Dr Tom Buckley is currently Lecturer in International Business Strategy at the University of Sheffield. Dr Buckley received his PhD. which was subsequently shortlisted for two dissertation prizes, from the University of Reading’s Henley Business School in 2017. Tom’s PhD research focused on the factors affecting the productivity of retail firms in the UK and the US over the long run. Tom’s research continues to adopt an international and comparative approach focusing mainly on the retail industry, but he is also interested in inter-organisational relationships and how private actors provide value to social/cultural initiatives.