Professor Paul Hughes

Job: Professor of Strategic Management

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: NA

T: +44 (0)116 257 7031

E: paul.hughes@dmu.ac.uk

W: dmu.ac.uk

 

Personal profile

Paul Hughes is Professor of Strategic Management at Leicester Castle Business School, De Montfort University and Head (Interim) of Leicester Castle Business School from 1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018.

Paul was previously Senior Lecturer in Strategy and Director of Centre for Entrepreneurship at Durham University and Lecturer in Strategic Management at Loughborough University.

His research is published widely in internationally-recognised outlets such as Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of World Business, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, British journal of Management, Public Administration, Journal of International Marketing, industrial Marketing Management, International Marketing Review, and Journal of Business Research.

In 2013, a research paper by Paul and his colleagues, Dr Yiannis Kouropalatis and Professor Robert Morgan, on pursuing ‘flexible commitment’ won the Outstanding Paper Award for 2012 in the European Journal of Marketing (http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/EJM-02-2014-001).

Along with Professor Anne Souchon of Loughborough University, Paul has founded the ‘Global Improvisation Dynamics #GID’ with members from across universities in Nottingham, Leeds, ALBA (Greece) and Ruppin (Israel). The goal of this consortium is to act as a research centre but across universities and expand our research agenda on strategic decision-making.

A highly skilled data analyst and business thinker, Paul has consulted for several businesses and has been a commentator on management and leadership in the media. Paul is a regular contributor on BBC Radio Cymru in discussing current business events (in particular business failures). His work has also been publicised and discussed (and with him contributing) live on BBC Radio 5 Live (our football research into managerial change), BBC Radio Cymru and online (e.g., http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-raj-persaud/david-moyes_b_5192305.html).

Publications and outputs 

Hodgkinson, I.R. and Hughes, P. “Public Service Performance: Exploring Strategy Configurations between Ownership Types”, International Public Management Journal, awaiting publication (accepted March 2018).

Hodgkinson, I.R., Hughes, P., Radnor, Z. and Glennon, R. (2018), “Affective Commitment within the Public Sector: Antecedents and Performance Outcomes between Ownership Types”, Public Management Review, forthcoming (accepted February 2018).

Hughes, P., Hodgkinson, I.R., Elliott, K. and Hughes, M., “Resource Orchestration and Firm Profitability: Uncovering ‘Recipes’ for Success in the US Manufacturing Industry”, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, awaiting publication (accepted January 2018).

Hughes, M., Hughes, P., Sousa, C. and Yan, K., “Marketing and Shareholder Value”, British Journal of Management, awaiting publication (accepted December 2017).

Thomas, L., Ambrosini, V. and Hughes, P., “Social Dynamics in Strategizing: Linking Micro Phenomena to Strategy Performance”, International Journal of Human Resource Management, awaiting publication (accepted September 2017).

Ashta, A., Stokes, P. and Hughes, P., “Change Management in Indo-Japanese Cross-Cultural Collaborative Contexts: Parallels between Traditional Indian Philosophy and Contemporary Japanese Management”, Journal of Organizational Change Management, awaiting publication (accepted September 2017).

Hughes, P., Hodgkinson, I.R., Hughes, M. and Arshad, D., “Explaining the entrepreneurial orientation–performance relationship in Emerging Economies: The intermediate roles of absorptive capacity and improvisation”, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, awaiting publication (accepted August 2017).

Hughes, P., Hodgkinson, I.R., Arshad, D. Hughes, M. and Leone, V. (2018), “Planning to Improvise? The Role of Reasoning in the Strategy Process: Evidence from Malaysia”, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 35 (2), 449-470.

Efrat, K., Hughes, P., Nemkova, E., Souchon, A.L. and Sy-Chango, J. (2018), “Leveraging of Dynamic Export Capabilities for Competitive Advantage and Performance Consequences: Evidence from China”, Journal of Business Research, 84 (March), 114-124.

