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Academic teaching staff

The lecturers of the Master of Studies in Entrepreneurship are internationally recognised thought-leaders in entrepreneurship. Their areas of expertise cover the many varied aspects that entrepreneurship entails.

Below are the academic teaching staff for the first year of the cohort starting in September 2019.

Jeremy Hutchison-Krupat

Jeremy Hutchison-Krupat

Academic Director, Cambridge Judge Launchpad

Co-Director, The Entrepreneurship Centre

University Senior Lecturer in Innovation & Operations Management

Bio

Dr Jeremy Hutchison-Krupat is the Academic Director of the Cambridge Judge Launchpad and the Co-Director of Cambridge Judge Business School's Entrepreneurship Centre. Prior to joining Cambridge Judge in 2018, Jeremy was an Assistant Professor at the Darden Graduate School of Business where he was deeply involved with their Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Jeremy's research focuses on the management of innovation. His recent work evaluates the effect that different organisational structures, norms, and processes have on their ability to achieve their innovation objectives.

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Monique Boddington

Monique Boddington

Interim Deputy Director, Cambridge Judge Launchpad

Research Associate, Entrepreneurship Centre

Bio

Monique's research includes the study of entrepreneurial teams, entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurship and gender; and the use of sociological approaches to broaden our understanding of entrepreneurial activity. Monique leads the EVER project which is a longitudinal qualitative study of the teams within Accelerator Cambridge. This project aims to understand the strategic decision-making of early ventures and how teams pivot over time. She is also currently working on a project exploring the impact of gender on entrepreneurship in the gaming industry. 

Previously, she worked on the design and implementation of a survey-based tool to measure the impact of entrepreneurial education (as part of multiple EU-funded projects) and remains passionate about understanding how research can improve the delivery and impact of entrepreneurship education to educate the next generation of entrepreneurs.  

Her original background is in Archaeology having completed a BA and MA in Archaeology at the University of Nottingham and taken part in excavations across Europe. Monique also has a PhD from the University of Cambridge and her thesis focused on applying philosophy to archaeology to look at the nature of knowledge creation of the past. This has given her the opportunity to bring new insights into the field of entrepreneurship and she is particularly interested in issues around gender, social theory and philosophy. Alongside her research, Monique is also a tutor and teaching associate on the Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship. 

Her research interests include entrepreneurial teams, entrepreneurial strategy, gender, entrepreneurship education and application of sociological approaches.

Rupert Merson

Rupert Merson

Adjunct Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship, London Business School

Bio

Rupert is a leading authority on owner-managed, entrepreneurial businesses and the problems they confront as they seek to grow. As an experienced consultant and facilitator Rupert has worked with clients on a broad range of issues including formation, governance, strategy, ownership, remuneration, succession, turnaround and organisation development. He has worked on business assignments for businesses in the UK, South East Asia, South America and the Middle East. He has worked extensively with entrepreneurs, family businesses and professional partnerships. Rupert was a partner in BDO Stoy Hayward in London from 1993 to 2009. He now leads his own firm of advisers. He is also a non-executive director to two businesses.

As a teacher and educator, Rupert is an Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the London Business School where he has taught for 18 years and where he currently teaches MBA electives on the Management of the Growing Business, Managing Corporate Turnaround, Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets, Family Businesses and New Venture Development. Rupert has also taught at INSEAD (Fontainebleau and Singapore), CEIBS (Shanghai) and ISB (Hyderabad and Mohali). He has taught strategy, growth management and financial management on a wide range of executive programmes in the UK, Europe, North America and India.

Rupert won prizes for his teaching in 2015 at both LBS and INSEAD – perhaps a unique double.

Rupert has published a series of books on the key management roles in the growing business and has co-authored a book on family businesses. Another book, Rules Are Not Enough, on corporate governance, was published in February 2010. His book, A Guide to Managing Growth, was published by The Economist in 2011. His latest book, Growing a Business: Strategies for Entrepreneurs and Leaders, was published in 2016. He has spoken at conferences in Europe, America, and Australasia.

