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Prof Andrew Davies
1-19 Torrington Place
London
WC1E 7HB
Tel: 020 3108 3073
Appointment
  • Professor in the Management of Projects
  • The Bartlett Sch of Const & Proj Mgt
  • Faculty of the Built Environment
Biography

Andrew is Professor of the Management of Projects in the School of Construction and Project Management, the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London. He is Visiting Professor, Department of Business and Management, LUISS, Rome. Previously he was Adjunct Professor of Project Management in the Department of Leadership and Organisation, Norwegian Business School and Reader in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group, Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London, where he was a co-director of the EPSRC Innovation Studies Centre and theme leader of research on innovation in infrastructure projects and systems. Before that he was a Senior Fellow in SPRU, University of Sussex where he was deputy director of the ESRC Complex Product Systems Innovation Centre.  

His published research has focused on how innovation occurs in complex product systems, project-based firms and organisations, systems integration, and integrated solutions business models. He has published in a range of leading management journals such as California Management Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Research Policy, Organization Studies, Industrial Marketing Management and Industrial and Corporate Change. He is author of Projects: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press (forthcoming 2017), The Business of Projects, Cambridge University Press (2005), co-authored with Michael Hobday, and The Business of Systems Integration, Oxford University Press (2003, 2005), co-edited with Andrea Prencipe and Michael Hobday. 

He is on the Editorial Board of the Project Management Journal and an Associate Editor of Journal of Management, Industrial and Corporate Change, IEEE Transactions of Engineering Management, and Engineering Project Organization Journal. He was a Fellow (2007-2010) of the Advanced Institute of Management “Targeted Initiative on Innovation”. He was awarded an IBM Faculty Award in 2005 to study services science in project-based firms. 

Research Themes
Research Summary

Andrew's research focuses on the management and organisation of large, complex infrastructure megaprojects (e.g. Channel Tunnel Rail Link, Northern Line modernisation, Heathrow Terminal 5, London 2012 Olympics, Crossrail and Tideway).

Teaching Summary

The Bartlett, UCL (since October 2012):

Technology and Innovation Management Module, MSc Strategic Management of Projects
 Managing Infrastructure Projects and Programmes, MSc Infrastructure Investment and Finance (module convenor)

Doctoral supervision:

Beth Morgan, awarded UCL's EPSRC Doctoral Prize funding 2016-2-18 to undertake research on digital technologies in the built environment

Imperial College Business School (2005-2012):

Undergraduate and MSc Teaching
Project Management core module, Joint Hons and Intercalated BSc 
Project Management core module, MSc Management 
Project Management core module, MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management 
Project Management MSc International 

Doctoral supervision (extended until 2016)
Graduated: Rahul Kumar, Kat Lovell, Stefano Miraglia, William Wu, Richard Tee, Alex Beaudet, Bruno Basalisco and Nick Leon. 
Richard Tee, awarded Imperial College’s EPSRC Doctoral Prize Funding 2011-12 to undertake post-doctoral research on modularity in megaprojects

MBA Education

MBA Elective ‘Managing Infrastructure Projects’ 2013-2016
Executive MSc Laing O'Rourke Systems Engineering and Innovation ‘Project Management and Organisation’ module, Imperial College London, Faculty of Civil Engineering 30 April-4 May 2012, 

Executive Education: 

Mace, Developing success module, Innovation in projects, Imperial College Business School, April 2014, 5-6 June 2015, 28 January 2016 and 9 January 2017
Transnet, UCL-Stellenbosch Business School, 19 September 2014 and 19 September 2015
Ericsson, IEPPM Program, Managing complex (mega)projects, Rome, Italy, 19 October 2015
Johnson & Johnson, LUISS Executive MPhil in Management Research, Rome Italy, 14 July 2014
Finmeccanica FHINK Masters, Rome, Italy, 2008-2012 
Laing O’Rourke, Executive Master Class, ‘Systems integration in engineering enterprises – the T5 case’, 7 November 2011
Schneider Electric, Leader of ‘Integrated Solutions and Organisational Transformation’,  Paris, 21 October 2010 and 2 December 2010 
Finmeccanica, Leader of Project-Based Organising’ module, Executive Education, 17-18 September 2010
RWS (Dutch Road and Water Agency), Executive Master Class, ‘Business Model Innovation in Infrastructure’, 3 June 2010, RWS Head Office, The Hague and 3 February 2010, Imperial College Business School 
Alumni Master Class, ‘From iconic design to lost luggage: Learning lessons from the Heathrow Terminal 5 Project’, 10 December 2009, Imperial College Business School 
Dutch Ministry of Transport, Executive Master Class, ‘Road Pricing Team: Learning lessons from Heathrow Terminal 5 Project’, 20 November 2009, Imperial College Business School
Laing O’Rourke, Leaders of Tomorrow, Executive Education group project supervision, 2005 

Doctoral courses

Project Studies, LUISS Phd Course, Rome Italy, with Professor Niels Noorderhaven, 16-18 May 2015 and 16-18 May 2016. 
Innovation in Projects, PhD Course BI Norwegian Business School, with Professor Jonas Soderlund, 28-31 October 2013 and 20-23 May 2015


Academic Background
1992 DPhil Doctor of Philosophy – Social Science University of Sussex
1986 MA Master of Arts – Social Science University of Sussex
1984 BA Bachelor of Arts – Geography University of Sussex
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