Hughes, M., Hughes, P. and Hodgkinson, I.R. (2017), “In Pursuit of a ‘Whole Brain’ Approach to Undergraduate Teaching: Implications of the Herrmann Brain Dominance Model”. Studies in Higher Education, 42 (12), 2389-2405.

Hodgkinson, I.R., Hughes, P., Hughes, M., Glennon, R. (2017), “Does Ownership Matter for Service Delivery Value? An Examination of Citizens’ Service Satisfaction", Public Management Review, 19 (8), 1206-1220.

Yeboah, A., Boso, N., Hultman, M., Souchon, A.L., Hughes, P. and Nemkova, E. (2016), “Salesperson Improvisation: Conceptualization and Empirical Examination of its Sales Performance Outcomes, Antecedents and Boundary Conditions”, Industrial Marketing Management, 59 (November), 120-130.

Kyriakopoulos, K., Hughes, M. and Hughes, P. (2016), “The Role of Marketing Resources in Radical Innovation Activity: Antecedents and Payoffs”, Journal of Product Innovation Management, 33 (4), 398-417.

Souchon, A.L., Hughes P., Farrell, A., Nemkova, E. and Oliveira, J.S. (2016),"Spontaneity and International Marketing Performance", International Marketing Review, 33 (5), 671-690.

Hodgkinson, I.R., Hughes, P. and Arshad, D. (2016), “Strategy Development: Driving Improvisation in Malaysia”, Journal of World Business, 51 (3), 379-390.

Nemkova, E., Souchon, A.L., Hughes, P. and Micevski, M. (2015), “Does Improvisation Help or Hinder Planning in Determining Export Success? Decision Theory Applied to Exporting”, Journal of International Marketing, 23 (3), 41-65.

Hughes, M., Morgan, R. E., Ireland, R. D. and Hughes, P. (2014). “Social Capital and Learning Advantages: A Problem of Absorptive Capacity”, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 8 (3), 214-233.

Hodgkinson, I.R. and Hughes, P (2014), “Strategy Content and Public Service Provider Performance in the UK: An Alternative Approach”, Public Administration, 92 (3), 707-726.

Kouropalatis, Y., Hughes, P. and Morgan R.E. (2012), “Pursuing ‘Flexible Commitment’ as Strategic Ambidexterity: An Empirical Justification in High Technology Firms”, European Journal of Marketing (Special Issue), 46 (10), 1389-1417. Winner of the Outstanding Paper Award 2013.

Nemkova, E., Souchon, A.L. and Hughes, P. (2012), “Export Decision-Making Orientation: An Exploratory Study”, International Marketing Review, 29 (4), 349-378.

Hodgkinson, I.R., Hughes, P. and Hughes, M. (2012), “Re-examining the Deployment of Market Orientation in the Public Leisure Sector”, Journal of Marketing Management, 28 (11-12), 1249-1269.

Hodgkinson, I.R., Hughes, P. and Hughes, M. (2012), “Absorptive Capacity and Market Orientation in Public Service Provision”, Journal of Strategic Marketing, 20 (3), 211-229.

Hodgkinson, I.R. and Hughes, P. (2012), “A Level Playing Field: Social Inclusion in Public Leisure”, International Journal of Public Sector Management, 25 (1), 48-63.

Hodgkinson, I.R. and Hughes, P. (2012), “The Performance Implications of Strategic Capital for Public Leisure Providers” Services Industries Journal, 32 (8), 1375-1391.

Hughes, M., Hughes, P., Mellahi, K. and Guermat, C. (2010), “Short-Term versus Long-Term Impact of Managers: Evidence from the Football Industry”, British Journal of Management, 21 (2), 571-589.

Hughes, P., Hughes, M. and Morgan, R.E. (2010), “Why Do Product-Market Strategies Fail? A Social-Cultural Examination under Conditions of Adherence”, Group & Organization Management, 35 (5), 606-635.

Hughes, M., Morgan, R.E., Ireland, R.D. and Hughes, P (2010), “Network Behaviors, Social Capital, & Organizational Learning in High-Growth Entrepreneurial Firms”, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 12 (3), 257-272 (lead article).

