Strategy and Organisational Behaviour

Faculty and students in Strategy or Organisational Behaviour are part of the Department of Management. The department welcomes doctoral applicants from a wide variety of academic disciplines who are united by a desire to conduct innovative research. Doctoral students have the opportunity to work with renowned faculty whose projects engage a range of different industries as well as researchers from across Imperial. With its small intake, the programme provides a supportive environment, preparing students for academic careers in top Business Schools worldwide.

Research areas

Researchers in this area are considering a variety of questions on what constitutes firm success across a range of different industries. These include examining the rules and management of platform leadership, the social dynamics of adoption and its consequences for firms’ strategy and innovation, understanding the link between senior managerial style and firm strategy, and the effect of team selection processes on success.

Find out more about our Strategy and Organisational Behaviour research and faculty

Doctoral thesis in Strategy and Organisational Behaviour

Name Thesis title Supervisor(s)
Armando Martins Brelaz de Castro Institutional Complexity and Deviant Practices: The Case of Rampant Corruption in Petrobras Professor Nelson Phillips Dr Namrata Malhotra
Xuchang Zheng Whether high prior trust buffers violation? Cognition- and affect-based trust under the impact of trust violation related to competence or integrity Dr Sankalp Chaturvedi Dr Jonathan Pinto
Rahul Kumar Innovation in an unusual territory: understanding emergent institutional and organisational processes around innovation in megaprojects Professor Nelson Phillips Dr Andrew Davies

Practical experience

Doctoral students in the department have the opportunity to teach on Business School programmes such as MSc Management and MSc Economics & Strategy for Businesses, as well as on our MBA suite.