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Professor in Strategic Management, University of Nottingham

Professor Martin Lockett’s career brings together the academic and business worlds. After 13 years’ research and teaching in leading universities (Cambridge, Open University, Imperial College, Oxford), he spent 16 years in a variety of senior business roles including general management, strategy consulting, business development, and management of major change programmes. This included working for John Lewis, KPMG, American Management Systems, Sapient and Arthur D Little with experience in Europe, Asia, US, Middle East and Africa.

He then moved back to the academic world at Ashridge where he became Dean of Academic Development. He then designed and led the academic integration of Ashridge and Hult International Business School, with campuses in the US, UK, Middle East and China. In 2017, he moved to his current role as Dean of the Faculty of Business and Professor in Strategic Management at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China. His research interests include innovation and China’s economic development; cross-cultural management; and global higher education management.


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    Professor in Strategic Management, University of Nottingham