Professor Peter Kawalek

Areas of Expertise

Entrepreneurial & Innovative Futures, Innovation Roadmaps & Processes, Leadership & Organisational Learning, Economic Appraisal

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Bio

Peter is a visiting professor at the Faculty of Business, ATU Donegal. Peter is a Professor of Information Management at Loughborough Business School, where he is also the Director of the Centre for Information Management and Head of Information Management academic group.

Peter was previously Head of Business Economics and Strategy Group at Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, He has also held academic posts at the Department of Computer Science, Manchester University, and Warwick Business School at the University of Warwick.

Peter also held visiting Faculty roles at Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, Trinity College, Dublin, and other institutions. His books consider the role of technology in organizations and society, the latest being focused on entrepreneurship and technology. Peter is known as a board-level advisor on digital issues, working also with government agencies.

Research, Innovation & Engagement

Peter has overseen or co-investigated research projects totalling approximately £2.5 million, funded by entities such as EPSRC, UK central government, and local councils. His academic contributions span various subjects, including information systems, social media, organizational change, and the technological impact on strategy. Peter’s work has been published in journals including the Journal of Operational Research, Risk Analysis, California Management Review, the Journal of e-Adoption, Information and Management, the Information Systems Journal, the International Journal of Information Management, and the Journal of Information Technology.

Peter also has experience with many companies, frequently to very senior level. These include SAP, British Telecommunications, Chubb Insurance Company of Europe, Fujitsu, Hoverspeed, the Great North Eastern Railway, Manchester City FC, New York City FC, four23, Bonka Circus, Triumph Motorcycles, Midlands Engine, and IBM.

Peter has extensive public sector experience. He worked on award-winning, successful change programmes at Salford City Council, as well as the follow-on initiatives at North Lincolnshire Council, Leeds City Council, Oldham Borough Council and the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities. He helped to establish the pioneering (big data) Lancashire-wide MADE (Multi-Agency Data Exchange) project with the constabulary, fire service, council, NHS, probation and drug action teams. This is still operational today after more than a decade. He also has key experience with Office an Taoiseach (Prime Minister) in Dublin, Department of Communications in Dublin, NHS in Manchester and Salford, the Department of Communities and Local Government, Cabinet Office and Greater Manchester Police. In the charities sector, he has worked with Royal Commonwealth Society on several projects, including as co-creator of the Jubilee Time Capsule; an official project of the Diamond Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II.