David's main research interests lie in the potential and pathologies of strategy and innovation concepts and processes. From exploring the implications of concepts such as dynamic capability, competitive advantage, foresight and ideation, to the practicalities of using strategy and innovation methods within organisational teams, David seeks to deepen understanding of how strategy and innovation theory might be usefully applied.
Specifically, David is interested in exploring how design and facilitation of collaborative processes can better enable group working towards strategy and innovation outcomes. In particular, the use of technology - such as video methods and cloud based collaboration platforms - to support social processes of group decision making is a continuing focus of David's research.
Further, David is also interested in researching the role of tacit knowledge, knowing, wisdom and individual 'cleverness' in shaping strategy processes and outcomes. As exemplified by his work on metis, this includes situations where the actions and dispositions of individuals run contrary to the published aims and objectives of an organisation.
In addition to a focus on strategy and innovation, David's work also has a continuing theme of process. He remains interested in researching how context, time and flow influence strategy and innovation work, and more generally, how we define and initiate the use of management concepts as part of continual efforts to make sense of a world in flux.
David continues to write and research with partners in different academic institutions, and in collaboration with organisational practitioners. He is open to working with any colleagues with similar or complementary interests.