Dr. Paul A. Phillips, is Professor of Strategic Management, Kent Business School, University of Kent.
Paul has served as Director of Kent Business School (2007-2011) and Deputy Director (2004-7) and has held academic appointments at Cardiff Business School and University of Surrey. In 2001, he was appointed to the Charles Forte Chair of Hotel Management, which was created by a generous endowment from Forte plc in 1986 at the School of Management, University of Surrey, UK.
With more than 25 years of senior experience in strategic management, performance management, and digital business strategy, Paul acts as a conduit for those organizations who are trying to address complex technological and change management issues. Paul has specialized international experience for the private sector, Governments, and Government Agencies. Specialists projects include organizing and delivering specialist financial services short courses for international organizations, such as the China Development Bank; digital strategy advice to FTSE 250 companies and Ministry of Defence; e-procurement advice to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army; hospitals; police forces; knowledge-intensive businesses.
Paul has served as Chair of the UK Association of Business Schools (ABS) Research Steering Committee, and Member of the ABS Executive Committee. He chaired the 2010 ABS Annual Research Conference and the 2010 ABS Annual Doctor of Business Administration Conference. Paul has served on the Institute of Business Ethics Advisory Council, Westminster Business School Advisory Board and Founder and inaugural Chair of the ABS International and External Relations subcommittee. Professor Phillips has completed the Experienced Deans’ and New Deans’ Seminar Series, Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB), International. He completed the International Deans’ Programme, Association of Business School/European Foundation for Management Development, and the Leading Change and Organizational Renewal Programme, Harvard Business School, Harvard University.
Paul has served as a Visiting Professor at three universities in China: The School of Business Administration, Hunan University, Changsha; International Business School, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing; School of Economics, Shandong University, Ji’nan.