John Anchor


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1985 …2019
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John Anchor is Professor of International Strategy and Associate Dean (International) in the Business School. Previously, he has held posts as Head of Department, Principal Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Lecturer at the University of Huddersfield.

John is a career academic. His early aspiration was to be a scientist but as a result of taking a Management minor as part of his Bachelor’s degree he switched to the Social Sciences. His PhD in Industrial Economics was concerned with the factors influencing the allocation of resources to research and development (R&D) in the UK chemicals industry. Both his Bachelor’s degree and doctorate were obtained from the University of Manchester, where he stayed on as a research assistant for two years.

John has undertaken a large number of international research and education projects. John has received ten awards (medals) in recognition of his role in developing research and education partnerships in Central and Eastern Europe. These include a Gold Medal, awarded by Rector of Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic, in November 2017, ”in appreciation of his extraordinary contributions to the development of the university, science, culture, education and academic freedom”.

In addition to his academic career, John has had extensive involvement in Public Service. John served as a Municipal Councillor for a number of years, including three years as Chair of a Housing Committee.  He has also been a Governor of Secondary, Special and Primary Schools.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Strategic management of internationalisation in UK higher education
  • Strategic organisational implications of Brexit (the UK’s decision to leave the European Union)
  • Strategy and international business in Emerging Markets
  • Earnings expectations of university students in England and Central Europe

Research Degree Supervision

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External positions

Member, International Committee, Chartered Association of Business Schools

15 Apr 2016 → …


  • Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Business
  • Strategic Planning
  • Strategic Analysis
  • International Business
  • Strategic Thinking
  • International Business Management
  • Strategy Development
  • Internationalization

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Projects 2014 2016

CANEM II: Central Asian Network of Economics and Management

Anchor, J.


Project: EnterpriseEU Government

Research Output 1985 2019

  • 25 Article
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Review article

Political risk assessment by multinational corporations in African markets: A Nigerian perspective

Mshelia, J. B. & Anchor, J. R., 1 Mar 2019, In : Thunderbird International Business Review. 61, 2, p. 133-142 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
multinational corporation
risk assessment

The internationalization of Nigerian firms: Motivations and location patterns

Omokaro-Romanus, C., Anchor, J. R. & Konara, P., Jan 2019, In : Thunderbird International Business Review. 61, 1, p. 75-88 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

domestic market

The international strategies of universities: deliberate or emergent?

Soliman, S. & Anchor, J., 3 Aug 2019, In : Studies in Higher Education. 44, 8, p. 1413-1424 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
strategic management
grounded theory
International strategy

Transition Economies in the Middle East: the Syrian Experience

Alajaty, M. & Anchor, J., 4 May 2018, In : Post-Communist Economies. 30, 3, p. 382-394 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Middle East
Transition economies
Economic transition
9 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Banking industry
Insolvency risk
Commercial banks
Risk capital
Liquidity risk

Activities 2014 2018

  • 14 Oral presentation

"Problems of Involvement and Detachment": Norbert Elias and the Investigation of Contemporary Social Processes

John Anchor (Speaker), Ryan Powell (Speaker)
6 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


International Strategic Management in English Universities: Formulation and Implementation

John Anchor (Speaker), David Taylor (Speaker)
7 Sep 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Alliance Management Capabilities and Internationalization: The Mediating Role of Innovation

John Anchor (Speaker), Nadia Zahoor (Speaker), Omar Altabbaa (Speaker)
17 Sep 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Conceptualising Change Processes; A Model of Institutionalising Responsible Management Education

Charlotte Warin (Speaker), Eshani Beddewela (Speaker), John Anchor (Speaker)
6 Sep 20168 Sep 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Political Risk Assessment and Multinational Firms in an Emerging Market

John Anchor (Speaker), James Mshelia (Speaker)
31 Aug 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation