Brad MacKay

University of St Andrews
Professor of Strategic Management

Biography

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).

Expertise

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Posts by this author

Brexit

How might Brexit impact on Britain’s universities?

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.
EU flag in trees

Apple, Brexit, the business-bounce and scenarios for the future of the UK

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.
Brexit Reflections

Ruthless truth-telling: Can the UK thrive outside the EU?

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.
Stenciled Canadian Flag

Canadian lessons for the SNP

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.

What are international financial analysts predicting about the Scottish referendum outcome?

Brad MacKay discusses the perspectives of international financial analysts.

Why are world leaders intervening in the Scottish independence debate?

Brad MacKay asks diplomats from around the world, how is the Scottish independence debate viewed by your government?