Dr Robert Demir

Lecturer in Strategic Management

Profile

Dr Robert Demir is a Lecturer in Strategic Management at Lancaster University Management School. He received his PhD from Stockholm University School of Business where he also taught strategic management, innovation, international business, and accounting. His research interests revolve around the practices and processes of strategizing and specifically the open, collaborative modes of strategic activity, the materiality of strategy work, and the transfer of practices across national and organizational boundaries. He is also interested in behavioural and cognitive dimensions of strategy practice, and management practice innovations. He has studied these topics across a wide range of industries, such as aluminium profiles, automotive parts, banking, bearings, and IT consulting.

He currently acts as principal or senior researcher in research projects on the strategic management of high-growth firms, management practice innovations, and the organizing of digitalization in industrial firms. His research has appeared in journals like British Journal of Management, International Business Review, and Qualitative Research. He has also acted as track and session chair in several international conferences (e.g., AIB, AOM, EAMSA, Nordic Academy of Management, SMS) and has also participated as principal researcher and international collaborator in several projects funded by the Swedish Central Bank’s Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences, Vinnova (Sweden’s Innovation Agency), Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation, Ragnar Söderberg Foundation, Peter Wallenberg Foundation, to name a few. He has also acted as a speaker on the digitalization of industry in several industry-specific conferences as well as for business managers in Swedish multinational corporations.

Dr Demir has received several nominations and distinctions for his research activities such as nominations for best paper awards in conferences like the Academy of Management Annual Conference (2012), Strategic Management Society Annual International Conference (2012, 2013, and 2015), and Outstanding Workshop Paper at the 2004 Euro-Asia Management Studies Association conference. In 2010, he was awarded the Wallander post-doctoral scholarship to distinguished young researchers in the field of business administration for his doctoral thesis “Strategy as Sociomaterial Practices; Planning, Decision-Making, and Responsiveness in Corporate Lending”. In 2011, his thesis was also recognized as the best doctoral dissertation of 2010 at Stockholm Business School (Stockholm University) and was nominated for the best doctoral dissertation award of the year in the Social Sciences faculty, Stockholm University.

The strategic management of high-growth firms: a review and theoretical conceptualization
Demir, R., Wennberg, K., McKelvie, A. 08/2017 In: Long Range Planning. 50, 4, p. 431-456. 26 p.
Journal article

Organizing for digitization: a cross-country analysis of CIO attention to digital technology
Demir, R. 2016
Conference paper

Strategic sponsoring in professional sport: a review and conceptualization
Demir, R., Söderman, S. 8/06/2015 In: European Sport Management Quarterly. 15, 3, p. 271-300. 30 p.
Journal article

Mangling the process: a meta-theoretical account of process theorizing
Demir, R., Lychnell, L. 1/02/2015 In: Qualitative Research. 15, 1, p. 85-104. 20 p.
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Strategic activity as bundled affordances
Demir, R. 15/01/2015 In: British Journal of Management. 26, Suppl. S1, p. S125-S141. 17 p.
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Towards a model of open strategizing
Demir, R. 2015
Conference paper

Uncovering the stigma of learning from past experiences
Demir, R. 2015
Conference paper

Sponsoring as a strategic lever for changing the resource base of professional sport
Demir, R. 2014
Conference paper

Uncovering recruitment as a strategic lever for various forms of organizational capital
Demir, R. 2014
Conference paper

Managerial attention and antecedents of knowledge source exploitation in MNCs
Kumar, N., Demir, R. 07/2013 In: Critical Perspectives on International Business. 9, 3, p. 271-300. 30 p.
Journal article

Translation of relational practices in an MNC subsidiary: symmetrical, asymmetrical, and substitutive strategies
Demir, R., Fjellström, D. 09/2012 In: Asian Business and Management. 11, 4, p. 369-393. 25 p.
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The practice of strategic planning: a sociomaterial approach
Demir, R. 2012 In: Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. 2012
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Reconsidering the geographical flows of the global knowledge economy: the example of Indian ICT-based knowledge flows to Sweden
Hermelin, B., Demir, R., Verhagen, H. 06/2011 In: International Journal for Digital Society. 2, 2, p. 451-461. 11 p.
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