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Research Interests

I have a range of research interests that focus on the strategic management-marketing interface. A major focus of my work is an exploration of different ways of thinking about strategy in the leadership and management of change. In addressing this research agenda I have investigated management cognition within different contexts such as in retail store management, an organizational wide study of cognition within the health sector and most recently in the context of investigating strategies used in SMEs to exploit innovation.

Teaching Activity

  • Marketing Strategy. Postgraduate MSc and Undergraduate final year (1999 - current)

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. Strategic Orientations in Practice (Aston University)
  • M.Sc. by Research in Business Management (Aston University) 
  • B.Sc. University of London

PhD Supervision

  • I have successfully supervised four full-time Doctoral students to completion (two as lead supervisor).
  • I am currently supervising one full-time and two part-time Doctoral students.
  • I have acted as an examiner of Doctoral students both at QR stage and full thesis (recent external Ph. D. examiner at Newcastle University).

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (Ref: 12621)
  • Member of British Academy of Management

Contact Details

Phone: +44(0)121 204 3181

Room: ABS245

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Research Output 2003 2019

Open Access
File
Organizational Models
follower
Consensus
leader
Mental models

Stakeholder preference and stated vs. derived importance satisfaction research

Greenland, S., Combe, I. A. & Farrell, A. M., 1 Jan 2016, In : International Journal of Market Research. 58, 1, p. 35-55 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Stakeholders
Market research
Analytical techniques
Comparative analysis
Outcomes research

Leaders' sensemaking under crises: emerging cognitive consensus over time within management teams

Combe, I. A. & Carrington, D. J., 1 Jun 2015, In : Leadership Quarterly. 26, 3, p. 307-322 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Time Management
Consensus
leader
management
Organizations

Tracing social influence in responses to strategy change in an online community

Castle, N. W., Combe, I. A. & Khusainova, R., 2014, In : Journal of Strategic Marketing. 22, 4, p. 357-375 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Social influence
Online communities
Acceptance
Behavioral response
Conceptual model

Brand-driven leadership for change management in retailing

Botschen, G., Combe, I. & Thelen, E., 29 Mar 2013, European retail research: 2012, Volume 26, Issue II. Schramm-Klein, H. (ed.). Springer, p. 1-18 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Change management
Retailing
Retail
Branding
Brand identity

Thesis

An empirical examination of the strategic decision-making process: the relationship between context, process, and outcomes

Author: Shepherd, N., 28 Mar 2014

Supervisor: Rudd, J. M. (Supervisor), Mooi, E. A. (Supervisor) & Combe, I. A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

How do public private partnerships influence business school performance in English-speaking Caribbean?

Author: Mungal, K., 1 Jun 2012

Supervisor: Higson, H. E. (Supervisor) & Combe, I. A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Business Administration

File

Negative brand personality: the construct, its antecedents and outcome variables

Author: Haji, I., 2 Apr 2014

Supervisor: Combe, I. A. (Supervisor), Farrell, A. M. (Supervisor) & Evanschitzky, H. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

File

Strategic orientations in practice : Exploring the strategic belief structures of line-managers embedded in practice

Author: Combe, I. A., 2006

Supervisor: Greenley, G. E. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

File

The dynamic nature of strategic consensus: a longitudinal study of multi-level cognitive shifts during a crisis

Author: Carrington, D., 12 Jun 2018

Supervisor: Combe, I. A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

File

Activities 2009 2012

  • 3 Visiting an external academic institution
  • 1 Editorial activity

European Journal of Marketing (Journal)

Ian Combe (Guest editor)
2012

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

Aquarius

Ian Combe (Visiting researcher)
2010

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

KTP / FactoryMaster Ltd

Ian Combe (Visiting researcher)
2010

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

Difenze

Ian Combe (Visiting researcher)
2009

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution