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Dr Simon M Smith is Senior Lecturer in Leadership & Management. He joined the University of Winchester in October 2015. He became Programme Leader for the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) and Head of the Centre for Responsible Management in 2018. Simon was formerly Programme Leader (from 2015-2018) for BA (Hons) Business Management and BA (Hons) Business Management with Enterprise and Innovation.

Simon started his career in Higher Education in 2006 and has led and managed numerous programmes, including various International Business degrees, a Business Administration degree and an MBA. He possesses a broad range of international experiences. This includes teaching in China, Cyprus, Germany, the Czech Republic and Spain, as well as working with Higher Education providers in China, Japan, Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Germany, France, Cyprus and Spain. Prior to Higher Education, Simon worked in retail for 14 years within various organisations and roles, as well as attaining experiences in logistics, secondary education and the music industry.

Simon attained an award in 2015 for a Highly Commended Paper in Employee Relations 2014, for ‘Exploring the impact of Investors in People: A focus on training and development, job satisfaction, and awareness of the Standard’.

Simon has been Associate Editor for the International Journal of Organizational Analysis since 2013. He is currently supervising two PhD students with one researching climate change and the other researching employee partnerships. You can keep up-to-date with his research activities on ResearchGate.

Areas of expertise

  • Leadership and Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Organisational Analysis
  • International Business


Journal articles

  • Stokes, P., Smith, S.M., Wall, T., Moore, N., Rowland, C., Ward, T. and Cronshaw, C. (Accepted) ‘Resilience and the (Micro-)Dynamics of Organizational Ambidexterity: Implications for Strategic HRM’, International Journal of Human Resource Management. DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2018.1474939
  • Séraphin, H., Smith, S.M., Scott, P. and Stokes, P. (2018) ‘Destination Management through Organizational Ambidexterity: A Study of Haitian Enclaves’, Journal of Destination Marketing & Management, 9, pp.389-392. DOI: 10.1016/j.jdmm.2018.03.005
  • Stokes, P., Moore, N., Smith, S.M., Larson, M. and Brindley, C. (2017) ‘Organizational Ambidexterity and the Emerging-to-Advanced Economy Nexus: Cases from Private Higher Education Operators in the UK’, Thunderbird International Business Review, 59 (3), pp.333-348. DOI: 10.1002/tie.21843
  • Smith, S.M. (2017) ‘Organizational Ambidexterity: Welcome to paradox city’, Human Resource Management International Digest, 25 (1), pp.1-3. DOI: 10.1108/HRMID-06-2016-0087
  • Engelbart, S.M., Jackson, D.A. and Smith, S.M. (2017) ‘Examining Asian and European reactions within shock advertising’, Asian Journal of Business Research, 7 (2), pp.37-56. DOI 10.14707/ajbr.170036
  • Scott, P., Scott, T., Stokes, P., Moore, N., Smith, S.M., Rowland, C. and Ward, T. (2017) ‘Reconceptualising Buyer Behavior in the Digital Era: An Emergent Journey’, International Journal of Technology Marketing, 12 (2), pp.165-179. DOI: 10.1504/IJTMKT.2017.083378
  • Scott, P., Scott, T., Stokes, P., Moore, N., Smith, S.M., Rowland, C. and Ward, T. (2017) ‘The Consumer Journey in the Digital Age – The Challenges Faced by Destination and Place Marketing Agencies’, Int. J. of Digital Culture and Electronic Tourism, 2 (1), pp.28-45. DOI: 10.1504/IJDCET.2017.082512
  • Stokes, P., Liu, Yi-Peng, Smith, S.M., Leidner, S., Moore, N. and Rowland, C. (2016) ‘Managing talent across advanced and emerging economies: HR issues and challenges in a Sino-German strategic collaboration’, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 27 (20), pp.2310-2338. DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2015.1074090
  • Stokes, P., Moore, N., Moss, D., Mathews, M., Smith, S.M. and Liu, Yi-Peng (2015) ‘The Micro-Dynamics of Intra-Organizational and Individual Behaviour and Their Role in Organizational Ambidexterity Boundaries’, Human Resource Management, 54 (1), pp.63-86. DOI: 10.1002/hrm.21690
  • Smith, S.M. and Stokes, P. (2015) ‘Signs and Wonders: Exploring the Effects and Impact of the Investors in People Logo and Symbols’, European Journal of Training and Development, 39 (4), pp.298-314. DOI: 10.1108/EJTD-11-2014-0074
  • Stokes, P., Larson, M., Russell, N., Adderley, S., Moore, N., Mathews, M., Smith, S., Lichy, J., Scott, P., Ward, T. and Brindley, C. (2015) ‘Smart Cities’ - Issues and Challenges for ‘Old World’ Economies: A Case from the United Kingdom, Dynamic Relationships Management Journal, 4 (2), pp.3-22. DOI: 10.17708/DRMJ.2015.v04n02a01
  • Smith, S.M., Stokes, P. and Wilson, J. (2014) ‘Exploring the impact of Investors in People: A focus on training and development, job satisfaction, and awareness of the Standard’, Employee Relations, 36 (3), pp.266-279. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ER-09-2012-0064
  • Leidner, S. and Smith, S.M. (2013) ‘What keeps potential job-hoppers’ feet on the ground? Training helps German employees to stay loyal’, Human Resource Management International Digest, 21 (1), pp.31-33.
  • Smith, S.M. and Lee, A. (2012) ‘Coping with the first fail: a strategic approach to student retention’, Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education, 4 (1), pp.70-74.
  • Smith, S.M. (2009) ‘Enhancing performance with Investors in People recognition: exploring the alleged link’, Development and Learning in Organizations, 23 (2), p.16-18.
  • Smith, S.M. (2009) ‘Investors in People: the chicken and the egg: HR specialists should be cautious about claims for the standard’, Human Resource Management International Digest, 17 (1), p.38-39.


