Chris Collinge

Chris Collinge

Department of Management
Senior Lecturer

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Specialisms include:

  • Regional and local economic change, with particular reference to the emergence of regional knowledge economies in a cross-national context
  • Evolving patterns of public sector governance, strategy and leadership, as between markets, hierarchies, groups and decentred networks
  • Issues in the theorization of political and economic change at the sub-national level (from regional innovation to spatial scale to spatial leadership) 


Current and recent projects

  • Collinge C, (2020), Theorizing, Deleuzian style, Cultural Geographies, 27(4) pp. 545-560. 
  • Collinge C, (2018), An industrial policy framework for high value engineering, in Zhang Y and Gregory M (eds) Value Creation Through Engineering Excellence: Building Global Network Capabilities London: Palgrave Macmillan ISBN 978-3-319-56335-0 
  • Collinge C, Gibney J, Horlings L (2017), Relational knowledge leadership and local economic development, Local Economy, 32.2, pp. 95-109. 
  • Bailey D, Collinge C, Coulson A (2011), Local and regional responses to recession in context: setting the scene in the UK, in Bailey D and Chapain C (eds) The Recession and beyond: Local and Regional Responses to the Downturn (London: Routledge) ISBN; 978-0-415-59034-1. 
  • Collinge C, Gibney J (2010), Place-Making and the Limitations of Spatial Leadership: Reflections on the Øresund, Policy Studies, 31.4, pp. 475-489.

Other activities

External Involvements

  • Keynote speaker, Conferences on Strategic Regional Leadership for the Future, Old Parliament House, Canberra, and Port Macquarie, New South Wales, 28th-29th October 2010
  • Guest Editor, themed issue on Leadership and Place-Shaping, Policy Studies, 31 (4), 2010
  • Guest Editor, themed issue on Knowledge and Creative Cities, Built Environment 35 (2), 2009
  • Keynote Speaker, Symposium on 'Scale and Representation', Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Aarhus, 22nd-24th June 2009
  • Visiting Professor, Centre for Strategic Urban Research, University of Copenhagen, 2007
  • Tutor, "The Spatial Dimensions of Urban Social Exclusion and Integration: A European Comparison (URBEX)", University of Urbino, 2006
  • External examiner, Centre for Financial and Management Studies, SOAS, University of London, 2003-06; Aston Business School, 2000-03


Recent publications


Collinge, C, Gibney, J & Mabey, C 2011, Leadership and Place. Routledge.

Collinge, C, Cooke, P, De Laurentis, C & MacNeill, S 2011, Platforms of Innovation: Dynamics of New Industrial Knowledge Flows. Edward Elgar.

Cooke, P, de Laurentis, C, MacNeill, S & Collinge, C (eds) 2010, Platforms of Innovation: Dynamics of New Industrial Knowledge Flows. Elgar.


Collinge, C 2019, 'Theorizing, Deleuzian-style', Cultural Geographies, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 545-560.

Horlings, L, Collinge, C & Gibney, J 2017, 'Relational knowledge leadership and local economic development', Local Economy, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 95-109.

Collinge, C & Gibney, J 2010, 'Connecting Place, Policy and Leadership', Policy Studies, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 379-391.

Collinge, C & Gibney, J 2010, 'Place-making and the limitations of spatial leadership: reflections on the Oresund', Policy Studies, vol. 31, no. 4: Leadership and Place, pp. 475-489.

Gibney, J & Collinge, C 2009, 'Bridging Together Leadership, Place and Knowledge-based Economy: Developing the Research and Knowledge Transfer Agenda. Understanding Regional Leadership', Regions. The Newsletter of the Regional Studies Association, vol. 275, pp. 18-19.

Collinge, C & Musterd, S 2009, 'Deepening Social Divisions and the Discourse of Knowledge and Creativity across the Cities of Europe', Built Environment, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 281-285. <>


Collinge, C 2018, An Industrial Policy Framework for High Value Engineering. in Y Zhang & M Gregory (eds), Value Creation Through Engineering Excellence: Building Global Network Capabilities. 1 edn, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-18.

Barber, A, Pareja-Eastaway, M & Collinge, C 2011, Leadership Challenges in the Inner City: Planning for Sustainable Regeneration in Birmingham and Barcelona. in Leadership and Place.

Commissioned report

Bentley, G, Collinge, C, Gibney, J & MacNeill, S 2013, RISE: Regional Integrated Strategies in Europe: West Midlands Case Study . European Commission, Luxembourg.

Chapain, C, Bailey, D, Collinge, C, Coulson, A, Dalziel, R, Doering, H, Dunstan, E & Trickett, L 2009, A Framework for Understanding Local Authority Response to the Recession. Not Known.

Collinge, C, Gibney, J, Liu, X & MacNeill, S 2009, Capturing the Potential of the Knowledge-based Economy for Birmingham: An Initial Assessment of the Potential for Collaboration between Birmingham City Council and Local Universities. Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, University of Birmingham.


Collinge, C, Gibney, J & Mabey, C 2010, 'Leadership and place INTRODUCTION', Policy Studies, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 367-378.

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