Research Fellow in Business Model Innovation

Egham, United Kingdom
£36,438 per annum pro rata - including London Allowance
17 Sep 2021
End of advertisement period
30 Sep 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department of Digital Innovation Management

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £36,438 per annum pro rata - including London Allowance
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Thursday 30 September 2021
Reference:  0921-367

Full-Time, Fixed-Term

Applications are invited for the post of ‘Research Fellow in Business Model Innovation’ to join the School of Business and Management at Royal Holloway University of London, working within a stream of research helping the creative industries to meet the challenge of next-generation storytelling – producing compelling content for emerging creative technologies (e.g., augmented, virtual and mixed reality), focusing particularly on immersive experiences.

The focus of the role is to examine business ecosystems and their development in the creative industries – examining both the literature and looking at established areas (such as the music industry) to understand best practice. The intention is that this understanding be used to help develop ecosystems for other areas in the creative industries (i.e., immersive) and develop innovative (digital) business models and value propositions. Either qualified to Doctoral level and/or having significant industry experience in the area, the post holder will have a strong understanding of the state-of-the-art and appropriate research methods/frameworks alongside strong analytical skills. Experience of supporting project delivery and working in a structured project framework/environment would be an advantage as would practical experience of working with/within the creative industries. Good communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with both academic, industrial and Governmental partners are essential. 

The post is available full-time for a two-month period starting in October 2021. The successful applicant will spend significant time working face-to-face with industry partners and people/organisations from markets that business models might identify as appropriate.

 In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking 

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Mark Lycett at

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: 

Please quote the reference: 0921-367 

Closing Date:   Midnight, 30th September 2021

Interview Date: Interviews will take place in September. Applicants should download interview instructions from the Royal Holloway recruitment website. Shortlisted candidates will be required to make a 10 minute presentation to the interview panel that explains their understanding of business ecosystems in the context of emerging creative technologies and the challenges faced.

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