Professor Phillips is the Head of the Organization and Management Group at Imperial College Business School as well as the Director of Executive Education. Prior to joining Imperial College Business School, he was the Beckwith Professor of Management Studies at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge from 2002 to 2005 and an Associate Professor in the Strategy and Organisation Area at McGill University in Montreal, Canada from 1993 to 2002. While on sabbatical in 2000/2001, Professor Phillips spent six months as the Edward Clarence Dyason Universitas 21 Fellow at Melbourne University in Melbourne, Australia and six months as a Visiting Professor at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. Professor Phillips completed his PhD in Organisational Analysis from the University of Alberta, Canada in 1995.
His research interests include technology strategy, knowledge management, international management, organizational forgetting, discourse methods, and entrepreneurship and family business. He has published more than 60 academic articles and book chapters. Professor Phillips has taught a range of courses in strategy and organisation theory at the undergraduate and graduate level. He also teaches widely internationally including regular courses in the EMBA course at Chongqing University in Chongqing, China and in McGill University’s MBA program in Tokyo. In addition, he has been very active in executive education where he has been involved in program design and delivery for a wide range of clients including Allen & Overy, Deutsche Bank, BT, ARM, Shell, and the Royal Bank of Canada.