Professor Peter Williamson

Professor of International Management at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

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Professor of International Management, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

Peter Williamson joined the Cambridge Judge Business School with a wealth of professional experience, including as non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of the macro hedge fund manager Tactical Global Management (since 2001), Non-Executive Chairman of computer-based training company Imparta Ltd (since 1997) and of energy consultants Energy Edge Ltd (since 2004).

He was formerly with the Boston Consulting Group in London and Merrill Lynch Inc. in London, Singapore and New York; and serves on the editorial boards of European Management Journal, Business Strategy Review, and Academy of Management Learning and Education.

Peter has acted as a consultant on business strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and international expansion to numerous companies, governments and international organisations throughout the Asia-Pacific region as well as in Europe and North America. He has experience in China since 1983, assisting numerous multinationals and joint ventures, and more recently, Chinese companies venturing abroad.

Professor Williamson’s research interests include

  • Globalisation and its implications for corporate strategy
  • Strategies for success in China and the internationalisation of Chinese companies and their global impact, merger and acquisition strategy and post-merger integration
  • Corporate ecosystems and the management of networks of strategic alliances
  • Strategies for a carbon-constrained world