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Professor Phillip Samouel

Emeritus Professor in Business Economics
Strategy, Marketing and Innovation


Phillip Samouel was educated in the UK gaining a BA First Class Honours in Social Science and two masters, one in Economics and one in Management Science, from the London School of Economics and Imperial College respectively. His Doctorate in Business Administration was gained from Henley Management College/Brunel University in 1995 and most recently received an Honorary PhD from the Academy for the National Economy, Moscow.

His career spans 35 years both in academia and the commercial world. Between 1974 and 1984 he built Sammy George Fashion Ltd, a dress manufacturer in London with its own label - London Lady. Since 1984 he has been running a successful Farming Enterprise. Ladyland Farm – The Living Classroom - is now also an Education Centre delivering aspects of the Science National Curriculum to over 40,000 children a year.

As an academic manager at Kingston University, he has been Head of Department – Business Strategy and Operations (1995 – 1997). Was appointed Director of the Business School (1997 – 1999). In 1999 he was promoted to the Dean of Faculty and a member of the University’s Executive. The Business Faculty is a major provider of Business and Management Education in the UK and Overseas. Whilst in post, the Guardian Newspaper ranked the Faculty in the top 10 Business Schools in the UK.

Phillip Samouel is an active teacher and researcher focusing Business Economics and Multivariate Data Analysis. He was appointed to a personal chair – Professor in Business Economics in 1997. He also holds a Visiting Chair at Henley Business School. In 1998 was invited to be a member of the Committee of Inquiry on Best Business Practice - A Vision for 2000. The findings of this Committee informed the policy decisions of the New Labour Government. He was also Statistical Advisor to the LGRU at the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. From 2000 to 2005 he was an Executive Member of the European Doctoral Programmes Association in Management and Business Administration. His brief was to oversee the quality of PhD/DBA programmes in Europe.  In 1997 he became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the Institute of Management.

Phillip Samouel has been involved with educating Russian managers for the last two decades. Besides his association with the Academy for the National Economy, he was a Member of the Advisory Council for the Russian Corporate Governance Program sponsored by the Canadian International Development Agency and York University, Toronto.

Research Interest(s)

Business to Business Relationships, Business to Consumer Relationships, Strategic Firm Behaviour


Multivariate Data Analysis, Theory of the Firm, Managerial and Business Economics

Recent Publications

Number of items: 9.


Day, Marc, Lichtenstein, Scott and Samouel, Phillip (2015) Supply management capabilities, routine bundles and their impact on firm performance. International Journal of Production Economics, 164, pp. 1-13. ISSN (print) 0925-5273

Rose, Susan, Clark, Moira, Samouel, Phillip and Hair, Neil (2012) Online customer experience in e-retailing: an empirical model of antecedents and outcomes. Journal of Retailing, 88(2), pp. 308-322. ISSN (print) 0022-4359

Faroughian, Frank F., Kalafatis, Stavros P., Ledden, Lesley, Samouel, Philip and Tsogas, Markos H. (2012) Value and risk in business-to-business e-banking. Industrial Marketing Management, 41(1), pp. 68-81. ISSN (print) 0019-8501

Rose, Susan and Samouel, Phillip (2009) Internal psychological versus external market-driven determinants of the amount of consumer information search amongst online shoppers. Journal of Marketing Management, 25(1/2), pp. 171-190. ISSN (print) 0267-257X

Ledden, Lesley, Kalafatis, Stavros P. and Samouel, Phillip (2007) The relationship between personal values and perceived value of education. Journal of Business Research, 60(9), pp. 965-974. ISSN (online) 0148-2963

Sharif, Khurram, Kalafatis, Stavros and Samouel, Phillip (2005) Cognitive and behavioural determinants of trust in small and medium-sized enterprises. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 12(3), pp. 409-421. ISSN (print) 1462-6004


Hair Jr, Joseph F., Wolfinbarger Celsi, Mary, Money, Arthur H., Samouel, Phillip and Page, Michael J. (2011) Essentials of business research methods. 2nd ed. Armonk, NY : M.E. Sharpe, Inc. 477p. ISBN 9780765626318

Conference or Workshop Item

Day, Marc, Lichtenstein, Scott and Samouel, Phillip (2012) The nature of supply management operational capability and its impact on firm performance. In: British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference 2012: Management Research Revisited: Prospects for Theory and Practice; 11-13 Sep 2012, Cardiff, U.K.. ISBN 9780954960858

Ledden, L, Kalafatis, SP and Samouel, P (2006) The relationship between personal values and perceived value of education. In: 1st Symposium of the Academy of Marketing Special Interest Group; 2006, Cyprus.

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