University of Bath School of Management University of Bath School of Management

Professor Edmund Thompson

Professor Edmund Thompson

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Leading Refereed Journal Papers

PhD London School of Economics.

Job Title:

Professor of International Management


Strategy & Organisation

Key Research Interests:

International competitiveness and strategy, international political economy and socio-psychological environments

Research Interests

My main research interests cover (i) firm and national competitiveness, (ii) international business strategy, (iii) firm creation and entrepreneurship, and (iv) cross-cultural socio-psychological aspects of these.

PhD Supervision

I specifically seek PhD candidates who want to be career academics and who are eager to undertake and publish world-class research. I give preference to candidates with high scores in GRE and GMAT, but welcome enquiries from any well-qualified potential candidates interested in my various areas of research.


Leading Refereed Journal Papers

Thompson, E. R. & Prenergast, G. P. Forthcoming. The influence of trait affect and the five-factor personality model on impulse buying. Personality and Individual Differences.

Brown, A. D. & Thompson, E. R. 2013. A Narrative Approach to Strategy-as-Practice, Business History, 55(7): 1143-1167.

Thompson, E. R. & Prenergast, G. P. 2013. Belief in luck and luckiness: conceptual clarification and new measure validation. Personality and Individual Differences, 54: 501-506, DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2012.10.027.

Prendergast, G. P. & Thompson, E. R. 2013. Rational and irrational influences on lucky draw participation. International Journal of Advertising, 32(1): 85-100.

Thompson, E. R. & Phua, F. T. T. 2012. A Brief Index of Affective Job Satisfaction. Group & Organization Management, 37(3): 275-307, DOI: 10.1177/1059601111434201.

Thompson, E. R. 2009. Individual entrepreneurial intent: construct clarification and development of an internationally reliable metric (pdf). Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 33(3): 669-694, DOI: 10.1111/J.1540-6520.2009.00321x.

► older publications

Prendergast, G. & Thompson, E. R. 2008. Sales promotion strategies and belief in luck. Psychology & Marketing, 25(11): 1043-1062, DOI: 10.1002/mar.20251.

Thompson, E. R. 2008. Development and validation of an international English big-five mini-markers. Personality and Individual Differences, 45(6): 542–548, DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2008.06.013.

Thompson, E. R. 2007. Development and validation of an internationally reliable short-form of the positive and negative affect schedule (PANAS). Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 38(2): 227-242, DOI: 10.1177/0022022106297301.

Thompson, E. R. & Phua, F. T. T. 2005. Reliability among senior managers of the Marlowe-Crowne short-form social desirability scale. Journal of Business and Psychology, 19(4): 541-554, DOI: 10.1007/s10869-005-4524-4.

Thompson, E. R. & Phua, F. T. T. 2005. Are national cultural traits applicable to senior firm managers? British Journal of Management, 16(1): 59-68, DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8551.2005.00430.x.

Thompson, E. R. 2004. National competitiveness: A question of cost conditions or institutional circumstances? British Journal of Management, 15(3): 197-218, DOI: N/A.

Poon, J. P. H. & Thompson, E. R. 2004. Convergence or differentiation? American and Japanese transnational corporations in the Asia-Pacific. Geoforum, 35(1): 111-125, DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2003.08.008.

Thompson, E. R. 2004. National competitive advantage and the roles of economic and political freedom. Public Choice, 120(3-4): 401-437. DOI: 10.1023/B:PUCH.0000044294.44879.86.

Thompson, E. R. 2004. The political economy of national competitiveness: ‘One country, two systems’ and Hong Kong's diminished international business reputation. Review of International Political Economy, 11(1): 62-97, DOI: 10.1080/0969229042000179767.

Thompson, E. R. 2003. A grounded approach to identifying national competitive advantage: A preliminary exploration. Environment and Planning A, 35(4): 631-657, DOI: 10.1068/a35110.

Poon, J. P. H. & Thompson, E. R. 2003. Developmental and quiescent subsidiaries in the Asia Pacific: Evidence from Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai and Sydney. Economic Geography, 79(2): 195-214, DOI: 10.1111/j.1944-8287.2003.tb00208.x.

Thompson, E. R. 2003. Technology transfer to China by Hong Kong's cross-border garment firms. Developing Economies, 41(1): 88-111, DOI: 10.1111/j.1746-1049.2003.tb00931.x.

Thompson, E. R. 2003. The relative importance and effectiveness of business cases in Asia: Hong Kong MBA student perceptions by sex, age and educational background. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 23(1): 1-14, DOI: 10.1080/0218879030230102.

Thompson, E. R. 2002. Clustering of foreign direct investment and enhanced technology transfer: evidence from Hong Kong garment firms in China. World Development, 30(5): 873-889, DOI: 10.1016/S0305-750X(02)00009-8.

Thompson, E. R. 2002. Chinese perspectives on the important aspects of an MBA teacher. Journal of Management Education, 26(3): 229-258, DOI: 10.1177/10562902026003002.

Thompson, E. R. 2002. Competitiveness concerns in Hong Kong: business fears and government incomprehension. The Pacific Review, 15(3): 443-467, DOI: 10.1080/09512740210152876.

Poon, J. P. H. & Thompson, E. R. 2001. Effects of the Asian financial crisis for international capital. Geoforum, 32(1): 121-131, DOI: 10.1016/S0016-7185(00)00041-5.

Thompson, E. R. 2001. Dangers of differential comprehensions of Hong Kong's competitive advantages: evidence from firms and public servants. The China Quarterly, 167(Sept): 706-723, DOI: 10.1017/S0009443901000390.

Thompson, E. R. 2001. Financial sector multinational investment and reform in East Asia. American Asian Review, 14(1): 601-617.

Thompson, E. R. 2001. Key MBA programme attributes according to Chinese students: Do Western MBA models need to be changed for the world's largest future management education market? Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 21(2): 34-51, DOI: 10.1080/02188791.2001.10600193.

Thompson, E. R. 2001. Manufacturing foreign direct investment, Asian crisis, regulation and institutions. Journal of Asia Pacific Business, 3(4): 3-20, DOI: 10.1300/J098v03n04_02.

Thompson, E. R. 2001. Multinational firm responses to an Asian-crisis comeback: Evidence from European transnationals. The Pacific Review, 14(2): 105-123, DOI: 10.1080/09512740110037389.

Thompson, E. R. & Poon, J. P. H. 2001. Japanese and American internationalization strategies: Firm-level analysis in Southeast Asia. Journal of Asian Business, 17(2): 15-32.