Economics and Strategy Group
I joined Aston Business School in 2005 upon the completion of my PhD at Warwick Business School.
I am teaching Strategic Management modules at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. I maintain a weblog with material and examples related to my teaching http://strat-man.blogspot.com/.
I am the Director of MSc Strategy and International Business.
I am the Co-Chair of the Strategic Foresight SIG at the British Academy of Management.
My research interest is in how strategy is developed in terms of processes and practices. My current research is focused on how specific activities such as Performance
Measurement/Management (PMM) and Strategic Foresight influence the strategy development process. Furthermore, I am investigating the impact of strategy tools associated with these activities: Balanced Scorecard from PMM and Scenario Planning from Strategic Foresight.
I am working with the Centre of Executive Development on the provision of management development programmes in a range of formats: open programmes, executive development programmes and highly customised programmes.
Qualifications & Education
PhD Industrial Studies, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, 2005
MSc Engineering Business Management, Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick, 2000
BEng Mechanical Engineering with Management, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bradford, 1999
2005 - present, Lecturer in Strategic Management, Economics & Strategy Group, Aston Business School
2006 - 2009, Guest Lecturer at VWA-Studienakademie, Stuttgart, Germany
My main research interest concerns the processes and practices within Strategy Development.
Past and current research has examined the impact of Performance Measurement/Management systems, such as the Balanced Scorecard, on strategy making.
I am also working on Strategic Foresight, specialising in the impact of Perceived Environmental Uncertainty on strategic decision making and the utilisation of Strategic Foresight tools, such as Scenario Planning for dealing with uncertainty when strategising.
I also have an active research interest on the application of management practises in SMEs.
Recent research funding
Roper S. and Tapinos E., 2008, ‘Perceived Environmental Uncertainty and Green Innovation Risk’; British Academy, £6,700.
Hart, M., Driffield, N., Du, J., Love, D., Tapinos, E., 2008. A comparative evaluation of the impact of UK Trade & Investment's R&D programme and other UKTI support that impacts R&D. UK Trade and Industry, £120,000.
Saal D., Cooper S., Brewster C., Tapinos E., 2010, Green wash or green progress, Social Responsibility and Sustainability Group, Aston University, £15,000.
- EMSM Strategic Management (for the EMM programme)
- MBA Project Workshops
- BSM938 Qualitative Methods for Evaluating Business Problem
i) Executive Development degrees: Strategic Management; Strategy Development. Past and current clients include: Carillion Plc – Carillion Leadership Programme; British Army – Springboard.
ii) Open Management Development programmes: Strategy Development. Taught and coached Entrepreneurs on the Accelerated Entrepreneurial Growth Programme.
iii) Customised Executive Development Programmes: Risk Management with Scenarios at L’Oreal UK.
I am keen to supervise projects on strategic management, strategy development, strategic performance management, strategic foresight, perceived uncertainty/risk, balanced scorecard, scenario planning.
Potential candidates are advised to download the requirements of ABS Doctorate Programme and contact me with either an idea or a fully developed proposal.
A. Moras, DBA: ‘Strategy formation in the Financial Industry’ (together with Dr M. Smets and Dr S. Decker).
M. Taylor, DBA: ‘Turnaround Strategies’ (together with Dr G. Leask)
P. A. Spee, PhD, comp. 2009, ‘Strategic planning as a communicative process’.
R. J. Hammer, DBA, comp. 2011, ‘Strategy development process and complex adaptive systems’.
Membership of professional bodies
Strategic Management Society
Academy of Management
British Academy of Management. Co-Chair of Strategic Foresight Special Interest Group
Operational Research Society UK
Performance Measurement Association