Dr J Ignacio Canales

  • Reader in Strategy (Management)

Biography

I am Reader in Strategy in the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow. Previously, I was Senior Lecturer in Strategy in the University of Glasgow Business School (2009-2012), Lecturer in Management at the University of St Andrews (2004-2009) and a Research Fellow and PhD student at IESE Business School (1999-2004). In my country of origin, Chile, I developed an eight-year career as a practicing manager. This previous experience helped focus my research agenda on strategic management and the process through which strategy is developed. My areas of expertise are Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Multinational Corporations (MNCs).

Qualifications

  • Bachelor in Management (P. U. C.  Chile)
  • Commercial Engineer (P. U. C.  Chile)
  • MRes in Management (IESE Business School, U of Navarra)
  • PhD in Management (IESE Business School, U of Navarra)

Research interests

Areas of expertise:

  • Strategy
  • Strategy Process 
  • Entrepreneurship  
  • Middle Managers 
  • Subsidiary Strategy

Grants

I have been principal investigator and have received three UK grants totalling £4,500 and three Spanish grants for 10.332 euros.

  • The Carnegie Trust (£2,072) obtained in 2014  
  • The Carnegie Trust (£1,400) obtained in 2010
  • John Robertson Bequest (£1,100) obtained in 2011
  • Adam Smith Research Foundation Grant (£2,000) obtained in 2011
  • Spanish government Visiting grants in excess for 10.332 euros to fund a yearly two-week visit to develop research projects and enhance their provision of methodology courses in the PhD programme from 2010 to 2012
     
     
     

Supervision

Current PhD areas of interest

Dr Canales' interest is on strategy as a continuous organizational process that encourages action by managers. In particular, he studies how top down and bottom up forces interact to produce strategy. This phenomenon is studied within the fields of strategy making process, entrepreneurship and in the relationship between subsidiaries and headquarters in MNCs.

Current PhD students

Javier Yáñez-Arenas

Thesis title: Service Innovation, Supply Chain Management, Strategy
Co-supervisor: Professor Robert Paton

Haitham Jafar

Co-supervisor: Professor Robert Paton

Jian Ming Chua

Co-supervisor: Professor Robert Chia

Hasnita Ali

Supervisor: Stelios Zyglidopoulos

Co-supervisor: Ioannis Thanos

 

Teaching

Postgraduate:

International Strategic Management: MSc, 2011-2013,  21 hours, 200 students 

Dynamic Strategic Management: MBA 2013- present,  40 hours, 30 students

Strategic Foresight: MBA 2012- present 20 hours 30 students

International Marketing Management: MSc 2009-2011,  21 hours, 200 students

Undergraduate:

Strategy: Senior Honours, 2009-present, 22 hours level, 80 students 

Doing Global Business: Senior Honours 2009-present, 40 hours, 50 students.

Additional information

Service to the profession

  • Editorial board, Journal of Management Studies, 2009-2013
  • Associate Program Chair 2015: http://strategicmanagement.net/ig/strategy_process.php 
  • Editorial board, Journal of Management, 2014-2017
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Management, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Management Learning, European Management Journal, California Management Review and Long Range Planning
  • Awarded the Outstanding Reviewer Award, granted by the Business Policy and Strategy division of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, USA, 2008; Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 2005; and Seattle, USA, 2003

Conference organisation

  • Strategic Management Society, representative at large of the Strategy Process Interest Group 2012-2014
  • Strategic Management Society Special Conference held in Glasgow 2013. Conference Chair and Chair and organiser of the PhD workshop.
  • Chair for the Strategic Management Track, British Academy of Management 2006, 2007 and 2008

Research awards

  • Appointed to the Research Committee of the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management for a two year term, 2011-2012
  • Best Dissertation Committee of Strategic Management Society 2012-2013
  • Awarded the Booz Allen Hamilton Fellowship for best PhD student paper, Strategic Management Society, Baltimore, USA, November 2003
  • Selected to participate in the Academy of Management Business Policy and Strategy division Doctoral Consortium, Denver, USA, 2002

Practitioner experience (in Santiago, Chile)

  • Almacenes Michaely S.A., Dept. Store, C.F.O, 1998-1999
  • Embotelladora Andina S.A., Coca-Cola Bot., Treasurer, 1997-1998
  • Lan Airlines, Airline, Treasurer, 1995-1997
  • Ind. Textil La Scala S.A., Fashion, C.F.O, 1993-1995

Publications

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Number of items: 12.

