Strategy, Enterprise and Innovation

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Mr David Smith

  • Qualifications: BSc (Hons) (Imperial College, London) ACGI, MBA (Wales, Cardiff)
  • Role Title: Visiting Fellow
  • Address: Portland Building, room 2.16, Portland Street, Portsmouth, PO1 3AH.
  • Telephone: 02392844173
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  • Department: Strategy Enterprise and Innovation
  • Faculty: Portsmouth Business School


I am currently a Visiting Fellow, after retiring from my role as Associate Dean, Innovation and Business Engagement at Portsmouth Business School. This role involves:

  • the leadership, co-ordination, development and stimulation of sustainable innovation and business development activity;
  • the strategic development, financial appraisal and operational management of innovation and business development activity;
  • the development and maintenance of extensive internal and external networks.
  • academic leadership for the Business Services and Research support team.
  • Liaison with University Research and Knowledge Transfer Services, other central services and Faculties.

Previous roles have included:

  • Subject Group Leader, Strategy, Enterprise and Risk
  • Business Development Director
  • MBA Programmes Director
  • Subject Group Leader, Strategy and Operations
  • Course Leader, Executive MBA

Teaching Responsibilities

Strategic Management, consultancy and operations.


Exit Strategies and Strategic Alliances.

Research/applied research work on Strategy, Business Development and Exit Strategices, supported valuable input to MBA strategy teaching and to supervision of MBA consultancy and research projects.

Non-Executive Director and consultancy experience brings a range of senior management issues into my teaching, and to discuss how organisations are approaching these issues.

Consultancy and previous business management experience also support a more holistic perspective to MBA teaching, and to make an effective contribution to the integrative units.


Research profile

Explore my research profile, publications and activities on the Portsmouth Research Portal

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