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Dr Martin David Owens

PositionLecturer in International Business
LocationRoom 2.17 Cartwright Building
DepartmentSchool of Management
Feedback HoursTuesday 14:30-16:30
Telephone 01274 234319
EmailM.D.Owens@bradford.ac.uk

Research Interests (key words only)

International alliances, inter-organizational control, institutional theory

PhD Supervision

I supervise graduate students at DPhil level on topics relating to inter-organisational collaboration/alliances within an international context.

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

I teach a range of undergraduate and post-graduate modules. These include introductory modules such as Principles of International Business and Principles of Management, and more advanced modules such as International Business Strategy and Multinationals in Emerging markets. I teach international business modules at Masters level, such as International Business in Emerging Economies and International Business Strategy.

Administrative Responsibilities

Programme director for the BSc International Business and Management course. 

Biography

I am a Lecturer in International Business at the University of Bradford. My main research interests are in the post-formation management and governance of domestic and international alliances. 

Study History

  • Business Studies (BA Hons, 1994-1998), University of Ulster
  • Marketing (MSc, 1998-1999), University of Ulster
  • PhD from the University of Ulster (2002-2006)

Research Areas

My research interests lie in the area of inter-organizational relationships between private sector organisations. I am particularly interested in the post-formation management and governing processes and outcomes of strategic alliances. I have just completed a study that examines the consequences the shared management structure for the management of an IJV. Alongside this I continue to be interested in institutional theory, market entry modes and emerging markets.

Current Projects

I am currently working on a set of empirical studies examining the role of formal control within alliances.  

Networks/Roles

  • Academy of International Business
  • British Academy of Management
  • Member of the Bradford Centre of International Business

Publications

  • Owens, M., Palmer, M., and Zueva-Owens, A., (2013) 'Institutional forces on adoption of international joint ventures: Empirical evidence from British retail multinationals', International Business Review.
  • Owens, M, Zueva-Owens, A and Palmer, M., (2012) 'Partner identification and selection of joint venture partners in international retailing', The Services Industries Journal, 32 (3-4) pp 383-410.
  • Owens, M., (2010) 'Equity ownership and control of international joint ventures in the retail sector', International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research, 20 (5) pp 559-581.
  • Palmer, M.J. Owens, M. and De Kervenoael, (2010) 'Paths of the Least Resistance: Understanding How Motives Form in International Retail Joint Venturing', The Service Industries Journal,, 30 (6) pp 965-989.
  • Palmer, M.J. O’Kane, P and Owens, M., (2009) 'Betwixt spaces: student accounts of turning point experiences in the first year transition', Studies of Higher Education, 34 (1) pp 37-54.
  • Owens, M. and Quinn, B., (2007) 'Problems encountered in international retail joint ventures: UK case evidence', International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management, 35 (10) pp 758-780.
  • Palmer M. and Owens M., (2006) 'New Directions for International Joint Venture Research', International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research, 16 (2) pp 159-179.
  • Palmer M. Owens M. and Sparks L., (2006) 'Interdisciplinary (Retail) Research: The Business of Geography and the Geography of Business', Environment and Planning A, 10 pp 1775-1783.

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