John Nicholson

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20062018
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Research Expertise and Interests

Maintaining a fundamental interest in business-to-business and industrial strategy, Professor Nicholson's conceptual interests include a focus on the local-international link and the interplay between core and peripheral areas. 

More recently, he has found a specific interest in the overlaps between economic geography, international business and industrial marketing. Professor Nicholson's research pursues the topics of developing economy contexts such as Vietnam, Pakistan, Nigeria China, Libya and Egypt.

His more recent work focuses on the process of internationalisation, particularly of SMEs, though he has not ceased to take interest in foreign investors in emerging markets. In a thread of evolving work, Professor Nicholson is also investigating recombinant innovation in peripheral areas. 

 

Biography

Following a professional background in the agricultural and supply chain industries, working in business development and sales, Professor Nicholson joined Hull University as a Lecturer in Marketing and Business Strategy. For thirteen years he gained extensive teaching experience, leading over 20 different modules and undertaking the position of Programme Leader for both under and postgraduate programmes in marketing and management.

Professor Nicholson went on to become a Reader in Strategic Management at Sheffield Hallam University, joining the University of Huddersfield in 2017 as Head of the Department of Management.

Keywords

  • Business-to-Business
  • Industrial Strategy
  • Strategy-as-Practice
  • Value B2B Co-Creation
  • Coopetition
  • Migrant Entrepeneurship
  • Absorptive Capacity
  • Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
  • Effectuation Processes
  • Knowledge Transfer
  • Technological Catch-Up
  • Supply Chain Sustainability
  • Impact of Institutions on Businesses
  • Structuration
  • Critical Realism
  • Theory Building Research
  • Emerging Markets
  • Less Developed Markets
  • Innovation
  • Internationalization
  • Time and Space
  • Geographic Proximity
  • Process
  • Emergence
  • Ecosystems
  • Clusters
  • Social Capital
  • Social Upgrading
  • Business Models
  • Business Model Innovation
  • Open-Innovation
  • Value Co-Creation
  • Platform Innovation
  • Boundary Spanning
  • Sense-Making
  • Global Value
  • Supply Chains
  • Change
  • Change Management

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Research Output 2006 2018

The “Tango Argentino”: A Metaphor for Understanding Effectuation Processes

Pattinson, S., Ciesielska, M., Preece, D., Nicholson, J. & Alexandersson, A. 4 Jun 2018 In : Journal of Management Inquiry. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Ecosystems
Effectuation
Dance
Entrepreneurs

What do introduction sections tell us about the intent of scholarly work: A contribution on contributions

Nicholson, J., LaPlaca, P., Al-abdin, A., Breese, R. & Khan, Z. 5 Mar 2018 In : Industrial Marketing Management.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Industrial marketing
Systematic review
Defined contribution
Marketing management
Marketers
6 Citations

Dealing with challenges to methodological pluralism: The paradigm problem, psychological resistance and cultural barriers

Midgley, G., Nicholson, J. D. & Brennan, R. 1 Apr 2017 In : Industrial Marketing Management. 62, p. 150-159 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Paradigm
Psychological
Methodological pluralism
Industrial marketing
Marketing research
2 Citations

Economic Geography and Business Networks: Creating a Dialogue between Disciplines: An Introduction to the Special Issue

Nicholson, J., Gimmon, E. & Felzensztein, C. 1 Feb 2017 In : Industrial Marketing Management. 61, p. 4-9 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Economic geography
Business networks
Industrial marketing
Interdisciplinary research
Agenda

Emergent coopetition from a sensemaking perspective: A multi-level analysis

Pattinson, S., Nicholson, J. & Lindgreen, A. 18 Sep 2017 In : Industrial Marketing Management. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Coopetition
Sensemaking
Multilevel analysis
Levels of analysis
Uncertainty

Activities 2015 2016

  • 7 Oral presentation

Open Business Models and Industrial Marketing: A Multiple Industry-Practice Perspective

Philip Coombes (Speaker), Nicholson, J. (Speaker)
30 Aug 2016

Activity: Oral presentation

Rethinking the Boundaries of Strategizing as a Practice: Phenomena, Epiphany, Epiphenomena

Nicholson, J. (Speaker), Lillia Zerguit-Maghoo (Speaker), Carole Elliott (Speaker)
6 Sep 2016

Activity: Oral presentation

A Critical Realist Perspective on Non-Core Entrepreneurial Eco-Systems

Nicholson, J. (Speaker), Steve Johnson (Speaker), Zaheer Khan (Speaker), Christian Felzensztein (Speaker)
16 Nov 201618 Nov 2016

Activity: Oral presentation