I have published over 50 papers in 20 leading refereed journals including Academy of Management Executive, California Management Review, Journal of World Business, Long Range Planning, MIT Sloan Management Review, and Organization Studies. My research has been recognised with a 2018 Best Conference Paper Prize at the European Academy of Management (EURAM) conference in Reykjavik, Iceland, for a paper on routines in M&A, a 2017 Best Conference Paper Prize at the Academy of Management Conference in Atlanta, USA for a paper on the influences of office space on strategizing and a 2008 Best Conference Paper Prize for Practice Implications at the Strategic Management Society Conference, Cologne, Germany for a paper on the work of Strategy Directors. I have been nominated 5 times for best paper prize at the Strategic Management Society conference and twice at the Academy of Management conference where there are around 11,000 submissions per year.
I have been engaged in research at the highest level having completed a major €10 million research project (FOODIMA) for the European Union on M&A in the European food industry. I won a major four-year research award at Said Business School, Oxford University, to study M&A communications practices and in 2014 won a further award from the Foundation of Economic Education (Liikesivistysrahasto), Finland to research high-tech international mergers. My most recent research funding success is a three year grant from the Institute of the Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) to research the timing of integration activities in M&A.
I have sat on a range of Advisory Boards including the M&A research centre, CASS Business School, City University, London and at ENPC, a Grand Ecole, Paris. I have also acted as a senior judge for the Management Consultancy Association, London annual best consulting practice awards.