Dr Joe Lane is a Lecturer in Strategy at Henley Business School. He completed his PhD at the London School of Economics where he then worked as an LSE Fellow prior to joining the University of Reading. His PhD thesis was awarded the Coleman Prize for the best thesis in Business History at the Association of Business Historians Conference in 2019.
Joe’s current research examines the organisation and evolution of historical industrial districts and clusters with specific focus on the role of knowledge and innovation and how they determine firm strategy. He is also researching the behaviour and strategies of co-located firms and their responses to fluctuations in the economic environment during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Dr Lane is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and is currently serving as Treasurer for the Management and Business History Special Interest Group in the British Academy of Management.