Emeritus Reader in Technology Management
David Probert pursued an industrial career with Marks and Spencer and Philips for some 18 years before returning to Cambridge in 1991. His experience covers a wide range of industrial engineering and management disciplines in the UK and overseas.
He joined the Manufacturing Engineering Group as Royal Academy of Engineering/Lucas Industries Research Fellow, to develop a practical approach to the issues of make or buy and vertical integration in manufacturing industry, which has been widely applied and disseminated.
David was a founding member and Head of the IfM's Centre for Technology Management. David's research interests include:
- Technology and innovation strategy
- Technology management processes
- Make or buy, technology acquisition and software sourcing
- Industrial sustainability
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His publications include 'Developing a make or buy strategy for manufacturing business' published by the Institute of Electrical Engineers, and 'T-Plan: The fast start to technology roadmapping' published by the Institute for Manufacturing.