27, 2004. Paper Number: F2004A019.
  • Roy, R.; Kerr, C.; Makri, C. & Kritsilis, D. (2004) Documenting technical specifications during the conceptualisation stages of aeroengine product development. The 8th International Design Conference (DESIGN), Cavtat-Dubrovnik, Croatia, May 18-20, 2004. Paper Number: 252. ISBN: 953-6313-61-8, pp. 897-902.  Link to the Design Society.
  • Roy, R.; Kerr, C. I. V. & Sackett, P. J. (2004) Requirements management for the automotive extended enterprise: The next evolution in digital product development. The 14th International Institution for Production Engineering Research (CIRP – College International pour la Recherche en Productique) Design Seminar, Cairo, Egypt, May 16-18, 2004.
  • Kerr, C. I.; Roy, R. & Sackett, P. J. (2004) Designing through the supply chain: A requirements perspective. The 3rd International Conference on Total Vehicle Technology (TVT), Brighton, United Kingdom, April 26-27, 2004.  Link to Amazon.
  • Kerr, C. I. V.; Roy, R. & Sackett, P. J. (2004) Managing design changes and the implications for manufacturing within an automotive supplier. The 5th International Conference on Integrated Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering (IDMME), Bath, United Kingdom, April 5-7, 2004.
  • Kerr, C. I. V. & Ivey, P. C. (2004) Exploratory design modifications for enhancing pyrometer purge air system performance. International Journal of Turbo & Jet-Engines, 21 (3), pp. 203-210. ISSN: 0334-0082.  Link to publisher.
  • Kerr, C. & Ivey, P. (2004) Optical pyrometry for gas turbine aeroengines. Sensor Review – The International Journal of Sensing for Industry, 24 (4), pp. 378-386. ISSN: 0260-2288.  Link to publisher.
  • Kerr, C. & Ivey, P. (2004) Particle deposition in the GE90 pyrometer purge air system. Particulate Science and Technology: An International Journal, 22 (1), pp. 51-64. ISSN: 0272-6351.  Link to publisher.
  • Kerr, C. & Ivey, P. (2004) An evaluation of air-purging configurations for optical pyrometers in gas turbines. Aerosol Science and Technology: The Journal of the American Association of Aerosol Research, 38 (2), pp. 91-99. ISSN: 0278-6826.  Link to publisher.
  • Kerr, C. I. & Ivey, P. C. (2003) The engineering doctorate model of consultant/researcher/innovator/entrepreneur for new product development – A gas turbine instrumentation case study. Technovation – The International Journal of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology Management, 23 (2), pp. 95-102. ISSN: 0166-4972.  Link to publisher.
  • Kerr, C. & Ivey, P. (2003) Optical fouling of the RB199 pyrometer. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Journal of Propulsion and Power, 19 (1), pp. 66-72. ISSN: 0748-4658.  Link to publisher.
  • Kerr, C. I. V. & Ivey, P. C. (2003) Sensitivity of pyrometer purge air designs to system parameter changes. Fluent Europe User Group Meeting, Rotherham, United Kingdom, October 7-8, 2003.
  • Kerr, C. & Ivey, P. (2003) Numerical predictions for the performance of pyrometer purge air systems. The 16th International Symposium on Airbreathing Engines (ISABE), Cleveland, United States of America, August 31 - September 5, 2003. Paper Number: ISABE 2003-1194.
  • Kerr, C. I. & Ivey, P. C. (2003) A fractional-factorial investigation of the design parameters affecting the performance of a pyrometer purge air system. The 48th American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Gas Turbine & Aeroengine Technical Congress, Exposition & Users Symposium (ASME/IGTI Turbo Expo), Atlanta, United States of America, June 16-19, 2003. Paper Number: ASME GT-2003-38156.  Link to publisher.
  • Kerr, C. I. & Ivey, P. C. (2003) The exploitation of computational fluid dynamics for the design of jet engine pyrometer systems. The 11th Annual Conference of the Association of Computational Methods in Engineering (ACME), Glasgow, United Kingdom, April 24-25, 2003.  Link to Google Books.
  • Kerr, C. I. V. (2002) Purge system design for the application of optical pyrometry in aeroengines. EngD thesis, School of Engineering, Cranfield University, United Kingdom.
  • Kerr, C. I. V. & Ivey, P. C. (2002) Particle deposition on optical pyrometer lenses: An illustrative case study. Journal of Aerosol Science, 33 (11), pp. 1577-1588. ISSN: 0021-8502.  Link to publisher.
  • Kerr, C. & Ivey, P. (2002) An overview of the measurement errors associated with gas turbine aeroengine pyrometer systems. Measurement Science and Technology, 13 (6), pp. 873-881. ISSN: 0957-0233.  Link to publisher.
  • Kerr, C. I. & Ivey, P. C. (2002) A review of purge air designs for aeroengine based optical pyrometers. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) – Journal of Turbomachinery, 124 (2), pp. 227-234. ISSN: 0889-504X.  Link to publisher.
  • Kerr, C. & Ivey, P. (2002) The educational and design output from the engineering doctorate programme. Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE), Coventry, United Kingdom, September 3-4, 2002.  Link to Amazon.
  • Kerr, C. I. V. & Ivey, P. C. (2002) Competitively driven gas turbine instrumentation technology development – A framework for engineering managers. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Engineering Management Conference (IEEE-IEMC-2002), Cambridge, United Kingdom, August 18-20, 2002. ISBN: 0-7803-7385-5, pp. 250-255.  Link to publisher.
  • Kerr, C. I. V. & Ivey, P. C. (2002) Designing optical pyrometer purging systems using computational fluid dynamics. The 3rd Engineering Design Conference (EDC), London, United Kingdom, July 9-11, 2002.  Link to Google Books.
  • Kerr, C.; Ivey, P. & Oxley, N. (2002) Computational comparison of the RB199 and GE90 pyrometer purging systems. The 47th American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Gas Turbine & Aeroengine Technical Congress, Exposition & Users Symposium (ASME/IGTI Turbo Expo), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 3-6, 2002. Paper Number: ASME GT-2002-30049.  Link to publisher.
  • Kerr, C. I. V. & Ivey, P. C. (2001) A strategic review of the large civil aeroengine market and the paradigm shift to a service-oriented environment. The Aeronautical Journal, 105 (1047), pp. 287-293. Paper Number: 2592. ISSN: 0001-9240.  Link to publisher.
  • Kerr, C. I. & Ivey, P. C. (2001) A review of purge air designs for aeroengine based optical pyrometers. The 46th American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Gas Turbine & Aeroengine Technical Congress, Exposition & Users Symposium (ASME/IGTI Turbo Expo), New Orleans, United States of America, June 4-6, 2001. Paper Number: ASME 2001-GT-0580.
  • Kerr, C. & Ivey, P. (2001) Informed decision making in aeroengine O&M management: A roadmap from technology to commercial advantage. The 8th Confederation of European Aerospace Societies (CEAS) European Propulsion Forum, Nottingham, United Kingdom, March 26-28, 2001. London: Royal Aeronautical Society. ISBN: 1-85768-137-0.

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