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John Manshreck

DBA Candidate

Thesis title

Technology and business model transformation in mature industries: A study of business model change by electric utilities facing technological disruption

Supervisor(s)

Jonatan Pinkse

Areas of expertise

  • Strategic Management

John Manshreck is an experienced financial professional, with over twenty years of experience in senior private sector management and consulting roles. John’s consulting experience has focused in the areas of utilities, energy, mining and health care, with extensive experience in capital investment analysis and business case development, particularly in support of utilities and utility smart grid investments. John has also successfully supported many transformational projects, including organizational restructurings, outsourcings, staffing transformation following technology implementation, and sale of business units to third parties.

John's current academic research is focussed on understanding how an industry’s incumbent firms modify their business model in response to competitive challenges arising from technological change.  In particular, the response of electrical utilities to current changes in distributed generation technology is being examined.

John holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Manitoba (Canada), an MBA from London Business School (United Kingdom), a CPA designation, and a CA-IT designation as a Chartered Accountant with specialist qualification and experience in the field of IT.  John is a certified Project Management Professional and a member of the Project Management Institute