Alex is Senior Lecturer in Strategy. His research examines cross-disciplinary issues in strategic management: Open strategy in organisations, the role of technology in strategizing, and the strategic management of business schools.
He is published in leading international journals including Long Range Planning, British Journal of Management, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, and AIS Basket of 8 journals: Journal of Information Technology and The Journal of Strategic Information Systems. He has co-authored five books on the strategy of business schools and management education and contributed several book chapters to handbooks on both open strategy and information systems.
Previously he worked as the Dean’s Research Fellow in Strategic Management, then Research Fellow in Strategy at Warwick Business School.
He has held multiple international visiting positions as Lim Kim San Research Fellow (2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014) and Visiting Professor (2017) at Singapore Management University.
He was Chartered Association of Business Schools (UK) Research Fellow in 2017 and CABS research scholar in 2018.
He is Director of Accreditation and International Rankings for the School of Business and Economics.
Alex is a strategy scholar who has examined strategic management challenges from a variety of perspectives from organisational resilience to digital strategizing. He is widely published examining Open Strategy using social and digital media (how inclusive and transparent forms of strategizing promote better strategies), digital strategizing, the future of management education and the role and purpose of business schools. He has consulted on strategy challenges for firms including Bayer, Vodafone, and Simplicity Management Consulting, and for scholarly and research bodies including the ESRC, British Academy of Management, European Foundation for Management Development, and the Chartered Association of Business Schools.
He is widely published in leading academic journals, cutting-edge edited volumes, and has co-authored six research books.
You can find Alex’s work in Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Journal of Information Technology, British Journal of Management, Long Range Planning, Africa Journal of Management, Journal of Management Development, and others.