Professor John Finch

  • Head of School (Management)

Biography

John joined the Adam Smith Business School in October 2012 as Marketing Professor. Previously he was Marketing Professor at the University of Strathclyde, where latterly he was also Vice Dean (Knowledge Exchange) for Strathclyde Business School. John began his academic career as Lecturer in Economics at the University of Aberdeen, having completed his PhD at Lancaster University Management School. John’s research interests are in Market Studies, which is the application of actor network theory, science and technology studies and ethnography to understanding the interactions of markets and their broadly economic exchanges. 


Research interests

John is a member of the Marketing research cluster.

Areas of expertise:

  • Business-to-business marketing 
  • Product and service development 
  • Market studies 
  • Economic sociology
  • Regulation for sustainability

Grants

Sorting Goods From Bads, Leverhulme Trust, PI, 2010-2013, £103,400.

Innovation for Competitive Enterprises, EU Interreg IVA Programme, CI, 2013, (this part of the project was funded at €40,000)

Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP #4459) with SI Associates; PI, 2011-2012, Technology Strategy Board, £135,000

Technology Strategy Board, Nutrition for Life CR&D Competition, with Eat Balanced and University of Glasgow School of Medicine (Human Nutrition group), 2013-2014, CI, overall award £91,000 (marketing work accounts for £10,000). 


Supervision

Current PhD students

John is supervising two students at the Adam Smith Business School: Grant Hemple (product development and open innovation) and Shiming Zhang (marketing green chemistry). He is also external supervisor for his students at Strathclyde University: Emma Reid (a market for audience development), Conor Horan (routines in knowledge exchange) and Monika Moehring (service development in engineering).

Grant Hemple

Co-supervisor: Professor Denis Fischbacher-Smith

 


Teaching

Postgraduate:

  • Coordinator: Marketing component of MBA course Business Strategic Management, MBA core course
  • Coordinator: MBA Consultancy Week, MBA core course
  • Coordinator: Business-to-Business Relationship Management, MBA elective

Undergraduate:

  • Coordinator: Business & Management 1B (Marketing) 2013-2014
  • Coordinator: Advances in Business-to-Business Marketing, honours elective

Additional information

John is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, has undertaken consulting work with a number of organisations (from large trans-national corporations to SMEs), is co-editor with Luis Araujo (Lancaster University) and Hans Kjellberg (Stockholm School of Economics) of Reconnecting Marketing to Markets (Oxford University Press, 2010), and contributes regularly to the Industrial Marketing and Purchasing group and to the Market Studies research group.


Publications

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Number of items: 43.

2018

Finch, J. H. and McMaster, R. (2018) History matters: on the mystifying appeal of Bowles and Gintis. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 42(3), pp. 285-308. (doi:10.1093/cje/bex002)

2017

Finch, J. , Geiger, S. and Harkness, R. (2017) Marketing and compromising for sustainability: green chemistry, regulation and competing orders of worth in the North Atlantic. Marketing Theory, 17(1), pp. 71-93. (doi:10.1177/1470593116657924)

Finch, J. , Geiger, S. and Reid, E. (2017) Captured by technology? How material agency sustains interaction between regulators and industry actors. Research Policy, 46(1), pp. 160-170. (doi:10.1016/j.respol.2016.08.002)

2016

Geiger, S. and Finch, J. (2016) Promissories and pharmaceutical patents: agencing markets through public narratives. Consumption Markets and Culture, 19(1), pp. 71-91. (doi:10.1080/10253866.2015.1067199)

Geiger, S. and Finch, J. (2016) Making incremental innovation tradable in industrial service settings. Journal of Business Research, 69(7), pp. 2463-2470. (doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2016.02.015)

2015

Finch, J. , Horan, C. and Reid, E. (2015) The performativity of sustainability: making a conduit a marketing device. Journal of Marketing Management, 31(1-2), pp. 167-192. (doi:10.1080/0267257X.2014.980752)

Möhring, M. M. and Finch, J. (2015) Contracts, relationships and innovation in business-to-business exchanges. Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, 30(3/4), pp. 405-413. (doi:10.1108/JBIM-12-2012-0249)

2013

Finch, J. , Zhang, S. and Geiger, S. (2013) Managing in conflict: How actors distribute conflict in an industrial network. Industrial Marketing Management, 42(7), pp. 1063-1073. (doi:10.1016/j.indmarman.2013.07.024)

2012

Finch, J. , Wagner, B. and Hynes, N. (2012) Resources prospectively: how actors mobilize resources in business settings. Journal of Business Research, 65(2), pp. 164-174. (doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2011.05.017)

2011

Finch, J. and Geiger, S. (2011) Constructing and contesting markets through the market object. Industrial Marketing Management, 40(6), pp. 899-906. (doi:10.1016/j.indmarman.2011.06.034)

Geiger, S. and Finch, J. (2011) Buyer-seller interactions in mature industrial markets: blurring the relational-transactional selling dichotomy. Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management, 31(3), pp. 255-268.

