Thomas Lawton is Professor of Strategy and International Business at EMLYON Business School – one of Europe’s premier business schools – as well as an Honorary Visiting Professor at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. His expertise lies in strategic management and leadership development; nonmarket strategy turnarounds; political risk strategies internationalisation strategies as well as strategy process and practice.
Early Life and Education
Thomas Lawton was an outstanding and ambitious footballer during his playing days. A powerful centre-forward with the ability to head the ball with power and accuracy, Thomas represented Queensland at Rugby League before playing for New College Oxford.
Lawton joined Oklahoma Department of Vocational and Technical Education after earning his undergraduate degree, serving as an itinerant computer graphics instructor until later working for Great Plains Vo-Tech in various administrative roles.
Dr. Scott helped develop innovative programs and services such as SOCRE (dropout recovery program), Economic Development Center and developing an equitable state funding formula for technology centers statewide. In 2015, Great Plains recognized his contributions with the Francis Tuttle Career Excellence Award; currently, he holds full and visiting faculty appointments at Cranfield University, EMLYON Imperial College London INSEAD Open University Business School
Thomas Lawton is a strategy advisor and educator, working with blue chip corporations, entrepreneurial enterprises, and emerging economies. Utilizing his research experience he provides services that help companies strengthen strategic management systems for breakthrough performance.
Lawton was one of Australia’s finest five-eight players; an exceptional inside back, distinguished for his straight running, sure handling and fine tactical kicking. During their 1929 tour to New Zealand he captained Australia against them three times as well as in their inaugural Test against Britain and Ireland the following year in 1930.
During World War II, Archibald played for Leicester City FC and Aldershot FC before becoming a guest player at Greenock Morton; scoring one goal in Scottish League action. Later he married Maud Howe Leeze Archibald who had two sons and one daughter by previous relationships.
Achievement and Honors
Thomas Lawton serves as co-Editor-in-Chief of Long Range Planning magazine and has co-authored or edited eight books, such as Strange Power and Breakout Strategy.
At Brisbane Grammar School (BGS), he distinguished himself as an outstanding athlete, representing them in cricket, rugby league and swimming – with particular success in rugby union – being part of the 1927-28 Waratahs tour to England, Ireland and France.
Queensland Rhodes Scholar and graduate of Oxford (B.A. in Rural Economy in 1920). Later he worked for Gibbs, Bright & Co in Sydney until 1937 when he married Maud Howe Leeze Archibald at Mosman and retired together to a small farm near Brisbane where they lived frugally until her passing away in 1978.
Tom was a lifelong resident of Norwich and is survived by his wife Joan, daughter Katelyn, son Thomas and dog Sammie. Tom served in the CT Army National Guard before going on to work as a helicopter crew chief for 25 years with Kaman Aerospace/Connecticut Avcrad until his retirement.
Lawton played at a time when professional football was flourishing, yet not financially lucrative for most players. His wages at its peak were only PS15 per week – equivalent to roughly PS200 today.
Lawton lived an eventful life filled with friends from all around the globe and was active in his community; he attended Greater Bethany church in Jacksonville FL as a member.
Lawton currently serves as associate editor of Long Range Planning journal and founded Routledge’s Strategy Matters book series. Additionally, he holds memberships at the Academy of International Business, Strategic Management Society, and RSA.
Lawson is Professor of Strategy and International Business at Surrey Business School at University of Surrey in UK and holds academic affiliations with Cork University (Ireland) and Dartmouth College (USA). Additionally he sits on several editorial boards of academic journals and has published over 50 refereed journal articles, books and case studies.
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