Professor Joseph Lampel

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Position: Eddie Davies Professor


Joseph Lampel is Eddie Davies Professor of Enterprise and Innovation Management at Manchester Business School, University of Manchester. He joined Manchester Business School in October 2014. Joseph holds a BSc in Physics from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and an MSc in Technology Policy from Université de Montréal. He received his doctorate in Strategic Management from McGill University, Montreal, in 1990. Following his graduate studies Joseph taught for seven years at the Stern School of Business, New York University. Joseph subsequently moved to the United Kingdom where he held positions at the University of St. Andrews, the University of Nottingham, the Cass Business School, City University London, before joining the Manchester Business School. Joseph is the co-author and co-editor of five books, and more than 50 scholarly and practitioner articles. He has led a number of projects among them a NESTA funded project on ‘Stimulating innovations through competitions, ESRC funded project on ‘Knowledge Integration, Project Practice and New Organisational Forms’, and EPSRC ‘Learning and Business Performance in Project-Based Organisations’. His study of the economic performance of UK employee-owned businesses, funded by John Lewis Partnership, and the UK Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills, has been extensively used by the government to develop new policies for encouraging employee ownership in the private and public sectors. Joseph has consulted and worked with a wide variety of organizations, including EMI Music Group, Halcrow, ABB, GlaxoSmithKline, Hagemeyer, and the International Chamber of Commerce.

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  • Giachetti, C., Lampel, J., & Pira, S. L. (2016). RED QUEEN COMPETITIVE IMITATION IN THE UK MOBILE PHONE INDUSTRY. Academy of Management Journal,. . Publication link: c67687dc-becd-4fc3-849e-a747abceb4af


  • Honig, B., Lampel, J., Seigel, D., & Drenvich, P. (2014). Ethics in the Production and Dissemination of Management Research: Institutional Failure or Individual Fallibility?Journal of Management Studies, 118-142. . Publication link: 5469f3e6-3996-45e5-b6a0-757de1c8e67c
  • Jha, P., & Lampel, J. (2014). Performance Feedback, Competitive Repertoire Simplicity, and Technological Evolution in a Design Contest. Research Policy, 43, 403-413. . Publication link: 443cb4cc-24ef-4a2c-b4df-a31024eaf34b
  • Lampel, J., Honig, B., & Drori, I. (2014). Organizational Ingenuity: Concept, Processes and Strategies. Organization Studies, 35(4), 465-482. . Publication link: a34d13ed-c013-491a-9d4b-f63bf00cf523
  • Lampel, J., Bhalla, A., & Jha, P. (2014). Does Governance Confer Organisational Resilience? Evidence from UK Employee Owned Businesses.European Management Journal, 32(1), 66-72. . Publication link: f2bb947a-ec34-4731-99f6-9c0a67d08c2c


  • Lampel, J., & Giachetti, C. (2013). International diversification of manufacturing operations: Performance implications and moderating forces. Journal of Operations Management, 31(4), 213-227. . Publication link: f5e3ee47-6af6-42c8-9681-93edc20aeb42
  • Lampel, J., Bhalla, A., & Jha, P. (2013). The Employee Owned Business Model During Growth and Adversity: How Well Does it Hold Up?European Business Review (Bingley), 20-23. . Publication link: e5bd4156-4e3c-497c-81b7-f1763f91363a
  • Broekhuizen, T. L. J., Lampel, J., & Reitveld, J. (2013). New Horizons or a Strategic Mirage? Artist-led-distribution versus Alliance Strategy in the Video Game Industry. Research Policy, 42(4), 954-964. . Publication link: e2e2b8d8-b774-4967-b229-36d4d194ac99
  • Lampel, J., Mintzberg, H., Quinn, J. B., & Ghoshal, S. (2013). The Strategy Process: Concept, Context, Cases. (5 ed.) Pearson Education.. Publication link: aa0340c2-fb87-4f57-8da4-412cfb1078ce


  • Lampel, J., Jha, P., & Bhalla, A. (2012). Test-Driving the Future: How Design Competitions are Changing Innovation. The Academy of Management Perspectives, 26(2), 71-85. . Publication link: 5dd1429b-eb44-47f7-b899-7eb33ffe8fc9


  • Lampel, J., & Bhalla, A. (2011). Living With Offshoring: The Impact of Offshoring on The Evolution of Organizational Configurations. Journal of World Business, 46(3), 346-358. . Publication link: 92d32aeb-db87-4c9c-9503-53d9eeebe7ed


  • Giachetti, C., & Lampel, J. (2010). Keeping Both Eyes on the Competition: Strategic Adjustment to Multiple Targets in The UK Mobile Phone Industry. Strategic Organization, 8(4), 357-376. . Publication link: 13f15b1f-ffce-43e3-9706-c30dde25ffbf


