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Professor of Corporate Strategy

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Roles and Responsibilities

Research Leader for International Business Group
Chairs the MSC in Management Programme


BA (Cambridge); MA (Cambridge); PhD (Warwick); DMS; CEng, MIMechE; ACMA

Previously Senior Lecturer in charge of strategy and Associate Research Director at Manchester Business School, following lectureships at Buckingham, Warwick and Bath universities. Teaching and research experience at overseas universities includes: Moscow State University Graduate School of Business Administration; University of Sao Paulo; Indian Institute of Management Bangalore; Zhejiang University; Harvard Business School; Germany as Professor in International Business at Witten-Herdecke University; France at HEC; Spain at the University of Carlos III; Italy at Bicocca University and Turkey at Bilgi University.

He has spent over 30 years researching strategic approaches to globalisation, comparing 21 countries worldwide through extensive field research, in over 300 companies including particularly the automotive sector. Prior to this he worked in industry for over 10 years with British Aerospace and then GKN, Britain's two largest engineering companies.

Research Interests

  • Global strategies in the context of globalisation
  • Strategic investment decisions and the field of strategic management accounting; including cross-national differences
  • Cross-cultural differences worldwide particular in relation to strategic decisions
  • A 30-year longitudinal study of global strategies in the worldwide automotive sector
  • Strategic investment decisions: integration of strategy and finance - drawing on over 300 company case studies in 21 countries - half in vehicle components, half in a more representative sample of good companies
  • Focus: Britain, Germany, US and Japan and all four BRIC countries - Brazil, Russia, India and China.

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