Professor Colin Eden

Emeritus Professor

Management Science

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Personal statement

Has a background in the engineering industry as an operational researcher, operational research manager, and then in management consulting before joining the Management School at Bath University. He was Director of the Graduate School of Business at Strathclyde. Currently Research Professor at Strathclyde Business School.

Major research interests are into the relationship between operational decision making practices and their strategic consequences; the processes of strategy making in senior management teams; the use of group decision support in the analysis and making of strategy; multi-organizational collaboration; systemic risk assessment and management; and the modelling of the behaviour of large projects disruptions and delays, including issues of the dynamics of productivity changes, risk systemicity and learning curves.

Author of 12 books and over 180 scholarly articles in management science, project management, and strategic management. His most recent books are: with Professor Fran Ackermann Making Strategy: Mapping Out Strategic Success Sage 2012, and with Fran Ackermann and Professor John Bryson Visual Strategy Wiley 2014. He has over 18,000 cites to his published work.

He is a Fellow of the British Academy of Management and has awards from the Academy of Management, Institute of Operations Research and Management Science, and the Operational Research Society.

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Publications

Stakeholders in strategy making
Ackermann Fran, Eden Colin, McKiernan Peter
Journal of Strategy and Management Vol 17, pp. 282-296 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1108/JSMA-11-2023-0280
The strategic management of disaster risk mitigation
Eden Colin, Gonzalez Jose J
Information Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction 7th IFIP WG 5.15 International Conference IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology Vol 672, pp. 3-19 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-34207-3_1
Insights from the Covid-19 pandemic for systemic risk assessment and management
Gonzalez Jose J, Eden Colin
Information Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction The 6th IFIP Conference on Information Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology Vol 638, pp. 121-138 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-04170-9_9
Modelling stakeholder dynamics for supporting group decision and negotiation : theory to practice
Eden Colin, Ackermann Fran
Group Decision and Negotiation Vol 30, pp. 1001-1025 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10726-021-09745-y
Elicitation, analysis and mitigation of systemic pandemic risks
Gonzalez Jose, Eden Colin, Abildsnes Eirik, Hauge Martin, Trentin Monica, Ragazzoni Luca, Berggren Peter, Jonson Carl-Oscar
18th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management 18th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, pp. 581-596 (2021)
Improvisation and emergent strategizing : the role of group support systems
Eden Colin, Ackermann Fran, Vito Vincenzo
Contemporary Issues in Group Decision and Negotiation - 21st International Conference on Group Decision and Negotiation, GDN 2021, Proceedings 21st International Conference on Group Decision and Negotiation Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing Vol 420 LNBIP, pp. 16-24 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-77208-6_2

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Professional Activities

Associate Editor, Omega, GDN
Editor
2009
BAM-ESRC series 'Deriving Research Output from Enterprise Activities'
Participant
2009

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Projects

Hot Spots for Knowledge Sharing in Healthcare
Dorfler, Viktor (Principal Investigator) Eden, Colin (Co-investigator) Pyrko, Igor (Post Grad Student)
01-Jan-2011 - 10-Jan-2014

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Professor Colin Eden
Emeritus Professor
Management Science

Email: colin.eden@strath.ac.uk
Tel: Unlisted