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John Mawdsley


Educational Background

  • PhD Candidate, Strategy (Expected: May 2015), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015
  • B.A., Archaelogy, University of Liverpool, 2000

Positions Held

  • Internal Auditor, Royal Liver Assurance Ltd, 2008-2009
  • Project Manager, Royal Liver Assurance Ltd, 2006-2008

Recent Publications

  • Mawdsley, J., Somaya, D. Forthcoming. Strategy and Strategic Alignment in Professional Service Firms. In Oxford Handbook on Professional Service Firms. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Honors and Awards

  • Richard D. and Anne Marie Irwin Fellowship, Irwin Foundation, 2014-2015
  • Best Conference Paper (Finalist), Strategic Management Society conference, 2014
  • Best Conference Paper for Practice Implications (Nomination), Strategic Management Society conference, 2014
  • Dissertation Award, UIUC, 2014
  • Excellent Teachers – “Outstanding Ranking” (campus top 10%), UIUC, 2012
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, BPS Division, Academy of Management, 2011

Research and Teaching Interests

  • My research interests reside at the intersection of cooperative strategy and strategic human capital. I am motivated by research questions that investigate strategic issues for firms who create value from human capital and inter-organizational relationships. In particular, I am interested in examining strategic and performance outcomes that arise when knowledge-based service suppliers make deeper investments in their client relationships. I also have an interest in the management of a professional workforce, the impacts of different firm governance structures on firm value creation, and the strategies firms implement to acquire knowledge-based capabilities.
  • My teaching interests lie in business policy & strategy, and strategic human capital. I can also teach international business and entrepreneurship, and have an interest in creating teaching courses that relate to the strategic management of firms who supply knowledge-based business services.