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Strategy and Marketing

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The Department for Marketing and Strategy is a vibrant hub for research and teaching in the key business disciplines of marketing and strategic management, boasting research expertise in international strategy, strategy-as-practice and non-market strategy.

Research focus

The Department is a hub for research and teaching in the key business disciplines of strategic management and marketing, with a focus on the areas of:

  • International strategy and strategy-as-practice, looking at what managers actually do as the basis of understanding how to improve performance.
  • Non-market strategy, the vital role that managing political and cultural factors plays in organisational success.
  • Social marketing, which harnesses the power of marketing to change behaviour and improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and society. Our work contributes to national policy in this field.
  • Marketing strategy, branding, digital marketing, services and information systems.

Academic Publications

Full details of our research publications can be found on Open Research Online and via our staff pages.


Nourished by our research, our teaching draws on OUBS’ distinctive practice-based learning approach across a range of relevant and engaging modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including major elements of The Open University's triple-accredited MBA. The Department contributes to a number of undergraduate and postgraduate modules within the Business School:

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