2015

Canales, J. I. (2015) Sources of selection in strategy-making. Journal of Management Studies, 52(1). pp. 1-31. (doi:10.1111/joms.12101)

2013

Canales, J.I. (2013) Constructing interlocking rationales in top-driven strategic renewal. British Journal of Management, 24(4). pp. 498-514. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-8551.2012.00821.x)

García-Villaverde, P.M., Ruiz-Ortega, M.J., and Canales, J.I. (2013) Entrepreneurial orientation and the threat of imitation: the influence of upstream and downstream capabilities. European Management Journal, 31(3). pp. 263-277. (doi:10.1016/j.emj.2012.11.006)

2012

Donate, M.J., and Canales, J.I. (2012) A new approach to the concept of knowledge strategy. Journal of Knowledge Management, 16(1). pp. 22-44. (doi:10.1108/13673271211198927)

2010

Canales, J.I., and Vilà, J. (2010) Case Study: design and development of strategy processes at RACC. In: Johnson, G., Whittingotn, R. and Scholes, K. (eds.) Exploring Strategy: Text and cases. Pearson: Cambridge, pp. 738-741. ISBN 9780273737025

Wooldridge, B., and Canales, J.I. (2010) Managerial interplay: linking intent to realized strategy. In: Mazzola, P. and Kellermanns, F. (eds.) Handbook of Research on Strategy Process. Edward Elgar. ISBN 9781848440449

2009

Canales, J.I., and Wooldridge, B. (2009) Managerial interplay: linking intent to realized strategy. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. (doi:10.5465/AMBPP.2009.44270115)

Garcia-Pont, C., Canales, J., and Noboa, F. (2009) Subsidiary Strategy: The Embeddedness Component. Journal of Management Studies, 46(2). pp. 182-214. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-6486.2008.00797.x)

2008

Vila, J., and Canales, J.I. (2008) Can strategic planning make strategy more relevant and build commitment over time? The case of RACC. Long Range Planning, 41(3). pp. 273-290. (doi:10.1016/j.lrp.2008.02.009)

Canales, J.I., and Vilà, J. (2008) Case study: RACC’s turning point. In: Johnson, G., Scholes, K. and Whittington, R. (eds.) Exploring Corporate Strategy. Pearson, pp. 866-868.

2005

Canales, J.I., and Vilà, J. (2005) Sequence of thinking and acting in strategy-making. Advances in Strategic Management, 22. pp. 93-116. (doi:10.1016/S0742-3322(05)22004-1)

Canales, J.I., and Vilà, J. (2005) Strategy formation effects on managerial action. In: Floyd, S.W., Roos, J., Jacobs, C.D. and Kellermanns, F.W. (eds.) Innovating Strategy Process. Blackwell: Malden, MA, USA, pp. 33-46. ISBN 9781405129398

This list was generated on Fri Feb 27 16:47:56 2015 GMT.
Number of items: 12.

Articles

Canales, J. I. (2015) Sources of selection in strategy-making. Journal of Management Studies, 52(1). pp. 1-31. (doi:10.1111/joms.12101)

Canales, J.I. (2013) Constructing interlocking rationales in top-driven strategic renewal. British Journal of Management, 24(4). pp. 498-514. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-8551.2012.00821.x)

García-Villaverde, P.M., Ruiz-Ortega, M.J., and Canales, J.I. (2013) Entrepreneurial orientation and the threat of imitation: the influence of upstream and downstream capabilities. European Management Journal, 31(3). pp. 263-277. (doi:10.1016/j.emj.2012.11.006)

Donate, M.J., and Canales, J.I. (2012) A new approach to the concept of knowledge strategy. Journal of Knowledge Management, 16(1). pp. 22-44. (doi:10.1108/13673271211198927)

Canales, J.I., and Wooldridge, B. (2009) Managerial interplay: linking intent to realized strategy. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. (doi:10.5465/AMBPP.2009.44270115)

Garcia-Pont, C., Canales, J., and Noboa, F. (2009) Subsidiary Strategy: The Embeddedness Component. Journal of Management Studies, 46(2). pp. 182-214. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-6486.2008.00797.x)

Vila, J., and Canales, J.I. (2008) Can strategic planning make strategy more relevant and build commitment over time? The case of RACC. Long Range Planning, 41(3). pp. 273-290. (doi:10.1016/j.lrp.2008.02.009)

Canales, J.I., and Vilà, J. (2005) Sequence of thinking and acting in strategy-making. Advances in Strategic Management, 22. pp. 93-116. (doi:10.1016/S0742-3322(05)22004-1)

Book Sections

Canales, J.I., and Vilà, J. (2010) Case Study: design and development of strategy processes at RACC. In: Johnson, G., Whittingotn, R. and Scholes, K. (eds.) Exploring Strategy: Text and cases. Pearson: Cambridge, pp. 738-741. ISBN 9780273737025

Wooldridge, B., and Canales, J.I. (2010) Managerial interplay: linking intent to realized strategy. In: Mazzola, P. and Kellermanns, F. (eds.) Handbook of Research on Strategy Process. Edward Elgar. ISBN 9781848440449

Canales, J.I., and Vilà, J. (2008) Case study: RACC’s turning point. In: Johnson, G., Scholes, K. and Whittington, R. (eds.) Exploring Corporate Strategy. Pearson, pp. 866-868.

Canales, J.I., and Vilà, J. (2005) Strategy formation effects on managerial action. In: Floyd, S.W., Roos, J., Jacobs, C.D. and Kellermanns, F.W. (eds.) Innovating Strategy Process. Blackwell: Malden, MA, USA, pp. 33-46. ISBN 9781405129398

This list was generated on Fri Feb 27 16:47:56 2015 GMT.