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Management & Marketing
University College Cork
ORB 2.63
Cork University Business School

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Biography

Thomas C. Lawton is Professor of Strategy and International Business, Director of the Global Competitiveness Institute, and Academic Director of the UCC-Irish Management Institute at Cork University Business School, University College Cork. He is Visiting Professor of Strategy and International Business at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in the USA and Surrey Business School, University of Surrey in the UK, 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 University College Cork and the London School of Economics 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.

Other Activities

  • 25/04/2019 - Academy of International Business UK-I
  • 25/04/2019 - Academy of International Business UK-I
  • 13/12/2018 - European International Business Academy
  • 22/09/2018 - Strategic Management Society
  • 03/09/2018 - Irish Academy of Management
  • 03/09/2018 - Keynote Address to the Doctoral Colloquium
  • 11/08/2018 - Academy of Management
  • 28/10/2017 - Strategic Management Society
  • 05/09/2017 - British Academy of Management
  • 01/07/2017 - Academy of International Business
  • 03/12/2016 - European International Business Academy
  • 17/09/2016 - Senior scholar panel on non market strategy
  • 17/09/2016 - Speaker on conference plenary panel
  • 17/09/2016 - Strategic Management Society
  • 05/08/2016 - Keynote speaker, Professional Development Workshop on Knowledge in 21st Century Management Consulting
  • 03/10/2015 - Chair and discussant for expert panel on nonmarket strategy
  • 08/08/2015 - Academy of Management
  • 20/09/2014 - Co-organiser and co-chair of expert panel on nonmarket strategy
  • 02/08/2014 - Plenary speaker, Professional Development Workshop
  • 13/06/2014 - 31st Irish Accounting and Finance Association (IAFA) Annual Conference
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Pedagogic Experiences

  • 2020 - Leadership, Strategy and Business: Capstone Seminar Series, University College Cork, MBA
  • 2020 - Professional Diploma in Strategy and Innovation, University College Cork, Non CUBS Programme
  • 2020 - Business Research Skills, University College Cork, PhD (Commerce) Management & Marketing (FT)/(PT)
  • 2019 - Business Strategy Simulation, University College Cork, MSc Strategic Marketing and Practice
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Research Domains

  • Business models  
  • Business development and diversification
  • Business Innovation  
  • Business Strategy  
  • Business Performance and Strategy
  • Competitiveness  
  • Competition, Governance and Society
  • International Management  
  • International Trade and Competitiveness
  • Strategic management  
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Publications

