Dr Alex Hill
KHBS206 Kingston Business School
Kingston Upon Thames
- 020 8417 9000 Ext: 65330
Alex is Co-Founder and Director of The Centre for High Performance (a collaboration between senior faculty at the Universities of Kingston, Oxford, Duke and London Business School), which aims to become the leading authority on how to create and sustain high-performing organisations and use these insights to help develop a stronger and more robust UK economy, society and environment. Over the past four years, the Centre has worked with a number of organisations including British Boxing, Eton College, Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Art, Royal Shakespeare Company, NASA, New Zealand All Blacks and UK academy schools. The work conducted by the Centre and its impact can be seen here.
He also teaches on a number of postgraduate, doctorate and executive programme around the world for universities such as Duke Corporate Education (US), Cass Business School (UK), The Gordon Institute of Business Science (South Africa), The Academy of National Economy (Russia) and KEDGE Business School (France).
He has been identified as an 'up and coming management guru' by the Thinkers50. He has written a number of books and published articles in leading academic journals such as the Harvard Business Review, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, International Journal of Production Economics and International Journal of Production Research. His research has been widely discussed by the media in publications such as the BBC, Daily Mail, Economist, Forbes, Guardian, Huffington Post, Independent, Schools Week, Spectator, Times and Telegraph. He has also held research seminars at the UK Government, advised them on educational policy, appeared on BBC Newsnight, presented at the Global Economics and Skills Forum and has written articles for The Times and Schools Week.
Before joining Kingston, Alex worked as a Research Associate at Said Business School (University of Oxford) where he is still an Associate Fellow managing research and teaching on a variety of postgraduate and executive programmes. Prior to moving into the academic sector, he spent ten years in various divisions of the Smiths Group, a large engineering multinational, where managed a number of businesses and provided consultancy support for the Group's EMEA facilities.
Alex has helped a wide range of art, commercial, education, legal, sport, science and technology organisations create and sustain high levels of performance. He has also published a number of books, case studies and articles in leading academic journals.
Alex's main research interests are in the field of high performance, strategic fit and supply chain management. These areas are currently being investigated through funded and non-funded research.
Alex teaches core management modules on the Kingston MBA, Moscow MBA, MSc in International Business Management and MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management programmes. He was awarded the Teaching Prize in 2010/11 (the first year this was given) and has been nominated four times since then.
Alex has extensive experience of helping organisations create and sustain high levels of performance both by leading them (during his time in industry) and also consulting with them (since he moved into academia). He has also designed and delivered a wide range of customised executive education programmes for organisations around the world and has led a number of research projects that have positively impacted both organisational performance and government policy.
Alex has worked with a wide range of art, commercial, education, legal, sport, science and technology organisations to create and sustain high levels of performance
Asgari, Nasrin, Nikbakhsh, Eshan, Hill, Alex and Zanjirani Farahani, Reza (2016) Supply chain management 1982-2015 : a review. IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, ISSN (print) 1471-678X (Epub Ahead of Print)
Hill, Alex, Mellon, Liz, Laker, Ben and Goddard, Jules (2016) The one type of leader who can turn around a failing school. Harvard Business Review, 20 Oct,
Mohammaddust, Faeghe, Rezapour, Shabnam, Zanjirani Farahani, Reza, Mofidfar, Mohammad and Hill, Alex (2015) Developing lean and responsive supply chains : a robust model for alternative risk mitigation strategies in supply chain designs. International Journal of Production Economics, ISSN (print) 0925-5273 (Epub Ahead of Print)
Saghiri, Soroosh (Sam) and Hill, Alex (2014) Supplier relationship impacts on postponement strategies. International Journal of Production Research, 52(7), pp. 2134-2153. ISSN (print) 0020-7543
Hill, Alex and Cuthbertson, Richard (2011) Fitness map: a classification of internal strategic fit in service organisations. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 31(9), pp. 991-1021. ISSN (print) 0144-3577
Doran, Desmond and Hill, Alexander (2009) A review of modular strategies and architecture within manufacturing operations. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers - Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 223(1), pp. 65-75. ISSN (print) 0954-4070
Hill, Alex (2008) How to organise operations: focusing or splitting? International Journal of Production Economics, 112(2), pp. 646-654. ISSN (print) 0925-5273
Hill, Alex and Brown, Steve (2007) Strategic profiling: a visual representation of internal strategic fit in service organisations. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 27(12), pp. 1333-1361. ISSN (print) 0144-3577
Doran, Desmond, Hill, Alex, Hwang, Ki-Soon and Jacob, Gregoire (2007) Supply chain modularisation: cases from the French automobile industry. International Journal of Production Economics, 106(1), pp. 2-11. ISSN (online) 0925-5273
Hill, Alex and Hill, Terry (2008) Operations management: realizing its strategic role. In: Dopson, Sue , Earl, Michael and Snow, Peter, (eds.) Mapping the management journey: practice, theory and context. Oxford, UK : Oxford University Press. pp. 271-288. ISBN 9780199215355
Conference or Workshop Item
Hill, Alex, Laker, Benjamin, Cuthbertson, Richard and Hill, Terry (2015) How to create a ‘high-performing’ service organisation: lessons from four academy schools. In: British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference 2015: The Value of Pluralism in Advancing Management Research, Education and Practice; 08 - 10 Sep 2015, Portsmouth, U.K.. (In Press)
Hill, Alex and Laker, Benjamin (2014) Understanding the relationships between investment and business performance over time within service organisations. In: 21st EurOMA Conference: Operations Management in an Innovation Economy; 20-25 Jun 2014, Palermo, Italy. (In Press)
Hill, Alex and Laker, Benjamin (2013) The investment-fit-performance triangle: the relationships between investment, strategic fit and performance in service organisations. In: 24th Annual Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Conference: Integrating Practice in POM Research and Teaching; 3-6 May 2013, Denver, Colorado, U.S.. (Unpublished)
Doran, Des, Hill, Alexander, Brown, Steve and Ektas, Emel (2012) Is operations management relevant? In: 4th Production and Operations Management (P&OM) World Conference: Serving the World; 1-5 Jul 2012, Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Unpublished)
Hill, Alex, Cuthbertson, Richard and Brown, Steve (2012) It ain't what you do, it's the way that you do it: the impact of strategic fit on business performance in service organisations. In: 23rd Annual Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Conference: Socially Responsible Operations; 20-23 Apr 2012, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.. (Unpublished)
Saghiri, Soroosh and Hill, Alexander (2011) Linking supplier relationship with postponement: an empirical analysis. In: 18th EurOMA Conference; 03 - 06 Jul 2011, Cambridge, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Hill, Alex and Hill, Terry (2011) Reflections on operations strategy development and execution. In: 18th EurOMA Conference; 03 - 06 Jul 2011, Cambridge, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Doran, D, Hill, A, Hwang, KS and Jacob, G (2004) Supply chain modularisation: cases from the French automobile industry. In: 9th International Symposium in Logistics; 11 - 14 Jul 2004, Bangalore, India.
Hill, Alex, Laker, Benjamin, Cuthbertson, Richard and Hill, Terry (2016) Performance metrics, practice, and implications: lessons from academy schools in the UK. (Working Paper) Said Business School. (Said Business School Research Papers, no. 2016-13)