Dr. Sam Horner is a Lecturer in Innovation Management at the University of Liverpool Management School. Prior to this, he worked on a Leverhulme-funded postgraduate project at Liverpool's Leverhulme Centre for Materials Design. Sam completed his PhD at the ULMS in April 2019, where he also taught on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
Sam's empirical research interests include university-industry collaboration and technology transfer and, more recently, artificial intelligence and innovation. Theoretically, Sam is primarily concerned with 'processual' approaches to organization, which entails a focus on issues of time and temporality in organization and in innovation management more specifically. Sam also has an empirical concern for university technology commercialization, focusing on the role that strategy plays in university technology licensing. Sam is an ad-hoc reviewer for several high-impact journals including Organization Studies and Academy of Management Review. In 2020 Sam became an editorial board member for the journal Academy of Management Learning and Education, after winning the 'Outstanding Emerging Reviewer' prize.