Professor Duncan Angwin is the Dean of Nottingham University Business School at the University of Nottingham, a member of the Russell Group of Universities in the UK and ranked amongst the top 100 Universities in the World. The Business School offers a full range of programmes from undergraduate, to post graduate and executive levels and is double accredited with 3,277 students and 200 faculty. It is ranked 6 th in the UK for research power. Its strengths are in finance and accounting, entrepreneurship, operations management and corporate social responsibility. Duncan has also held visiting professor positions with many leading Universities in the UK, continental Europe, US, Australia, Africa and China.
His 8 years as a senior investment banker in corporate finance with banks such as Hambros Bank and Banque Paribas as well as extensive academic grounding with degrees from Cambridge University (M.A (Hons), M.Phil.), Cranfield University (MBA) and University of Warwick (PhD), place him at the intersection between theory and practice. This blend of practice and academic insight informs his consulting, teaching and research.
Strategy + Mergers and Acquisitions
I believe business is more than just finance and so I lecture, research and consult on the importance of strategy. In particular I focus upon the practices of strategy, which include strategy formulation, implementation and the role of strategy directors. I specialise in growth strategies, particularly international Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) where I use a multi-disciplinary approach to explain why deals succeed or fail.