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Stavros Polykarpou

Stavros Polykarpou

PhD Candidate

BSc (University of Manchester), MPhil (University of Cambridge)

Research topic

Organising for Digital Innovation in the Healthcare Sector

Biography

Stavros is a PhD researcher and a member of the Organisational Theory & Information Systems subject group. His doctoral research focuses on how hospitals are organising for digital innovation. Currently, he examines how occupational groups with different identities, knowledge boundaries and practices are collaborating for innovation using 3D printing at a clinical innovation department of a major teaching hospital. His work is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for both the MPhil and PhD studies. 

Prior to joining the PhD programme in 2015, Stavros undertook a bachelor degree in Management at Alliance Manchester Business School (MBS), a research masters in Innovation, Strategy and Organisation at Cambridge and worked in advisory with professional services firms. At MBS, he was awarded the Programme Prize for the best overall performance and the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for being in the top 0.5 per cent of all undergraduates. He was also awarded the Brenda McClellan Prize for the best dissertation with his study Innovation in the Making: A Case Study of 3D Printing Foot Orthotics in the NHS.

Stavros's teaching experience includes roles as seminar lecturer and teaching assistant in a variety of courses and levels (undergraduate, MBA), covering the domains of organisational behaviour, business innovation in a digital era and advanced strategy.

Awards & scholarships

  • Nominee, Most Innovative Research-in-Progress Paper Award (for "Organising for digital innovation: identities in clash"), International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Dublin, 2016
  • Finalist, Best Paper Award (for "3D printing our imagination? Organising for digital innovation in the healthcare sector"), CJBS Winter Doctoral Conference, Cambridge, 2016
  • Letter of Commendation for achieving top result at PhD, Cambridge (1st year), 2016
  • Best Paper Proceedings Award (for "The business value of health IT: towards a multidimensional perspective", co-authored with M. Barrett, E. Oborn, O. Salge and R. Kohli), Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2016
  • MPhil & PhD Scholarship, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), 2014-2018
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement Award - Top 0.5%, University of Manchester, 2014
  • Brenda McClellan Prize for an Outstanding Dissertation, University of Manchester, 2014
  • Faculty Award for Distinguished Achievement, Alliance Manchester Business School, 2014
  • BSc (Hons) Management Programme Prize for Outstanding Academic Performance, University of Manchester, 2013 & 2014

Research interests

Technology and organising; digital innovation; IT and healthcare; organisational reputation and legitimacy; practice theory; ethnographic style of investigation.

Stavros Polykarpou is a member of the Organisational Theory & Information Systems subject group.

Publications & papers

Polykarpou, S. and Barrett, M. (2015) "The social value of IT: enacting hospital reputation forming through healthcare practices." In: Quadrangular Conference, 14-15 September 2015, Lancaster, UK.

Polykarpou, S., Barrett, M., Oborn, E., Salge, O., Antons, D. and Kohli, R. (2016) "The business value of health IT: towards a multidimensional perspective." In: Organizing for Digital Innovation Workshop, 11-12 March 2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Polykarpou, S., Barrett, M., Oborn, E., Salge, O. and Kohli, R. (2016) "The business value of health IT: towards a multidimensional perspective." In: Academy of Management Proceedings, 5-9 August 2016, Anaheim, CA, USA.

Polykarpou, S. and Barrett, M. (2016) "Organising for digital innovation: identities in clash." In: Pre-ICIS Workshop on the Impact of Digital Innovation on Work, 11 December 2016, Dublin, Ireland.

Polykarpou, S. and Barrett, M. (2016) "Organising for digital innovation: identities in clash." In: International Conference on Information Systems Proceedings (ICIS), 11-14 December 2016, Dublin, Ireland.

Contact details

Stavros Polykarpou
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG
UK

Email: sp745@cam.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)7511 211311
WWW: Access Stavros's LinkedIn profile

Year of entry

2015