Arshad, D. and Hughes, P. (2009), “Examining Organizational Improvisation: The Role of Strategic Reasoning and Managerial Factors”, International Journal of Social, Management, Economics and Business Engineering, 3 (6), 178-184.

Hughes, P., Morgan R.E. and Kouropalatis, Y. (2008), “Market Knowledge Diffusion and Business Performance”, European Journal of Marketing, 42 (11/12), 1372-1395.

Hughes, P. and Morgan, R.E. (2008), “Fitting Strategic Resources with Product-Market Strategy: Performance Implications”, Journal of Business Research, 61 (4), 323-331.

Hughes, M., Hughes, P. and Morgan, R.E. (2007), “Exploitative Learning and Entrepreneurial Orientation Alignment in Emerging Young Firms: Implications for Market and Response Performance”, British Journal of Management, 18 (4), 359-375.

Hughes, P. and Morgan, R.E. (2007), “A Resource-Advantage Perspective of Product-Market Strategy Performance & Strategic Capital in High Technology Firms”, Industrial Marketing Management, 36 (May), 503-517.

Research interests/expertise

Strategic decision-making

Managing through crisis

Strategic change

Competitive strategy

Dynamic capabilities

Helping your business grow 

Areas of teaching

Strategic management; strategy; decision-making; failure; entrepreneurship.

Qualifications

Ph.D in Strategic Management

MSc (Econ) in Management (E-Commerce)

BSc (Econ) in Business Studies

All qualification achieved at Aberystwyth University.

Courses taught

LCBS5001 Strategic Management; LCBS5052 Strategy in Turbulent Times

Honours and awards

Fellow of Chartered Management Institute

Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Membership of professional associations and societies

Member of Strategic Management Society.

Professional licences and certificates

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Fellow of Chartered Management Institute

Projects

Improvisation in Strategy-Making

Strategic Decision-Making

Strategy Failure

Strategic Entrepreneurship

Dynamic Transformation Capabilities

Forthcoming events

Public lecture on surviving economic crises through strategic investment decisions (planned for December 2017)

Conference attendance

Lee, H. and Hughes, P. (2017), “Post-Acquisitions Structures in M&As: An Innovation-Based Perspective”, Strategic Management Society Special Conference 2017, Costa Rica, 14-17 December 2017.

Lee, H. Hughes, P. and Hughes, M. (2017), “Post-Acquisitions Structures in Cross-Border M&As: An Innovation-Based Perspective”, Institute of International Business and Governance (IIBG) Annual Conference, Hong Kong, 11-14 December 2017.

Ghosh, S., Hughes, M. and Hughes, P. (2017), “Developing Dynamic Transformation Capabilities in High Velocity Environment: a Study of Industrial Internet Companies”, Strategic Management Society Special Conference 2017, Banff, Canada, 2-4 June 2017.

Hughes, M. and Sørensen, H.E. and Hughes, P. (2016), “A Configuration Analysis of Organizational Ambidexterity in Three Types of Firms”, Strategic Management Society Conference, Berlin, Germany, 17-20 September 2016.

Thomas, L., Ambrosini, V. and Hughes, P. (2016), “The Role of Organizational Citizenship Behavior and Rewards in Strategy Execution Effectiveness”, Academy of Management Conference, Anaheim, California, USA, 5-9 August 2016.

Scott, S.A., Hughes, M. and Hughes, P. (2016), “Adaptive Processes and Relational Complexities: New Contingencies in Open Innovation Network Research”, Strategic Management Society Special Conference, Rome, Italy, 5-7 June 2016.

Scott, S.A., Hughes, M. and Hughes, P. (2016), “Social Capital’s Role for Value Creation in Open Innovation Networks”, Strategic Management Society Special Conference, Rome, Italy, 5-7 June 2016.

