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Dr Andrew Hull

Lecturer in International Business and Management

Programme Area Director, Business and Management

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Specialisms

  • Business performance management, 
  • Strategy, 
  • Retail history

Location

140, Henley Business School, Whiteknights

Dr Andrew Hull is a lecturer in strategy with more than 30 years experience in business both as a practitioner and, latterly, as an academic.

Qualifications

  • PhD In Management
  • MA in European Studies
  • Chartered Accountant

Andrew's PhD thesis analysed how three large UK retailers managed the performance of their business over time and highlighted both the formal and informal practices adopted. The analysis was used to reflect on how modern, complex organisations can meet their strategic objectives and improve their performance both in the short and long term.

Industry experience

Andrew held a number of senior positions in large multi-national retail organisations both in the UK and overseas before completing his PhD and continuing his career in academia.

Andrew is a Chartered Accountant and during his time in industry, he was responsible for helping the businesses drive the performance of their operating units both in the short term and, through strategy, the long term.

In the classroom, he uses real life examples drawing on his industry experience to bring application of theory to life and highlight the practical issues students will face as they apply their learning to real problems, whether that is working with Senior Leadership Teams to develop strategy or regional teams to improve their financial performance.

Reference: Hull, A. and Scott, P. (2020) The “value” of business archives: assessing the academic importance of corporate archival collections. Management & Organizational History, 15 (1). pp. 1-21. ISSN 1744-9367 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17449359.2020.1769676
Reference: Hull, A. (2018) Managing business performance: the contrasting cases of two multiple retailers 1920 to 1939. Business History, 60 (7). pp. 959-982. ISSN 1743-7938 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2018.1459251
Reference: Hull, A. C. (2018) Performance management and measurement - the experience of British multiple retailers 1920 to 1970. PhD thesis, University of Reading.

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