Panos is a Reader (Associate Professor) in Strategy at the University of Bath School of Management. Previously Panos has held posts at University of Cambridge’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. Panos was trained as an economist (BSc UCL, MPhil Cambridge) and then carried out a PhD in Management at the University of Cambridge.
Panos’s 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 Panos’s 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. Panos was also the 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).