Scott, S.A., Hughes, M., Hughes, P. and Burrows, P.B. (2016), "The Relational Complexities of Open Innovation Networks: Mapping The Social Capital within University and Business Research Collaborations", 23rd Innovation and Product Development Management Conference, Glasgow, UK, 12-14 June.

Hughes, P., Souchon, A.L., Nemkova, E., Boso, N., Hultman, M., Yeboah, A. and Sy-Chango, J. (2015), “Quadratic Effects of Export Decision-Making on Innovation Orientation: Evidence from Chinese Exporting Firms”, ANZMAC Conference, Sydney, Australia, December 2015.

Hughes, M., Hughes, P., Morgan, R.E. and Hodgkinson, I.R. (2015), “Organizing Strategic Entrepreneurship to Enable Product Innovation in New and Young Technology-Based Firms”, Strategic Management Society Conference, Denver, Colorado, USA, October 2015.

Cai, J., Souchon, A.L. and Hughes, P. (2014), “The Role of Coopetition in the Commercialization of Innovation”, Strategic Management Society Conference, Madrid, Spain, September 2014.

Thomas, L., Ambrosini, V. and Hughes, P. (2014), “Social Dynamics in Strategizing: Linking Micro Phenomena to Strategy Performance”, Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, USA, August 2014.

Souchon, A.L., Boso, N., Hughes, P., Nemkova, E., Sy-Changco, J., Hultman, M. and Yeboah, A. (2014), “Enhancing Marketing Unpredictability and Performance through Planning and Improvisation Management: A Cross-Cultural Study”, American Marketing Association Summer Educators Conference, San Francisco, USA, August 2014.

Nemkova, E., Souchon, A. and Hughes, P. (2014), “Export Decision-Making: Combining Planning and Improvisation to Enhance Performance”, World Marketing Congress (AMS), ESAN University, Lima, August 2014.

Hodgkinson, I.R. and Hughes, P. (2014), “Strategy, Publicness and Organizational Performance”, International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) Conference, Ottawa, Canada, April 2014.

Thomas, L., Ambrosini, V. and Hughes, P. (2013), “Organizational Citizenship Behaviour and Strategy Performance: The Mediating Role of Reward Mechanisms on Middle Manager Strategizing”, British Academy of Management Conference, Liverpool, September 2013.

Hughes, M., Hughes, P., Morgan, R.E. and Cadogan, J.W. (2012), “How Does Strategic Entrepreneurship Affect Product Innovation in Young and New Venture Firms? A Model and Test”, 2012 Global Marketing Conference, Seoul, Korea, July 2012.

Nemkova, E., Souchon, A.L. and Hughes P. (2011), “Balancing Planning And Improvisation For Export Success: From 'Accepted Norm' to 'Guilty Secret'?”, at 40th European Marketing Academy (EMAC) Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia, May 2011.

Hodgkinson, I.R., Hughes, M., Hughes, P. and Morgan, R.E. (2010), “The Role of Absorptive Capacity in The Market Orientation-Customer Performance Relationship For Public Service Provision”, at 39th European Marketing Academy (EMAC) Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 2010.

Hughes, P., Morgan, R.E., Hughes, M., Kouropalatis, Y., Powell, T. and Hodgkinson, I.R. (2010), “Antecedents and Consequences of Product-Market Planning Capability”, at Strategic Management Society 30th Annual Conference, Rome, Italy, September 2010. 

Kyriakopoulos, K., Hughes, M. and Hughes, P. (2010), “The Role of Marketing Resources in Radical Innovation”, at American Marketing Association Winter Educators' Conference, New Orleans, USA, February 2010.

Hodgkinson, I.R. and Hughes, P. (2010), “The Strategy-Performance Relationship: Evidence from the Public Leisure Sector”, British Academy of Management Conference, Management Research in a Changing Climate, Sheffield, England, September, 2010.

Arshad, D. and Hughes, P. (2009), “Examining Organizational Improvisation: The Role of strategic Reasoning and Managerial Factors”, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Paris, France, June 2009 (Vol. 54, pp.548-554).