2010

Finch, J. and Geiger, S. (2010) Markets are trading zones: on the material, cultural and interpretive dimensions of market encounters. In: Araujo, L., Finch, J. and Kjellberg, H. (eds.) Reconnecting Marketing to Markets. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK, pp. 117-137. ISBN 9780199578061

Finch, J. and Geiger, S. (2010) Positioning and relating: market boundaries and slippery identity of the marketing object. Marketing Theory, 10(3), pp. 237-251. (doi:10.1177/1470593110373188)

Geiger, S. and Finch, J. (2010) Networks of mind and networks of organizations: the map metaphor in business network research. Industrial Marketing Management, 39(3), pp. 381-389. (doi:10.1016/j.indmarman.2007.08.009)

Bloch, H. and Finch, J. (2010) Firms and industries in evolutionary economics: lessons from Marshall, Young, Steindl and Penrose. Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 20(1), pp. 139-162. (doi:10.1007/s00191-009-0133-0)

Araujo, L., Finch, J. and Kjellberg, H. (Eds.) (2010) Reconnecting Marketing to Markets. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199578061

Finch, J. , Wagner, B. and Hynes, N. (2010) Trust and forms of capital in business-to-business activities and relationships. Industrial Marketing Management, 39(6), pp. 1019-1027. (doi:10.1016/j.indmarman.2010.06.021)

2009

Finch, J. and Harrison, D. (2009) How a new resource emerged in a network setting and how the emergence of a new resource bound a network together. In: Hakansson, H., Waluszewski, A., Prenkert, F. and Baraldi, E. (eds.) Use of Science and Technology in Buisness: Exploring the Impact of Using Activity for Systems, Organizations and People. Series: International business and management series (25). Emerald: Bingley, UK, pp. 121-138. ISBN 9781848554740

Geiger, S. and Finch, J. (2009) Industrial sales people as market actors. Industrial Marketing Management, 38(6), pp. 608-617. (doi:10.1016/j.indmarman.2009.04.003)

2008

Finch, J. and Acha, V. (2008) Making and exchanging a second-hand oil field, considered in an industrial marketing setting. Marketing Theory, 8(1), pp. 45-66. (doi:10.1177/1470593107086484)

Bloch, H. and Finch, J. (2008) Schumpeter and Steindl on growth and the transformation to maturity in capitalism. History of Economics Review, 47(Winter), pp. 1-19.

2007

Finch, J. (2007) Economic sociology as a strange other to both sociology and economics. History of the Human Sciences, 20(2), pp. 123-140. (doi:10.1177/0952695107077022)

2005

Dolfsma, W., Finch, J. and McMaster, R. (2005) Market and society: How do they relate and how do they contribute to welfare? Journal of Economic Issues, 39(2), pp. 347-357.

Finch, J. and Orillard, M. (Eds.) (2005) Complexity and the Economy: Implications for Economic Policy. Series: European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 9781843766681

Acha, V. and Finch, J. (2005) Paths to deepwater in the international upstream petroleum industry. In: Green, K., Miozzo, M. and Dewick, P. (eds.) Technology, Knowledge and the Firm: Implications for Strategy and Industrial Change. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK, pp. 73-91. ISBN 9781843768777

Finch, J. and Orillard, M. (2005) Introduction: the scope of complexity and its implications for policy. In: Finch, J. and Orillard, M. (eds.) Complexity and the Economy: Implications for Economic Policy. Series: European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK, pp. 1-14. ISBN 9781843766681

2003

Finch, J. (2003) Review of: The Legacy of Herbert Simon in Economic Analysis, Volumes 1 and 2 by P.E.Earl. Journal of Economic Psychology, 24(2), pp. 279-284. (doi:10.1016/S0167-4870(02)00208-8) [Book Review]

