Research projects and publications

Current projects

  • ·Cognitive shifts during a crisis: How consensus develops in leaders and followers
  • ·The Impact and outcomes of scenario planning
  • ·Forward looking analysis: Investigating how individuals ‘do’ foresight and make sense of the future
  • ·Scenario-driven roadmaps for technological forecasting
  • ·Playing politics: An examination of the psychological foundations of political behaviour in top management teams
  • ·Harnessing the benefits of top management team heterogeneity
  • ·Extending the debate: revisiting the relationships between intuition, expertise, and affect in strategic decision-making
  • ·An empirical examination of decision speed across multiple environmental contexts
  • ·Strategic decision making: multi-theoretic perspectives
  • ·Mental models and strategy implementation in a decentralized setting

Current editorials and grants

  • ·Editing a Special Issue on ‘Scenario Planning Method and Practice’ for Technological Forecasting and Social Change
  • ·£9,400 (2015) SME leaders’ understandings of trade mark rights and their strategies used to exploit innovation. British Academy / Leverhulme Small Research Grant.
  • ·£34,900 (2015) Innovation project development; Coen Ltd.

Completed projects and publications

  • £122,106 (2010) Knowledge Transfer Partnership Scheme; To develop management processes and culture for effective communication with commissioning bodies to secure new service development opportunities through introduction of effective tender responses. Completed.
  • £260,000 (2010) Knowledge Transfer Partnership Scheme; The development and implementation of a business strategy to reposition Factory Master from a product-focussed organisation, to one that is market-oriented, whilst maintaining its technical excellence. Completed.
  • £66,720 ESRC Quota Nomination (3+1) award (Grant number ES/H006729/1) to examine the psychological foundations of strategic decision-making. Completed.
  • Combe, I.A. and Carrington, D.J. (2015) Leaders' sensemaking under crises: Emerging cognitive consensus over time within management teams. The Leadership Quarterly, 26(3), pp.307-322.
  • Shepherd, N.G. and Rudd, J.M. (2014) The Influence of Context on the Strategic DecisionMaking Process: A Review of the Literature. International Journal of Management Reviews, 16(3), pp.340-364.
  • Wolf, C. and Floyd, S. (2013). Strategic Planning Research: Toward a Theory-Driven Agenda. Journal of Management, published online first DOI 10.1177/0149206313478185.
  • Wallace, E., de Chernatony, L. and Buil, I (2013) Building bank brands: How leadership behavior influences employee commitment. Journal of Business Research, 66(2), pp.165-171.
  • Combe, I.A., Rudd, J.M., Leeflang, P.S. and Greenley, G.E. (2012) Antecedents to strategic flexibility: Management cognition, firm resources and strategic options. European Journal of Marketing, 46(10), pp.1320-1339.
  • Combe, I. A. (2012) Marketing and Flexibility: Debates Past, Present and Future. Editorial for Special Issue on ‘Marketing and Flexibility’. European Journal of Marketing, Volume 46(10), pp. 1257-1267. 
  • Hammer, R.J., Edwards, J.S. and Tapinos, E. (2012) Examining the strategy development process through the lens of complex adaptive systems theory. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 63(7), pp.909-919.
  • Tapinos, E., Dyson, R.G. and Meadows, M. (2011) Does the Balanced Scorecard make a difference to the strategy development process? Journal of the Operational Research Society, 62(5), pp.888-899.
  • Rudd, J.M., Greenley, G.E., Beatson, A.T. and Lings, I.N. (2008) Strategic planning and performance: Extending the debate. Journal of Business Research, 61(2), pp.99-108.
  • Daniels, K., Johnson, G. & de Chernatony, L. (2002) Task and institutional influences on managers' mental models of competition. Organization Studies 23: 31-62.
  • Oktemgil, M., Greenley, G.E. and Broderick, A.J. (2000) An empirical study of isolating mechanisms in UK companies. European Journal of Operational Research, 122(3), pp.638-655.
  • Dall’Olmo Riley, F. and De Chernatony, L. (2000) The service brand as relationships builder. British Journal of Management, 11(2), pp.137-150.
  • Greenley, G.E. and Oktemgil, M.A. (1998) Comparison of slack resources in high and low performing British companies. Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 35 No. 3, pp. 377-98.
  • Greenley, G.E. and Oktemgil, M. (1997) An investigation of modulator effects on alignment skill. Journal of Business Research, 39(2), pp.93-105.
  • Greenley, G.E. (1995) Forms of market orientation in UK companies. Journal of Management Studies, 32(1), pp.47-66.