Kyriakopoulos, K. and Hughes, P. (2008), “The Role of Marketing Resources in Radical Innovation”, Strategic Management Society Conference, Cologne, Germany, October 2008.

Hughes, M., Morgan, R.E., Ireland, R.D. and Hughes, P. (2008), "The Interactive Effect of Social Capital and Embeddedness on Learning From Network Relationships", Strategic Management Society Conference, Cologne, Germany, October 2008.

Recent research outputs

Yeboah, A., Boso, N., Hultman, M., Souchon, A.L., Hughes, P. and Nemkova, E. (2016), “Salesperson Improvisation: Conceptualization and Empirical Examination of its Sales Performance Outcomes, Antecedents and Boundary Conditions”, Industrial Marketing Management, 59 (November), 120-130.

Hughes, M., Hughes, P. and Hodgkinson, I.R., “In Pursuit of a ‘Whole Brain’ Approach to Undergraduate Teaching: Implications of the Herrmann Brain Dominance Model”. Studies in Higher Education, awaiting publication (accepted February 2016).

Kyriakopoulos, K., Hughes, M. and Hughes, P. (2016), “The Role of Marketing Resources in Radical Innovation Activity: Antecedents and Payoffs”, Journal of Product Innovation Management, 33 (4), 398-417.

Souchon, A.L., Hughes P., Farrell, A., Nemkova, E. and Oliveira, J.S. (2016),"Spontaneity and International Marketing Performance", International Marketing Review, 33 (5), 671-690.

Hodgkinson, I.R., Hughes, P. and Arshad, D. (2016), “Strategy Development: Driving Improvisation in Malaysia”, Journal of World Business, 51 (3), 379-390.

Nemkova, E., Souchon, A.L., Hughes, P. and Micevski, M. (2015), “Does Improvisation Help or Hinder Planning in Determining Export Success? Decision Theory Applied to Exporting”, Journal of International Marketing, 23 (3), 41-65.

Hughes, M., Morgan, R. E., Ireland, R. D. and Hughes, P. (2014). “Social Capital and Learning Advantages: A Problem of Absorptive Capacity”, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 8 (3), 214-233.

Hodgkinson, I.R. and Hughes, P (2014), “Strategy Content and Public Service Provider Performance in the UK: An Alternative Approach”, Public Administration, 92 (3), 707-726.

Kouropalatis, Y., Hughes, P. and Morgan R.E. (2012), “Pursuing ‘Flexible Commitment’ as Strategic Ambidexterity: An Empirical Justification in High Technology Firms”, European Journal of Marketing (Special Issue), 46 (10), 1389-1417. Winner of the Outstanding Paper Award 2013.

Nemkova, E., Souchon, A.L. and Hughes, P. (2012), “Export Decision-Making Orientation: An Exploratory Study”, International Marketing Review, 29 (4), 349-378.

Hodgkinson, I.R., Hughes, P. and Hughes, M. (2012), “Re-examining the Deployment of Market Orientation in the Public Leisure Sector”, Journal of Marketing Management, 28 (11-12), 1249-1269.

Hodgkinson, I.R., Hughes, P. and Hughes, M. (2012), “Absorptive Capacity and Market Orientation in Public Service Provision”, Journal of Strategic Marketing, 20 (3), 211-229.

Hodgkinson, I.R. and Hughes, P. (2012), “A Level Playing Field: Social Inclusion in Public Leisure”, International Journal of Public Sector Management, 25 (1), 48-63.

Hodgkinson, I.R. and Hughes, P. (2012), “The Performance Implications of Strategic Capital for Public Leisure Providers” Services Industries Journal, 32 (8), 1375-1391.

Hughes, M., Hughes, P., Mellahi, K. and Guermat, C. (2010), “Short-Term versus Long-Term Impact of Managers: Evidence from the Football Industry”, British Journal of Management, 21 (2), 571-589.

Hughes, P., Hughes, M. and Morgan, R.E. (2010), “Why Do Product-Market Strategies Fail? A Social-Cultural Examination under Conditions of Adherence”, Group & Organization Management, 35 (5), 606-635.

