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Robert MacIntosh

Robert MacIntosh

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).

BHS collapse: why a rescue is not for the faint-hearted

Apr 26, 2016 07:51 am UTC| Insights & Views Business

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...

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Economy

SK Innovation to separate its battery and refining business units to become two separate entities

SK Innovation is set to split up its battery and petroleum refining business divisions. It was revealed on Wednesday, Aug. 4, that the South Korean company will be dividing the units and separate them to become two new...

Kroger, Kitchen United setting up ghost kitchens for customers delivery and meal pick-up in groceries

Kroger and Kitchen United announced their partnership to build ghost kitchens in some of the formers grocery outlets. The two joined forces to be able to offer takeout and food delivery from restaurants. According to...

Tencent shares plunge 10% after China media calls online gaming 'electronic drugs'

Stocks of Chinas biggest social media and video game firm Tencent tumbled over 10 percent, wiping almost $60 billion from its market capitalization after state-run Economic Information Daily likened online video games to...

Nissan and AESC to build $456 million EV battery plant in Japan

Envision AESC and Nissan will build a second car battery factory in two months, set to rise in Ibaraki Prefecture, with an initial investment of $456 million and an annual production capacity of six gigawatt-hours in...

Politics

Iran bombing of tanker is part of a 'pattern' of aggression, says Israeli official

The recent conflict surrounding Irans bombing of a tanker in the Arabian sea has many nations on alert for the next move coming from Tehran. Israeli defense minister Benny Gantz warns that the bombing is only part of a...

Joe Biden blasts GOP for ramping up efforts to undermine democracy

The democracy of the US remains to hang in the balance in the aftermath of the 2020 elections and the January 6 insurrection. US President Joe Biden delivered another sharp rebuke towards Republicans who are increasingly...

Joe Biden vaccine: US meets 70 percent vaccination rate

The Biden administration is increasing efforts to get Americans vaccinated in light of the surge in cases, especially of the Delta variant. This week, President Joe Biden has announced that the US has finally hit the 70...

Kamala Harris to promote Biden-Harris administration's 'America is Back' in upcoming visit to Singapore, Vietnam

US Vice President Kamala Harris will be making her next few overseas engagements this month in her upcoming visits to Singapore and Vietnam. Harris is expected to promote the new administrations message in her trips to the...

Science

Hyundai Mobis develops brainwave analyzer to prevent drowsy driving

Hyundai Mobis developed a brainwave detection device dubbed M. Brain to alert motor vehicle operators against drowsy driving or sudden health issues. The M.Brain analyzes brainwaves to determine the drivers health...

Osaka University ties up with town of Okoppe to turn cow poop into methanol using LEDs

Researchers from the Osaka University and the town of Okoppe are conducting studies to produce methanol by illuminating biogas from cow manure with LEDs. Experiments were conducted at an agricultural and scientific...

Big bang: how we are trying to 'listen' to it – and the new physics it could unveil

Exactly what happened at the beginning of the universe, 14 billion years ago, is one of the greatest mysteries in physics theres no simple way to probe it. Thats because, in its early stages, the universe was filled with...

S. Korean researchers reveal method of using fat insects in producing eco-friendly biodiesel

South Korean researchers announced a method of producing environment-friendly fuels by utilizing the remains of high-fat black soldier flies. The method uses leftover fat from black soldier flies to produce animal feed,...

Nestlé, PepsiCo, and Suntory debut world’s first enzymatically recycled bottles

A consortium that includes Nestlé, PepsiCo, and Suntory has produced the worlds first food-grade PET plastic bottles from enzymatically recycled plastic using Carbios recycling process. The bottles that have been...

Technology

‘Ghost of Tsushima: Legends’ standalone version launches September 3

Video game fans who are not too interested in diving into single-player campaigns will soon have a way to enjoy Sucker Punchs popular action-adventure through the standalone release of Ghost of Tsushima: Legends. It means...

iOS 15 beta 4 fixes lens flare issue on certain photos

iOS 15 is slated to launch soon, and aside from the new features it will deliver, beta testers are also discovering some much-needed fixes that could be released in the upcoming operating system update. In iOS 15 beta 4,...

Toss offers free transactions amid growing online bank competition

Viva Republica would eliminate transaction fees for Toss users starting Monday, as it prepares to launch Toss Bank next month and gears up for growing competition with internet-only banks and other fintech firms. The...

Honor Magic 3 benchmark result hints at the use of Snapdragon 888

The anticipated official launch of Honor Magic 3 is just a few days away, but leaks remain unstoppable. More recently, a Geekbench benchmark test result appeared online, possibly revealing what processing chip will power...
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