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Simon Bell

Professor Simon Bell, University of Melbourne, Australia

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Professor Bell is Professor of Marketing and Director of Executive Education at the University of Melbourne. Previously Simon worked at Cambridge Judge Business School. He has worked extensively with industry for the purposes of research, consulting and executive education. He writes and consults on a range of issues including sales force management, services and relationship marketing, and customer satisfaction and loyalty. His research has focused on the retail and financial services industries and has been published in leading international journals such as the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Retailing, Academy of Management Review, Harvard Business Review, and the Sloan Management Review. Simon also sits on a number of editorial boards including the Journal of Marketing and the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.


Tina Dacin

Professor Tina Dacin, Queens University, Canada

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Tina Dacin is the E. Marie Shantz Professor of Strategy and Organizational Behaviour in the Queen's School of Business, Queen's University, Canada. She is the Director of the Queen's School of Business Centre for Responsible Leadership and Area Coordinator of the Organisational Behaviour group at the school. She is also a member of the University Senate at Queen's University and Chair of the Principal's Innovation Fund Committee. Professor Dacin's research interests include cultural heritage and traditions, social innovation/entrepreneurship, and strategic alliances. Her work has been published in leading management journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Accounting, Organizations, and Society, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management, Journal of World Business, Organization Science, and the Strategic Management Journal. She has also served as Senior/Consulting Editor for Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Inquiry. She has previously served for multiple terms on the Editorial Review Boards of the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Organization and Strategic Management Journal

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Nelson Philips

Professor Nelson Philips, Imperial College, London

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Professor Nelson Philips is Chair in Strategy and Organisational Behaviour at Imperial College Business School.

Prior to joining Imperial, Professor Philips was the Beckwith Professor of Management Studies at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge from 2002 to 2005 and an Associate Professor in the Strategy and Organisation Area at McGill University in Montreal, Canada from 1993 to 2002. While on sabbatical in 2000/2001, Professor Phillips spent six months as the Edward Clarence Dyason Universitas 21 Fellow at Melbourne University in Melbourne, Australia and six months as a Visiting Professor at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. Professor Phillips completed his PhD in Organisational Analysis from the University of Alberta, Canada in 1995.

His research interests lie in four main areas. First, much of his work focuses on various aspects of new institutional theory. His work in this area connects conventional approaches to understanding institutional process to new theoretical perspectives such as discourse analysis or to new empirical areas of study such as entrepreneurship. Second, he has been increasingly engaged in a program of research looking at a range of different but related issues in entrepreneurship, family business and social entrepreneurship. His interest in this area lies in applying social theory to developing deeper understandings of these important forms of organization. Third, Professor Phillips has a strong interest in technology strategy and innovation, where he has been working for several years on various aspects of the social dynamics of technology adoption and the ramifications of these dynamics for technology strategy and innovation.


Wendy Smith

Dr Wendy Smith, Alfred Lerner School of Business

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Wendy Smith earned her PhD in Organisational Behaviour at Harvard Business School, and is currently an associate professor of Organisational Behaviour at the Alfred Lerner School of Business at the University of Delaware. 

Her research explores how leaders and their organisations address strategic paradoxes - contradictory, yet interrelated demands embedded in an organisation's strategy. She has investigated how organisations manage to achieve social and financial performance, explore new opportunities and exploit existing competencies, or enable short term and long term success. Her current research investigates how social entrepreneurs create conditions to sustain both their social mission and business purpose.  Her research has been published in journals such as Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, and Organization Science. Wendy also serves as an editorial board member for Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal and Business Ethics Quarterly

Wendy teaches leadership, organisational behaviour and business ethics. She has taught MBAs and undergraduates at University of Delaware, Harvard, and University of Pennsylvania - Wharton. She was nominated for the MBA Teacher Award at the Lerner Business School each year from 2007-2014 and nominated for the University of Delaware Excellence in Teaching Award in 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2013. She has taught leadership to executives. 

Wendy lives in Philadelphia with her husband and three children.  


Natalie Slawinski, Research fellow, Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation

Dr Natalie Slawinski, Memorial University of Newfoundland

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Dr Natalie Slawinski is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Faculty of Business Administration, Memorial University of Newfoundland, and is a co-founder and academic adviser to Memorial’s Centre for Social Enterprise. Dr Slawinski received her PhD in strategic management from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, and was awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal. Her research focuses on business sustainability, temporality in organisations, and organisational paradoxes, in a variety of contexts including social enterprises, industry-wide strategic alliances and multinational corporations. Dr Slawinski’s articles have appeared in such journals as Organization Science, Journal of Business Ethics, Organization Studies and Business & Society


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