Professor James Walker is Head of International Business and Strategy. His overall research agenda is characterized by the application of empirical methods to solve real world problems and issues past and present. He has published in journals as diverse as Research Policy and the Journal of Economic History, examining the British and American retail managerial revolution, inferring behaviour from household budget data, the spatial competition in product markets and between firms in automobile markets, academic performance and pay, varieties of capitalism, and attitudes to multinational enterprises. His teaching expertise spans strategy, strategic marketing, entrepreneurship, and applied statistics. He is Programme Director for the International Business and Management with Language programmes (Italian, French, German and Spanish).
James is an active member of the Centre for International Business History (CIBH) and the John H Dunning Centre for International Business