Key Experience

David Faulkner is an Oxford educated economist by background, who prior to becoming an academic 27 years ago spent much of his earlier career as a strategic management consultant, and business builder. He is Emeritus Professor of Strategy at Royal Holloway, University of London, and formerly Visiting Research Professor, The Open University and also a number of Indian Universities. In the Emeritus phase of his career he has become founder and CEO of Magna Carta College and Global Business School Oxford. Until 2003 he was an Official Student (Fellow) at Christ Church, Oxford and Member of the Governing Body, and an Oxford University Lecturer in Management Studies (Strategic Management). He has been in recent years Deputy Director of the Oxford University Said Business School, Director of the MBA programme for Oxford University, and Director of Undergraduate Programmes, Chief Examiner for the MBA, Chairman of the Graduate Studies Committee, and Chairman of the Faculty of Management. On moving into academic life in 1989, he became a lecturer in the Strategy Group in the Cranfield School of Management, and gained a Doctorate from Oxford University (D Phil), researching into conditions for success in International Strategic Alliances. He was also a Research Fellow at the Judge Institute at Cambridge working with Professor John Child on research into partnerships and M&A between British and foreign firms with emphasis on changes in management methods resulting from them. In his earlier career he spent seven years with McKinsey as a Strategic and Organisational consultant, and was Head of Strategy Consulting for Arthur D. Little Ltd. He was also Managing Director of the UK office of SIAR (The Scandinavian Institute for Administrative Research), the Stockholm - based international strategic consulting group, Corporate Finance Director of London and Continental Bankers and for a seven year period an entrepreneur running his own sports goods company focused on the Frisbee disc. During his academic career, in addition to lecturing, he has focused strongly on research output, and in addition to his thesis, has published 13 books and a number of papers. He is currently authoring two more books to be published in 2017.

  • The Challenge of Strategic Management with G.Johnson (Kogan Page 1992)
  • The Essence of Competitive Strategy with C.Bowman (Prentice-Hall 1994)
  • International Strategic Alliances: Cooperating to Compete (McGraw Hill 1994)research-based book
  • Competitive and Corporate Strategy with C.Bowman (Irwin Books 1996)
  • Strategies of Cooperation: Managing Alliances, Networks and Joint Ventures with Professor John Child (OUP 1998) research-based book
  • The Dynamics of International Strategy with Professor Susan Segal-Horn International Thomson 1999)
  • Cooperative Strategies: Business, Economic and Organisational Issues with Mark de Rond ,OUP (2000).book based on papers from two conferences
  • The Management of International Acquisitions with J.Child and R.Pitkethly (2001) OUP; research-based book
  • The Oxford Handbook of Strategy (OUP 2003) edited, with Andrew Campbell
  • Strategy: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management (Routledge 2002)
  • Cooperative Strategy with Prof John Child (University of Birmingham) and Prof Steve Tallman (University of Utah) OUP
  • International Strategy; The Dynamics of Global Management with Prof Susan Segal-Horn (Open University) Thomsons
  • The Handbook of Mergers and Acquisitions, 2012 OUP Edited with Dr Satu Teerikangas and Rick Joseph

He was founder of Magna Carta College, Oxford and is currently CEO of Global Buisness School Oxford. As a person he is something of a keep fit character. He attends the gym as often as possible, and ran the London Marathon in 2002, 2004 and 2007.