Experts

Aneesh Banerjee is Lecturer in Management. He researches and lectures on topics in digital strategy, technology, and innovation management. He has widely lectured at various industry and academic forums on innovation management, Software as a Service (SaaS), distributed product development, outsourcing & offshoring strategies, and value-based business cases. Before joining Cass, Aneesh worked for a number of years in various executive positions with leading firms in the software industry.

Ajay Bhalla is Professor of Global Innovation Management. His research and advisory work falls in three areas: (1) Global Innovation: How can firms appropriate value from their global networks? (2) Family Business: What practices enable family firms to sustain family ownership across multiple generations (3) Employee Ownership: How does employee ownership influence resilience of the firm? He has published in Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of World Business, Small Business Economics, International Small Business Journal, Industrial Marketing Management, Business Horizons, European Management Journal, Strategic Change and Journal of Computer Mediated Communication. His research has also appeared in Financial Times and has been cited widely in other media outlets such as The Economist, The Times, The Guardian. His work (with Joseph Lampel and Pushkar Jha) on examining the case for Employee-owenership in UK has provided the evidence base for the official British Government policy on employee ownership. This stream of work has been regarded as an Impact Case Study for REF 2014. He has co-authored two influential reports in this area. In Aug 2013, he (with Joseph Lampel and Pushkar Jha) won the best paper of the year award at 73rd Annual Academy of Management for his article- 'Test Driving the Future: How Design Competitions are Changing Innovation'- in Academy of Management Perspectives . The award was conferred for advancing the understanding of issues that are relevant to managers and executives. This collaborative work also was recognised by Charted Management Institute (CMI) as one of top 5 management articles.

Eugenia Cacciatori is Senior Lecturer in Management. Her research explores how the different disciplines and bodies of knowledge required for the development of complex, science- and technology- intensive product are brought together at both organizational and industry level. She has conducted research in a variety of industries, including construction and bio-pharmaceutical. Her research has been published in journals such as Research Policy, Organization Studies and Journal of Management Studies.

Andres Hervas-Drane is Senior Lecturer in Management. He specializes in the economics of information technologies and strategic interaction. His work analyses firm strategy using game theoretic modelling, explaining how technological changes driven by digitalization shape competition and the business models adopted by firms. His recent work focuses on consumer privacy and the exploitation of consumer data, and aims to clarify the underlying mechanisms that contribute to the success of data-rich industry players such as Google, Facebook, or Amazon."

Clive Holtham is Professor of Information Management and Director of Cass Learning Laboratory. His research is into the strategic exploitation of information systems, knowledge management and management learning. He has managed a number of large applied research projects including research director of the European Union's 1.6m euro study PRISM (Measurement and Reporting of Intangibles). Professor Holtham has been one of the leading architects of the "electronic boardroom", involving the use of information technology by executives in meetings. He has been heavily involved in the interface between the fine arts and management, including developing and leading an acclaimed MBA Elective “The Art of Management”. He has been an adviser to the European Parliament on e-learning, and was named as one of the UK's top 3 "e-tutors of the year" by the Times Higher Education Supplement in 2001. In 2003 he was awarded a UK National Teaching Fellowship as one of the 20 leading university teachers in the UK. He was a founding member of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, the City of London's 100th livery company.

Sara Jones is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Management, course director for the Masters in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership, and co-founder of the Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice at Cass Business School. She has been a principal or co-investigator on 10 AHRC-, JISC-, EU- and bilaterally-funded research projects worth nearly £10million. From 2006 - 2011, Sara held an RCUK Research Fellowship in creativity applied to design and engineering, with a particular focus on the design of interactive systems. She now teaches for a number of different Masters and undergraduate courses on topics including creativity, design and technology. Her current research interests include the use of new and emerging technologies to support creative processes, as well as the application of creative requirements and design techniques in both small and large-scale software and service development projects. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers in academic journals and conference proceedings, winning a best paper award at the recent ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, and has supervised 9 PhD students in related areas

Feng Li is Chair of Information Management. His research investigates how digital technologies (ICTs) can be used for strategic innovation and organisational transformation across different sectors. He advises senior business leaders on how to manage the transition to new digital technologies, new strategies and business models, and new organisational designs. His research has attracted substantial external research funding, totalling over £40 million as PI or Co-I from the UK Research Councils (EPSRC, ESRC), InnovateUK and the private sectors. Feng is a Fellow of the British Academy of Management (FBAM).

James Lockerbie, Research Fellow

Neil Maiden is Professor of Digital Creativity and co-founder of the Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice at City University London. He has been a principal investigator on research worth almost €35 million, directly managing €4 million of this income at City. He has published over 175 peer-reviewed papers in leading journals such IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering and Communications of the ACM and conferences such the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering. He currently leads research to develop and evaluate digital creativity support for professional work, ranging from design and manufacturing to journalism. He also retains a core interest in new techniques and tools with which to specify and design complex digital systems, interweaving creative thinking and engineering processes and techniques to enable innovative engineering practices.

Stuart Miller, KTP Associate

Martin Rich is Senior Lecturer, and course director for the BSc in Management, at Cass Business School. His research and practice both centre around innovations in management education, and into how business and management degree courses can adapt to changing requirements. He has written and presented at conferences about the characteristics of the ‘millennial’ generation of students and about their approaches to work and study, and has also researched students’ responses to the prospect of working in an uncertain and unpredictable environment.

Harry Scarbrough is a Professor in Information Systems and Management. His research interests span the fields of information systems and organization studies, and include work on the development and diffusion of digital innovations and the role of social networks in linking research to practice in healthcare. He has conducted research and consultancy projects on innovation and knowledge management for a range of leading organizations, including UK Research Councils, multinational firms and professional bodies. His most recent work has been published in journals such as Human Relations, Organization Studies and Information Systems Research.

Max Schubmann, KTP Associate

Konstantinos Zachos, Research Assistant