Downward, P., Finch, J. and Ramsay, J. (2003) Seeking a role for empirical analysis in critical realist explanation. In: Downward, P. (ed.) Applied Economics and the Critical Realist Critique: A Critical Realist Approach. Series: Routledge INEM advances in economic methodology (2). Routledge: London, UK, pp. 89-107. ISBN 9780415267854

Finch, J. (2003) Transferring exploration and production activities within the UK's upstream oil and gas industry: a capabilities perspective. In: Metcalfe, J.S. and Cantner, U. (eds.) Change, Transformation and Development. Physica-Verlag: Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 97-124. ISBN 9783790815450

2002

Finch, J.H. , Macmillan, F.E. and Simpson, G.S. (2002) On the diffusion of probabilistic investment appraisal and decision-making procedures in the UK's upstream oil and gas industry. Research Policy, 31(6), pp. 969-988. (doi:10.1016/S0048-7333(01)00171-8)

Downward, P., Finch, J.H. and Ramsay, J. (2002) Critical realism, empirical methods and inference: a critical discussion. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 26(4), pp. 481-500. (doi:10.1093/cje/26.4.481)

Finch, J. (2002) Transferring exploration and production activities within the UK's upstream oil and gas industry: a capabilities perspective. Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 12(1-2), pp. 55-81. (doi:10.1007/s00191-002-0110-3)

Finch, J.H. (2002) The role of grounded theory in developing economic theory. Journal of Economic Methodology, 9(2), pp. 213-234. (doi:10.1080/13501780210137119)

Finch, J.H. and McMaster, R. (2002) On categorical variables and non‐parametric statistical inference in the pursuit of causal explanations. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 26(6), 753 -772. (doi:10.1093/cje/26.6.753)

2001

Finch, J.H. (2001) Review of: R.E. Salvatore, The Economics of the Mind. Journal of Economic Psychology, 22(2), pp. 291-294. (doi:10.1016/S0167-4870(01)00035-6) [Book Review]

Finch, J.H. and Dinnie, N.C. (2001) Capturing knightian advantages of large business organisations through group decision-making processes. International Journal of the Economics of Business, 8(3), pp. 379-403. (doi:10.1080/13571510110081187)

2000

Finch, J. (2000) Verstehen, ideal types and situational analysis for institutional economics. In: Streit, M.E., Mummert, U. and Kiwit, D. (eds.) Cognition, Rationality and Institutions. Springer: Berlin, Germany, pp. 213-232. ISBN 9783540674467

Finch, J.H. (2000) Is post-Marshallian economics an evolutionary research tradition? European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 7(3), pp. 377-406. (doi:10.1080/09672560050192116)

1999

Finch, J. (1999) The methodological implications of post-Marshallian economics. In: Dow, S.C. and Earl, P.E. (eds.) Contingency, Complexity and the Theory of the Firm. Series: Essays in honour of Brian J. Loasby (2). Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK, pp. 156-177. ISBN 9781840641875

1998

Finch, J. (1998) The re-employment experiences of former aerospace employees within a local economy. Regional Studies, 32(5), pp. 421-433. (doi:10.1080/00343409850116826)

1997

Finch, J. (1997) "Verstehen," ideal types, and situational analysis and the problem of free will. Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 153(4), pp. 737-747.

1994

Finch, J. (1994) Strategic responses to defence sector restructuring: an analysis of Lancashire-based companies. Applied Economics, 26(3), pp. 267-275. (doi:10.1080/00036849400000008)

1993

Finch, J. (1993) Company-led strategies in defence sector restructuring: implications for local economic development. Local Economy, 7(4), pp. 334-346. (doi:10.1080/02690949308726160)

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Number of items: 43.

Articles

Finch, J. H. and McMaster, R. (2018) History matters: on the mystifying appeal of Bowles and Gintis. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 42(3), pp. 285-308. (doi:10.1093/cje/bex002)

Finch, J. , Geiger, S. and Harkness, R. (2017) Marketing and compromising for sustainability: green chemistry, regulation and competing orders of worth in the North Atlantic. Marketing Theory, 17(1), pp. 71-93. (doi:10.1177/1470593116657924)

Finch, J. , Geiger, S. and Reid, E. (2017) Captured by technology? How material agency sustains interaction between regulators and industry actors. Research Policy, 46(1), pp. 160-170. (doi:10.1016/j.respol.2016.08.002)

Geiger, S. and Finch, J. (2016) Promissories and pharmaceutical patents: agencing markets through public narratives. Consumption Markets and Culture, 19(1), pp. 71-91. (doi:10.1080/10253866.2015.1067199)

