Director of Research Degrees (Principal Programmes) & Chair in Strategy & Organisation
Roles and Responsibilities
Chris is Professor of Strategy and Organization
Chris is an organization theorist with expertise in strategic change/change management. In a 25-year career in British Business Schools, Chris held faculty positions at London Metropolitan University (1998-99), University of Leicester (1999-2002), University of St Andrews (2002-11), and Newcastle University (2011-13). He joined the University of Edinburgh Business School in 2013, where he is the Professor of Strategy & Organization. Chris holds a PhD in Organization Studies from Aston Business School, has a background in accounting, and is from Cornwall.
Chris researches identity, field-wide change, cultural/social capital and how they all fit together. He writes about broadcasting/media, occupational/professional groups, and political parties.
He is fortunate to supervise gifted Doctoral scholars producing creative work:
- Codebase (Grant Murray; co-supervised with Prof Martin Kornberger),
- The Future of Audit (Martin Martinoff; co-supervised with Prof Paolo Quattrone at Manchester Business School),
- Budgeting in the South African Treasury (Nokwazi Makanya; co-supervised with Prof James Mitchell),
- Crisis Management (Julian Rawel; co-supervised with Prof John Amis),
- Street Soccer Scotland (Christopher Klinghardt; co-supervised with Prof John Amis),
- Change in the Pakistani public sector (Amna Chaudry; co-supervised with Prof John Amis),
- The Development of Financial Elites in Edinburgh (Robert Dawson Scott; co-supervised with Dr Ron Kerr),
- The Creation of an Institution: The case of the Scottish Parliament (Andrew Burns; co-supervised with Dr Ron Kerr and Professor James Mitchell),
- Institutional Decline / Building Progressive Movements: The Centre-Left in Western Europe (Martin McCluskey; co-supervised with Prof Martin Kornberger).