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Neil Pyper


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  • 8 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
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Personal profile



I am an Associate Head of the School of Strategy and Leadership. I am responsible for corporate engagement and developing commercial activity within the School. Prior to embarking on an academic career, I spent over a decade as a country risk analyst and consultant, specialising in Latin America. This region remains a key focus of my professional interests. My research interests focus especially on the internationalisation of Latin American multinationals. I publish and advise frequently on economics and politics in the region for various consultancies and media outlets. I also draw on my consultancy career to pursue research in the area of strategic foresight. I am particularly interested in how consultancies engage in forward-looking analysis. I am Treasurer of the British Academy of Management. I am also a Visiting Professor at the Universidad del Pacífico, Lima, Peru. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.



I have three primary research interests:

  • Latin American multinationals: I am especially interested in the institutional factors that act as barriers to Multilatinas internationalisating beyond the region.
  • Latin American political economy: I am particularly interested in the recent political and economic history of Peru and Costa Rica.
  • Forward-looking analysis: I am interested in the processes that specialist consultancy firms use to produce forward-looking analytical judgements. This work engages with theoretical ideas related to sensemaking, intuition and rationality.


Area of Expertise:

  • International business
  • Latin America
  • Strategic management
  • Strategic foresight

Research Interests

Strategic foresight; Business environment in Latin America; Internationalisation of emerging market multinationals

Education/Academic qualification

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Postgraduate Certificate, University of Liverpool


Economics, Degree, Open University


Latin American Studies, Doctorate, University of Liverpool


Latin American Studies, Degree, University of Liverpool


External positions

External Examiner, Bournemouth University

2016 → …

External Examiner, University of Chichester

2016 → …

Visiting Professor, Universidad del Pacífico

2015 → …

SAMS/ESRC/UKCES Management and Business Development Fellow, University of Liverpool

1 Sep 20121 Aug 2014

Senior Analyst, Oxford Analytica

1 Aug 200331 Aug 2012

Research Analyst, IHS Markit

1 Sep 200131 Jul 2003

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Research Output 2015 2018

  • 8 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 6 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Editorial

A Netnographic Study of Extreme Forms of Misfit at Work

Billsberry, J., Hollyoak, B., Talbot, D. & Pyper, N. 24 Jun 2018 (Submitted) In : Academy of Management Discoveries.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)
Decision Making
Decision making

Improving Scenario Methodology: Theory and Practice: Introduction to the Special Issue

Wright, G., Meadows, M., Tapinos, E., O'Brien, F. & Pyper, N. Nov 2017 In : Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 124, p. 1-5 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Open Access
Technological forecasting
Social Change
Peer Review

India’s TATA buys Jaguar Landrover

George, S. & Pyper, N. 2016 The New Global Marketing: Local Adaptation for Sustainability and Profit. Johansson , J. K. & T. Furick, M. (eds.). 1 ed. USA: cognella, p. 76 80 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Circuit theory
Actor-network theory

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Participation in conference