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Stylianos (Stelios) Kavadias

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Stylianos (Stelios) Kavadias

Margaret Thatcher Professor of Enterprise Studies in Innovation & Growth
Co-Director of the Entrepreneurship Centre

Diploma (National Technical University of Athens), MSc, PhD (INSEAD)

Research interests

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

Professional experience

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.

Previous appointments

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

Well informed

Papers by faculty members Jeremy Hutchison-Krupat and Stelios Kavadias and PhD alumnus Antoine Feylessoufi are honoured by the Institute for Operations Research…

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COVID-19 and SME growth

How are small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) tackling new challenges posed by COVID-19 (coronavirus)? A recent Enterprise Tuesday event discussed how to…

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Virtual residential week

A blog from the Masters in Entrepreneurship on the impact of COVID-19 on University educational programmes. The Master of Studies (MSt) in…

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Strategic Business Growth 2020 – applications are open

The Strategic Business Growth programme from the Cambridge Judge Entrepreneurship Centre recognises the challenges that businesses face when scaling up. We are…

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Bias in diversity

Diversity on key corporate committees is supposed to produce better decisions. But a study at Cambridge Judge Business School finds that diverse…

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Top 10 reads of 2018

We have long known that the News & Insight section of the Cambridge Judge Business School website attracts an audience with eclectic…

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Pitching in for growth

The [email protected] series has helped participating ventures grow and raise capital by fostering greater professionalism, concludes a new independent report by the…

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Pharmaceutical pipeline

Study on drug industry project selection by Dr Panos Markou, Professor Stelios Kavadias and Dr Nektarios Oraiopoulos of Cambridge Judge Business School…

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Alternative finance (The Cambridge Judge Business Debate podcast series)

We've heard all the buzz phrases, ranging from 'peer-to-peer lending' to 'cryptocurrencies'. But behind the hype, what exactly is alternative finance, and…

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Healthcare digital disruption

Corporations should team up with more flexible startups to drive digital transformation of healthcare, says new paper stemming from collaboration between Cambridge…

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Forbes India: How drug companies can increase their R&D effectiveness

A study co-authored by Professor Stylianos Kavadias and Dr Nektarios Oraiopoulos at University of Cambridge Judge Business School, is featured in the…

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TMC.net: Helpful techniques for getting company-wide buy-in with new technology

A study on six patterns of innovation co-authored by Stelios Kavadias, Margaret Thatcher Professor of Enterprise Studies in Innovation & Growth at…

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Strategy & Business: The shifting nexus of retail banking

Tech platforms are gaining dominance in the digital economy. What can consumer banks do to compete? Stelios Kavadias, Margaret Thatcher Professor of…

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East Anglia in Business: Why getting your hands dirty is imperative for growth

Professor Stelios Kavadias, Director of the Entrepreneurship Centre at Cambridge Judge, is interviewed in the inaugural issue of East Anglia in Business…

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Friday out of the Box: Directors: this is how you select the best innovative ideas

A business case is not the best criteria for innovators as it contains uncertainties and aims to calculate how quickly you can…

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Belfast Telegraph: Prince Andrew hails the success of his [email protected] entrepreneurs

A new report by the Entrepreneurship Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School says the Duke of York’s [email protected] series has helped participating…

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Cambridge News: These nine leading Cambridge businessmen are here to help you

The article profiled nine professionals from various sectors such as academia, law and accountancy who are leaders of the business community in…

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Cambridge News: How can your business scale-up?

Barclays has launched a Barclays Scale Up UK Programme, co-designed by Cambridge Judge Business School, to address the core growth challenges faced…

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Metro MBA: Cambridge Judge announces new Barclays partnership course

Barclays launches new Barclays Scale Up UK Programme, co-designed by Cambridge Judge Business School, to address core growth challenges for businesses. The…

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Bloomberg: Entrepreneurship: Not just for heroes

Can entrepreneurship be taught? Stelios Kavadias, Margaret Thatcher Professor of Enterprise Studies in Innovation & Growth at Cambridge Judge Business School, says…

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Contact details

Stylianos (Stelios) Kavadias
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG
UK

Tel: +44 (0)1223 766507

[email protected]

@kavadias_s

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