Personal profile

Personal profile

My research interests are related to the general theme of performance and capability development in organisations. I am interested in exploring how firms cope with change and how this interacts with strategy. Much of my work has been at the juncture of strategic and technology management. I have a long established and continuing interest in the strategic implementation of information technology in both the private and public sectors. Having explored IT use in large organisations, I am currently engaged in examining IT capability development in small and medium sized firms. To date, working with a number of colleagues, a national survey of IT use by SMEs has been conducted and presented at conferences and published in journals. A smaller scale project (conducted in Italy) has been completed focusing specificaly on IT readiness in SMEs with the view to examining this in more depth within the UK context.

I have also explored the automobile sector and the emergence/adoption of new technologies. More specifically, I am interested in the strategic response of automotive firms faced with the potentially disruptive effects of hybrid electric and fuel cell technology. I am particularly interested in the effects on dynamic capability and, working with a colleague, we are working on developing a conceptual framework that seeks to integrate the broader sustainability context into dynamic capability development.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production