Professor Jane Davies

Innovation and Operations

Management Practice Professor in Operations Management
Director of
Executive Education
Deputy Director of the
Centre for Process Excellence & Innovation (CPEI)

BSc (University of Brighton), MSc (London School of Economics), MBA (Babson College), DBA (Boston University)

Research interests

The interface between operations management and finance; the stock market valuation of flexibility within a firm and with a supply chain with specific focus on the clean energy sector; the role of operations in entrepreneurial growth.

Subject group: Operations & Technology Management

Awards & honours

  • Pilkington Prize for Excellence in Teaching, University of Cambridge, 2020
  • Cambridge Judge Business School Teaching Award, 2013 and 2015

Selected publications

Holweg, M., Davies, J., De Meyer, A., Lawson, B. and Schmenner, R. (2018) Process theory: the principles of operations management. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Davies, J. and Joglekar, N. (2013) “Supply chain integration, product modularity, and market valuation: evidence from the solar energy industry.” Production and Operations Management, 22(6): 1494-1508 (DOI: 10.1111/poms.12052)

Lévesque, M., Joglekar, N. and Davies, J. (2012) “A comparison of revenue growth at recent-IPO and established firms: the influence of SG&A, R&D and COGS.” Journal of Business Venturing, 21(1): 47-61 (DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2010.08.001)