I am a specialist in strategy and organizational change. I take a particular interest in what people do in the development of strategy and have therefore studied away days and workshops as well as conducting longitudinal studies with a range of FTSE-listed organizations, major public-sector organizations and SMEs. I have published extensively on these topics including "Managing change: enquiry and action" (Cambridge University Press, 2012 with Nic Beech) and "Strategic Management: strategists at work" (Palgrave, 2015 with Donald MacLean). I hold a PhD in engineering, am a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and of the Chartered Management Institute as well as sitting on the Council of the British Academy of Management. As Head of School at Heriot-Watt I am responsible for staff and students at our campus locations in Edinburgh (UK), Dubai (UAE) and Putrajaya (Malaysia).
The news that British Home Stores has gone into administration means that one more familiar retail brand looks set to depart high streets around the UK. Founded in 1928, BHS has 164 stores and 74 franchises operating in 18...