Contact Dr David Baxter


BSc (Hons) Industrial Management

M(Res) Management and Information Systems 

PhD: "A process-based approach to engineering design knowledge reuse"

Current activities

David is an Associate Professor of Innovation at Southampton Business School, and a visiting fellow at Cranfield School of Management. His current research addresses the innovation process, including knowledge management for innovation, the use of agile processes, and customer insight methods. In addition to teaching on MBA, Doctoral and Masters level courses he has presented to audiences at international conferences, to company management teams, and to senior government personnel. He has published more than 45 academic papers including journal articles, conference papers and journal editorials. Previous clients include Rolls-Royce, Edwards, Steria, MBDA and Fiberweb.


  • Rolls-Royce 
  • Fiberweb
  • MBDA 
  • Edwards 
  • Steria


Articles In Journals

Conference Papers


  • Gao X, Sackett P & Baxter D (2005) Advances in Manufacturing Technology and Management - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Manufacturing Research.