Margaret Thatcher Professor of Enterprise Studies in Innovation & Growth
Co-Director of the Entrepreneurship Centre
Diploma (National Technical University of Athens), MSc, PhD (INSEAD)
My research interests include strategy operationalisation, deployment, and execution through innovative business models and processes. I study larger corporates as well as smaller companies and startups, utilising different methodologies ranging from qualitative case research to lab experiments, econometric analysis, and mathematical economic modelling.
I’m a member of the Operations and Technology Management subject group at Cambridge Judge Business School, which focuses on practice-based research through partner organisations to address a wide spectrum of management challenges.
News and insights
Firms are wrestling with how to convince staff to use artificial intelligence (AI) and other new technologies. A study led at Cambridge Judge, focusing on social comparisons among employees, cautions against a false dichotomy between full and no adoption.
Articles on helping employees in distress and meeting strategic goals through innovation appear in the September-October issue of the HBR magazine.
Drug companies pay close attention to early-stage investment and testing by rivals, but only successful demonstration of clinical proof of concept really matter, says new study co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School.
Financial Times | 27 June 2022
Stelios Kavadias, Margaret Thatcher Professor of Enterprise Studies in Innovation & Growth, Vice-Dean for Faculty and Co-Director of the Entrepreneurship Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on executives going back to the classroom, as they try to keep up with new technologies and geopolitical shifts. “They reflect on the context so they can implement reform within their own organisation rather than trying to take ideas from elsewhere, which often doesn’t work and develops cynicism.”, Stelios says.
A study co-authored by Professor Stylianos Kavadias and Dr Nektarios Oraiopoulos at University of Cambridge Judge Business School, is featured in the Forbes article. The study demonstrates “how pharmaceutical executives can impact the success of their research and development” programs by carefully assessing and acting on information signals from their competitors.
A study on six patterns of innovation co-authored by Stelios Kavadias, Margaret Thatcher Professor of Enterprise Studies in Innovation & Growth at Cambridge Judge Business School, is featured in the article. According to the study “a technology that fulfils one or more of these “degrees” is considered innovative and worth investing in.
Strategy & Business, 12 August 2020
The shifting nexus of retail banking
East Anglia in Business, 17 January 2019
Why getting your hands dirty is imperative for growth
Friday out of the Box, 14 November 2018
Directors: this is how you select the best innovative ideas
Belfast Telegraph, 9 November 2018
Prince Andrew hails the success of his Pitch@Palace entrepreneurs
Cambridge News, 1 May 2018
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