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Lunchtime Seminars

RSS FeedWelcome to the Lunchtime Research Seminars at Cranfield School of Management. The seminars provide an opportunity for you to listen to leading academics from around the world.

Forthcoming Seminars

Past Seminars


  • 22 April
    Dr Joe O'Mahoney, Cardiff Business School
    Power and the diffusion of management ideas: The case of McKinsey & Co.
  • 26 March
    Professor Patrick Dawson, University of Aberdeen
    Time, temporality and change in organizations
  • 17 February
    Prof. Brian Silverman, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
    The gentlemen slavers: Status, structure and social movements for the conduct of dirty business
  • 4 February
    Prof. Dr. Herbert Kotzab, Chair of Logistics Management, University of Bremen
    A micro- and macro-economic view on shared resources in logistics
  • 15 January
    Dr Julie Gore, University of Surrey
    Eliciting and Accelerating Expertise: ACTA under review


  • 11 December
    Dr Pascale Peters, Radboud University Nijmegen
    Finding balance in new ways of working
  • 26 November
    Dr Laurent Mirabeau, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa
    Publishing a qualitative study in the Strategic Management Journal: Handling theory, methods and reviews
  • 18 November
    Professor Robert Morgan, Cardiff Business School
    How to generate quantitative data from a sophisticated research design using only one company
  • 8 October
    Professor Pär Åhlström, Stockholm School of Economics
    Case Studies - The Journey to Publishing in a 4* Journal
  • 6 October
    Professor Füsun Ülengin, Sabanci University, Istanbul
    How to improve the innovation level of a country? A Bayesian network approach
  • 24 June
    Professor Werner De Bondt, DePaul University, Chicago
    How essential are extreme returns to the investment success of small-cap value portfolios? Evidence from the United States, 1926-2012
  • 17 June
    Professor Gerardo Patriotta, University of Nottingham
    Organizing news: The temporal and semantic elements of routinizing the unexpected
  • 21 May
    Professor Laurie Cohen, University of Nottingham
    Imagining Women's Careers
  • 17 March
    Professor Lenny Koh, University of Sheffield
    Supply Chain Sustainability Research
  • 28 January
    Professor Rob Briner, University of Bath
    Why isn’t management practice more evidence-based? Who or what can we blame?


  • 15 November
    Professor Krsto Pandza, University of Leeds
    Identity, Reciprocal Interactions and Innovation Capability
  • 20 June
    Professor Graeme Currie, Warwick Business School
    Distributing leadership through sensemaking: Moving from blame to learning following a disruptive organizational event
  • 5 June
    Professor Anoop Madhok, Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto
    Competing on action: Business models and the competitiveness of emerging market enterprises
  • 21 May
    Professor Thomas Durand, Le Cnam, Paris
    The Future of Business Schools in a Multi-Polar World
  • 15 April
    Professor Michael Hitt, Texas A&M University
    Institutions and International Strategy: Effects of Institutional Polycentricity on Firm Strategies and Outcomes
  • 15 March
    Professor Oded Shenkar, Ohio State University


  • 3 December
    Dr Ioannis Ioannou, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School
    The Impact of a Corporate Culture of Sustainability on Corporate Behaviour and Performance
  • 21 November
    Fons Trompenaars, THT Consulting
    Connecting Viewpoints: The effect of culture on organizational performance
  • 13 November
    Dr Hans Bruining, Erasmus University Rotterdam
    Private Equity And Entrepreneurial Management in Management Buy-outs
  • 9 November
    Dr Pierpaolo Andriani, Euromed Management
    Evolutionary frameworks in innovation: exaptation and modular systems
  • 24 October
    Dr Emma Macdonald & Professor Hugh Wilson, Cranfield School of Management
    Better Customer Insight - in Real Time
  • 23 October
    Professor Tom Elfring, VU Amsterdam
    Network Perspectives in Entrepreneurship
  • 27 September
    Dr Radu Dimitriu, Cranfield School of Management
    The Power of Brands
  • 6 June
    Professor Rajiv Sinha, Arizona State University
    Piracy on the high Cs? Music and software pricing in the presence of commercial pirates and open source software
  • 15 May
    Professor Ernst Verwaal, Queen's University, Belfast
    Strategic flexibility speed and variety in dynamic and complex environments
  • 16 April
    Professor Mats Alvesson, Lund University
    Metaphors we lead by. On images for leadership
  • 13 March
    Prof Daniel Steenstra, Royal Academy of Engineering’s Visiting Professor in Medical Innovation at Cranfield University
    InterQB-it® - a practical approach to managing complexity
  • 5 March
    Dr Paresh Wankhade, Liverpool Hope & Professor David Weir, University Campus Suffolk
    Performance management and perverse incentives in public service organisations
  • 27 February
    Dr Lisa Goh, Lecturer in Accounting, London School of Economics
    Executive Pensions: Complements or Substitutes?
  • 9 February
    Mark W. Johnston, Alan and Sandra Gerry Professor of Marketing and Ethics, Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College, Florida
    The transformation of selling and sales organisations: The future of personal selling in business


