Professor Stelios Kavadias

Margaret Thatcher Professor of Enterprise Studies in Innovation & Growth at Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS)

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Margaret Thatcher Professor of Enterprise Studies in Innovation & Growth, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

Professor Stylianos (Stelios) Kavadias is the Margaret Thatcher Professor of Enterprise Studies in Innovation & Growth, in the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge. His research interests focus on the effectiveness of new product development (NPD) decisions. At a broader level he is seeking to understand the challenges that arise during the planning and execution phases of the innovation process, always with an operational/managerial perspective.

Previously Professor Kavadias was the Steven A. Denning Professor of Technology & Management, as well as an Associate Professor of Operations Management, at the College of Management at Georgia Tech. He has also been a Batten Fellow at the Batten Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Darden School of Business.

He is an Associate Editor for Management Science's Entrepreneurship and Innovation department, and the Department Editor for the R&D, New Product Development and Project Management department of Production and Operations Management. At Georgia Tech's Huang Executive Education Center he regularly contributed to open enrolment and custom executive programmes on innovation and project management, and was the Academic Director of their GE Energy PLMP programme. He has authored several case studies through close collaboration with major firms across multiple industries.