Lawrence is author and College Lecturer at Cork University Business School, UCC, Ireland. His core research interests focus on organisational innovation and issues related to inter-enterprise collaboration and value creation, especially within the SME community. Other related interests include organisational creativity and knowledge exchange. He has worked on projects with multiple small to medium sized manufacturing and service-based organizations to enhance innovative capacity. He has published widely over recent years including a book – Applying Innovation (Sage) and multiple, highly cited research articles in high ranked journals (Technovation, R&D Management, Journal of Management Inquiry, International Journal of Innovation Management).