Name: Prof. Peter McKiernan
Title/Position: Professor - MBA

Faculty Bio

In 2011, I joined Strathclyde Business School as a Professor of Management in the Department of Strategy and Organisation. I have held Professorial positions at the Universities of Warwick, St Andrews, Malta and the Sir Walter Murdoch Chair in Management and Governance at Murdoch University, Australia. Across these institutions I held the positions of Dean, Head of School, Head of Group and Chair of Department. I hold a Bachelors degree in Economics, a Masters degree in Business Analysis and a Doctorate in Corporate Strategy. My main research focus is on how organisations learn about how their future might unfold and how they might prepare their current strategies to cope. Over the years, my research output has covered organisational turnaround, fast growing SMEs, sector studies (e.g., Jute, Automobiles) and public policy. This research has appeared in top journals in the US and in Europe and has won several journal and conference prizes. I have authored, co-authored or edited 8 books, including the best seller Sharpbenders and Strategies of Growth, Inside Fortress Europe, Inside the Omani Corporate Culture, Strategic Leadership: Governance and Renewal and Hidden Champions in Central and Eastern Europe and Turkey. Currently, I sit on the Boards of several academic journals. Also, I have won competitive grants from major organisations e.g., DTI, European Commission, Singapore Government. I have worked with a range of blue chip organisations around the world in strategy and marketing e.g., IBM, BP, Philips, Jardine Matheson, Reed-Elsevier, Siemens-GPT, Marks and Spencer. Additionally, I have held many Board positions in the private and public sectors e.g., the Association of Business Schools (ABS), and chaired those of major public bodies e.g., West Lothian FE College. I have directed a host of scenario planning projects on 4 continents for governments, cities, regions and organisations in the private, public and third sectors. I have been President of the British Academy of Management (BAM) and of the European Academy of Management (EURAM), where I co-founded the journal European Management Review. In addition, I hold Fellowships of the BAM, the EURAM, the Governance Institute of Australia, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, the Academy of Social Sciences, the Royal Society of Arts and I am an inaugural Companion of the ABS. I operate as a part time professor at Strathclyde, with a visiting professorial position at the University of Malta, a Fellowship of the Asian Research Centre at Murdoch University, Australia and a Senior Research Fellowship at the Centre for Leadership, Innovation and Creativity (CLIC) at one of Europe's oldest management schools, HHL in Leipzig. Also, I am keen on all sporting activity and hold a full University blue from St Andrews, where I was Chair of the Athletic Union for a decade. Presently, I am proud to be the Director of Post-Graduate Research Students in the Department.


Professor Course Number Course Name Instructor Room Number Days Time Credits Prerequisites
Peter McKiernan MG920 Exploring the International Business Environment N/A N/A N/A 10.0