Dr Simon M Smith is Senior Lecturer in Leadership & Management. He joined the University of Winchester in October 2015. He became Head of the Hoare Centre for Responsible Management in 2018, and Faculty Postgraduate Research Student Lead and REF UoA Lead (Unit 17) in 2020. He has also become temporary Faculty Research Lead for BLDT in 2021. Simon was formerly Programme Leader (from 2015-2018) for several Business Management undergraduate degree programmes as well as for the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) (2018-2020).
Simon started his lecturing career in Higher Education in 2006. He was previously at the University of Central Lancashire (2006-2014), the University of Liverpool (2009) and the University of Chester (2014-2015). Simon attained his PhD in 2011 titled "The Relevance and Sustainability of Investors in People" and an MA in Education in 2020. He has led and managed numerous programmes, including various International Business degrees, a Business Administration degree, an MBA and DBA. 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 institutions throughout Asia, America and Europe. 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.
In 2021, Simon received The Amity Excellence Award for an Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Education and an Honorary Professorship at the 6th Global Leadership Research Conference, Amity University, India. Simon won Lecturer of the Year at the University of Winchester Staff and Student Recognition Awards 2019. He 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 is currently a co-Track Chair and Treasurer for the British Academy of Management (BAM) SIG for Sustainable and Responsible Business. He was an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Organizational Analysis from 2013 to 2018 (1* in ABS 2018) for which he now remains a member of the Editorial Board.
Simon is currently supervising three PhD students within the subjects of: corporate responsibility in Nigerian indigenous firms; employee partnerships; and translational research and complexity theory in education. He is also supervising six DBA theses, including subjects on: customer/ student expectations in HE; change management; co-opertition in the third sector; age discrimination; digital transformation in the third sector; and, women and resilience in leadership.
You can keep up-to-date with Simon's research activities on ResearchGate.
Areas of expertise
- Leadership and Management
- Responsible Management
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Human Resource Management
- Organisational Behaviour
- International Business
- Butler, S. and Smith, S.M. (2021) 'Changing an industry: Leading equality in the investment and savings industry', Strategic HR Review.
- Ashta, A., Stokes, P.J., Smith, S.M. and Hughes, P. (2021) 'Japanese CEOs cross-cultural management of customer value orientation in India', Management Decision. DOI: 10.1108/MD-06-2020-0776
- Smith, S.M. and Butler, S. (2020) 'Maintaining the fight for equality through and beyond COVID-19: A focus on the Build Back Better report and ambidextrous leadership', Strategic HR Review. DOI: 10.1108/SHR-08-2020-0075
- Liu, Y., Vrontis, M., Visser, M., Stokes, P., Smith, S.M., Moore, N., Thrassou, A. and Ashta, A. (2020) 'Talent management and the HR function in cross-cultural mergers and acquisitions: The role and impact of bi-cultural identity', Human Resource Management Review. DOI: 10.1016/j.hrmr.2020.100744
- Stokes, P., Smith, S.M., Wall, T., Moore, N., Rowland, C., Ward, T. and Cronshaw, C. (2019) ‘Resilience and the (Micro-)Dynamics of Organizational Ambidexterity: Implications for Strategic HRM’, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 30 (8), pp.1287-1322. 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. DOI: 10.1108/09670731311296492
- 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. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14234/elehe.v4i1.34
- 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. DOI: 10.1108/14777280910933748
- 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. DOI: 10.1108/09670730910929459
Books, chapters and reports
- Séraphin, H., Smith, S.M. and Yahiaoui, D. (2021) ‘Investigating the Perception and Attitude of Business School Students toward Overtourism at Marseille Calanques National Park’. In Mandic, A. and Petric, L. Mediterranean protected areas in the era of overtourism: Challenges and solutions. Springer Nature.
- Stokes P., Moore, N., Smith, S., Rowland, C. and Scott, P. (Eds) (2016) Organizational Management: Approaches and Solutions. London: Kogan Page.
- Smith, S.M. (2016) 'Management and organization - the 21st century global and international context'. In Stokes, P., Moore, N., Smith, S., Rowland, C. and Scott, P. Organizational Management: Approaches and Solutions. London: Kogan Page.
- Leeming, D.E. and Smith, S.M. (2013) 'An introduction to International Business Commuication'. In Leeming, D.E. and Smith, S.M. (custom book compiled by) International Business Communication. 4th ed. Hampshire: Cengage Learning.
- Brewer, G., Dennison, D., Hewertson, H., Pilkington, R., Smith, R., Smith, S. and Wood, G. (eds.) (2011) IMPACT: Linking Teaching and Research: Pedagogic Research. Preston: Centre for Research-informed Teaching.
Conferences, workshops and guest lectures
- Smith, S.M. (2020) Guest lecture [online]: ‘Exploring Responsible Leadership and Paradox’, Amity University, India.
- Smith, S.M. (2020) 'Doctoral methodologies: Strategies for adapting to COVID-19'. BAM Sustainable and Responsible Business SIG workshop: 'Wellbeing in Business Research and Methodologies in Practice PhD Workshop', virtual event.
- Smith, S.M. (2020) Guest Lecture: ‘Grounded Theory and Action Research’, De Montfort University, England.
- Smith, S.M. and Séraphin, H. (2020) ‘Conceptualizing Overtourism around Paradox and Sustainable Development Goal 11’. BAM2020 Conference in the Cloud, virtual conference.
- Smith, S.M. (2019) ‘Overtourism: Theorising the Paradox’. BAM Sustainable and Responsible Business SIG symposium: ‘Overtourism: Finding Sustainable Development Solutions and Tackling Paradox’, University of Winchester, Winchester, England.
- Smith, S.M. (2019) 'The responsible management and leadership paradox: An interactive workshop'. Professional Development Workshop (PDW) at the British Academy of Management Conference, Aston University, Birmingham, England.
- Smith, S.M. (2019) 'The responsible management and leadership paradox: An interactive workshop'. BLCC Research Symposium: 'Responsible and Inclusive Leadership: Paradoxes and Possibilities', University of West of England, Bristol, England.
- 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.