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Nigel Walton

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    Technological innovation, platform Internet companies and digital disruption, competitive strategy.

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    Research Interests

    My research interests are in the area of platform ecosystems and digital disruprion. This includes innovation, digital technologies and Big Data. I am interested in the disruptive impact of these technologies and their implications for competitive strategy.

    My PhD analysed the role of data as a driver of innovation and the extent to which two-sided paltform (Internet) companies were more innovative as a result of their large data resoures compared to traditional, linear businesses.

    I have also written two books that explore the relevance of strategic models and neo-classical approaches to strategy in the platform driven economy. These publications are titled: The Internet as a technology-Based Ecosystem: A New Approach to the Analaysis of Business, Industries and Markets and Technology Strategy.

    I have also written a book chapter that analyses the Internet as a small business e-commerce ecosystem and I am currently wrting a number of journal articles that explore data as a driver of innovation in the platform age and how the circular economy can benefit from the adoption of platform business models and the likely challenges.

     

     

    Education/Academic qualification

    Business, Doctorate, Coventry University

    26 Sep 201118 Apr 2018

    Award Date: 18 Apr 2018

    Teaching, Postgraduate Certificate, University of Worcester

    28 Feb 200924 Feb 2010

    Award Date: 24 Feb 2010

    Business, MBA, Open University

    28 Feb 199131 Dec 1993

    Award Date: 31 Dec 1993

    Marketing, Postgraduate Diploma, Chartered Institute of Marketing

    30 Sep 198831 Dec 1989

    Award Date: 31 Dec 1989

    Humanities, Degree, Teesside University

    30 Sep 197726 Jun 1980

    Award Date: 26 Jun 1980

    External positions

    Director of Studies DBA Professional Doctorate Programme, University of Gloucestershire

    30 Apr 2020 → …

    External Examiner, Royal Agricultural University

    31 Aug 2018 → …

    Associate Lecturer - Strategy, Open University

    17 Mar 1999 → …

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