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Pushkar P Jha

Reader, Strategic Management and International Business

Department: Newcastle Business School

Pushkar Jha joined NBS in March 2013 seeking to support the momentum of NBS’s growth as a research oriented school. His research spans areas of employee ownership, management of projects, strategic learning and innovation. About six years out of his PhD at Cass Business School, he has published in Research Policy, Academy of Management Perspectives and International Journal of Project Management, among others. In August 2013, his co-authored paper in the Academy of Management Perspectives was recognized at the highest platform in the field, winning the best published paper award at the 2013 annual meeting of the Academy of Management. He has also received the CMI award for the 2nd best paper of five winning articles, conferred at the beginning of 2014. CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK that promotes standards in management and leadership excellence.

His co-authored research pieces for department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) and for John Lewis Partnerships, have been widely recognized as the drivers behind UK national government policy to promote employee owned businesses, launched formally on 4th of July, 2013. Pushkar remains involved in ongoing research to deliver evidence about impact of this policy, and to analyse the process of business transition to employee ownership.

His portfolio of prior business engagement and policy influencing research includes studies for the International Chambers of Commerce, NESTA and EMI. Pushkar also has a keen interest in social development and poverty alleviation interventions. He has coordinated, designed and delivered project studies for such initiatives of the World Bank and the UNFPA during 1997-2000; he continues to deploy this domain in informing his research work.

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Qualifications

PhD, MPhil, PGDRM (eq. MBA)

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Pushkar's research spans areas of employee ownership, management of projects, strategic learning and innovation.

He also has a keen interest in social development and poverty alleviation interventions. He has coordinated, designed and delivered project studies for such initiatives of the World Bank and the UNFPA during 1997-2000; he continues to deploy this domain in informing his research work.

Strategy, Innovation. Governance, Management of Projects, Poverty Alleviation.

Sponsors and Collaborators

Department of Business, Innovation and Skills UK Govt. 

International Chambers of Commerce (ICC), Paris ; keywords: Intellectual Property.

EMI Music ; keywords: Intellectual Property

John Lewis Partnerships

Employee Ownership Association

Current/Recent Projects

2012:  The Employee Ownership Advantage: Benefits and Consequences, London: UK Department of Business, Innovation and Skills ,http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/biscore/business-law/docs/e/12-929-employee-ownership-advantage-benefits-and-consequences, 

[GRANT VALUE: £ 10,000]

2010: Model Growth: Do employee-owned businesses deliver sustainable performance?, (Also on Times Online) http://www.employeeownership.co.uk/press-item.asp?nID=20.  

[GRANT VALUE: £125,000]: Launched at the House of Commons, policy symposium and quoted by the Deputy PM in EO policy launch – fundamental basis for the Nutall Review that has seen the UK government pump over £150m in promoting Employee Ownership, and deliver a policy shift of tax relief and process simplification for transforming to EO form of business.   

2007: BASCAP Counterfeiting & Piracy Index, survey study sponsored by: International Chambers of Commerce (ICC), Paris ; keywords: Intellectual Property. http://www.iccwbo.org/uploadedFiles/BASCAP/Pages/BASCAP%20Survey_%20Final%20Report_29%20January07.pdf,

The results of this survey were disseminated globally in Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and other international and national publications.

[GRANT VALUE: £16,000]

2006: Back to the Digital Future: The Role of Copyrights in Sustaining Creativity and Diversity in the Music Industry, Response to Lord Gowers Review (by invitation), London; sponsored by: EMI Music ; keywords: Intellectual Property

[GRANT VALUE: £10,000]

Key Publications

SINCE 2008

Peer reviewed publications

Lampel J., Jha PP. (2016)  Inertia, Aspirations, and Response to Attainment Discrepancy in Design Contests, R&D Management. FORTHCOMING

Dosanjh N., Jha PP. (2016) Shaping Solutions from Learnings in PAIs. The Learning Organisation. FORTHCOMING

Jha, PP. (2013). Ingenuity and Systematic Innovation in Poverty Alleviation Initiatives. JJBR, SAGE publication 2(1), pp. 59-65.

Jha PP., Lampel J. (2014) Performance Feedback, Competitive Repertoire Simplicity, and Technological Evolution in a Design Contest, RESEARCH POLICY, 43 (2), 403-413.Published online ahead of print 16th November 2013. URL: Http://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S0048733313001844

Lampel J, Bhalla A., Jha P. (July 2013) Does Governance Confer Organisational Resilience? Evidence from UK Employee Owned Businesses, European Management Journal.

Lampel J, Jha P., Bhalla A. (2012) Test driving the Future How Design Competitions are Changing Innovation, Academy of Management Perspectives, 26 (2), pp.71-85.

Lampel J, Bhalla A., Jha P. (July 2012) 'The Employee Owned Business Model During Growth and Adversity: How Well Does it Hold Up? , European Business Review , July - August, pp. 20-23.

