Dr. Neil Pyper

Associate Head of School – Enterprise and Commercial

School of Strategy and Leadership
Coventry Business School
Faculty of Business and Law 

Email:
Neil.Pyper@coventry.ac.uk 
Twitter: @NeilPyper 
LinkedIn Profile

Biography

I am an Associate Head of the School of Strategy and Leadership. I am responsible for corporate engagement and developing commercial activity within the School. Prior to embarking on an academic career, I spent over a decade as a country risk analyst and consultant, specialising in Latin America. This region remains a key focus of my professional interests. My research interests focus especially on the internationalisation of Latin American multinationals. I publish and advise frequently on economics and politics in the region for various consultancies and media outlets. I also draw on my consultancy career to pursue research in the area of strategic foresight. I am particularly interested in how consultancies engage in forward-looking analysis.

I am Co-Chair of the Strategy Special Interest Group at the British Academy of Management. I am also a Visiting Professor at the Universidad del Pacífico, Lima, Peru. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Liverpool, 2002
  • Economics BA, Open University, 2009
  • Latin American Studies BA (Hons), University of Liverpool, 1997

Research interests

I have two primary research interests:

  • Latin American multinationals: I am especially interested in the institutional factors that act as barriers to Multilatinas internationalisating beyond the region.
  • Forward-looking analysis: I am interested in the processes that specialist consultancy firms use to produce forward-looking analytical judgements. This work engages with theoretical ideas related to sensemaking, intuition and rationality.
Recent outputs and publications
  • Davis, P., and Pyper, N. (2015) ‘Enacting a new approach to scenario planning: The potential of pragmatic ideas’. Foresight 17 (5), 427-443. 
  • Davis, P., and Pyper, N. (2015) ‘Applying actor-network theory and pragmatist thinking to the process of implementing scenarios’. International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy 10 (2-4), 88-102. 
  • Tapinos, E., and Pyper, N. ‘Mapping the forward-looking analysis process’. Technological Forecasting and Social Change [forthcoming]
  • Pyper, N., and Monsalve, M. (2016) ‘The challenges facing multilatinas going global: Is hierarchical capitalism a limiting factor?’ 2016 conference of the British Academy of Management (BAM). Held 6-8 September 2016 in Newcastle, UK.
  • Pyper, N., and Tapinos, E. (2015) ‘Expert judgement in forward-looking analysis: The role of intuition and rationality’. 2015 conference of the British Academy of Management (BAM). Held 8-10 September in Portsmouth, UK.

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Teaching modules

  • Advancing Career Development (349SAM)
  • Business and Management Dissertation (343SAM)
  • Continuous Professional Development 1 (120SAM)
  • Critical Issues in Globalisation (366SAM)

Areas of expertise

  • International business
  • Latin America
  • Strategic management
  • Strategic foresight

Coventry University No.1 Modern University No.1 Modern University in the Midlands
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021