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Dr Pushkar Jha

Associate Professor

Department: Newcastle Business School

Pushkar Jha is a Reader and Faculty Director of Post Graduate Research. He has been pro-active in all around development of the faculty and the business school over the last several years. Pushkar has carried out crucial prior roles such as the director of learning and teaching (dept. EIS), research and innovation champion (faculty), subject group leader (strategic management and international business).Over years he has led the development and execution of several successful initiatives directed at research capability enhancements for both  PGR students and for the faculty. Pushkar has also been involved in redesign of UG and PG teaching programmes.

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, R&D Management 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 in 2014. CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK that promotes standards in management and leadership excellence.

His research with department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) and for John Lewis Partnerships, has been widely recognized as the drivers behind UK national government policy to promote employee owned businesses. His portfolio of prior business engagement and policy influencing research includes studies for the International Chambers of Commerce 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 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.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS 

PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS

Grant, D., Jha, P.P, Wanjiru, R. & Bhalla, A.(2020) Evolving willingness and ability interfaces: An innovation led transformation journey. International Journal of Innovation Studies (FORTHCOMING) 

Jha, P.P. & Lorraine, J. (2020). Odd Couple Collaborations and Making them Tick! European Business Review.  DOI (10.1108/EBR-08-2018-0138).

Jha, P.P. & Bhalla A. (2018). Life of a PAI: Mediation by willingness and ability for beneficiary community engagement. World Development-Perspectives 9: 27-34.

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 P.P.& 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.P. (2014). Does Governance Confer Organisational Resilience? Evidence from UK Employee Owned Businesses. European Management Journal 32(1): 66-72.

Jha, P. P. (2013). Ingenuity and Systematic Innovation in Poverty Alleviation Initiatives. JJBR, SAGE Publications 2(1): 59-65.

Lampel J. & Jha P.P. & Bhalla A. (2012). Test driving the Future. How Design Competitions are Changing InnovationAcademy of Management Perspectives 26 (2): 71-85.  [Best paper Academy of Management Perspectives, AOM 2013; CMI 2013/2014, Best Articles of the year, 2nd position].

Genus A. & Jha P.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): 117-126.

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

POLICY STUDIES & REPORTS

2014:   Are employee owned firms more resilient in the long-term? Inter-institutional Policy Research in collaboration with Cass Business School. http://www.cass.city.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/208010/Cass-EOB-research-Press-Release-2014.pdf 

The study was released on January 14, 2014 at a Cass symposium looking at Employee ownership in 21st century. The symposium was organised in partnership with the EOA, and RT Hon Danny Alexander MP, UK Treasury Secretary, delivered the keynote speech.

 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.

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

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 saw 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 IndexInternational 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.

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

 BOOK CHAPTERS

2020: A perspective on migration and community engagement in Smart Cities. In Smart Cities—Opportunities and Challenges Springer, Singapore, pp.521-526. https://www.springer.com/gb/book/9789811525445

 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 OrganizationsIn: Pinto, JK; Morris, PWG, ed. The Wiley Guide to Managing Projects. New Jersey, USA: John Wiley & Sons, pp.223-236. 

 

PGR (PhD/DBA) SUPERVISION COMPLETIONS

N. Dosanjh. PhD 2017. Northumbria University [as Principal Supervisor]   

Ed Cottam. PhD. 2016. Northumbria University [as Principal Supervisor] 

Nicholas Burton. PhD 2016. Northumbria University [as Principal Supervisor]  

Douglas Grant. DBA 2016. Northumbria University [as Principal Supervisor]  

Muhammad Hassan. PhD 2014. Newcastle University [as 2nd Supervisor]

 

Pushkar Jha

Qualifications

  • Management PhD June 30 2007
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2013

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Odd Couple Collaborations and Making them Tick!, Jha, P., Johnston, L. 15 Jan 2020, In: European Business Review
  • Life of a PAI, Jha, P., Bhalla, A. 18 May 2018, In: World Development Perspectives
  • Inertia, Aspirations, and Response to Attainment Discrepancy in Design Contests, Lampel, J., Jha, P. Sep 2017, In: R&D Management
  • Shaping solutions from learnings in PAIs: a Blueprint, Dosanjh, N., Jha, P. 12 Sep 2016, In: The Learning Organisation
  • Performance feedback, competitive repertoire simplicity, and technological evolution in a televised design contest, Jha, P., Lampel, J. 1 Mar 2014, In: Research Policy
  • Does governance confer organisational resilience? Evidence from UK employee owned businesses, Lampel, J., Bhalla, A., Jha, P. Feb 2014, In: European Management Journal
  • Ingenuity and Systematic Innovation in Poverty Alleviation Initiatives, Jha, P. 1 Jun 2013, In: Jindal Journal of Business Research
  • Test-Driving the Future: How Design Competitions Are Changing Innovation, Lampel, J., Jha, P., Bhalla, A. 2012, In: Academy of Management Perspectives
  • The role of inertia in explanations of project performance: A framework and evidence from project-based organizations, Genus, A., Jha, P. 2012, In: International Journal of Project Management
  • The Employee Owned Business Model During Growth and Adversity: How Well Does it Hold Up?, Lampel, J., Bhalla, A., Jha, P. Jul 2012, In: European Business Review


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