John Anchor

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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.

In addition to his academic activities, John has had significant involvement in public affairs in general and in local government in particular, where he acted as a municipal Councillor. This included three years as Chair of a Housing Committee.

Research Expertise and Interests

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


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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 2014 2018

Open Access
multinational corporation
risk assessment

The internationalization of Nigerian firms: Motivations and location patterns

Omokaro-Romanus, C., Anchor, J. R. & Konara, P. 30 Jan 2018 In : Thunderbird International Business Review. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

domestic market

The international strategies of universities: Deliberate or emergent?

Soliman, S., Anchor, J. & Taylor, D. 15 Mar 2018 In : Studies in Higher Education. 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. 17 May 2018 In : Post-Communist Economies. 30, 3, p. 382-394 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Middle East
Transition economies
Economic transition
Open Access
Banking industry
Insolvency risk
Commercial banks
Risk capital
Liquidity risk

Activities 2014 2018

  • 13 Oral presentation

International Strategic Management in English Universities: Formulation and Implementation

Anchor, J. (Speaker), David Taylor (Speaker)
7 Sep 2017

Activity: Oral presentation

Alliance Management Capabilities and Internationalization: The Mediating Role of Innovation

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

Activity: Oral presentation

Conceptualising Change Processes; A Model of Institutionalising Responsible Management Education

Charlotte Warin (Speaker), Beddewela, E. (Speaker), Anchor, J. (Speaker)
6 Sep 20168 Sep 2016

Activity: Oral presentation

Political Risk Assessment and Multinational Firms in an Emerging Market

Anchor, J. (Speaker), James Mshelia (Speaker)
31 Aug 2016

Activity: Oral presentation