Contact Professor Andrey Pavlov


Prior to switching to a career in academia, Andrey worked as a finance professional in Moscow, Russia, assisting executive teams in a small pharmaceuticals distributor and a large chemicals manufacturer. Andrey holds an MBA and a BSc in Business Administration/Finance (Summa Cum Laude) from Marist College, NY, USA and a PhD from Cranfield University, UK.

Research opportunities

Andrey and the Strategy Group are always looking for exceptional doctoral candidates wishing to pursue an academic career in the field of Strategic Management.

Current doctoral opportunities revolve around the application of complex systems thinking to strategic management and are detailed here:

Current activities

Andrey works on advancing a complex systems view of strategy and performance - the idea that improving the performance of organizations is an ongoing emergent process, which is inseparable from understanding the organizations themselves, their environment, and their historical and social context. Andrey's research aims to help leaders and managers act with intention in organizations that are explicitly understood to be complex and dynamic social systems.

Andrey conducts original research, supervises doctoral students, teaches on 8 postgraduate and 2 doctoral programmes, and advises managers and executive clients. He has written over 50 research articles and a book and is a regular speaker at national and international conferences.


As an advisor, Andrey helps managers and executives think through critical issues that shape organizational performance and strategic change. This work includes leading in-depth conversations on identifying entry points to complex business problems and facilitating workshops on strategy execution and performance management in multi-stakeholder environments.

Andrey has worked with a wide range of public and private sector organizations, including HSBC, Sport England, Aer Rianta International, Barratt Developments, South African Airways, Jaguar Land Rover, NHS, and two UK Police Forces.


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