Contact Professor Andrey Pavlov

Background

Prior to switching to a career in academia, Andrey worked as a finance professional in Moscow, Russia, assisting executive teams in a small pharmaceuticals distributor and a large chemicals manufacturer. Andrey holds an MBA and a BSc in Business Administration/Finance (Summa Cum Laude) from Marist College, NY, USA and a PhD from Cranfield University, UK.


Research opportunity

Andrey and the Strategy Group are always looking for exceptional doctoral candidates wishing to pursue an academic career in the field of Strategic Management.

Current doctoral opportunities revolve around the application of complex systems thinking to strategic management and are detailed here:

https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/som/research-degrees/doctoral-opportunities/alternatives-to-strategy-in-complex-and-dynamic-contexts


Current activities

Andrey works on advancing a complex systems view of strategy and performance - the idea that improving the performance of organizations is an ongoing emergent process, which is inseparable from understanding the organizations themselves, their environment, and their historical and social context. Andrey's research aims to help leaders and managers act with intention in organizations that are explicitly understood to be complex and dynamic social systems.

Andrey conducts original research, supervises doctoral students, teaches on 8 postgraduate and 2 doctoral programmes, and advises managers and executive clients. He has written over 50 research articles and a book and is a regular speaker at national and international conferences.

Clients

As an advisor, Andrey helps managers and executives think through critical issues that shape organizational performance and strategic change. This work includes leading in-depth conversations on identifying entry points to complex business problems and facilitating workshops on strategy execution and performance management in multi-stakeholder environments.

Andrey has worked with a wide range of public and private sector organizations, including HSBC, Sport England, Aer Rianta International, Barratt Developments, South African Airways, Jaguar Land Rover, NHS, and two UK Police Forces.

