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Dr Pushkar P Jha

Reader, Strategic Management and International Business

Department: Newcastle Business School

Pushkar Jha joined NBS in 2013 seeking to support the momentum of NBS’s growth as a research oriented school. His research spans areas of strategic learning, innovation, sustainable development, employee ownership and management of projects.

 Pushkar Jha joined NBS in 2013 seeking to support the momentum of NBS’s growth as a research-oriented school. He has been pro-active in all around development of the school with roles such as the research and innovation champion, leading research and enterprise training and development, and has also been involved in redesign of dated programmes that are now being rolled out. Other roles he has carried out include subject group leadership, and  more recently, development of a research intensive and market savvy masters programme portfolio.

His research spans areas of strategic learning, innovation, sustainable development, employee ownership and management of projects. With a PhD from  Cass Business School in 2007, he has since published in Research Policy, Academy of Management Perspectives, World Development Perspectives and in 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. His portfolio of prior business engagement and policy influencing research includes studies for the International Chambers of Commerce, NESTA and EMI.

Pushkar remains keen to expand his engagement with sustainability initiatives and research that can inform and orient policy in practice in this direction. He has coordinated, designed and delivered project studies for such initiatives of the World Bank and the UNFPA in the past and continues to deploy this domain in informing his research work. With five doctoral completions, four as principal supervisor, he is actively seeking suitable candidates on projects that  bring together innovation, strategy and sustainable development    

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Qualifications

PhD, MPhil, PGDRM (eq. MBA)

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

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

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

Peer reviewed publications

Jha, P.P. , Bhalla A. (Forthcoming- 2018) Life of a PAI: Mediation by willingness and ability for beneficiary community engagement . World Development-Perspectives. DOI: 10.1016/j.wdp.2018.04.004

Lampel, J.,  Jha, P. P. (2017). Inertia, aspirations, and response to attainment discrepancy in design contests. R&D Management, 47(4), 557-569.

Dosanjh, N., Jha, P. P (2016). Shaping solutions from learnings in PAIs: a blueprint. The Learning Organization, 23(6), 387-397.

Jha PP., Lampel J. (2014) Performance Feedback, Competitive Repertoire Simplicity, and Technological Evolution in a Design Contest, RESEARCH POLICY, 43 (2), 403-413.

Lampel J, Bhalla A., Jha P. (July 2013) Does Governance Confer Organisational Resilience? Evidence from UK Employee Owned Businesses, European Management Journal 32(1), pp. 66-72

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

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, P.P., Bhalla A  “Emergent Ingenuity A Process Perspective”. Aston India Centre for Applied Research: Inaugural Conference, 15-16 September 2017 

Jha, P.P.  “Urban Regeneration under the Smart Cities Mission ( Programme) & implications for diffusion of migration flows. Migration and Diasporas Emerging Diversities and Development Challenges”. International Migration: Policy Challenges 22-24 March 2017

Jha, P.P.    “Return Migration: revisiting logics and Consequences”. GFRDT: International conference on Global Migration: Rethinking Skills Knowledge and Culture, 24-26 November 2016 

Lampel. J., Banerjee, A., Jha P.P. To Innovate You Must Anticipate: Performance and Design Change in Winner-take-all Tournaments” Accepted (double blind reviewed).   From Science to Society: Innovation and Value Creation Cambridge: 3 – 6 July 2016

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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