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Dr Alice Comi

BSc, MSc, PhD
Lecturer in Business Design
Strategy, Marketing and Innovation

Room KHBS4031 Kingston Business School
Kingston University
Kingston Hill
Kingston upon Thames KT2 7LB


Alice is a Lecturer in Business Design in the Department of Strategy, Marketing and Innovation. Prior to joining Kingston Business School, she was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the International Design Business Management (IDBM) program at Aalto University, Finland. She received her PhD from the University of Lugano, Switzerland, and was awarded a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Mobility Fellowship to conduct an Early Postdoc in the Design Innovation Research Centre of the University of Reading, UK.

Research Interest(s)

Alice's research explores the intersection of business and design, focusing on the role of visual and material artefacts (e.g., charts, drawings, and models) in processes of organizing and strategizing. 


BS7708 Design Thinking for Startups

BS6008 Startup a Business

BM7021 Branding Design

Recent Publications

Number of items: 9.


Bresciani, Sabrina and Comi, Alice A (2017) Facilitating culturally diverse groups with visual templates in collaborative systems : increasing structuration to improve precision. Cross Cultural & Strategic Management, 24(1), pp. 78-98. ISSN (print) 2059-5794

Comi, Alice and Whyte, Jennifer (2017) Future making and visual artefacts : an ethnographic study of a design project. Organization Studies, ISSN (print) 0170-8406 (In Press)

Whyte, Jennifer, Tryggestad, Kjell and Comi, Alice (2016) Visualizing practices in project-based design : tracing connections through cascades of visual representations. Engineering Project Organization Journal, 6(2-4), pp. 115-128. ISSN (print) 2157-3727

Comi, Alice, Lurati, Francesco and Zamparini, Alessandra (2015) Green alliances: how does ecophilosophy shape the strategies of environmental organizations? VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 26(4), pp. 1288-1313. ISSN (print) 0957-8765

Comi, Alice, Bischof, Nicole and Eppler, Martin J. (2014) Beyond projection: using collaborative visualization to conduct qualitative interviews. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal, 9(2), pp. 110-133. ISSN (print) 1746-5648

Comi, Alice and Eppler, Martin J. (2014) Diagnosing capabilities in family firms : an overview of visual research methods and suggestions for future applications. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 5(1), pp. 41-51. ISSN (print) 1877-8585

Comi, Alice and Eppler, Martin J. (2011) Assessing the impact of visual facilitation on inter-organizational collaboration: an experimental study. Journal of Universal Computer Science, 17(10), pp. 1430-1454. ISSN (print) 0948-695X

Book Section

Comi, Alice, Eppler, Martin and Franco, L. Alberto (2017) Sustaining collective sensemaking in teams: five patterns of interaction. In: Bendoly, Elliot and Clark, Sacha, (eds.) Visual analytics for management: translational science and applications in practice. Taylor & Francis. pp. 42-55. ISBN 9781138190726

Comi, Alice and Eppler, Martin J. (2015) Building strategic alliances in new and small ventures : a review of literature and integrative framework. In: Das, T.K, (ed.) Strategic alliances for SME development. Charlotte, NC, U.S. : Information Age Publishing Inc. pp. 61-94. (Research in Strategic Alliances) ISBN 9781681231792

This list was generated on Sat Jun 24 04:47:46 2017 BST.

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