Professor Gerard J. Lewis
PhD, MBA, BSc, DipEM, CDipAF
Gerard J. Lewis is Professor of International Strategic Management at the Faculty of Business Administration, University of Applied Sciences in Dresden, Germany. He received a BSc. in Physics from the University of Bristol in 1983, and an MBA and PhD from the Manchester Business School in 1991 and 1998 respectively. He joined the faculty at Dresden in 1998.
Lewis teaches at the Bachelor, Master, Doctorate and Executive levels. He has over 15 years of international business experience in the chemical, power generation, machinery and healthcare industries; living and working in Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland and The UK. In addition, Lewis has extensive business experience in USA, Asia and The EU. Lewis is actively involved in the business community and has worked with numerous organisations on research and consulting projects.
Lewis’s research interests focus on three main areas: (1) the application of systems theory and ideas to strategy development and management, (2) the relationship between strategic contexts and strategic choice and (3) the strategic implications of corporate responsibility. Recent research has focussed on strategic decision making within SMEs in the textile and food industries in Germany, and the effects of technology on supply chains in the music industry. Lewis has published in leading journals such as, Journal of Management Studies, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Journal of Marketing Communications, and Business Strategy and the Environment.