  • Stokes P., Moore, N., Smith, S., Rowland, C. and Scott, P. (Eds) (2016) Organizational Management: Approaches and Solutions. London: Kogan Page.


  • Smith, S.M., Perriman, A. and Trimm, A. (2018) ‘The Responsible Management and Leadership Paradox: Applying the Conceptual Lens of Organizational Ambidexterity’. British Academy of Management Conference, University of the West of England, Bristol, England.
  • ​Scott, T., Scott, P., Stokes, P., Moore, N., Smith, S.M. and Ward, T. (2015) 'Reconceptualising the Consumer Journey in the Digital Age – An Exploratory Study of the United Kingdom Retail Sector'. 8th Annual EuroMed Academy of Business Conference, Verona, Italy
  • Smith, S.M. (2014) 'International students and their dissertations: Let’s not put square pegs into round holes', at The 7th Annual EuroMed Academy of Business Conference, Kristiansand, Norway.
  • Smith, S.M. (2013) ‘Is there a different way to approach undergraduate dissertations with international students?’, at HEA: Intercultural Business Communication: Bridging the Workplace and the Classroom conference, Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland.
  • Smith, S.M. (2012) ‘Examining an innovative undergraduate dissertation approach: an international student perspective’, at HEA: Journeys in Intercultural Understanding – Improving Internationalisation within Higher Education conference, UCLan, Preston, England.
  • Lee, A. and Smith, S. (2010) ‘First Fail Forward’, at HEA: Retention Convention, Leeds, England.
    Smith, S.M. (2009) ‘Challenging the assumptions surrounding the perceptual value of Investors in People’, at Irish Academy of Management conference, Galway, Ireland.
  • Smith, S. (2008) ‘The sustainability and relevance of Investors In People – trying not to judge the book by its cover’, at British Academy of Management conference, Majestic Hotel, Harrogate, England.
  • Smith, S. (2008) ‘Exploring the sustainable value of Investors In People’, at Irish Academy of Management conference, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Smith, S. (2008) ‘Investors In People – checking for the sell-by-date’, at British Academy of Management HRM Specialist Interest Group conference, Kingston University, London, England.
  • Smith, S. (2007) ‘Is Investors In People a Sustainable and Relevant Concept? A Case Study’, at Irish Academy of Management conference, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
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