Margaret Thatcher Professor of Enterprise Studies in Innovation & Growth
Co-Director of the Entrepreneurship Centre
Diploma (National Technical University of Athens), MSc, PhD (INSEAD)
The effectiveness of new product development (NPD) decisions with a particular focus on the decisions that concern: (i) the strategy implementation through the appropriate resource allocation rules and the definition of the “right” portfolio of new projects and products; (ii) the R&D ideation, search and experimentation process both at a firm level and the project team level; (iii) the effects of the organisational design and the associated incentive schemes on the product development outcome. At a broader level, seeking to understand the challenges that arise during the planning and execution phases of the innovation process, always with an operational/managerial perspective.
Subject group: Operations & Technology Management
Professor Kavadias serves as an Associate Editor for Management Science’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation department, and as the Department Editor for the R&D, New Product Development and Project Management department of Production and Operations Management. At Georgia Tech’s Huang Executive Education Center he regularly contributed to open enrolment and custom executive programmes on innovation and project management, and was the Academic Director of their GE Energy PLMP programme. He has authored several case studies through close collaboration with major firms across multiple industries.
Professor Kavadias was the Steven A. Denning Professor of Technology & Management, as well as an Associate Professor of Operations Management, at the College of Management at Georgia Tech. He has also been a Batten Fellow at the Batten Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Darden School of Business.
Awards & honours
- Professor of the Year, EMBA Management of Technology, 2012
- Meritorious Service Award, Management Science, 2009
- Brady Family Award in Research Excellence, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009
- 1st Prize for the “Dragonfly” case, ECCH, Best Case Study Award, 2003
- 2nd Prize, George B. Dantzig Award, 2001