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Cambridge Judge Business School faculty attend this week’s inaugural conference of The London50 for strategy and entrepreneurship.

Big Ben and London Bridge on the Thames.

Ten faculty members from Cambridge Judge Business School attended this week’s inaugural conference of The London50, which brings together top senior academics from nine business schools in and around London in the fields of strategy and entrepreneurship.

The conference on 30 May at London Business School is designed to create local academic networks and knowledge exchange. It included academics from Cambridge Judge, London Business School, Cass Business School (City University), Imperial College Business School, the London School of Economics, King’s Business School (King’s College), UCL School of Management (University College London), Saïd Business School (Oxford), and Warwick Business School.

Cambridge Judge faculty invited to attend are: Shahzad (Shaz) Ansari, Professor of Strategy & Innovation; Michael Barrett, Professor of Information Systems & Innovation Studies; Matthew Grimes, Reader in Innovation & Organisation; Yasemin Kor, Beckwith Professor of Management Studies; Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy & Policy; Sucheta Nadkarni, Sinyi Professor of Chinese Management; Andreas Richter, Reader in Organisational Behaviour; Thomas Roulet, University Senior Lecturer in Organisation Theory & Information Systems; and Paul Tracey, Professor of Innovation & Organisation. Lionel Paolella, University Lecturer in Strategy & Organisation, was invited as one of 15 promising young scholars.

Attendees also include several PhD graduates from Cambridge Judge now teaching at other business schools: Francisco Brahm, now at London Business School, Juliane Reinecke, now at King’s Business School, and Christian Hampel and Dmitry Sharapov, both now at Imperial College Business School.

Michael Barrett
Professor Michael Barrett

The daylong event included presentations by several Cambridge Judge faculty: Professor Sucheta Nadkarni on the concept of counterfactual thinking in the study of executive behaviour and strategic change; Professor Shaz Ansari on how to overcome legitimacy issues during the creation of new business-to-business platforms; Dr Matthew Grimes on how microfinance organisations can maintain their original identity-based commitments in the face of commercial pressure; and Dr Thomas Roulet on how local authorities convinced families to adopt waste management using gamification.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for scholars in the London-Cambridge-Oxford golden triangle to exchange knowledge and build strong local research networks,” said Professor Michael Barrett, who is also Director of Research at the Business School. “It is great to see so many Cambridge Judge faculty and PhD graduates being recognised for their impactful research.”