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 Stuart Robinson

Stuart Robinson

Practitioner Research Fellow


+44 (0) 1392 726687

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

Stuart joined the Business School in 2012 as a Practitioner Research Fellow following an industrial career in telecom and finance.

He started work with BT in Liverpool as a sponsored student and after finishing his engineering degree at Oxford worked for the company in marketing and product management roles.  Between 1996 and 1998 he completed an Executive MBA at London Business School.  Subsequently he spent 10 years in the Netherlands working for Telfort,  a mobile telecom business, here he was initially financial controller and then managed large teams in billing, IT and network technology.  During this period he formed an interest in the mechanics and consequences of outsourcing.

In 2007 Stuart returned to London where he took up a role as senior research analyst for Alliance Bernstein, an international asset management firm.  At Bernstein he was responsible for European investments and holdings in telecom, media and technology stocks a role which required him to become familiar with many of the larger listed firms operating in these sectors as well as the competitive and regulatory issues that drive the industry.

Nationality: British


  • BA (Hons)
  • MBA


Research interests

  • Telecom and media
  • Outsourcing
  • Organisational effectiveness

How are the innovative and change management abilities of organisations affected by their decisions to outsource functions with significant knowledge content.

Current research activity

Conducting research to lead to a PhD as part of the Practitioner Research Fellowship scheme.

Practical management of operations, operational knowledge systems and their development in response to strategy.  Informing this with practical insights gained from industrial experience in technology and financial management.