Publications

Articles In Journals

Conference Papers

  • Djabbarov I, Pavlov A & Denyer D (2020) Recursive Relationship of Sensemaking and Institutions: A Review. In: EGOS 36th Colloquium, Virtual, 2-4 July 2020.
  • Pavlov A & Bowman C (2020) Reconceptualizing Strategic Change as Emergence: A Theoretical Model of Nested Evolutionary Processes. In: Academy of Management 2020 Annual Meeting, Virtual, 7-11 August 2020.
  • Djabbarov I, Pavlov A & Denyer D (2020) Recursive Relationship Of Sensemaking And Institutions: A Review (forthcoming). In: British Academy of Management Annual Conference, Virtual, 2-4 September 2020.
  • Christie A, Pavlov A & Jenkins M (2020) Why and How Do Middle Managers Use Their Autonomy To Influence Strategy? (forthcoming). In: British Academy of Management Annual Conference, Virtual, 2-4 September 2020.
  • Djabbarov I, Pavlov A & Denyer D (2020) Recursive Relationship of Sensemaking and Institutions: A Review. In: Strategic Management Society 40th Annual Conference, Virtual, 26-30 October 2020.
  • Tjaturpriono HA, Goffin K & Pavlov A (2019) Unraveling the routines in new product development portfolio management. In: 26th Innovation and Product Development Management Conference, Leicester, 9-11 June 2019.
  • Bourne M & Pavlov A (2018) Towards a theory of performance measurement and management. In: PMA Performance Management Association 2018 Conference, Warsaw, 23-26 September 2018.
  • Pavlov A, Ovchinnikova A & Armashula G (2018) Making measurement meaningful: Performance management meets data governance. In: PMA Performance Management Association 2018 Conference, Warsaw, 23-26 September 2018.
  • Pavlov A & Micheli P (2018) Organizational Performance: What is it and who decides?. In: PMA Performance Management Association 2018 Conference, Warsaw, 23-26 September 2018.
  • Micheli P & Pavlov A (2016) The Interplay of Passive and Purposeful Uses of Performance Information. In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2016, Anaheim, 5-9 August 2016.
  • Micheli P & Pavlov A (2016) Examining the interplay of passive and purposeful uses of performance information in public sector. In: 2016 Performance Management Association (PMA) Conference, Edinburgh, 27-29 June 2016.
  • Bourne M & Pavlov A (2016) Performance management review meetings: the invisible hand of performance management. In: 2016 Performance Management Association (PMA) Conference, Edinburgh, 27-29 June 2016.
  • Pavlov A, Bowman C & Mirabeau L (2016) Reconceptualizing strategic change as emergence of hierarchical selection environments. In: 5th European Theory Development Workshop, 2016, Helsinki, 30 June - 1 July 2016.
  • Pavlov A, Bowman C & Mirabeau L (2016) Reconceptualizing Strategic Change as Emergence: A Theoretical Model of Nested Evolutionary Processes. In: Strategic Management Society 36th Annual Conference, Berlin, 17-20 August 2016.
  • Bellisario A, Appolloni A & Pavlov A (2016) How managers use control systems in lean manufacturing organizations. In: 2016 Performance Management Association (PMA) Conference, Edinburgh, 27-29 June 2016.
  • Tobias J & Pavlov A (2015) Toward higher achievement through mindfulness: a randomized controlled trial. In: 75th Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2015, Vancouver, British Columbia, 7-11 August 2015.
  • Pavlov A & Bowman C (2015) The End of Management Control. In: PMA Performance Management Association 2015 Symposium, Bologna, 23-25 September 2015.
  • Bellisario A & Pavlov A (2015) Rethinking Management Control in Lean Manufacturing. In: PMA Performance Management Association 2015 Symposium, Bologna, 23-25 September 2015.
  • Tobias J, Denyer D, Pavlov A, Reb J, Gaertner C, Vogus T & Danziger D (2014) Researching organisational mindfulness and mindful organising:Theory, method, and practice. In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2014, Philadelphia, PA. 74th, 1-5 August 2014.
  • Tobias JM, Denyer D, Pavlov A & Danziger (2014) Researching organizational mindfulness and mindful organizing: theory, method and practice. In: British Academy of Management Conference 2014 (BAM2014)*, Belfast, 9-11 September 2014.
  • Pavlov A & Bowman C (2014) Micro-Yes! Foundations-No!. In: Strategic Management Society Special Conference: Micro-Foundations for Strategic Management Research - Embracing Individuals, Copenhagen, 13-15 June 2014.
  • Bowman C & Pavlov A (2014) Strategy Practices and the Micro-foundations of Advantage. In: Strategic Management Society Special Conference: Micro-Foundations for Strategic Management Research - Embracing Individuals, Copenhagen, 13-15 June 2014.
  • Abdulhadi S & Pavlov A (2014) Strategic Decisions Creation-Implementation process: An empirical study. In: PMA Performance Management Association 2014 conference, Aarhus, 25-27 June 2014.
  • Micheli P & Pavlov A (2014) The use of performance information in public sector organizations: How much or what for?. In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2014, Philadelphia, PA. 74th, 1-5 August 2014.
  • Micheli P & Pavlov A (2012) Performance Culture: A Concept to Understand and Deal with Ambiguity of Performance Information. In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2012, Boston, MA, 3-7 August 2012.
  • Micheli P & Pavlov A (2012) Reducing the Ambiguity of Performance Information by Managing Performance Culture. In: PMA Performance Management Association 2012 Conference, Cambridge, 11-13 July 2012.
  • Pavlov A & Bourne M (2012) Management control in practice: Analyzing the effect of management control through the lens of organizational routines. In: EGOS 28th Colloquium, 2012, Helsinki, 5-7 July 2012.
  • Bourne M, Gray D, Mura M, Pavlov A, Franco-Santos M & Lucianetti L (2012) The Effect of Performance Measurement on Performance: Does Human Resource Management Have Anything to Contribute?. In: PMA Performance Management Association 2012 Conference, Cambridge, 11-13 July 2012.
  • Pavlov A & Bourne M (2010) Routines under pressure: The dynamics of organizational routines in performance management reviews. In: 4th International Conference on Organizational Routines, Nice, 11-12 June 2010.
  • Micheli P & Pavlov A (2009) Establishing a culture of performance management in the public sector. In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2009, Chicago, IL, 7-11 August 2009.
  • Martinez V, Pavlov A & Bourne M (2009) Reviewing performance: An analysis of the structure and functions of performance management reviews. In: PMA 2009 Performance Management Association Conference, Dunedin, 14-17 April 2009.
  • Bourne M, Mura M, Franco-Santos M, Pavlov A, Martinez V & Lucianetti L (2009) Performance Management Practices and the Drivers of Business Performance. In: PMA 2009 Performance Management Association Conference, Dunedin, 14-17 April 2009.
  • Pavlov A & Bourne M (2008) Complex research design: is it necessary and is it worth it?. In: Cranfield multi-strand conference: creating wealth through research and innovation (CMC 2008), Cranfield, 6-7 May 2008.
  • Bourne M, Franco-Santos M, Pavlov A, Martinez V & Lucianetti L (2008) Performance management practices and their impact on organisational performance: implications for HR and performance measurement research. In: EurOMA 15th Annual Conference, Groningen, 15-18 June 2008.
  • Pavlov A & Bourne M (2007) Responding to contemporary challenges in performance management: Measuring organizational routines. In: 14th International Annual EurOMA Conference, Ankara.
  • Pavlov A & Bourne M (2007) Using performance measurement as an instrument of change: The micro aspects of 'Managing though Measures'. In: 3rd International Conference on Organizational Routines, Strasbourg.
  • Pavlov A & Bourne M (2007) Understanding the foundations of 'Managing through measures' The impact of performance measurement on organizational processes. In: EIASM: 4th Conference on performance measurement and management control, Nice, 26-28 September 2007.
  • Pavlov A (2003) Analysis of Product Pruning Decisions under the Theory of Constraints. In: 33rd Annual Meeting of the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute, Williamsburg, VA, 26-28 February 2003.

Books

  • Gray D, Micheli P & Pavlov A (2014) Measurement Madness: Recognizing and Avoiding the Pitfalls of Performance Measurement. London: Wiley.
  • Micheli P & Pavlov A (2008) Promoting a culture of performance management in public sector organisations. In: Holy Grail or Achievable Quest? International Perspectives on Public Sector Performance Management, KPMG, p. 153-167.