Hughes, M., Morgan, R.E., Ireland, R.D. and Hughes, P (2010), “Network Behaviors, Social Capital, & Organizational Learning in High-Growth Entrepreneurial Firms”, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 12 (3), 257-272 (lead article).

Arshad, D. and Hughes, P. (2009), “Examining Organizational Improvisation: The Role of Strategic Reasoning and Managerial Factors”, International Journal of Social, Management, Economics and Business Engineering, 3 (6), 178-184.

Hughes, P., Morgan R.E. and Kouropalatis, Y. (2008), “Market Knowledge Diffusion and Business Performance”, European Journal of Marketing, 42 (11/12), 1372-1395.

Hughes, P. and Morgan, R.E. (2008), “Fitting Strategic Resources with Product-Market Strategy: Performance Implications”, Journal of Business Research, 61 (4), 323-331.

 

Key research outputs

Thomas, L., Ambrosini, V. and Hughes, P., “Social Dynamics in Strategizing: Linking Micro Phenomena to Strategy Performance”, International Journal of Human Resource Management, awaiting publication (accepted September 2017).

Hughes, P., Hodgkinson, I.R., Hughes, M. and Arshad, D., “Explaining the entrepreneurial orientation–performance relationship in Emerging Economies: The intermediate roles of absorptive capacity and improvisation”, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, awaiting publication (accepted August 2017).

Hughes, P., Hodgkinson, I.R., Arshad, D. Hughes, M. and Leone, V., “Planning to Improvise? The Role of Reasoning in the Strategy Process: Evidence from Malaysia”, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, awaiting publication (accepted May 2017).

Hodgkinson, I.R. and Hughes, P. “Public Service Performance: Exploring Strategy Configurations between Ownership Types”, International Public Management Journal, awaiting publication (conditionally accepted April 2017).

Hodgkinson, I.R., Hughes, P., Hughes, M., Glennon, R. “Does Ownership Matter for Service Delivery Value? An Examination of Citizens’ Service Satisfaction", Public Management Review, awaiting publication (accepted December 2016).

Kyriakopoulos, K., Hughes, M. and Hughes, P. (2016), “The Role of Marketing Resources in Radical Innovation Activity: Antecedents and Payoffs”, Journal of Product Innovation Management, 33 (4), 398-417.

Hodgkinson, I.R., Hughes, P. and Arshad, D. (2016), “Strategy Development: Driving Improvisation in Malaysia”, Journal of World Business, 51 (3), 379-390.

Nemkova, E., Souchon, A.L., Hughes, P. and Micevski, M. (2015), “Does Improvisation Help or Hinder Planning in Determining Export Success? Decision Theory Applied to Exporting”, Journal of International Marketing, 23 (3), 41-65.

Hughes, M., Hughes, P., Mellahi, K. and Guermat, C. (2010), “Short-Term versus Long-Term Impact of Managers: Evidence from the Football Industry”, British Journal of Management, 21 (2), 571-589.

Hughes, P., Hughes, M. and Morgan, R.E. (2010), “Why Do Product-Market Strategies Fail? A Social-Cultural Examination under Conditions of Adherence”, Group & Organization Management, 35 (5), 606-635.

Hughes, P., Morgan R.E. and Kouropalatis, Y. (2008), “Market Knowledge Diffusion and Business Performance”, European Journal of Marketing, 42 (11/12), 1372-1395.

Hughes, P. and Morgan, R.E. (2008), “Fitting Strategic Resources with Product-Market Strategy: Performance Implications”, Journal of Business Research, 61 (4), 323-331.

Consultancy work

Tanabi Group. Local SMEs.

Currently available: Yes

Current research students

Ashok Ashta — “International Cross-Cultural Strategic Management in Indian/Japanese Companies”. Part-time doctoral student (enrolled April 2017). Acting as Second Supervisor. Primary Supervisor: Professor Peter Stokes.