Geiger, S. and Finch, J. (2016) Making incremental innovation tradable in industrial service settings. Journal of Business Research, 69(7), pp. 2463-2470. (doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2016.02.015)

Finch, J. , Horan, C. and Reid, E. (2015) The performativity of sustainability: making a conduit a marketing device. Journal of Marketing Management, 31(1-2), pp. 167-192. (doi:10.1080/0267257X.2014.980752)

Möhring, M. M. and Finch, J. (2015) Contracts, relationships and innovation in business-to-business exchanges. Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, 30(3/4), pp. 405-413. (doi:10.1108/JBIM-12-2012-0249)

Finch, J. , Zhang, S. and Geiger, S. (2013) Managing in conflict: How actors distribute conflict in an industrial network. Industrial Marketing Management, 42(7), pp. 1063-1073. (doi:10.1016/j.indmarman.2013.07.024)

Finch, J. , Wagner, B. and Hynes, N. (2012) Resources prospectively: how actors mobilize resources in business settings. Journal of Business Research, 65(2), pp. 164-174. (doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2011.05.017)

Finch, J. and Geiger, S. (2011) Constructing and contesting markets through the market object. Industrial Marketing Management, 40(6), pp. 899-906. (doi:10.1016/j.indmarman.2011.06.034)

Geiger, S. and Finch, J. (2011) Buyer-seller interactions in mature industrial markets: blurring the relational-transactional selling dichotomy. Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management, 31(3), pp. 255-268.

Finch, J. and Geiger, S. (2010) Positioning and relating: market boundaries and slippery identity of the marketing object. Marketing Theory, 10(3), pp. 237-251. (doi:10.1177/1470593110373188)

Geiger, S. and Finch, J. (2010) Networks of mind and networks of organizations: the map metaphor in business network research. Industrial Marketing Management, 39(3), pp. 381-389. (doi:10.1016/j.indmarman.2007.08.009)

Bloch, H. and Finch, J. (2010) Firms and industries in evolutionary economics: lessons from Marshall, Young, Steindl and Penrose. Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 20(1), pp. 139-162. (doi:10.1007/s00191-009-0133-0)

Finch, J. , Wagner, B. and Hynes, N. (2010) Trust and forms of capital in business-to-business activities and relationships. Industrial Marketing Management, 39(6), pp. 1019-1027. (doi:10.1016/j.indmarman.2010.06.021)

Geiger, S. and Finch, J. (2009) Industrial sales people as market actors. Industrial Marketing Management, 38(6), pp. 608-617. (doi:10.1016/j.indmarman.2009.04.003)

Finch, J. and Acha, V. (2008) Making and exchanging a second-hand oil field, considered in an industrial marketing setting. Marketing Theory, 8(1), pp. 45-66. (doi:10.1177/1470593107086484)

Bloch, H. and Finch, J. (2008) Schumpeter and Steindl on growth and the transformation to maturity in capitalism. History of Economics Review, 47(Winter), pp. 1-19.

Finch, J. (2007) Economic sociology as a strange other to both sociology and economics. History of the Human Sciences, 20(2), pp. 123-140. (doi:10.1177/0952695107077022)

Dolfsma, W., Finch, J. and McMaster, R. (2005) Market and society: How do they relate and how do they contribute to welfare? Journal of Economic Issues, 39(2), pp. 347-357.

Finch, J.H. , Macmillan, F.E. and Simpson, G.S. (2002) On the diffusion of probabilistic investment appraisal and decision-making procedures in the UK's upstream oil and gas industry. Research Policy, 31(6), pp. 969-988. (doi:10.1016/S0048-7333(01)00171-8)

Downward, P., Finch, J.H. and Ramsay, J. (2002) Critical realism, empirical methods and inference: a critical discussion. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 26(4), pp. 481-500. (doi:10.1093/cje/26.4.481)

Finch, J. (2002) Transferring exploration and production activities within the UK's upstream oil and gas industry: a capabilities perspective. Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 12(1-2), pp. 55-81. (doi:10.1007/s00191-002-0110-3)

Finch, J.H. (2002) The role of grounded theory in developing economic theory. Journal of Economic Methodology, 9(2), pp. 213-234. (doi:10.1080/13501780210137119)

Finch, J.H. and McMaster, R. (2002) On categorical variables and non‐parametric statistical inference in the pursuit of causal explanations. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 26(6), 753 -772. (doi:10.1093/cje/26.6.753)