  • Lampel, J., Mintzberg, H., & Ahlstrand, B. (2009). Strategy Safari: A Guided Tour Through the Jungles of Strategic Management (2nd Edition). (2 ed.) No publisher name.. Publication link: 2434770b-d2bb-4304-85fe-06d40d9018d3
  • Lampel, J., & Nadavulakere, S. S. (2009). Classics foretold? Contemporaneous and retrospective consecration in the UK film industry. Cultural Trends, 18(3), 239-248. . Publication link: 266a8ba2-d9af-480b-9b43-b2965c115df4
  • Lampel, J., Shamsie, J., & Shapira, Z. (2009). Experiencing the Improbable: Rare Events and Organizational Learning. Organization Science, 20(5), 835-845. . Publication link: 8be73daa-08a4-4b6e-9704-03b7789a836b
  • Bhalla, A., Lampel, J., Henderson, S., & Watkins, D. (2009). Exploring Alternative Strategic Management Paradigms in High-Growth Ethnic and Non-Ethnic Family Firms. Small Business Economics, 32(1), 77-94. . Publication link: c3ce178b-88e2-4d8e-ba8c-3f86fde9a3fd


  • Lampel, J., & Meyer, A. (2008). Field-Configuring Events as Structuring Mechanisms: How Conferences, Ceremonies, and Trade Shows Constitute New Technologies, Industries, and Markets. Journal of Management Studies, 45(6), 1025-1035. . Publication link: 21bb8a0a-8c9b-4bec-a302-0c6ba1784c26
  • Lampel, J., & Bhalla, A. (2008). Embracing Realism and Recognizing Choice in Offshoring Initiatives. Business Horizons, 51(5), 429-440. . Publication link: 0302b003-42bf-4204-9428-abd4cbefed68
  • Lampel, J., Scarborough, H., & Macmillan, S. (2008). Managing through Projects in Knowledge-based Environments. Journal of Management Studies, 41, 7-16. . Publication link: 84c83a8a-616f-46ce-a7aa-b32dffcbb4b6


  • Lampel, J., & Bhalla, A. (2007). Let’s Get Natural: The Discourse of Community and the Problem of Transferring Practices in Knowledge Management. Management Decision, 45(7), 1069-1082. . Publication link: d47f9ff6-52d0-45e0-9a3c-842112ea7cac
  • Lampel, J., & Bhalla, A. (2007). The Role of Status Seeking in Online Communities: Giving the Gift of Experience. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 12(2). . Publication link: 0ae6bf35-c61c-4ab5-ac1d-b28e4b5af32a


  • Lampel, J. (2006). Rules in the Shadow of the Future: Prudential Rule Making Under Ambiguity in the Aviation Industry. International Relations, 20(3), 343-349. . Publication link: 10f36f73-f19d-4aa6-a5a4-813eba8b711f


  • Lampel, J., Shamsie, J., & Lant, T. (2005). The Business of Culture: Emerging Perspectives in Media and Entertainment. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.. Publication link: 8dcf75b5-d79f-44ab-a71d-416c977e9915


  • Lampel, J., Mintzberg, H., Quinn, J. B., & Ghoshal, S. (2003). The Strategy Process: Concept, Context, Cases. Pearson Education.. Publication link: 1d3df9fe-6352-4f8f-bd33-1d3693ab8abd
  • Lampel, J., & Shamsie, J. (2003). Capabilities in Motion: New Organizational Forms and the Reshaping of the Hollywood Movie Industry. Journal of Management Studies, 40(8), 2189-2210. . Publication link: da6b6923-90b2-4674-9bec-4bdde86d615b


  • Lampel, J. (2001). Towards a Holistic Approach to Strategic Project Management. International Journal of Project Management, 19(8), 433-435. . Publication link: 13e7a3f9-e71a-4967-b1fd-b3deb1d5067b
  • Lampel, J. (2001). The Core Competencies of Effective Project Execution: The Challenge of Diversity. International Journal of Project Management, 19(8), 471-483. . Publication link: 8fa6e269-acea-4a5a-a2dd-e500b65e3e44
  • Lampel, J., Samsie, J., & Shapira, Z. (2001). Judgmental Errors, Interactive Norms And The Difficulty Of Detecting Strategic Surprises. Organization Science, 12(5), 599-611. . Publication link: 9bc0bde4-18a3-44be-a22b-4d421f810097


  • Honig, B., & Lampel, J. (2000). Interorganizational Entrepreneurship in a Global Arena. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 8(4), 343-363. . Publication link: 2de55ecc-ed62-4683-b37a-929bfff9db55
  • Lampel, J., Lant, T., & Shamsie, J. (2000). Balancing Act: Learning from Organizing Practices in Cultural Industries. Organization Science, 11(3), 263-269. . Publication link: ce659587-865c-439f-883b-6b7f18427937


  • Lampel, J., Mintzberg, H., & Ahlstrand, B. (1998). Strategy Safari: A Guided Tour Through the Jungles of Strategic Management (1st Edition). (1 ed.) Free Press.. Publication link: c73748ab-0a5f-4e16-9c23-86546e5874b1