Director Executive MBA
London College of Fashion
London College of Fashion
Jonathan is an experienced academic having held roles at business schools at the University of East London, Westminster University, Kingston University and most recently the University of East Anglia. He has also held visiting professorships at Universities in Shanghai and Moscow.
In the 1980s Jonathan read Politics at the University of Sheffield, in the 1990s he took an MBA from the University of Westminster and in the noughties conducted doctoral research at first, the London School of Economics and Political Science and then at King’s College London.
Jonathan has also worked as a business development consultant for an SME fashion retail firm helping improve its operations and expand its number of outlets. He continues to provide consultancy in the area of Strategic Thinking and has worked on company management training schemes for entertainment firms (Merlin), fashion labels (Pentland) and International Chambers of Commerce (Cologne and Moscow).
Strategy, organisation and management in the creative economy as well as business model innovation in the fashion industry.
My specialism is the creative industries, how creative organisations are managed, symbolic products produced and competition structured. I have published work on strategy in popular music organizations, alliance management in design consultancies and entrepreneurship in the fashion industry.
I have presented his work at annual conferences of the European Group of Organizational Studies, the Design Management Institute, the International Association of Cultural Economics and the Strategic Management Society. My work has been published in The Journal of Cultural Economics, the Creative Industries Journal, Management Decision, Industry and Innovation and the Journal of Organizational Behavior.
I have been a lead supervisor on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (£75,000 grant) helping design a management information system for a fashion retailer in London.
My current interests focus on business model innovation within the various sectors of the fashion industry.
Lisa Mann, Can new and innovative models of retail encourage more young fashion designers to experiment with marketing their products directly to consumers?
Rieple, Alison and Gander, Jonathan and Pisano, Paola and Haberberg, Adrian (2015) UK Fashion Designers Working in Micro-Sized Enterprises; Attitudes to Locational Resources, their Peers and the Market. Industry and Innovation, 22 (1). pp. 1-18. ISSN 1366-2716 (Print), 1469-8390 (Online)
Zhang, Joanne Jin and Lichtenstein, Yossi and Gander, Jonathan (2015) Designing Scalable Business Models. Advances in Strategic Management, 33. ISSN 0742-3322
Gander, Jonathan (2015) Situating Creative Production: Recording studios and the making of a pop song. Management Decision, 53 (4). ISSN 0025-1747
Gander, Jonathan (2010) The service profit model: what happens to service when price becomes the most important factor? Institute of Customer Service.
Haberberg, Adrian and Gander, Jonathan and Rieple, Alison and Helm, Clive and Martin-Castilla, Juan-Ignacio (2010) Institutionalising Idealism; the adoption of CSR practices. Journal of Global Responsibility, 1 (2). pp. 366-381. ISSN 20141-2568
Gander, Jonathan (2010) Perplexity and Strategy: Moving towards an enrollment advantage paradigm. In: Managing in Changing Times: A Guide for the Perplexed Manager. Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, pp. 261-278. ISBN 9788132102335 (Paperback) 9788132104902 (Ebook)
Rieple, Alison and Gander, Jonathan (2009) Product development within a clustered environment: The case of apparel design firms. Creative Industries Journal, 2 (3). pp. 273-289. ISSN 1751-0694 (Print) 1751-0708 (Online)
Gander, Jonathan and Haberberg, Adrian and Rieple, Alison (2007) A paradox of alliance management: resource contamination in the recorded music industry. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 28 (5). pp. 607-624. ISSN 0894-3796 (Print) 1099-1379 (Online)
Rieple, Alison and Haberberg, Adrian and Gander, Jonathan (2005) Hybrid Organizations as a Strategy for Supporting New Product Development. Design Management Review, 16 (1). pp. 48-55. ISSN 1948-7169 (Online)
Gander, Jonathan and Rieple, Alison (2004) How Relevant is Transaction Cost Economics to Inter-Firm Relationships in the Music Industry? Journal of Cultural Economics, 28 (1). pp. 57-79. ISSN 0885-2545 (Print) 1573-6997 (Online)