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Jean-Paul Skeete

Dr Jean-Paul Skeete

Lecturer in Logistics and Operations Management

Cardiff Business School

+44 29225 10879
Aberconway Building, Room Room F22A, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU


Hi there!

In a nutshell, I am interested in the regulation of new technologies and the business models through which they are accessed by society.

My current empirical interests include:

  • The deployment of Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence within various organizations and industries.
  • The application of Digital Platform business models in an increasingly data-driven economy.
  • The socio-technical transition to Battery Electric Vehicles and the sustainability implications for society.







Adrannau llyfrau




2022: I have been exploring digital platform business models, and how when applied to cyber-physical sectors such as automotive, then circular economies begin to resemble vertically integrated monopolies. Also expanding my technology and business model research into the defense and video game industries.

I worked on various electric vehicle and blockchain project collaborations in various industries.

2018-2021: 3 year postdoc at the Cardiff Business School, where my workpackage was specifically tasked with assessing the socio-economic impact of end-of-life electric vehicles (ELEVs) in the UK.

Research Design: My theoretical outlook is inspired by several "Schumpeterian" variants of creative destruction such as Creative Accumilation, Disruptive Innovation and the Multi-Level Perspective, when assessing sociotechnical transitions. My qualitative methods of analysis usually revolve around Thematic Coding and some Process Tracing.


Currently: On the 1st of January 2021 I was appoint one of Cardiff's newest full time Lecturers in the Logistics and Operations Management section of the Business School. What an honour!

Previously: I landed my very first postdoc at the excellent Cardiff University (Business School) under Prof. Peter Wells. It was a substantial 3 year project that was inter and multi-disciplinary, involving several universities. We looked at all aspects of the Reuse and Recycling of Lithium Ion Batteries (ReLiB). For more info:

PhD: I took a very exciting deep-dive into the EU automotive industry exploring topics from autonomous vehicles, to the diesel scandal and even how Formula One motorsport enables automakers to build cleaner cars. I am very proud of the work I did at the University of York, and it is mostly due to my supervisors  Prof. Neil Carter, and Dr. Samarthia Thankappan, who are really the best. I sucessfully published all 4 of my main thesis chapters in various well-regarded journals.

M.Sc.: This is where my love of research and sustainability began, while undertaking a Masters in International Trade Policy at the University of the West Indies in Barbados. Working on the (then) NAFTA environmental side-agreement was the spark that has propelled me to where I am today.

Academic positions

  • 2021:                      Cardiff University - Lecturer in Logistics and Operations Management
  • 2018 - 2020: Cardiff University - Post Doctoral Research Associate (Faraday Institution Research Fellow)
  • 2014 - 2018:           University of York: PhD in Environment and Politics

Committees and reviewing

Journal Reviewer, Technological Forecasting and Social Change