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Professor Peter Rodgers  BA (Hons) Cantab, MA, PhD, FHEA

Professor of Strategy & International Management , MBA Director

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Professor Peter Rodgers is a Professor of Strategy and International Management and MBA Director within Southampton Business School, University of Southampton.

I gained a BA (Hons) degree in Social and Political Sciences from Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge and an MA and PhD from the Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham. Previously, I worked at the Aston Business School, Sheffield University Management School and the University of Leicester’s School of Business where I was the Director of the MBA Programme and Associate Dean for Marketing, Recruitment and Global Engagement.

My research interests focus on informality within state-business relations, non-market strategies and entrepreneurship and have published in leading journals such as Work, Employment and Society, Management Learning, Management International Review, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Public Management Review, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Business Research, International Marketing Review, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, Industrial Relations Journal and Global Networks. I am a fluent Russian speaker and have worked on and managed several large international collaborative research projects across the former Soviet Union and the Western Balkans, involving universities and a variety of different stakeholders. I continue to provide expert briefing advice to the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office on matters relating to the business environment in Ukraine.


Research interests

Informality within state-business relations, non-market strategies, transnational migrant entrepreneurship

I have supervised ten PhD students to completion and welcome applications for prospective PhD students.

Record of PhD Supervision to completion

2019 Benjamin Afrah, ‘Internationalisation of Youth Enterprise in Ghana’

2018 Naeem Albihany, ‘Wasta and Business Networks in Saudi Arabia’

2018 Marina Polak, ‘Undeclared work in Slovenia’

2017 Lyubomir Mishkov, ‘Informal Economy in Bulgaria’

2016 Marijana Baric, ‘Tackling Undeclared Work in Croatia: A Social Exchange Perspective’

2015 Assylbek Nurgabdeshov, ‘Offshoring of R&D Activities by Multinational Corporations’

2012 Olga Onoschenko, ‘Evaluating undeclared incomes in Ukraine’

2012 Muhammad Shehryar Shahid, ‘Informal employment in the Pakistani community of Sheffield’

2011 Sergej Ljubownikow ‘An Examination of the Management of Russian Civil Society’

2007 Obradovic - Wochnik, Jelena, ‘Ethnic Conflict and War Crimes in the Balkans: the Narratives of Denial in Post-Conflict Serbia’

Director of the full-time MBA Programme

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Module Leader

MANG 6348 ‘Global Business Environment’

MANG 6345 ‘Leading Sustainability, Innovation and Change’

Professor Peter Rodgers
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

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