  • 5 December
    Professor Andrew Kakabadse, Cranfield School of Management
    The Unpredictable Nature of Boards
  • 23 November
    Prof. Luca Mari, LIUC, Italy
    A pragmatic perspective on measurement
  • 15 November
    Dr Johannes Meuer, Erasmus University
    Revisiting system theories in strategic human resource management: A set-theoretic analysis of high performing firms in the UK
  • 31 October
    Prof. Emeritus Peter Lawrence, Loughborough University
    Enterprise in Action: Tales of Fast Track Companies
  • 20 September
    Dr Shahzad Ansari, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
    Incumbent Performance in the Face of Radical Innovation
  • 9 May
    Professor Ian Wilkinson, University of Sydney Business School & Professor Louise Young, University of Western Sydney
    Engineering Cooperation
  • 11 April
    Dr Ruth Bender
    The Platonic Remuneration Committee
  • 21 March
    Emeritus Professor Roger Schmenner, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
    Thoughts on Productivity
  • 31 January
    Gianvito Lanzolla, Reader in Strategy, Cass Business School
    The Institutional Construction of First Mover Advantages
  • 17 January
    Professor Vlatka Hlupic, Westminster Business School
    Improving performance through emergent leadership
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  • 9 December
    Sebastian Stanger, Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
    Coping with variability in the Blood Supply Chain: Can stock sharing solve the problem?
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  • 7 December
    Professor Andrew Oswald, Warwick Business School
    Economics of Happiness
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  • 24 November
    Professor Don Schultz, Northwestern University
    A new model for CRM/Relationship Management
  • 18 November
    Professor Peter Verhoef, University of Groningen
    Publishing Key to Academic Success
  • 26 October
    Sir Robert Worcester, Founder MORI
    The Future of Public Opinion Research
  • 4 October
    Professor Kulwant Singh, National University of Singapore
    Interlocking political ties and firm acquisition during institutional transition
  • 27 May
    David Champion, European Editor
    Harvard Business Review Group: Bringing Research to Business
  • 19 May
    Funding Seminar: Dr Ken Emond, British Academy
  • 10 May
    Professor Emeritus George Rzevski, Open University
    Using concepts and tools of complexity science to design adaptive business processes
  • 15 March
    Dr Amanda Goodall, Warwick Business School
    Why we Need Experts not Managers as Leaders: The Case Against Professionalizing Management Education
  • 9 March
    Funding Seminar: Dr Anne Dean, Leverhulme Trust
  • 24 February
    Dr Charles Loving, University Relations Manager, IBM UK
    IBM's Transformation: From Products to Service
  • 23 February
    Professor Brad Jackson, University of Auckland Business School
    Towards a Geography of Leadership
  • 4 February
    Professor Graeme Currie, Nottingham University Business School
    Organising & managing for the delivery of joined up public services
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  • 2 February
    Professor Nick Lee, Aston Business School
    Empirical agreement between informative and reflective measurement models
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  • 27 January
    Professor Gordon Hughes, University of Edinburgh
    The pension liabilities of regulated utilities - lessons for the public sector
  • 26 January
    Simon Harrop, CEO, BRAND sense agency
    Sensory Marketing: How Brands Make Emotional Sense
  • 12 January
    Dr Gaurav Ganguly, Chief Economist, Atradius, Amsterdam
    Corporate failure and the impact of macroeconomic shocks
  • 8 January
    Prof Joan van Aken, Eindhoven University of Technology
    Methodological Challenges for Applied Research in the Social World
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  • 2 November, Dr Aneel Keswani, Reader in Finance, Cass Business School, City University, London
    The Flow-Performance Relationship Around the World
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  • 12 October, Professor Luiz Moutinho, Department of Management, Business School, University of Glasgow
    The Marketing Performance Rhyme
  • 5 October, Professor Christer Karlsson, Department of Operations Management, Copenhagen Business School
    The Extraprise – emerging from longitudinal field research
  • Tuesday 25 August, Professor Thomas Choi, Department of Supply Chain Management, W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University
    Triads in Supply Networks
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  • Tuesday 21 July, Professor Roy Thurik, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, and EIM Business and Policy Research, The Netherlands
    Entrepreneurship and the Business Cycle
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  • Thursday 9 July, Professor Alan Harrison
    HRM within intra-firm supply relationships
  • Friday 26 June, Professor Lisa Ellram, Miami University
    Strategic Cost Management in Challenging Economic Times
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  • Monday 22 June, Professor Robert East, Kingston University
    Evaluating and Improving Word-of-Mouth Measures
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  • Thursday 18 June, Professor Rogelio Oliva, Mays Business School, Texas A&M University
    Integrate or isolate? Impact of organizational structure choices on service deployment strategies by product manufacturers
  • Monday 8 June, Dr Beate Klingenberg, Marist College, NY, USA
    Measuring Innovative and operational efficiencies in the semiconductor industry: a new approach
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  • Monday 18 May, Prof. Victoire de Margerie, Grenoble Business School
    Towards an academic research agenda that is more relevant to practice: the examples of corporate governance and operations management
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  • Friday 15 May, Professor Jagdish Sheth, Goizueta Business School, Emory University
    CHINDIA Rising: How the rise of China and India will impact globally
  • Monday 20 April, Stephen Davies, Cambridge University Health Partners
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  • Monday 23 March, Neil Rackham, "The Professor of Professional Selling" Selling in Hard Times
  • Monday 2 March, Dr Jonathan Trevor, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
    Rethinking Pay: Moving beyond the dominant logic of strategic pay
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  • Monday 23 February, Professor Leigh Sparks, Institute of Retail Studies, University of Stirling
    Retail Changes and Challenges
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  • Monday 16 February, Professor Denis Hilton, University of Toulouse II, France
    Overconfidence: Its nature and impact on business decision-making
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  • Monday 9 February, Pietro Micheli, Lecturer, Centre for Business Performance, Cranfield School of Management
    Strategic performance measurement: lessons from the Long Range Planning special issue
  • Monday 19 January, Professor Mike Pidd, Lancaster University Management School
    DGHPSim: smart simulation approaches for investigating healthcare policy as well as developing better practice

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