Managerial problems are inevitably complex, requiring a mixture of functional and thematic approaches. This is reflected in the existence of a number of centres at Cranfield School of Management with functional or thematic orientations. Each researcher biography has been listed under the centre their research project relates to, and you can find out more about each researcher by following the links below.

Please feel free to contact individuals within the group or use the centre's primary email address to discuss your related research queries. Please refer to our centre pages for more information on specific research areas.

Action, Execution and Implementation

Changing World of Work

Development and Learning

Economics & Banking

  • Omotayo Bilewu, Circular Economy in Ghana: Harnessing the Potential of Impact Investing as a Key Driver of Industrial Symbiosis (PhD)
  • Rosina Borrelli (PhD)
  • Kelimu Gulinigeer, On the impact of entry modes of foreign direct investment (FDI) on economic growth (PhD)
  • Samantha Griffiths, What does ‘entrepreneurial mojo’ look like and how is it leveraged by UK plc boards to impact ‘value’? (DBA)
  • Bello Aliyu Gusau (DBA)
  • Victoria Kemanian (DBA)
  • Adam Matthews, Evidence to Inform Public Policy for Fostering Digitalisation of the Infrastructure Sector (DBA)
  • Natasha Nama (PhD)
  • Angela Okeke, Rising Income Inequality: A Comparative Exploration (PhD)
  • Ahmed Saade, Essays on microdeterminants and macroeffects of Oligopsony (PhD)
  • Raji Shanmugam, New Digital Business Model (DBA)
  • Uche Udemba, Firms Responses to Regulation: A Case Study of Gas Flaring in Nigeria (DBA)
  • Ugo Alex-orji, Optimal Electric Grid Tariff Structures Under High Penetration of Distributed Energy Resources (DBA)
  • Jan Willem Zwarteveen, Factors Influencing Wind Energy Growth in Developing and Emerging Countries (DBA)


Finance and Accounting

Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Organizational Resilience and Change Leadership Group

Strategic Marketing and Sales


  • Matthew Birtch
  • Julia Bruce
  • Ezra Conrad Carlson
  • Stefan Droste
  • Gary Fox
  • Sandra Krisberga
  • Alan MacCharles
  • Alberto Seage Medela
  • Raji Shanmugam
  • Uche Udemba
  • Yang Wang