Associate Professor, School of Strategy and Leadership, Coventry University

Neil Pyper is Associate Professor in Business/Management in the School of Strategy and Leadership at Coventry University. He is a specialist in international business strategy, and is especially interested in emerging markets.

He has particular expertise on country risk in Latin America. This comes from over 15 years' experience as an analyst and consultant. He continues to write frequently on the region for the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Oxford Analytica, IHS and others.

Neil has also published papers the area of strategic foresight, particularly scenario analysis and the processes through with forward-looking analysis is produced. In addition, he has a strong interest in business school pedagogy. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


  • 2018–present
    Associate Professor in Business/Management, Coventry University
  • 2016–2018
    Associate Head of School - Enterprise and Commercial, Coventry University
  • 2014–2015
    Senior Lecturer in Business/Management, Coventry University
  • 2012–2014
    SAMS/ESRC/UKCES Management and Business Development Fellow, University of Liverpool
  • 2003–2012
    Senior Analyst, Oxford Analytica
  • 2001–2003
    Research Analyst, IHS


  • 2013 
    University of Liverpool, Certificate in Professional Studies in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
  • 2009 
    Open University, BA, Economics
  • 2002 
    University of Liverpool, PhD, Latin American Studies
  • 1997 
    University of Liverpool, BA, Latin American Studies


  • 2018
    Forward looking analysis: Investigating how individuals ‘do’foresight and make sense of the future, Technological Forecasting and Social Change
  • 2017
    Improving scenario methodology: theory and practice, introduction to the special issue, Technological Forecasting and Social Change
  • 2015
    Enacting a new approach to scenario analysis: the potential of a pragmatist account, Foresight
  • 2015
    Applying actor network theory and pragmatist thinking to the process of implementing scenarios, International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Management

Professional Memberships

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Certified Management and Business Educator