Finch, J.H. and Dinnie, N.C. (2001) Capturing knightian advantages of large business organisations through group decision-making processes. International Journal of the Economics of Business, 8(3), pp. 379-403. (doi:10.1080/13571510110081187)

Finch, J.H. (2000) Is post-Marshallian economics an evolutionary research tradition? European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 7(3), pp. 377-406. (doi:10.1080/09672560050192116)

Finch, J. (1998) The re-employment experiences of former aerospace employees within a local economy. Regional Studies, 32(5), pp. 421-433. (doi:10.1080/00343409850116826)

Finch, J. (1997) "Verstehen," ideal types, and situational analysis and the problem of free will. Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 153(4), pp. 737-747.

Finch, J. (1994) Strategic responses to defence sector restructuring: an analysis of Lancashire-based companies. Applied Economics, 26(3), pp. 267-275. (doi:10.1080/00036849400000008)

Finch, J. (1993) Company-led strategies in defence sector restructuring: implications for local economic development. Local Economy, 7(4), pp. 334-346. (doi:10.1080/02690949308726160)

Book Sections

Finch, J. and Geiger, S. (2010) Markets are trading zones: on the material, cultural and interpretive dimensions of market encounters. In: Araujo, L., Finch, J. and Kjellberg, H. (eds.) Reconnecting Marketing to Markets. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK, pp. 117-137. ISBN 9780199578061

Finch, J. and Harrison, D. (2009) How a new resource emerged in a network setting and how the emergence of a new resource bound a network together. In: Hakansson, H., Waluszewski, A., Prenkert, F. and Baraldi, E. (eds.) Use of Science and Technology in Buisness: Exploring the Impact of Using Activity for Systems, Organizations and People. Series: International business and management series (25). Emerald: Bingley, UK, pp. 121-138. ISBN 9781848554740

Acha, V. and Finch, J. (2005) Paths to deepwater in the international upstream petroleum industry. In: Green, K., Miozzo, M. and Dewick, P. (eds.) Technology, Knowledge and the Firm: Implications for Strategy and Industrial Change. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK, pp. 73-91. ISBN 9781843768777

Finch, J. and Orillard, M. (2005) Introduction: the scope of complexity and its implications for policy. In: Finch, J. and Orillard, M. (eds.) Complexity and the Economy: Implications for Economic Policy. Series: European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK, pp. 1-14. ISBN 9781843766681

Downward, P., Finch, J. and Ramsay, J. (2003) Seeking a role for empirical analysis in critical realist explanation. In: Downward, P. (ed.) Applied Economics and the Critical Realist Critique: A Critical Realist Approach. Series: Routledge INEM advances in economic methodology (2). Routledge: London, UK, pp. 89-107. ISBN 9780415267854

Finch, J. (2003) Transferring exploration and production activities within the UK's upstream oil and gas industry: a capabilities perspective. In: Metcalfe, J.S. and Cantner, U. (eds.) Change, Transformation and Development. Physica-Verlag: Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 97-124. ISBN 9783790815450

Finch, J. (2000) Verstehen, ideal types and situational analysis for institutional economics. In: Streit, M.E., Mummert, U. and Kiwit, D. (eds.) Cognition, Rationality and Institutions. Springer: Berlin, Germany, pp. 213-232. ISBN 9783540674467

Finch, J. (1999) The methodological implications of post-Marshallian economics. In: Dow, S.C. and Earl, P.E. (eds.) Contingency, Complexity and the Theory of the Firm. Series: Essays in honour of Brian J. Loasby (2). Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK, pp. 156-177. ISBN 9781840641875

Book Reviews

Finch, J. (2003) Review of: The Legacy of Herbert Simon in Economic Analysis, Volumes 1 and 2 by P.E.Earl. Journal of Economic Psychology, 24(2), pp. 279-284. (doi:10.1016/S0167-4870(02)00208-8) [Book Review]

Finch, J.H. (2001) Review of: R.E. Salvatore, The Economics of the Mind. Journal of Economic Psychology, 22(2), pp. 291-294. (doi:10.1016/S0167-4870(01)00035-6) [Book Review]

Edited Books

Araujo, L., Finch, J. and Kjellberg, H. (Eds.) (2010) Reconnecting Marketing to Markets. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199578061

Finch, J. and Orillard, M. (Eds.) (2005) Complexity and the Economy: Implications for Economic Policy. Series: European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 9781843766681

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