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Research at St Andrews

Brad Mackay


Brad Mackay
Postal address:
School of Management
Gateway Building
North Haugh
St Andrews
United Kingdom


Direct phone: +44 (0)1334 463320

Research overview

Brad's research, teaching and consultancy interests include strategy development, execution and implementation, contingency planning, scenario planning and the political economy of strategy-making.

‌He was recently appointed by the ESRC (Economic Social Research Council) as a Senior Fellow for the Scotland Analysis, to investigate the impact of the independence debate in Scotland and the United Kingdom on business decision-making. He has published in a range of scholarly journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Studies, Human Relations, the European Management Review, Futures, International Studies of Management and Organization, Management and Organization History, and Technological Forecasting and Social Change. He is also co-editor of the Edward Elgar Handbook of Research on Strategy and Foresight (2009).

His research is interdisciplinary in nature, importing sensibilities from economics, history, philosophy, psychology and sociology for the purpose of better understanding the mechanisms underpinning wealth creation. He is also a co-founder of the Strategic Foresight Special Interest Group (SIG) of the British Academy of Management, of which he served as its Chairperson between 2003 and 2007. His research has been widely covered in the press, including the Financial Times and Wall Street Journal. He is a regular commentator on business related issues in the media.

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