Rohneet Ahluwalia — “Strategic Entrepreneurship”. Full-time doctoral student (enrolled October 2017). Acting as Primary Supervisor. Second Supervisor: Dr Regina Frank.

Jideofor Agbo — “International Student Transformation through Management Education: Examining Performance Differences in International Students”. Part-time doctoral student (enrolled October 2017). Primary Supervisor. Second Supervisor: Kassa Woldesenbet-Beta.

Ailikamujiang Aimaitijiang — “Managerial Overconfidence”. Full-time doctoral student (enrolled October 2017). Second Supervisor. Primary Supervisor: Dr Vitor Leone.

Abdulaziz Alqarni — “Leadership in Saudi”. Full-time doctoral student (enrolled July 2017). Second Supervisor. Primary Supervisor: Professor Peter Stokes.

Charlotte Forsberg — “International Student Transformation through Management Education: Examining Performance Differences in International Students”. Part-time doctoral student (enrolled April 2017). Acting as Second Supervisor. Primary Supervisor: Professor Peter Stokes.

Aizuddin Daut — “Strategic Decision-Making in Malaysian SMEs”. Full-time doctoral student (enrolled October 2014, at Durham, enrolled January 2017 at DMU). Acting as Primary Supervisor. Second Supervisor: Professor Dana Brown.

Swapan Ghosh — “Developing Transformative Capabilities for Industrial Businesses by Leveraging Industrial Internet for Sustained Growth”. Part-time doctoral student. Second Supervisor. Primary Supervisor: Professor Mat Hughes (Loughborough University).

Externally funded research grants information

Nemkova, E., Souchon, A.L., Hodgkinson, I.R., Oliveira, J.S., Hughes, P., Boso, N. and Hultman, M. (2018), “Managerial Decision-Making Styles, Innovation and Economic Performance: A Cross-National Examination”. Quantitative research project funded by a successful BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants (£10000).

Scholes, L., You, Y., Hu, R., Hughes, M. and Hughes, P. (2016), “The Influence of Family Firms on the Sustainability of Start-up/Nascent Enterprises”. Qualitative research project successfully funded by the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Research and Knowledge Exchange Fund 2016 (£4540).

Wright, M., De Massis, A., Kotlar, J., Scholes, L., Hughes, M. and Hughes, P. (2015), “Entrepreneurial Orientation in Private Family Firms in the UK”. Quantitative research project successfully funded by the Institute for Family Business (£17,089).

Sy-Chango, J., Souchon, A.L., Hughes, P. and Nemkova, E. (2014), “Normative and Adaptive Decision-Making in Exporting Firms: Impact on Performance”. 2-year research programme funded by a successful research grant application to University of Macau (US$10,000 per year, total US$20,000).

Souchon, A.L. and Hughes, P. (2006), “Improvising Export Decisions: A Contingency Theory Perspective”. Quantitative research project funded by a successful Academy of Marketing Research Award (£2500). This grant directly led to the creation of Global Improvisation Dynamics.

Professional esteem indicators

  • Along with Professor Anne Souchon of Loughborough University, Paul has founded the ‘Improvisation Consortium’ with current members from across universities in Nottingham, Leeds, ALBA (Greece) and Ruppin (Israel). The goal of this consortium is to act as a research centre but across universities (as Paul is based at DMU and Anne at Loughborough) and expand our research agenda on improvised decision-making. Currently, we have generated qualitative and quantitative data sets in the UK, Israel, China and Malaysia and have obtained funding from University of Macau to gather further data from East Asia.
  • Reviewer for international journal such as Journal of Product Innovation Management, British Journal of Management, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing, International Marketing Review.
  • Present at international conferences yearly (e.g., SMS, AoM, AMA).
  • Frequent speaker on business matters on BBC Radio Cymru.
  • Spoken about my research on top manager change in football on BBC Radio 5 Live.
  • My research has been used in articles on Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-raj-persaud/david-moyes_b_5192305.html).

ORCID number

0000-0002-7164-0406

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