Journal article

Year Publication
2018 LAWTON, T. (2018). Engaging Stakeholders Through Corporate Political Activity: Insights From MNE Nonmarket Strategy in an Emerging African Market. Journal of International Management. Details
2018 JOHN, A., LAWTON, T. (2018). International Political Risk Management: Perspectives, Approaches and Emerging Agendas. International Journal of Management Reviews. Details
2018 LAWTON, T., RAJWANI, T. (2018). Introduction: Revisiting the Roles and Responsibilities of Trade Associations. Journal of Management Inquiry. Details
2018 PUCK, J., LAWTON, T., MOHR, A. (2018). The Corporate Political Activity of MNCs: Taking Stock and Moving Forward. Management International Review. Details
2019 DE VILLA, M., LAWTON, T., RAJWANI, T., MELLAHI, K. (2019). To engage or not to engage with host governments: Corporate political activity and host country political risk. Global Strategy Journal. Details
2018 LAWTON, T., RAJWANI, T., MINTO, A. (2018). Why Trade Associations Matter: Exploring Function, Meaning, and Influence. Journal of Management Inquiry. Details
2017 MBALYOHERE, C., LAWTON, T., BOOJIHAWON, R., VINEY, H. (2017). Corporate political activity and location-based advantage: MNE responses to institutional transformation in Uganda's electricity industry. Journal of World Business. Details
2015 DE VILLA, M., RAJWANI, T., LAWTON, T. (2015). Market entry modes in a multipolar world: Untangling the moderating effect of the political environment. International Business Review. Details
2015 RAJWANI, T., LAWTON, T., PHILLIPS, N. (2015). The “Voice of Industry”: Why management researchers should pay more attention to trade associations. Strategic Organization. Details
2014 PILKINGTON, A., LAWTON, T. (2014). Divided by a common language? Transnational insights into epistemological and methodological approaches to strategic management research in English-speaking Countries. Long Range Planning. Details
2014 DOH, J., LAWTON, T., RAJWANI, T., PAROUTIS, S. (2014). Why your company may need a chief external officer. Upgrading external affairs can help align strategy and improve competitive advantage. Organizational Dynamics. Details
2013 LAWTON, T., S., M., MCGUIRE, S., T., R., RAJWANI, T. (2013). Corporate Political Activity: A Literature Review and Research Agenda. International Journal of Management Reviews. Details
2013 LAWTON, T., RAJWANI, T., DOH, J. (2013). The antecedents of political capabilities: A study of ownership, cross-border activity and organization at legacy airlines in a deregulatory context. International Business Review. Details
2012 DOH, J., LAWTON, T., RAJWANI, T. (2012). Advancing nonmarket strategy research: Institutional perspectives in a changing world. Academy of Management Perspectives. Details
2012 LAWTON, T., RAJWANI, T., REINMOELLER, P. (2012). Do you have a survival instinct? Leveraging genetic codes to achieve fit in hostile business environments. Business Horizons. Details
2011 LAWTON, T., RAJWANI, T. (2011). Designing lobbying capabilities: Managerial choices in unpredictable environments. European Business Review. Details
2011 LAWTON, T., RAJWANI, T., O'KANE, C. (2011). Strategic reorientation and business turnaround: the case of global legacy airlines. Journal of Strategy and Management. Details
2008 FINKELSTEIN, S., HARVEY, C., LAWTON, T. (2008). Vision by design: A reflexive approach to enterprise regeneration. Journal of Business Strategy. Details
2007 LAWTON, T., FINKELSTEIN, S., HARVEY, C. (2007). Taking by storm: A breakout strategy. Journal of Business Strategy. Details
2006 LAWTON, T., HARRINGTON, D. (2006). Banking on global success: Internationalization strategy and its limitations (The case of allied irish banks). Thunderbird International Business Review. Details
2005 LAWTON, T., MCGUIRE, S. (2005). Adjusting to liberalization: Tracing the impact of the WTO on the European textiles and chemicals industries. Business and Politics.
2005 HARRINGTON, D., LAWTON, T., RAJWANI, T. (2005). Embracing and exploiting industry turbulence: The strategic transformation of aer lingus. European Management Journal. Details
2005 LAWTON, T., SOLOMKO, S. (2005). When being the lowest cost is not enough: Building a successful low-fare airline business model in Asia. Journal of Air Transport Management. Details
2002 LAWTON, T. (2002). Missing the target. assessing the role of government in bridging the European equity gap and enhancing economic growth. Venture Capital: an international journal of entrepreneurial finance. Details
2001 LAWTON, T., MCGUIRE, S. (2001). Supranational governance and corporate strategy: The emerging role of the World Trade Organization. International Business Review. Details
1999 LAWTON, T. (1999). Governing the skies: Conditions for the europeanisation of airline policy. Journal of Public Policy. Details
2001 LAWTON, T. (2001). Advancing to the virtual value chain. Learning from the Dell model. Irish Journal of Management.
1996 LAWTON, T. (1996). Industrial policy partners: Explaining the European level firm-Commission interplay for electronics. Policy and Politics.
1999 LAWTON, T. (1999). The limits of price leadership: Needs-based positioning strategy and the long-term competitiveness of Europe's low fare airlines. Long Range Planning.
2009 LAWTON, T., LINDEQUE, J., MCGUIRE, S. (2009). Multilateralism and the multinational enterprise. Business and Politics.
2020 LAWTON, T., LIEDONG, T. A., RAJWANI, T. (2020). Information and nonmarket strategy. Conceptualizing the interrelationship between big data and corporate political activity. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. Details
2001 LAWTON, T. (2001). Advancing to the virtual value chain. Learning from the Dell model. Irish Journal of Management.
1999 LAWTON, T. (1999). Evaluating European competitiveness. measurements and models for a successful business environment. European Business Journal.
2020 LIEDONG, T. A., LAWTON, T., RAJWANI, T. (2020). Information and nonmarket strategy. Conceptualizing the interrelationship between big data and corporate political activity. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. Details
2020 LAWTON, T., DOROBANTU, S., RAJWANI, T., SUN, P. (2020). The Implications of COVID?19 for Nonmarket Strategy Research. Journal of Management Studies. Details

Book

Year Publication
2018 LAWTON, T., ROSENAU, J., VERDUN, A. (2018). Strange power: Shaping the parameters of international relations and international political economy. Taylor and Francis Inc.. Details
2014 LAWTON, T., DOH, J., RAJWANI, T. (2014). Aligning for advantage. competitive strategies for the political and social arenas. Oxford University Press. Details
2007 LAWTON, T., FINKELSTEIN, S., HARVEY, C. (2007). Breakout strategy. Meeting the challenge of double-digit growth. McGraw-Hill.
2002 LAWTON, T. (2002). Cleared for take-off. structure and strategy in the low fare airlines business. Routledge. Details
1997 LAWTON, T. (1997). Technology and the new diplomacy. The creation and control of EC industrial policy for semiconductors. Ashgate Publishing.
2017 LAWTON, T. (2017). Cleared for take-off. Structure and strategy in the low fare airline business. Routledge. Details
2017 LAWTON, T. (2017). Strategic Management in Aviation. Critical essays. Routledge. Details
2015 LAWTON, T. (2015). The Routledge Companion to Non-Market Strategy. Routledge. Details
2014 LAWTON, T. (2014). Aligning for advantage. competitive strategies for the political and social arenas. Oxford University Press.
2007 FINKELSTEIN, S., LAWTON, T., HARVEY, C. (2007). Breakout strategy. Meeting the challenge of double-digit growth. McGraw-Hill.
1999 LAWTON, T. (1999). European industrial policy and competitiveness. Concepts and instruments. Palgrave Macmillan.
1997 LAWTON, T. (1997). Technology and the new diplomacy. The creation and control of EC industrial policy for semiconductors. Ashgate Publishing.

