Strategic Management is a diverse topic which can be a challenge for managers themselves and for academics who study the topic. However, the topic's insights are far-reaching and very widely transferable.
The Strategic Management Research Group is led by the Professor Duncan Angwin, the current Sir Roland Smith Chair of Strategic Management. The group was formed in 2007 by Emeritus Professor Gerry Johnson.
Strategies exist at the corporate level, at the business level and at operating levels. They have economic dimensions to them, social dimensions, ethical dimensions and the practical concerns of both developing and implementing those strategies. Strategy is not easily confined to a single perspective or to a single discipline.
The Strategic Managment Research Group carries out research in a number of areas:
- international mergers and acquisitions
- strategy communications
- strategy actors
- strategic space
- strategy process and organisational change
- strategy implementation and capability development
- corporate social responsibility
- public sector strategy
- corporate center transformation
These topics are studied in a variety of industries such Retailing, Pharmaceuticals, IT, Food, Biotechnology, Engineering, Health Care and Financial Services.
The Research Group has a primary focus upon strategy as practice (SaP) as a lens for understanding strategic management. SaP is concerned with the practices of strategizing in order to understand how they deliver strategic outcomes. It looks at strategy as something people do. LUMS is one of the founder members of the SAP-IN community of more than 200 scholars and practitioners in over 100 countries that is concerned with everyday practices that constitute strategy making.