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 Alex Janes

Alex Janes

Senior Lecturer in Strategy

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+44 (0) 1392 723208

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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, MCIM

Research

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

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.

Chapters

Janes AWS, Dunne E (2012). Using video and wiki technology to increase student engagement with learners in large cohorts in UK Higher Education. In Wankel C, Blessinger P (Eds.) Increasing Learner Engagement through Cutting Edge Technologies, Emerald.

Conferences

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.

Publications by year


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.

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.

2012

Gledhill M, Janes AWS (2012). Emerging Themes: CIM Study Guide. London, BPP.
Janes AWS, Dunne E (2012). Using video and wiki technology to increase student engagement with learners in large cohorts in UK Higher Education. In Wankel C, Blessinger P (Eds.) Increasing Learner Engagement through Cutting Edge Technologies, Emerald.

External positions

  • Level Verifier for the Chartered Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, Chartered Institute of Marketing
  • External examiner, The Open University Business School
  • Visiting Lecturer, Stockholm School of Economics in Russia
  • Visiting Lecturer, Imperial College Business School