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Department of Geography

Staff Profile

Professor Michael J. Blakemore

Professor in the Department of Geography

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Mike supervises PhD and DBA students in the Business School in areas of intellectual property rights and consumption, retail strategy, and knowledge strategy for SME marketing. He has been working with the Ecorys Goup on European Commission contracts to explore multi-channel government services for socially excluded groups (, on higher education quality assurance for international Master courses (, and organisational change for government service delivery ( He has consulted recently to OECD (Local Economic Development), in Egypt, India and Malaysia, and works with Trade Unions on action research in areas such as unpacking rail pricing strategies, retail supply-chain surveillance, and the role of special advisers in government policy.

Research Interests

  • Being citizen and customer in the Information Society
  • Power and organisational behaviour in government reform
  • Surveillance, ethics, and identity in the construction of eGovernance
  • Pricing strategies for public sector information
  • The social and business impact of information

Selected Publications

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