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Paroutis, S., Heracleous, L., & Angwin, D. 2016. Practicing Strategy: Text and Cases. (2nd Edition). London: Sage.
The power of powerpoint: A visual perspective on meaning making in strategy. By Knight, Paroutis & Heracleous. Strategic Management Journal, 2018.
During this academic year I plan to accept one new PhD student. You can express interest by emailing me with a detailed CV which includes academic grades by subject, and a few paragraphs on your proposed topic. My research interests are as described below. The decision will depend on a consideration of all relevant documents including detailed research proposal, as described here, as well as the outcomes of interview-based assessment, as noted in the entry requirements. Strong social science background is required.
Research at NASA
NASA's new space race strategy: Achieving ambidexterity at NASA, 2015. Download article here.
Barriers to innovation
Why did fabled lab Xerox PARC fail to introduce most of its ground-breaking inventions to market, leaving the ground open for competitors? New research: Heracleous et al., 2017, Structural ambidexterity and competency traps: Insights from Xerox PARC.
Agility at NASA
Enabling paradigm change and agility at NASA's Johnson Space Center: Interview of Chief Technology Officer, Space Policy, 2017.
The Reinvention of NASA, Harvard Business Review, 2018. Discusses strategic agility at NASA over the decades, article available here: https://hbr.org/2018/04/the-reinvention-of-nasa
This website contains information about myself and my research. I hold a Chair in Strategy and Organization at Warwick Business School, and am also Associate Fellow of Green Templeton College and the Said Business School at Oxford University. I earned my PhD from the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School, as a member of Trinity Hall. I also received a Higher Doctorate (DSc) from the University of Warwick in 2013 for lifetime contributions to knowledge.
My research interests fall in three domains: 1. Strategy and organization. This includes studies of dual strategy, agency theory, innovative strategizing processes, strategic capabilities and innovation, corporate governance, aviation sector, and strategic management instructional cases. 2. Organization change and development. This includes organization development interventions, leading change, and the roles of organizational discourse, metaphor, dialogue, culture and learning in these processes. 3. Organizational discourse. This includes discourse conceptualization and organizational analysis, interpretive and hermeneutic approaches to theory and methodology, structuration theory and social theory.
My books, most co-authored with colleagues, are focused on the above themes, and are: Above and Beyond: Exploring the Business of Space (2018), Agility.X (2018, edited collection), Strategy and Organization: Realizing Strategic Management (Cambridge University Press, 2003), Discourse, Interpretation, Organization (Cambridge University Press, 2006); Flying high in a competitive industry: Secrets of the world’s leading airline (McGraw-Hill, 2009); Crafting Strategy: Embodied metaphors in practice (Cambridge University Press, 2011), Business Strategy in Asia: Text and Cases (Cengage, 2013), and Practicing Strategy: Text and Cases (Sage, 2016).
My research has been published in over 70 research papers in scholarly journals including top tier outlets such as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, MIS Quarterly, and Strategic Management Journal. My work has been honored by three Best Paper Awards from the US Academy of Management; in 1999 (on globalization), 2004 (on organization development), and 2006 (on corporate governance). My case study Strategic leadership and innovation at Apple Inc was the overall winner of the Case Center's awards for 2013, over 17,511 other eligible cases. I serve on the editorial boards of 5 management journals, including the Academy of Management Journal; and have served on the board of the Academy of Management Review.
My research has been featured in applied journals such as the Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review and Long Range Planning. Two of my articles won the award for the Paper with the Best Practical Implications from Emerald; in 2009 (linking people with strategy at Singapore Airlines) and in 2010 (on whether business can learn from the public sector). I've been listed in the Marquis Who's Who in the World since 2003.
My MBA teaching has received several teaching excellence awards. I have over two decades of experience in executive development, having worked with senior executives of blue-chip corporations, not-for-profits, and government departments including Rolls Royce, IBM, Tata, Total, Credit Suisse, Bank of China, Standard Chartered Bank, O2, KPMG, MAN, and Singapore Institute of Directors. More information about my corporate profile can be found here under applied research, and at www.strategic-concepts.com. My LinkedIn profile can be found here, and my Google Scholar citations page can be found here. I can be contacted at email@example.com or by using the contact form on this page.
How business is taking the space race to new frontiers. The Conversation, 27 Nov 2015. Also in Fortune magazine, 30 Nov 2015.
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