Dr Jonathan Gander

School: School of Critical Studies and Creative Industries
Position: Head of the Department of Creative and Cultural Industries


Jonathan is an experienced academic having held lectureships at the University of East Anglia, Westminster University, University of East London, Kingston University and most recently the University of the Arts, London.

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. In addition to his academic roles Jonathan has worked as a business development consultant for an SME fashion retail firm helping improve its operations and expand its number of outlets.

His specialism is the creative industries, publishing work on strategy in popular music organisations, alliance management in design consultancies and entrepreneurship in the fashion industry. He is a member of the scientific committee for the Fashion in Process book series, a reviewer for the Journal of Organizational Behavior and an external examiner at Westminster University and Queen Mary, University of London.

Research expertise

Jonathan's research has been published in creative management journals such as the Journal of Cultural Economics, the Creative Industries Journal and the Design Management Journal and general management journals such as the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Management Decision, Industry and Innovation, and most recently Advances in Strategic Management.

Jonathan's current interests focus on business model innovation within the digital economy. A forthcoming book, Strategic Analysis: A Creative and Cultural Industries perspective is due for publication in early 2017.


Number of items: 16.


Gander, Jonathan (2015) Situating creative production : recording studios and the making of a pop song. Management Decision, 53(4), pp. 843-856. ISSN (print) 0025-1747

Rieple, Alison, Gander, Jonathan, 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(2), pp. 147-164. ISSN (print) 1366-2716

Haberberg, Adrian, Gander, Jonathan, Rieple, Alison, Helm, Clive and Martin-Castilla, Juan-Ignacio (2010) Institutionalizing idealism: the adoption of CSR practices. Journal of Global Responsibility, 1(2), pp. 366-381. ISSN (print) 2041-2568

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 (print) 1751-0694

Gander, Jonathan, 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 (print) 0894-3796

Rieple, Alison, 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 (print) 1557-0614

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 (print) 0885-2545

Gander, Jonathan and Rieple, Alison (2002) Inter–organisational relationships in the worldwide popular recorded music industry. Creativity and Innovation Management, 11(4), pp. 248-254. ISSN (print) 0963-1690


Gander, Jonathan (2017) Strategic analysis: a creative and cultural industries perspective. Oxford, U.K. : Routledge. 168p. ISBN 9781138185272

Book Section

Jin Zhang, Joanne, Lichtenstein, Yossi and Gander, Jonathan (2015) Designing scalable digital business models. In: Baden-Fuller, Charles and Mangematin, Vincent, (eds.) Business Models and Modelling. Bingley, U.K. : Emerald Group Publishing Limited. pp. 241-277. (Advances in Strategic Management, no. 33) ISSN (print) 0742-3322 ISBN 9781785604638

Gander, Jonathan (2010) Perplexity and strategy: moving towards an enrolment advantage paradigm. In: Lowe, Sid, (ed.) Managing in changing times: a guide for the perplexed manager. London, U.K. : Sage. pp. 261-278. ISBN 9788132102335

Rieple, Alison, Haberberg, Adrian and Gander, Jonathan (2009) Hybrid organizations as a strategy for supporting new product development. In: Lockwood, Thomas and Walton, Thomas, (eds.) Corporate creativity: developing an innovative organization. New York, U.S. : Allworth Press. pp. 199-210. ISBN 9781581156560

Gander, Jonathan and Rieple, Alison (2007) How relevant is transaction cost economics to inter-firm relationships in the music industry? In: Towse, Ruth, (ed.) Recent developments in cultural economics. Cheltenham, U.K. : Edward Elgar Publishing. pp. 546-568. (International library of critical writings in economics) ISBN 9781845423858

Conference or Workshop Item

Mador, Martha, Sullivan, Sid, Springdal, Kent and Gander, Jonathan (2012) Keep off the grass: stakeholder consultation in parks services. In: British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference 2012: Management Research Revisited: Prospects for Theory and Practice; 11-13 Sep 2012, Cardiff, U.K. ISBN 9780954960858

Rieple, Alison and Gander, Jonathan (2008) Micro-sized design firms and design outcomes within a clustered environment. In: 15th Annual Conference on Multi-Organizational Partnerships, Alliances and Networks (MOPAN); 25-27 Jun 2008, Boston, USA.


Gander, Jonathan (2010) The service profit model: what happens to service when price becomes the most important factor? (Other) Colchester, U.K. : Institute of Customer Service. (ICS Literature Reviews)

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