Lecturer in Management Studies

Duncan Robertson

  • I am also Fellow and Tutor in Management at St Catherine’s College and an academic at Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics.

  • My research combines strategic management and management science and centres on the dynamics of competitive strategy.

  • I studied Physics at Imperial College, London and took my doctorate at the Saïd Business School in Oxford.

  • I am a Chartered Accountant (FCA) and a Chartered Physicist (CPhys CSci).

Duncan Robertson


I give undergraduate tutorials in General Management and Strategic Management for the degree in Economics and Management.


My research centres on the dynamics of competitive strategy; competition in high-velocity and turbulent environments; dynamic capabilities; agent-based modelling of inter-firm competition; and the strategic management of network-based firms.

You can find out more about my work here and follow me on Twitter.

Social Distancing with Play-Doh and Matches

Selected Publications

Christine S.M. Currie, John W. Fowler, Kathy Kotiadis, Thomas Monks, Bhakti Stephan Onggo, Duncan A. Robertson, Antuela A. Tako, ‘How simulation modelling can help reduce the impact of COVID-19’, Journal of Simulation (15 April 2020), 83-97

Agent-Based Strategizing (Cambridge University Press, 2019)

Spatial Transition Models: A Taxonomy and Framework’, Risk Analysis (2019) 39:1

The Strategy Hypercube: Exploring Strategy Space Using Agent-Based Models’, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (2017) 2927, 182-192

Agent-Based Models of a Banking Network’, Emergence (2017) 5(2), 56-71

The Complexity of the Corporation’, Human Systems Management (2004) 23, 71-78

Dr Robertson

Within risk analysis and, more broadly, the decision behind the choice of which modeling technique to use to study the spread of disease, epidemics, fires, technology, rumors, or, more generally, spatial dynamics, is not well documented.