Book chapter

Year Publication
2018 LAWTON, T. (2018). Introduction: Looking beyond the confines. Taylor and Francis Inc..
2018 EARNEST, D., PAULY, L., LAWTON, T., ROSENAU, J., VERDUN, A. (2018). Reflections: Blurring the boundaries and shaping the agenda. Taylor and Francis Inc..
2018 LAWTON, T., JOHN, A., MEADOWS, M. (2018). Managing cross-border M&A. Three approaches to takeover in Europe. Routledge. Details
2015 LAWTON, T., RAJWANI, T. (2015). Introduction: The evolution of non-market strategy in theory and practice. Routledge.
2012 LAWTON, T. (2012). U2: keeping the rhythm. Oxford University Press.
2008 LAWTON, T. (2008). Domestic inter-firm networks and corporate internationalization. A cross-industry study of Taiwanese SMEs. Palgrave Macmillan.
2006 LAWTON, T., S.M., M., WALZENBACH, G. (2006). Polycentric governance meets the new economy. The United States, the European Union and transnational regulation. Routledge.
2004 LAWTON, T., S.M., M. (2004). National Rules on Strategy Context. Embraer and Brazil’s aerospace program. Praeger.
2000 LAWTON, T. (2000). Uniting European industrial policy. A Commission agenda for integration. Palgrave Macmillan.
1996 LAWTON, T. (1996). The course of EC technology policy. European attempts to enhance industrial competitiveness through R&D collaboration. Nexed Editions.
2019 LAWTON, T., RAJWANI, T. (2019). An uncomfortable relationship: NGOs, trade associations, and the development of industry self-regulation. Routledge.
2011 GOGBASHIAN, A., LAWTON, T. (2011). Airline strategy: Keeping the legacy carrier competitive. How can mature airlines stay ahead in the low-fare airline era?. Taylor and Francis Inc..
2006 MCGUIRE, S. (2006). Does the WTO matter? Edward Elgar Publishing. Details
2010 STORY, J., LAWTON, T. (2010). Business Studies: The Global Dynamics of Business-State Relations. The Oxford Handbook of Business and Government. Details
2015 JOHN, A., RAJWANI, T., LAWTON, T. (2015). Corporate political activity. Routledge.
2018 LAWTON, T., MICHAELS, K. (2018). The evolving global production structure: Implications for international political economy. Taylor and Francis Inc..
2018 LAWTON, T., ROSENAU, J., VERDUN, A. (2018). Preface. Taylor and Francis Inc..
2017 LAWTON, T. (2017). The new global electronic economy: Consensus, confusion, contradictions. Taylor and Francis Inc..
2019 LAWTON, T., DOH, J., RAJWANI, T. (2019). An uncomfortable relationship: NGOs, trade associations, and the development of industry self-regulation. Routledge. Details
2012 LAWTON, T. (2012). U2: keeping the rhythm. Oxford University Press.
2004 LAWTON, T. (2004). National Rules on Strategy Context. Embraer and Brazil’s aerospace program. Praeger.
2000 LAWTON, T. (2000). Uniting European industrial policy. A Commission agenda for integration. Palgrave Macmillan.
1996 LAWTON, T. (1996). The course of EC technology policy. European attempts to enhance industrial competitiveness through R&D collaboration. Nexed Editions.

Edited book

Year Publication
2015 LAWTON, T., RAJWANI, T. (2015). The Routledge Companion to Non-Market Strategy. Routledge. Details
1999 LAWTON, T. (1999). European industrial policy and competitiveness. Concepts and instruments. Palgrave Macmillan.
2007 LAWTON, T. (2007). Strategic Management in Aviation. Critical essays. Taylor and Francis Inc.. Details
2007 LAWTON, T. (2007). Strategic Management in Aviation. Critical essays. Routledge. Details

Journal issue

Year Publication
1999 LAWTON, T. (1999). Evaluating European competitiveness. measurements and models for a successful business environment. European Business Journal.

Magazine article

Year Publication
2001 LAWTON, T. (2001). Flying lessons. Learning from Ryanair's cost reduction culture. Journal of Air Transportation World Wide.
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