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Senior Professor
Department of Management and Technology

Courses a.y. 2019/2020


Courses previous a.y.

Biographical note

Born the 23rd of January in Bristol, Great Bretain. Degree from London School of Economics.
Phd at City University.



Academic CV

Full Professor of Strategic Management and holder of the ENI Chair of Strategic Management in the Energy Sector. Previous faculty positions: Georgetown University, London Business School, City University, California Polytechnic, UCLA, University of British Columbia, and University of St. Andrews (Scotland). Associate editor of Long Range Planning, member of editorial boards of Strategic Management Journal,  Journal of Management Studies and Strategy & Leadership.

Research areas

Organizational capability and knowledge management. Strategic planning.
Corporate strategy in the oil and gas sector.


  • "Interdependencies between People in Organizations." In Oxford Handbook of Human Capital, OUP, 2011. (With J. Hayton).
  • "National Economic Development and the Competitive Advantage of Nations." In Competition, Competitive Advantage and Clusters: The Ideas of Michael Porter, OUP, 2011. 
  • Contemporary Strategy Analysis 7th edn., 2010.
  • Cases in Contemporary Strategy Analysis 7th edn. Wiley, 2010.
  • "Strategic and Organizational Challenges of Internationalisation in Financial Services", Long Range Planning, 42, October 2009 (with M. Venzin).
  • "The Future of Management: Where is Gary Hamel Leading Us?" Long Range Planning, 42, October 2008.
  • "Prospering in Dynamically-competitive Environments: Organizational Capability as Knowledge Integration".  In William H. Starbuck (ed.) Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management, Edgar, 2008. (Originally published in Organization Science,  7, 1996).
  • "Why Strategy Teaching needs to be Theory Based", Journal of Management Inquiry, 17 (no. 4), December 2008.
  • "A Knowledge Accessing Theory of Strategic Alliances", Journal of Management Studies, 41, January 2004 (with C. Baden-Fuller).
  • "Strategic Planning in a Turbulent Environment: Evidence from the Oil and Gas Majors" Strategic Management Journal,  24, June 2003.
  • "Are Firms Superior to Alliances and Markets? An Empirical Test of Cross-Border Knowledge Building" Organization Science, 13, 2002 (with P. Almeida and J. Song).
  •  "The Knowledge-based View of the Firm" in N. Bontis & Chun Wei Choo (eds), The Strategic Management of Intellectual Capital and Organizational Knowledge, OUP, 2002. (Originally published in  Strategic Management Journal, 17, 1996).