Personal profile


Debbie has worked previously at the University of Huddersfield, and returned in April 2015. She has held academic posts at Bradford University Faculty of Management and Law and Nottingham Trent University. Debbie is a BA (Hons) Business Studies graduate and holds a PhD in Corporate Governance and Executive Pay, a postgraduate diploma in Research Methods for Business and Social Sciences and teaching qualifications. Debbie was awarded a scholarship to undertake her PhD in Corporate Governance and Executive Pay, which was awarded in 2007 and has been an academic for a number of years, bringing a wide variety of experience to the Business School, particularly in strategy, learning and teaching, curriculum development and quality and accreditation and has a passion for developing future professionals. This is strongly driven by her ethos that a positive learning environment and student experience adds both academic and employability skills that goes on to provide life enhancing opportunities for graduates. She has previously held the roles of Senior Lecturer, Year Tutor, Director of Studies, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programmes and Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching. Debbie is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a member of the British Academy of Management and Chartered Management Institute. She also regularly reviews academic work for major journals within her field and assists publishers by reviewing book proposals.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Executive pay
  • Corporate Governance
  • Non executive directors
  • The corporate lifecycle
  • Initial public offering
  • Learning and teaching


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  • Management Literature
  • Economics Literature
  • Executive Pay
  • Corporate Governance
  • Public Offering Company
  • Strategic Use of Executive Pay
  • Development of Executive Pay Schemes
  • Teaching
  • Learning
  • Student Experience

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Research Output 2006 2018

  • 5 Article
  • 1 Other report
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Conference contribution

The ‘invisible’ hand: Views from UK institutional investors

Allcock, D. 26 Mar 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Corporate Governance (Bingley).

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Institutional investors

Negotiating Executive Pay: How Can Psychological Theories Complement Classical and Behavioural Economics?

Fahey, D., Allcock, D. & Davies, J. 9 Oct 2017 (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of the ANZAM Conference 2017.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Citations

Company metamorphosis: professionalization waves, family firms and management buyouts

Howorth, C., Wright, M., Westhead, P. & Allcock, D. 1 Oct 2016 In : Small Business Economics. 47, 3, p. 803-817 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Management buyouts
Family firms
Management buyouts
Family firms
Agency costs

Corporate Governance in IPOs

Filatotchev, I. & Allcock, D. Mar 2013 The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Governance: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management. Wright, M., Siegel, D. S., Keasey, K. & Filatotchev, I. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 421-448 28 p. (Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
Corporate governance
Initial public offerings
Entrepreneurial firms

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Oral presentation

Corporate Tax Avoidance, CSR, Corporate Governance and Cultural Values in Tourism Firms: International Evidence

Emad Elkhashen (Speaker), Allcock, D. (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Collins Ntim (Speaker)
30 May 2018

Activity: Oral presentation