Dr Karl Warner

Dr Karl Warner is a Lecturer in Strategy at the University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School. Karl’s research and teaching lies at the intersection of strategy, entrepreneurship and international business. Karl is currently leading several research projects that examine how organisations in both the private and public sector are building digital transformation strategies in response to economic, social and technological change.

Karl’s published research has investigated how senior leadership teams go about building innovation capabilities for large-scale, corporate-wide digital transformations. He holds a CMCE Research Award for Technology and Consulting and the 2019 Urwick Cup for this published research from London’s Worshipful Company of Management Consultants (WCoMC) in partnership with the British Academy of Management.

In September 2023, Karl became the Principal Investigator for a Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Made Smarter Innovation research project that seeks to develop a strategy that can attract the next generation of young talent into digital manufacturing careers by 2040. By working with policy makers, business leaders, educators and young people, the project will co-create the most plausible future scenarios for attracting young people into UK digital manufacturing careers by 2040.

Karl is the co-author of the university textbook “Strategic Management: 10th edition” published by SAGE and has taught strategic management at all higher-education levels and on senior executive education programmes.

Dr Karl Warner
Lecturer in Strategy
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    Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow