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Prof. Thomas Lawton

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Professor of Strategy and International Business and Director of the Global Competitiveness Institute

Management & Marketing ORB 2.63 O'Rahilly Building Cork University Business School University College Cork

+353 21 490 3695 thomas.lawton@ucc.ie LinkedIn profile ORCID profile

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Thomas C. Lawton is Professor of Strategy and International Business and Director of the Global Competitiveness Institute at Cork University Business School. He is a Visiting Professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and the University of Surrey, and an Associate at the Møller Institute, University of Cambridge. His research focuses on nonmarket strategy, international political risk management, and business model innovation. He has been awarded Newton Fund and British Academy/Leverhulme funding to investigate how companies design and develop nonmarket capabilities and to study the role of multinationals in institution building in Africa’s Great Lakes region. He has published eight books, including Breakout Strategy (McGraw-Hill, 2007) and Aligning for Advantage (Oxford University Press, 2014), and over 50 papers in journals such as Global Strategy Journal, Journal of World Business, and Strategic Organization. He is Associate Editor of Long Range Planning, and the Strategy Matters Series Editor for Routledge. Thomas has served as a non-executive director and is an internationally experienced consultant, speaker, and executive educator. He holds degrees from UCC and the LSE and a doctorate from the European University Institute. He is a Fellow of the RSA and Fellow of the CMI. He has held visiting and full-time faculty appointments at Cranfield University, EMLYON, Imperial College London, INSEAD, Open University, UC Berkeley and University of London.