Genus A, Jha P. (2012) The Role of Inertia in Explanations of Project Performance: A Framework and Evidence from Project-Based Organizations, International Journal of Project Management , 30 (1), pp. 117-126.

Jha PP., Glassey J., Montague GA., Mohan P. [Eli Lilly] (2003). Product cost management structures: a review and neural network modeling. Australasian Journal of Information Systems 2003, 11(1),  76-91. 

Book Chapters

2008: Knowledge Integration and Resource Selection in the UK Film Industry, in: Scarborough, H, ed. The Evolution of Business Knowledge. Oxford: Oxford University Press , pp.137-160.

2006:  De nouvelles figures du projet en management Collection. In: Olivier GERMAIN, ed. Gestion en liberté.

2004:  Models of Project Orientation in Multi-project Organizations. In: Pinto, JK; Morris, PWG, ed. The Wiley Guide to Managing Projects. New Jersey, USA: John Wiley & Sons , pp.223-236. 

Policy and Practice

Lampel J, Bhalla A., Jha P. (2012) The Employee Ownership Advantage: Benefits and Consequences, London: UK Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS),http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/biscore/business-law/docs/e/12-929-employee-ownership-advantage-benefits-and-consequences,

Lampel J, Bhalla A., Jha P. (2010) Model Growth: Do employee-owned businesses deliver sustainable performance?, (Also on Times Online) http://www.employeeownership.co.uk/press-item.asp?nID=20. ,,

Lampel J, Bhalla A., Jha P. (2007) BASCAP Counterfeiting & Piracy Index, (by invitation); sponsored by: International Chambers of Commerce (ICC), Paris ; keywords: Intellectual Property. http://www.iccwbo.org/uploadedFiles/BASCAP/Pages/BASCAP%20Survey_%20Final%20Report_29%20January07.pdf,

Lampel J, Bhalla A., Jha P. (2006) Back to the Digital Future: The Role of Copyrights in Sustaining Creativity and Diversity in the Music Industry, Response to Lord Gowers Review (by invitation), London; sponsored by: EMI Music ; keywords: Intellectual Property

Selected conference papers

Jha PP., (Panelist) Organizational ingenuity or systematic innovation: What is relevant in the present Indian economic context? Indian Academy of Management  at IIM Ahmedabad [December 2013].

Lampel J., Jha PP Performance Feedback aspirations and inertia  Performance Feedback, Aspirations, and Inertia in Team Based Learning. 2012, Academy of Management Meeting, Boston.

Jha PP.  Improvisation in conditions of Impoverishment:  Playing ‘catch up’ with Ingenuity in the Voluntary Sector.  Conference: Organizational Ingenuity under Institutional Constraints' . 2011,  McMaster University, DeGroote School of Business, Burlington Ontario, Canada.

Lampel J., Bhalla A., Jha PP. Show and Play: Trade Fairs and Challenge Competitions. The 3rd Annual Copenhagen Conference on Partnerships. 2009, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.

Jha PP., Lampel J., Bhalla A. Intellectual Property Rights and Industry Evolution: The Case of the Recorded Music Industry. The Creative Industries and Intellectual Property: DIME International Conference. 2008, London, UK.

Jha PP., Lampel  J. Strategic Learning in Technology Design Contests.  BPS track at the Academy of Management Meeting. 2006, Atlanta, Georgia.

Jha PP., Lampel J. Strategic Learning. European Group for Organisation Studies (EGOS). 2005, Berlin, Germany.

Lampel J., Jha PP. To Talk The Talk You Must Walk the Walk, Linguistic Communities in Post merger Integration, in: Organizational Knowledge, Learning, and Capabilities (OKLC). 2004, Innsbruck, Austria.

Lampel J., Morris PWG., Jha PP., Loch I. Projects & the Organization: A Strategic Learning Interface. OKLC. 2003, Barcelona, Spain.

Jha PP., Glassey J., Montague G., Mohan P. Product Cost Modelling Review of Process Issues & Potentials in application of Data Modelling Techniques. International ICSC-NAISO Congress on Computational Intelligence: Methods and Applications. 2001, Bangor, Wales, UK.

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Subject Group

Strategic Management and International Business


Economic rationalisation, socio-cultural and technological change, sustainability and environmental pressures together with the rapid rise of new economic powers outside of the western hemisphere have focussed the attention of managers, academics and those involved in public policy on the areas of strategic management and international business in an unprecedented manner. 

Firms urgently need to transform their businesses and take a long-term strategic perspective to adequately adapt to the realities of an increasingly interconnected global business environment that invariably brings heightened levels of competition. Against this background, the Strategic Management and International Business subject group has a range of research and practice-based expertise to assist organisations and prepare students for the challenges presented in the contemporary business world. Current research projects centre on macro issues, including institutional and regulatory structures, in the UK, Europe and China.

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