Dr Stavros Polykarpou
Lecturer of Science, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship
Stavros Polykarpou joined the Business School in October 2019. He completed his PhD in Management Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School, where he was a member of the Organisational Theory & Information Systems subject group.
His doctoral research lies at the intersection of technology, digital innovation, work and organising. He examined the organizing of digital innovation, specifically 3D printing, in the healthcare sector. His work was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Prior to joining the PhD programme in 2015, Stavros undertook a bachelor’s degree in management at Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS), a research masters in Innovation, Strategy and Organisation at Cambridge and worked in advisory with professional services firms. At AMBS, he was awarded the Programme Prize for the best overall performance and the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for being in the top 0.5 per cent of all undergraduates. He was also awarded the Brenda McClellan Prize for the best dissertation with his study Innovation in the Making: A Case Study of 3D Printing Foot Orthotics in the NHS.
- PhD Management Studies (The University of Cambridge)
- MPhil in Innovation, Strategy and Organisation (The University of Cambridge)
- BSc Management (Innovation and Sustainability) (The University of Manchester)
- Technology and organising
- Digital innovation
- IT and healthcare
- Organisational reputation and legitimacy
- Practice theory
- Ethnographic style of investigation
My research draws on process, practice-based approaches and utilizes comparative field and longitudinal ethnographic methods to examine organising for digital innovations at the workplace, as well as value in the digital age.
My recent published work examines complements financial and operational dimensions of IT value, by devising a performative framing perspective on how practitioners’ temporally orientated framing practices matter in justifying and enacting different possibilities for reputational value.
Currently, I examine the scaling of digital innovations within organisations and the role of occupational dynamics in implementing such innovations.
Publications by category
Awards and Honours
- Meritorious Mention Paper Award (Junior Submission), by the Special Interest Group on IT in Healthcare of the Association for Information (AIS), for the published paper “Justifying Health IT Investments: A Process Model of Framing Practices and Reputational value,” Information and Organization, 28, 153—169, 2018.
- ITC Emerald Best International Symposium Award - 3D Printing and Beyond: Digital Innovation in a Physical World and its Implications (for the paper "3D printing our imagination? Organizing digital innovation in healthcare"), Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2018
- Above and Beyond the Call of Duty (ABCD) Reviewing Award, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, OMT Division, 2018
- Highly Commended Paper Award (for "Pebble in Still Water: How Implementing 3D Printing Reconfigures Boundary Relations"), Organizational Behaviour in Health Care (OBHC) Conference, Montreal, 2018
- Scholarship to attend the Organizational Behaviour in Health Care (OBHC) Conference, Society for Studies in Organizing Healthcare (SHOC), 2018
- PhD Outstanding Teaching Award, Cambridge Judge Business School, 2017 & 2018
- Nominee, Most Innovative Research-in-Progress Paper Award (for "Organising for digital innovation: identities in clash"), International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Dublin, 2016
- Finalist, Best Paper Award (for "3D printing our imagination? Organising for digital innovation in the healthcare sector"), CJBS Winter Doctoral Conference, Cambridge, 2016
- Letter of Commendation for achieving top result at PhD, Cambridge (1st year), 2016
- Best Paper Proceedings Award (for "The business value of health IT: towards a multidimensional perspective", co-authored with M. Barrett, E. Oborn, O. Salge and R. Kohli), Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2016
- MPhil & PhD Scholarship, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), 2014-2018
- Outstanding Academic Achievement Award - Top 0.5%, University of Manchester, 2014
- Brenda McClellan Prize for an Outstanding Dissertation, University of Manchester, 2014
- Faculty Award for Distinguished Achievement, Alliance Manchester Business School, 2014
- BSc (Hons) Management Programme Prize for Outstanding Academic Performance, University of Manchester, 2013 & 2014
Stavros's teaching experience includes roles as a teaching assistant and course lecturer for a variety of courses and levels (undergraduate, graduate, MBA), covering the domains of organisational behaviour, business innovation in a digital era and advanced strategy, as well as IS innovation and change.