I am Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management and the course director of MSc Strategy and International Business. I joined Aston Business School, after my PhD on Strategy Development Process at Warwick Business School. My research is focused on Strategy Development and particularly on its relationship with perceived environmental uncertainty. Within this field, I am researching Foresight and Scenario Planning. Although, I am a qualitative researcher using Case studies, Interviews and Ethnography, I occasionally work with Survey data.
I am currently working on data generated during my visiting research fellowship at Said Business School, Oxford University. A number of papers on the current trends and practices of scenario planning are being developed from a global survey of the alumni of Oxford Scenarios Programme. I am also interested in scenarios for Brexit. Other, ongoing research concerns individual foresight and forward looking analysis. Within this field, I am particularly interested in how individual and teams make sense of the future. I am working on a post-Weickian theory of future sensemaking. Overall, I have more than 30 publications in journals and international conferences; and I have been involved in a number of successful research funding applications, having generated £1.6M.
For me, academic engagement is an important aspect of my job; hence I work with: i) The Centre of Executive Education for the provision of executive education open and company customised programmes for mostly large organisations; ii) The Aston Centre of Growth for the provision of growth programmes for SMEs; iii) European Regional Development Funded (ERDF) programmes for supporting innovation in local SMEs.
I am keen to supervise doctorate students on topics related to strategy development, foresight, scenario planning and sensemaking. For entry requirements please contact ABS’s doctorate programme.
Position: Senior Lecturer Phone: +44(0)121 204 3356 Email: email@example.com Room: ABS 247
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BD2S3S, Business Policy
BEM900, Strategic Management
BM3399, Strategic Management
BS3335, Strategic Decision Making
BSM938, Qualitative Methods for Business
BUP100, Undergraduate Placement Assessment
DISS1, Dissertation Part 1
DISS2, Dissertation Part 2
DR1SUP, Doctoral Supervision 1
LDMBAPW, MBA Project Workshop worth 20% of MBAPROJ
MBAPROJ, Project Part B
MSCDISS, MSc Dissertation
I am keen to supervise projects on strategic management, strategy development, strategic performance management, strategic foresight, perceived uncertainty/risk, balanced scorecard, scenario planning. Potential candidates are advised to download the requirements of ABS Doctorate Programme and contact me with either an idea or a fully developed proposal.
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