Dr Chander Velu
University Senior Lecturer in Economics of Industrial Systems
Chander Velu is a University Senior Lecturer in the Cambridge University Engineering Department. He is also the Course Director for the Manufacturing Engineering Tripos (MET) IIA. He is a Fellow at Selwyn College, Cambridge.
Prior to joining the Institute for Manufacturing, he was a member of the faculty at Cambridge Judge Business School. Prior to his academic career, Chander worked for Booz Allen & Hamilton and PricewaterhouseCoopers in London as a management consultant. He completed his MPhil and PhD from the University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Chander heads the Business Model Innovation Research Group (BMI Group).
- Innovation with a focus on business model innovation
- Business model innovation, digital technologies and productivity
- Digital fabrication
Chander holds an EPSRC Early Career Research Fellowship to study the implications of business model innovation on productivity resulting from the adoption of digital technologies. EPSRC Fellowship
Chander has an interest in innovation and technology management with a specific focus on exploring the antecedents and consequences of business model innovation. He has been examining issues related to business model innovation and implications for productivity, strategic decision making, leadership and management information. Chander also works on research related to transformation challenges to create and capture value from digital technologies.
Chander also conducts research on issues related to management and development economics. In this stream of research, Chander examines the role of new business models for economic development.
Pac, F., S. Savin and C. Velu (2018) When to Adopt an Innovation: Nash Equilibria in a Competitive Diffusion Framework, European Journal of Operations Management, 271(3), 968-984.
Velu, C. (2017) A Systems Perspective on Business Model Evolution: The Case of an Agricultural Informational Service Provider in India, Long Range Planning, 50(5), 603-620.
Martinez, V., A. Neely, C. Velu, S. Leinster-Evans and D. Bisessar (2017) Exploring the journey to services, International Journal of Production Economics, 192, 66-80.
Velu, C and A. Jacob. (2016) Business Model Innovation and Owner-Managers: The Moderating Role of Competition, R&D Management, 46(3), 451-463.
Velu, C. (2016) Evolutionary or Revolutionary Business Model Innovation Through Coopetition? The Role of Dominance in Network Markets, Industrial Marketing Management, 53, 124-135.
Velu, C. (2015) Knowledge Management Capabilities of Lead Firms in Innovation Ecosystems, AMS Review, 5(3-4), 123-141.
Wang, J., S. Madnick, X. Lee, J. Alstott and C. Velu (2015) Effect of Media Usage Selection on Social Mobilization Speed: Facebook vs e-mail, PLOS ONE, 10(9): e0134811.
Velu, C. (2015) The Effects of the Degree of Business Model Innovation and Third-Party Alliance on the Survival of New Firms, Technovation, 35, 1-11.
Alstott, J., S. Madnick and C. Velu. (2014) Homophily and the Speed of Social Mobilization: The Effect of Acquired and Ascribed Traits, PLOS ONE, 9(4): e95140.
Velu, C., S. Madnick and M. Van Alstyne. (2014) Centralizing Data Management with Considerations of Uncertainty and Information-based Flexibility, Journal of Management Information Systems, 30(3), 179-212.
Iyer, S., C. Velu and A. Mumit. (2014) Communication and Marketing of Services by Religious Organizations in India, Journal of Business Research, 67(2), 59-67.
Velu, C and P. Stiles. (2013) Managing Decision-Making and Cannibalization for Parallel Business Models, Long Range Planning, 46(6), 443-458.
Velu, C and M. Khanna. (2013) Business Model Innovation in India, Journal of Indian Business Research, 5(3), 156-170.
Velu, C. (2012) Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Financial Institutions, Quantitative Finance, 12(6), 831-837 (Lead article).
Velu, C., S. Iyer and J. Gair. (2012) Dominance and Innovation: A Returns-Based Beliefs Approach, Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry, 28, 261-284.
Iyer, S. and C. Velu. (2006) Real Options and Demographic Decisions, Journal of Development Economics, 80, 39-58.
Velu, C. (2018) Coopetition and Business Models, in Chiambaretto, P., Czakon, W., Anne-Sophie Fernandez, A and Le Roy, F. Handbook of Coopetition Strategies in the Routledge Companion on Coopetition Strategy, Routledge.
Velu, C. (2015) Institutions and Collaborative Innovation, in Viardot, E. and A. Brem. Adoption of Innovation – Balancing Internal and External Stakeholders in the Marketing of Innovation, Springer.
Meeks, G and C. Velu. (2018) Ten years from the crash: time to row back on financial regulation and compliance? LSE Business Review, August. Article
Velu, C., P.A. Smart and M. Phillips. (2016). The Imperative for Business Model Innovation: A Research and Practice Perspective, White paper by University of Cambridge and University of Exeter. White Paper
Barrett, M., C. Velu, R. Kohli, O. Salge and D. Simoes-Brown. (2011) Making the Transition to Collaborative Innovation: Issues of Readiness, Trust and Governance, National Endowment for the Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) Business Briefing, May.
Milward, S and C. Velu (2010). Market Channels and Business Models for Rural Areas, Effective Executive, 13(6): 10-21.
Velu, C. and S. Prakash. (2010). Reuters Market Light: Business Model Innovation for Growth, Effective Executive, 13(2): 78-83.
Velu, C and L. Yu (2008). How do Indian Banks Go Global?, Effective Executive, 11(1): 64-79.