Paul A. Phillips

Professor of Strategic Management
Kent Business School, University of Kent

Professor Paul A. Phillips is Professor of Strategic Management at Kent Business School, University of Kent, UK. One of his current research projects is helping actors in the global university research ecosystem to challenge the “impact” status quo, and to help shape and drive end-to-end research impact transformation across traditional boundaries across universities, businesses, processes and people.

Previously, Paul served as Director of Kent Business School and held academic appointments at Cardiff Business School and University of Surrey. His earlier business career was as a qualified accountant and a Senior Management Consultant with Price Waterhouse. Professor Phillips holds an MBA and PhD from Cardiff Business School, and is a qualified marketer. Paul acted for a wide range of clients in the public and private sectors, which included providing strategic advice to organisations such as the World Bank, Caribbean Development Bank, Shell, Guinness and a variety of hospitality and tourism organisations.

Professor Phillips has served as Chair of the UK Association of Business Schools (ABS) Research Steering Committee, and Member of the ABS Executive Committee. He chaired the 2010 ABS Annual Research Conference and the 2010 ABS Annual Doctor of Business Administration Conference. Paul has served on the Institute of Business Ethics Advisory Council, Westminster Business School Advisory Board and Founder and Inaugural Chair of the ABS International and External Relations subcommittee.

Paul has completed the Experienced Deans’ and New Deans’ Seminar Series, Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB), International. He completed the International Deans’ Programme, Association of Business School/European Foundation for Management Development, and the Leading Change and Organisational Renewal Programme, Harvard Business School.

Professor Phillips has served as a Visiting Professor at three universities in China: The School of Business Administration, Hunan University, Changsha; International Business School, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing; School of Economic, Shandong University, Ji’nan.