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Dr. Andy Cosh (Center for Business Research, University of Cambridge)

Andy Cosh is Programme Director for Enterprise and Innovation, a Reader in Management Economics, Accounting and Finance, Senior Bursar of Queens' College, Chairman of the Engineering Management Group, and Assistant Director of the ESRC Centre for Business Research at the University of Cambridge. He obtained his PhD at the Faculty of Economics and Politics at Cambridge and was one of the founder members of the Judge Institute of Management Studies. Prior to his current posts Dr Cosh worked at HM Treasury and as a Research Officer at the Department of Applied Economics, Cambridge University. He has also acted as a business consultant to several firms and as a research consultant for the European Commission, Eurostat, British Bankers Association, DTI, DfEE and DfES.

His most prominent research interests fall broadly into two categories. The first of these concerns corporate governance, executive remuneration and mergers and acquisitions. In particular, in the case of executive remuneration Dr Cosh is seen to be the ‘grandfather’ of this area of research in the UK. His second major research interest relates to his role as Programme Director for the Enterprise and Innovation programme at the Centre for Business Research. In this regard he is involved with research into innovation, training and finance in small and medium-sized enterprises.


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