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 Alex Janes

Alex Janes

Senior Lecturer in Strategy

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Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK

Alex joined the University in 2009. Prior to this he gained over 20 years’ management experience in both the public and private sectors. His commercial career included working in a range of diverse industries from antiques, tourism and electronics, to telecoms, trade exhibitions and education. He has worked in senior management roles and at board level in both an interim and permanent capacity for much of his career.

Alex has trained and coached hundreds of marketers and managers working for organisations, from small charities to FTSE 100 companies, including; American Express, Astra Zeneca, Burberry, BT plc, Corus, Cadbury, Dominos, KPMG, Microsoft, RNIB, Royal Bank of Canada, Siemens, Tate Gallery, Twentieth Century Fox, Wrigley, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and Xerox.

Before joining the Business School, Alex also taught marketing at Plymouth University and more recently, was an Associate Lecturer on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes with the Open University.

Nationality: British

Qualifications

BA(Hons), MEd (Open), MBA (Open), DipM, SFHEA

Research interests

  • Strategy-as-practice
  • Use of web2.0/3.0 technology in strategy development and teaching
  • E-learning

Research projects

Alex is currently working on a doctoral thesis investigating the use of wikis and peer evaluation to assess group work carried out by multi-national teams on a large-scale postgraduate strategy module

He is also the lead European investigator for a project looking at best practices in the design of online and hybrid courses in university business & management programs. The study is part-funded by McGraw-Hill education and findings from the pilot survey have been presented at the Academy of Management 2016 Annual Conference in the US and formed the basis of one of the Professional Development Workshops at the British Academy of Management conference in 2016.

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Books

Janes A, Sutton C (2017). Crafting and Executing Strategy.
Thompson A, Strickland AJS, Gamble J, Peteraf M, Janes A, Sutton C (2013). Crafting & Executing Strategy: the Quest for Competitive Advantage: Concepts and Cases. London, McGraw-Hill Higher Education. Abstract.
Gledhill M, Janes AWS (2012). Emerging Themes: CIM Study Guide. London, BPP.

Journal articles

Janes AWS (2016). Strategy for Tourism, J. Tribe, Goodfellow Publishers Ltd, Oxford (2016), 280 pp. (Pbk.), £34.99 ISBN: 978–1910158623, (Hbk.), £75 ISBN: 978-1910158616. Tourism Management, 58, 215-216. DOI.

Chapters

Janes AWS, Dunne E, Wren J (2012). Using Video and Wiki Technology to Increase Student Engagement. In Blessinger P, Wankel C (Eds.) Increasing Student Engagement and Retention Using Online Learning Activities Wikis, Blogs and Webquests, Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing, 165-194.  Abstract.

Conferences

Janes AWS, Dunne E, Leslie K, Taylor L (In Press). Using wikis to assess large groups of international business students. 5th International Blended Learning Conference.
Janes AWS, Albert S, Fulton D, Ramanau R (2017). Online Pedagogical Design in Business & Management Disciplines. World Conference on Online Learning. 16th - 19th Oct 2017.
Janes AWS, Albert S, Fulton D, Grzeda M (2016). Pedagogical Design Practices for Online and Hybrid Courses in Business & Management. British Academy of Management Annual Meeting. 6th - 8th Sep 2016.
Albert S, Fulton D, Grzeda M, Janes A (2016). Pedagogical design for online courses in business & management. Academy of Management 2016 Annual Meeting. 5th - 9th Aug 2016.
Janes AWS, Albert S, Grzeda M (2015). Reflective Thinking in Case Analysis: Evidence from a Pre-Post Intervention. IAFOR. 1st - 5th Jul 2015.
Janes AWS, Dunne E, Wren J (2013). Making Learning Visible: Using video and wiki technology to increase student engagement with learners in large cohorts in UK Higher Education. HETL. 13th - 15th Jan 2013.
Janes AWS, Dunne E, Leslie K, Taylor L (2010). Using wikis to assess large groups of international business students. 5th Annual BMAF conference. 20th - 21st Apr 2010.

Reports

Janes AWS, Albert S, Fulton D, Ramanau R (2017). Pedagogical Design of Online Learning Courses in Business & Management. McGraw-Hill Education (Europe & North America).  Abstract.

Publications by year


In Press

Janes AWS, Dunne E, Leslie K, Taylor L (In Press). Using wikis to assess large groups of international business students. 5th International Blended Learning Conference.

2017

Janes A, Sutton C (2017). Crafting and Executing Strategy.
Janes AWS, Albert S, Fulton D, Ramanau R (2017). Online Pedagogical Design in Business & Management Disciplines. World Conference on Online Learning. 16th - 19th Oct 2017.
Janes AWS, Albert S, Fulton D, Ramanau R (2017). Pedagogical Design of Online Learning Courses in Business & Management. McGraw-Hill Education (Europe & North America).  Abstract.

2016

Janes AWS, Albert S, Fulton D, Grzeda M (2016). Pedagogical Design Practices for Online and Hybrid Courses in Business & Management. British Academy of Management Annual Meeting. 6th - 8th Sep 2016.
Albert S, Fulton D, Grzeda M, Janes A (2016). Pedagogical design for online courses in business & management. Academy of Management 2016 Annual Meeting. 5th - 9th Aug 2016.
Janes AWS (2016). Strategy for Tourism, J. Tribe, Goodfellow Publishers Ltd, Oxford (2016), 280 pp. (Pbk.), £34.99 ISBN: 978–1910158623, (Hbk.), £75 ISBN: 978-1910158616. Tourism Management, 58, 215-216. DOI.

2015

Janes AWS, Albert S, Grzeda M (2015). Reflective Thinking in Case Analysis: Evidence from a Pre-Post Intervention. IAFOR. 1st - 5th Jul 2015.

2013

Thompson A, Strickland AJS, Gamble J, Peteraf M, Janes A, Sutton C (2013). Crafting & Executing Strategy: the Quest for Competitive Advantage: Concepts and Cases. London, McGraw-Hill Higher Education. Abstract.
Janes AWS, Dunne E, Wren J (2013). Making Learning Visible: Using video and wiki technology to increase student engagement with learners in large cohorts in UK Higher Education. HETL. 13th - 15th Jan 2013.

2012

Gledhill M, Janes AWS (2012). Emerging Themes: CIM Study Guide. London, BPP.
Janes AWS, Dunne E, Wren J (2012). Using Video and Wiki Technology to Increase Student Engagement. In Blessinger P, Wankel C (Eds.) Increasing Student Engagement and Retention Using Online Learning Activities Wikis, Blogs and Webquests, Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing, 165-194.  Abstract.

2010

Janes AWS, Dunne E, Leslie K, Taylor L (2010). Using wikis to assess large groups of international business students. 5th Annual BMAF conference. 20th - 21st Apr 2010.

External positions

  • External examiner, The Open University Business School
  • Visiting Lecturer, Stockholm School of Economics in Russia
  • Visiting Lecturer, Imperial College Business School