Our Research

 
 

The Growth Compass team members have two decades of experience as practitioners and researchers. Examples of published research includes the following: 

 

Finch, D. J., Abeza, G., O’Reilly, N., & Hillenbrand, C. (2018). Organizational identification and independent sales contractor performance in professional servicesJournal of Services Marketing.

Finch, D.J. & DePaul, R. (2017). Designing YOU. Life Beyond Your Grades. FDR Publishing. 

Finch, D. J., Peacock, M., Levallet, N., & Foster, W. (2016). A dynamic capabilities view of employability: Exploring the drivers of competitive advantage for university graduatesEducation+ Training58(1), 61-81.

Finch, D., Deephouse, D. L., O’Reilly, N., Massie, T., & Hillenbrand, C. (2016). Follow the leaders? An analysis of convergence and innovation of faculty recruiting practices in US business schools. Higher Education71(5), 699-717.

Finch, D., Deephouse, D., & Varella, P. (2015). Examining an individual’s legitimacy judgment using the value–attitude system: The role of environmental and economic values and source credibility. Journal of Business Ethics127(2), 265-281.

Finch, D., Hillenbrand, C., O’Reilly, N., & Varella, P. (2015). Psychological contracts and independent sales contractors: an examination of the predictors of contractor-level outcomesJournal of Marketing Management31(17-18), 1924-1964.

Gardner, J and Raby, S. (2015), What is Good Governance in the 21st Century? Centre for Employment, Competitiveness and Growth, University of Kent.

Gilman, M., Raby, S. and Pyman, A. (2015), The Contours of Employee Voice in SMEs: The Importance of Context, Human Resource Management Journal. doi: 10.1111/1748-8583.12086 [ABS 4].

Gilman, M. and Raby, S. (2013), National Context as a Predictor of High Performance Work Systems in SMEs: A British-French Comparative Analysis, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24(2): 372-390 [ABS 3].

Gilman M., Raby, S. and Turpin, J. (2012), The BIG Ten: The Ten Characteristics of Successful Small to Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs). Centre for Employment, Competitiveness and Growth, University of Kent. 56pp. ISSN: 1748-7595.

Gilman, M. and Raby, S. (2011), The Future of Regional Business Support: An Overview of the Business Support Literature. A report for the Business Support Strategic Review, Kent County Council. Centre for Employment, Competitiveness and Growth, University of Kent. 5pp.

Levallet N., and Chan, Y.E. (March 2018). “Using digital capabilities to unleash the power of managerial improvisation”, MIS Quarterly Executive (17:1).

Levallet, N. & Chan, Y.E. (2017). “Strategic improvisation capability: a research framework”, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference (ASAC), Montréal, QC.

Levallet, N. & Chan, Y.E. (2016). “IT capabilities and strategic improvisation: a multi-method investigation”, 22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2016), San Diego, CA

Levallet, N. & Chan, Y.E. (2015). “Using IT to unleash the power of strategic improvisation”, 36th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2015), Fort Worth, TX

Raby S. and Choi, J., (Forthcoming - 2017), Achieving Successful Leadership Transitions to the VP Level. Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership, Haskayne School of Business.

Raby, S., (2017), What Drives SME Growth? Introducing the Leader’s Growth Mindset. Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Mount Royal University. 48pp. 

Raby, S., (Forthcoming - 2017), From Starting to Scaling and Beyond: How Do Entrepreneurs and SMEs Innovate and Grow? In: The Business Environment: Themes and Issues in a Globalizing World, 4th Edition, Oxford University Press.

Phillips, P. and Raby, S., (Forthcoming - 2017), Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), In: Contemporary Issues in Strategic Management, 1st Edition, Routledge.

Raby, S., (2016), The Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation: A North American Case Study In Entrepreneurship Centres: Global Perspectives on their Contributions to High Education Institutions, Palgrave Macmillan UK.

Raby. S. and Gilman. M., (2016) Travelling Together Along the Yellow Brick Road for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Understanding and Promoting Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Organisations and People, Association of Management Education and Development (AMED), 23(2): 1-11 [practitioner].

Raby, S. (2015) Editorial, Understanding and Promoting Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Organisations and People, Association of Management Education and Development (AMED), 22(3): 1-10 [practitioner].

Raby, S. and Truss, K. (2011), High Growth Firms, A briefing paper for the Commission for Employability and Skills, Centre for Employment, Competitiveness and Growth, University of Kent.