Brad MacKay

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Brad
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Professor of Strategic Management
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University of St Andrews
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Brad MacKay is Professor of Strategy in the University of St Andrews School of Management. Formerly, he held a Chair in Strategic Management at the University of Edinburgh Business School, where he was also Director of Engagement (Associate Dean) on the Executive (2014-2016), Head of the Strategy and International Business Group (2011-2014), and Director of the MBA programmes (2009-2011). He also held an ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) Senior Fellowship in the Future of the UK and Scotland program (2013-2014). He earned a BA in International Development Studies from Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Canada, an MLitt (Distinction) in Management, Economics and Politics (MEP) and a PhD in Strategy from the University of St Andrews, Scotland. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).

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Brad MacKay stresses that being quick off the mark, and playing a long game are crucial for UK universities to maintain their world-leading status. As with so many uncertainties raised by the UK’s June 23rd, 2016 vote to leave the EU, the impact that it will have on the UK’s universities depends on... Read more
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Among the many things being ignored by those hailing recent manufacturing figures showing a post-Brexit rise in activity, observes Brad Mackay, is that Brexit hasn't been triggered yet and that businesses can play 'wait-and-see' just as well as governments.    On September 1st the UK’s Manufacturin... Read more
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George Osborne's decision, within days of the UK's Brexit vote, to cut Corporation Tax signals a shift to a low tax, low spend economy. Such a move, says Brad MacKay, may well hit hardest those who voted Leave to send a message to the establishment and big business.   Two weeks ago I posed a questio... Read more
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In less than a week, the British public will vote in the EU ‘in-out’ referendum on whether to remain or to leave the European Union. It is a decision that will have profound consequences for generations to come. As the debate has ‘hotted-up’, two issues, rightly or wrongly, have taken centre stag... Read more
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In less than a week, the British public will vote in the EU ‘in-out’ referendum on whether to remain or to leave the European Union. It is a decision that will have profound consequences for generations to come. As the debate has ‘hotted-up’, two issues, rightly or wrongly, have taken centre stage:... Read more
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It has been suggested that, with some notable exceptions, business reaction to the prospect of a UK withdrawal from the EU is determined to a large degree by the size of the company concerned. Such suggestions, however, obscure other more explanatory factors. Research undertaken in the lead up to th... Read more
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There is, it seems, nothing new under the sun. Brad MacKay considers the predictions of massive SNP gains and finds that they have echoes of an earlier Canadian experience.   Political debates, by their very nature, are insular. The referendum on September 18th on Scottish independence was frequentl... Read more
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Over the past few months, analysts from some of the world’s leading financial institutions have been offering their analysis on what might happen following a ‘yes’ outcome in the September 18th referendum on independence in Scotland. The financial services industry in Scotland, and their umbrella gr... Read more
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Over the past few months a number of world leaders have felt compelled to comment on the independence debate in Scotland and the UK. The Australian and Canadian prime ministers, Tony Abbott and Stephen Harper (both countries themselves have large Scottish populations), the Chinese premiere Li Keqian... Read more
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Brad MacKay encourages readers to analyse the two letters from business leaders published last week and their claims. In a piece published on the blog, Charlie Jeffery looks at the implications of the larger campaign. Healthy economies work a little bit like old growth forests. They have diverse tre... Read more
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  • 19th October 2018

    Proposed revisions to the Basque Statute of Autonomy have revealed underlying tensions but the fault lines are not where an outside observer might assume they would be. They are fundamental and political and, explains Michael Keating, unlikely to be resolved by technocratic debate.

  • 16th October 2018

    Bavaria’s long-dominant party, the conservative Christian Social Union (CSU), has reached its worst election result in 60 years. As well as causing a headache for Angela Merkel, argues Patrick Utz, this political earthquake reveals Bavaria’s predicament between regionalism and populism,.

  • 15th October 2018

    As the buildup to the EU Council meeting reaches fever pitch, Richard Parry explains that deals at dawn may work in Brussels but they don't always play to the home crowd.

  • 13th October 2018

    Theresa May’s efforts to keep her DUP allies onside may, suggests Prof Nicola McEwen, end up easing Nicola Sturgeon’s path to independence following any subsequent referendum on the subject.

  • 12th October 2018

    The Commission on Justice in Wales, chaired by Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, will further clarify the legal and political identity of Wales within the UK constitution. Doing so, explains Prof Dan Wincott, will also bring clarity to the enduring significance of other territorial legal jurisdictions.

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