I am an Associate Chartered Accountant, and prior to pursuing an academic career I worked for KPMG in London, in both their mergers and acquisitions and audit practices. I have worked for Aston Business School since 2009, teaching on both the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
My research interests lie in the broad domain of strategy. In particular, I am interested in senior executives and the strategic decisions that they make. My recent research has looked at the processes (e.g. rational, intuitive, political) by which senior executives make strategic decisions—and whether certain processes are more, or less, successful than others. This programme of research has also studied the effects of context (e.g. the characteristics of the decision-makers, the external environment) on decision processes and outcomes. Related research interests include mergers and acquisitions, and strategy implementation.
Position: Lecturer in Strategic Management and Marketing Phone: +44(0)121 204 3093 Email: email@example.com Room: ABS423
MSc, Aston University, 2010. Subject: Strategic Management
BSc, Aston University, 2004. Subject: Managerial and Administrative Studies
Lecturer in Strategic Management and Marketing, Aston Business School. (2013 – present)
BM1134, Introduction to Marketing Management
BM3399, Strategic Management
BMM600, Marketing Management
BMM601, Marketing Management
BMM656, Marketing Consultancy
MBAPROJA, MBA Project
MSCDISS, MSc Dissertation
Top management teams
Mergers and acquisitions
Neil’s PhD research is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).