Dr Chris Smith
|Position||Program Director UG-Marketing and Management|
|Org Unit||Business School Office|
|Telephone||+61 8 8313 8332|
Nexus 10 Tower
Biography/ BackgroundHaving initially qualified as a secondary school teacher my first full-time job was as a clinical psychologist working mainly in the field of adult psychiatry. From there I moved into the business world wherein a brief stint as a senior IR/HR manager was followed by GM/MD roles across a range of industries and settings ending in a Divisional CEO role overseeing a range of companies in the UK, Europe and Australasia. I entered the academic world via Warwick Business School (UK)and joined Adelaide at the beginning of 2004.
MSc(Clin Psych) (Surrey)
MA (Post Compulsory Education) (Warwick)
PhD (Strategy) (Warwick)
Teaching InterestsI teach across a range of areas related to strategic management including business strategy, corporate strategy and strategic change
My research/writing interests mirror my teaching interests except that I am also interested in research/writing on the dynamics of learning and teaching in business related education
Angwin, D., Cummings, S. and Smith, C. S. (2011). Strategy Pathfinder, 2nd Ed. Oxford: Blackwell.
Mackie, S.I., Begg, S.H., Smith, C., and Welsh, M.B. (2006), Realizing the potential of decision-making under uncertainty, AAPG International Conference and Exhibition
Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association
Mackie, S.I., Begg, S.H., Smith, C., and Welsh, M.B. (2008), “Real world” decision-making in the upstream oil and gas industry – Prescriptions for improvement, APPEA Journal, 23: 329-343
Mackie, S.I., Begg, S.H., Smith, C.S., and Welsh, M.E., (2007) Decision
type: A key to realizing the potential of decision-making under
uncertainty, AAPEA Journal, Volume 22, Number 1, pp 307 - 317.
Mackie, S.I., Begg, S.H., Smith, C.S., and Welsh, M.E. (2010), Human decision-making in the oil and gas industry, Paper presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition held in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 18–20 October 2010
Smith, C. S. (2005) Corporate strategy, in J. McGee (ed.) The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management – Strategic Management 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 65-69.
Smith, C. S. (2005) Corporate styles, in J. McGee (ed.) The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management – Strategic Management 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 69-71.
Smith, C. S. (2005) Organizational structure, in J. McGee (ed.) The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management – Strategic Management 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 235-241.
Smith, C. S. (2005) The value of an MBA, The Graduate, Oct/Nov: 25
Smith, C. S. (2006) MBA – therefore I think, Asian Legal Business, 6(8): 53.
Smith, C. S. (2007) Mergers and acquisition as illusion, in D. Angwin (ed) Images of Mergers and Acquisitions, Oxford: Blackwell, 63-86.
Smith, Chris(2011) 'Examinations and the ESL student - more evidence of particular disadvantages’, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 36: 1, 13-25,
Smith, C. S., McGee, J., Thomas, H. & Wilson, D. (2005) Corporate strategy: adding value in multi-business firms, in J. McGee, H. Thomas and D. Wilson Strategy: Analysis and Practice, London: McGraw-Hill, 337-376.
Smith, C.S. (2003) Strategy as numbers, in S. Cummings and D. Wilson (eds.) Images of Strategy. Oxford: Blackwell: 356-82.
Smith, C.S., Gidney, M., Barclay, N. and Rosenfeld, R. (2002) Dominant logics of strategy in Further Education colleges, Research in Post-Compulsory Education. 7(1): 45-61.
Smith, C.S., Gidney, M., Barclay, N. and Rosenfeld, R. (2002) Linking strategic perspectives and strategy, Learning and Skills Research. Autumn: 40-41.
Professional AssociationsBritish Psychological Society
Australian Psychological Society
Strategic Management Society (US)
Strategic Planning Society (UK)
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