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Professor Mike Zundel

Professor Strategy, IB and Entrepreneurship


Personal Statement

My research interests revolve around the areas of strategy, learning in organisations, and research methodology. I am interested in stability/change relationships, the interplay between individual action and wider institutional processes, as well as possibilities of practice and process theoretical perspectives for studying organisations. Together with colleagues from Copenhagen Business School I have begun working on a research stream on strategy and rationality, probing into the space between calculation and the gut. This follows on from my collaboration with Prof Robin Holt which currently involves a monograph on 'the poverty of strategy' commissioned by Cambridge University Press.

From 2015-2018 I was Associate Dean for Research and from 2018-2021 Associate Dean Faculty, with responsibilities relating to staff development and recruitment at ULMS. From September 2020 to August 2021 I also acted as interim head of the department Strategy, IB and Entrepreneurship. I hold an Otto Moensted Visiting Professorship at Copenhagen Business School.

My present and past editorial positions include: Board member, Academy of Management Review, 2017-ongoing (Developmental Reviewer Awards in 2020 and 2021); senior editor, Organization Studies, 2014-2021; board member Academy of Management Learning & Education, 2017-2020 (Best Reviewer award in 2020); consulting editor IJMR, 2014-2018 (Best Reviewer award in 2013).