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Dr Jane Davies

Dr Jane Davies

Director of the MBA Programme

Senior Faculty in Management Practice

Deputy Director of the Centre for Process Excellence & Innovation (CPEI)

Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College

Office Phone: 01223 339651


Dr Davies spent ten years consulting with companies in the finance, telecoms and public sectors on business process re-engineering and technology change projects.  Before joining the faculty at Cambridge, Dr Davies completed her doctorate at Boston University School of Management  where she also taught the MBA Core Operations class as well as electives in Six Sigma and Project Management. 

Dr Davies holds a Master's degree in Operational Research from the London School of Economics, a Masters in Business Administration from Babson College and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Boston University.

Subject groups/Research projects

Supply Chains and Food Security:

Departments and Institutes

Judge Business School:
Director of the MBA Programme

Research Interests

Dr Davies' research interests focus on :

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.

Key Publications

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)

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