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Panos Desyllas


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Research interests

I am a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Strategy at the University of Bath School of Management. Previously I have held posts at Cambridge University’s Centre for Business Research as a Research Associate, Oxford University’s Said Business School as an Advanced Institute of Management (AIM) Post-doctoral Fellow and the Manchester Business School as a Lecturer. I was trained as an economist (BSc UCL, MPhil Cambridge) and then carried out a PhD in Management at Cambridge.


I am Principal Investigator on an ESRC grant on "Using intellectual property protection to capture value from innovation in knowledge-intensive service firms” (ES/I036559/1; £210,566).

My research focuses on understanding how technology companies employ various modes of corporate development – such as Mergers and Acquisitions – to access new knowledge and enhance their innovation and economic performance.  Another stream of my research explores the ways in which knowledge-intensive service firms can profit from innovation.  This work focuses on the role of formal (e.g. patents, trademarks, copyrights) and strategic (e.g. secrecy and complementary assets) methods of IP protection as a means of capturing economic returns from service and business model innovation.

Willing to supervise PhD

I welcome enquiries from potential PhD students in the areas of competitive and corporate strategy with particular interests in IP Management for capturing value from innovation; and the use of M&As, strategic alliances and corporate venturing as a means of accessing knowledge and enhancing performance.

Education / Academic qualification

International Teachers Program - Diploma, Kellog School of Management, Northwestern University

Economics, Bachelor of Economics, University College London

Economics, Master of Economics, University of Cambridge

Management, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

External positions

Lecturer in Management, University of Manchester


Research Associate, University of Cambridge

1 Sep 2005 → …

Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Oxford


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Innovation Engineering & Materials Science
Co-creation Business & Economics
Industry Engineering & Materials Science
Insurance Business & Economics
Productivity Business & Economics
Revealed preference Business & Economics
Complementarity Business & Economics
Resources Business & Economics

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Projects 2012 2017

SEI Doctoral Conference in Bath

Desyllas, P.


Project: Research councilScientific event

Using Intellectual Property Protection to Capture Value from Innovation in Knowledge Intensive Service Firms

Desyllas, P., Miles, I. & Miozzo, M.


Project: Research councilIndividual grant

Research Output 2005 2018

Capturing value from innovation in knowledge-intensive service firms: the role of competitive strategy

Desyllas, P., Miozzo, M., Lee, H. & Miles, I. 1 Feb 2018 In : British Journal of Management. 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Business strategy
Problem solving
Intellectual property
Business management
Intellectual property rights
International agreements

Relational resource similarity and complementarity in acquisitions

Desyllas, P., Phelps, C. & Goossen, M. 2017

Research output: Working paper


When Does Business Model Reconfiguration Create Value?

Desyllas, P. 4 Aug 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper