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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.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
- Project management (disruption and delay analysis), strategic management, research methodology (Action Research)
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Gonzalez, J. J. & Eden, C., 14 Apr 2022, Information Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction: IFIP AICT 638. Sasaki, J., Murayama, Y., Velev, D. & Zlateva, P. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer, Vol. 638. p. 121-138 18 p. (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; vol. 638).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution book
Eden, C. & Ackermann, F., 31 Oct 2021, In: Group Decision and Negotiation. 30, 5, p. 1001-1025 25 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)
Colin Eden (Participant)2009
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in conference
Improved group negotiation, problem solving, and strategy making in private and public sector organisations
Colin Eden (Participant) & Fran Ackermann (Participant)
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