Matthew Allen is a Senior Lecturer in Organization Studies at Alliance Manchester Business School. His research covers comparative capitalisms, human resource management and innovation. His work has been published in leading comparative and international business journals, such as the British Journal of Management, Socio-Economic Review and the International Journal of Human Resource Management. He is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Human Resource Management. Matthew also helps to organize the Network on Knowledge, Technology and Innovation for the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, and is the Communications Officer for the Academy of International Business (UK and Ireland Chapter). He is currently the DBA Director at the School.