David Wilson is Professor of Organisation Studies based in the Centre for People and Organisations.in the Faculty of Business and Law. He is the author of nine books and over ninety peer reviewed articles on strategic decision making, power in organisations, organisational change and strategy. David is a Fellow and ex Chair of the British Academy of Management and is an elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. He was a founder member of the scholarly association the 'European Group for Organization Studies' where he has served as Chair and was elected an Honorary Member of the association in 2015. He has served as Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the top international journal Organization Studies and remains Chair of the Editorial Advisory Board.
Research interests broadly encompass strategy, decision making and the sociology of organisations. Current research interests include an investigation into unwaged work in the UK and how this does (or does not) lead to paid employment in changing labour markets. A second stream of research continues to examine strategic decision making, in particular implementation and putting decisions into practice. A third stream of research is examining the role and value of Business Schools in wider society.
Teaching interests include strategy, decision making and practice, politics and power in organizations, organisational change, the sociology of organisations, learning from strategic failures, risk and unexpected events.