Minjie is a Ph.D. Fellow at Cass Business School's Management Faculty. Her research interests centre on exploring individual and organizational issues triggered by change and their consequence for business and entrepreneurship. This is anchored in a commitment towards phenomenon-driven qualitative analysis, based on an appreciation for classical organization theory. For her Ph.D. dissertation, she conducted a two-year ethnography at an English hospital, investigating issues triggered by digital innovation.
Minjie joined Cass in September 2015. She holds a Master degree in Management from Durham University Business School (Grey College) and a Bachelor degree in English Literature from Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China.
Minjie's teaching interests lie in organisational theory, technology innovation management and strategy. She have coordinated course design and engaged in lecturing and tutoring activities in a variety of courses at undergraduate master’s and MBA levels. She has also worked as visiting and guest lecturers, independently designed and delivered courses such as Management of Innovation Process and sessions on digital strategy and digital leadership.
- Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, City, University of London, United Kingdom, Jun 2017
- PhD, Cass Business School, City, University of London, United Kingdom, Sep 2015
- MSc, Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom, Oct 2013 – Sep 2014
- BA, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China, Sep 2009 – Jul 2013
- Visiting Lecturer, VIVES University College, Sep 2017 – present
- Research Assistant, City, University of London, Apr 2017 – present
- Teaching Assistant, City, University of London, Sep 2016 – present
- Associate Fellow, The Higher Education Academy, Oct 2017 – present
Memberships of professional organisations
- Academy of Management
- European Group on Organizational Studies
Chinese (Mandarin), English and Japanese.
- Change Management
- Organization Theory
- Innovation & Creativity
- Technology Management
- health care
- public sector
Title of thesis: Technology Innovation and Organisation: An Investigation of National Health Service
Sep 2015 – Oct 2019
Summary of research
The overarching research aim is to establish a better understanding of organisational issues related to the implementation of technological innovations and uncover the relationship between healthcare professionals and technology at different adoption stages in a highly institutionalised environment: National Health Service in the UK. Building on ethnographic data collected from the intensive care units of an English teaching hospital, this research explores the process through which healthcare professionals make sense of a health informatics system, interact with the system and improve the system during its adoption process.
- Professor Amit Nigam, Professor of Management
- Professor Costas Andriopoulos, Professor of Management and Associate Dean for Entrepreneurship
- Nigam, A. and Gao, M. (2017). Future of clinical leadership: The critical role of front-line doctors. BMJ Leader, 1(4), pp. 33–36. doi:10.1136/leader-2017-000021.
- 77th Academy of Management Annual Meeting. (Conference) Atlanta, GA, USA (2017).
Paper: Adoption and adaptation: Examining the interaction between healthcare professionals and health informatics system
Author: Gao, M.