John Roberts

John Roberts

Professor, University of Sydney

Bio

John Roberts obtained his doctorate in from the UMIST in 1984. He subsequently held Senior Research Fellowships at the Department of Accounting and Finance at Manchester University, the Centre For Business Strategy at London Business School, and St. Catherine's College Cambridge, before taking up a lectureship at the newly created Cambridge Judge Business School in 1991. He has worked at the University of Sydney Business School since 2007.

His qualitative research work spans three main areas of interest; the uses of accounting information in processes of organisational accountability, corporate governance and, in particular, the impact of regulation on the dynamics of board roles and relationships, and the nature of ethics in business. His work on accountability began immediately after his doctorate and applied Giddens' structuration theory to explore the uses of accounting information in creating accountability within organisations. This work resulted in a series of early papers in Accounting, Organizations and Society which continue to be widely cited. It was this work that formed the basis of the second focus of his research - corporate governance and, in particular, qualitative studies of board roles and relationships, and company/fund manager meetings. This work has resulted in several empirical and theoretical publications in Long Range Planning, Human Relations, the British Journal of Management, and Accounting, Organizations and Society as well as a series of more practitioner oriented reports. It also influenced UK corporate governance reform by informing the 2003 Higgs review of the Role and Effectiveness of the Non-Executive Director. His third area of research has been into the nature of ethics in business. An early empirical piece drawing upon the work of Alasdair MacIntyre in the Journal of Management Studies was followed by a number of innovative papers. A special issue of Business Ethics Quarterly included one of the earliest papers to introduce the work of Levinas to the academic business ethics literature, and was followed by a widely cited paper in Organization on corporate social responsibility, and most recently in the Journal of Business Ethics. A related innovation has been theoretical work that draws upon psychoanalytic theory and, in particular, the work of Lacan, also published in Organization. His most recent work has combined these themes in analysing and exploring the global financial crisis including two papers, one on self interest and the other on the limits of transparency in Accounting, Organizations and Society, and a forthcoming paper in Culture and Organisation on the role of pay practices in the crisis.

Simon Stockley

Simon Stockley

Senior Faculty in Management Practice

MBA (Aston University)

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Eric Wood

Eric Wood

Innovation Advisor, Oxford Innovation

Bio

Dr Eric Wood works part-time with Oxford Innovation Services, where he consults to ambitious businesses. He also consults privately to clients in the UK and internationally. His main interest lies in practices which strengthen the capacity of entrepreneurial teams to manage uncertainty and sustain value creation.

Eric's career has straddled the worlds of academe and business. He was at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town for 15 years, where he served as Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship. He has taught in those fields in South Africa, UK and the Netherlands. He continues to serve as Adjunct Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the University of Cape Town. He has co-led four international research collaborations and published in leading entrepreneurship journals.

Eric acquired a majority stake in a loss-making business, and managed a turnaround and expansion for 14 years before selling it to the team he had assembled. He was a founding investor in a biotech startup where he served as NED for six years and helped to grow the business to 30 people. Eric served on the board of a not-for-profit which assists homeless people make the transition back to paid work. Eric has consulted to more than 50 organisations over the past 25 years. Seeing organisations become more rewarding for all their stakeholders lights his fire.

Eric holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Cape Town and a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge.

Khaled Soufani

Khaled Soufani

Faculty (Professor level) in Management Practice

PhD (University of Nottingham)

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Philip Stiles

Philip Stiles

University Senior Lecturer in Corporate Governance

PhD (University of London)

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Shasha Lu

Shasha Lu

University Lecturer in Marketing

PhD (School of Management, Fudan University)

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Vincent Mak

Vincent Mak

Professor of Marketing & Decision Sciences

PhD (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

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Stylianos Kavadias

Stylianos Kavadias

Margaret Thatcher Professor of Enterprise Studies in Innovation & Growth

PhD (INSEAD)

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Ahmed Khwaja

Professor of Marketing, Business & Public Enterprise

PhD (University of Minnesota)

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Othman Cole

Othman Cole

Senior Faculty in Management Practice (Finance)

PhD (University of Cambridge)

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David Stillwell

David Stillwell

University Lecturer in Big Data Analytics & Quantitative Social Science

PhD (University of Nottingham)

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