Professor Steve Wood


Dean of Surrey Business School and Professor of Retail Marketing and Management
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Academic and research departments

Surrey Business School.

Biography

University roles and responsibilities

  • Director of Research, Surrey Business School (2016 – 2020)
  • Member of Surrey Business School Senior Management Team (2016 – present)
  • Head of Department for Marketing and Retail Management, Surrey Business School (Prior to 2016).

    My qualifications

    2007 Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP), University of Surrey
    2001 PhD Economic Geography: Corporate Restructuring, Regulation and Competitive Space: The Case of the US Department Store Industry, University of Southampton.
    1998 BA (Hons) Geography 1st Class, University of Southampton.

    Affiliations and memberships

    Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
    Member of the European Association for Education and Research in Commercial Distribution (EAERCD)
    Honorary Member of the Society for Location Analysis (SLA)
    Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS)
    Member of the ESRC Peer Review College (2015-2019)

    Research

    Research interests

    Supervision

    Postgraduate research supervision

    My teaching

    Courses I teach on

    Undergraduate

    My publications

    Highlights

    Please see my Research Gate site where I add open access versions of all of my publications.  If you want the journal typeset version and do not have access, just send me an email (sm.wood@surrey.ac.uk) and I will send you a pdf.

    Publications

    Wood, S. (2000). “Review of Marsden, T., Flynn, A., Harrison, M. 2000 Consuming Interests: The Social Provision of Foods”, Progress in Human Geography, Vol. 25, pp137-138.
    Wood, S. (2001). “Regulatory constrained portfolio restructuring: the US department store industry in the 1990s”, Environment and Planning A, Vol.33, pp. 1279-1304.
    Wood, S. (2002). “Organisational restructuring, knowledge and spatial scale: the case of the US department store industry”, Journal of Economic & Social Geography [Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie], Vol.93, No.1, pp. 8-33.
    Wood, S. (2002). “The limits to portfolio restructuring: lessons from regional consolidation in the US department store industry”, Regional Studies, Vol.36.5, pp. 515-529.
    Wrigley, N., Currah, A. and Wood, S. (2003). “Investment bank analysts and knowledge in economic geography”, Environment and Planning A, Vol.35, pp. 381-387.
    Wood, S., Lowe, M. and Wrigley, N. (2006). “Life after PPG6: recent UK food retailer responses to planning regulation tightening”, International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research, Vol.16, No.1, pp. 23-41.
    Wrigley, N., Shaw, H., Lowe, M., Guy, C. and Wood, S. (2007). Relocalising Food Shopping. Consumer Responses to Supply Chain Transformation in the UK Convenience Store Sector. University of Southampton.
    Wood, S. and Wrigley, N. (2007). “Market power and regulation - the last great US department store consolidation”, International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management. Vol.35, No.1, pp. 20-37.
    Wood, S., and Browne, S. (2007). “Convenience store location planning and forecasting - a practical research agenda”, International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management. Vol. 35, No. 4, pp. 233-255.
    Wood, S. and Tasker, A. (2008). “The importance of context in store forecasting: the site visit in retail location decision-making”. Journal of Targeting, Measurement and Analysis for Marketing, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 139-155.
    Alexander, A., Cryer, D. and Wood, S. (2008). “Location planning in charity retailing”, International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management, Vol. 36, No. 7, pp. 536-550.
    Wood, S. (2008). “Reinterpreting the great US department store bankruptcies of the 1980s - a catalyst to strategic structural change”, Journal of Management History, Vol. 14, No. 4, 404-423.
    Wood, S., Myers, H. and Alexander, A. (2009). Guest editorial, International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 313-15.
    Wood, S. (2009). “Review of The Globalization of Retailing, Volumes I And II, Neil M Coe, Neil Wrigley (eds.) Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2009,” Business History, Vol. 51, No. 6, pp. 978-980.
    Okeahalam, C. and Wood, S. (2009). “Financing internationalisation–a case study of an African retail transnational corporation”, Journal of Economic Geography, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 511-537.
    Wood, S., Lowe, M. and Wrigley, N. (2010). “Conceptualising innovative customer-facing responses to planning regulation: The UK food retailers”. The Service Industries Journal, Vol. 30, No. 12, pp. 1967 – 1990.
    Wood, S. and Reynolds, J. (2011). “The intra-firm context of retail expansion planning”. Environment and Planning A, Vol. 43, No. 10, pp. 2468 – 2491.
    Wood, S. and Reynolds, J. (2012). “Managing communities and managing knowledge: strategic decision making and store network investment within retail multinationals”. Journal of Economic Geography, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 539-565.
    Wood, S. (2012). “Review of “The Economic Geography of the UK, edited by Neil Coe & Andrew Jones”. Invited review paper for Journal of Economic Geography, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 321-323.
    Wood, S. and Reynolds, J. (2012). “Leveraging locational insights within retail store development? Assessing the use of location planners’ knowledge in retail marketing”, Geoforum, Vol. 43, No. 6, pp. 1076-1087.
    Wood, S. and Reynolds, J. (2013). “Knowledge management, organisational learning and memory in UK retail network planning”. The Service Industries Journal, Vol. 33, No. 2, 150-170.
    Wood, S. (2013). “Revisiting the US food retail consolidation wave: regulation, market power and spatial outcomes”, Journal of Economic Geography, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 299-326.
    Nguyen, H., Wood, S., Wrigley, N. (2013). “The emerging food retail structure of Vietnam: phases of expansion in a post-socialist environment”, International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management , Vol. 41, No. 8, pp.596 – 626.
    Wood, S. and Reynolds, J. (2014). “Establishing territorial embeddedness within retail TNC expansion: the contribution of store development departments”. Regional Studies, Vol. 48, No. 8, pp. 1371–1390.
    Wood, S. and McCarthy, D. (2014). “The UK food retail “race for space” and market saturation: a contemporary review”. International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 121-144.
    Perry, P., Fernie, J. and Wood, S. (2014). “The international fashion supply chain and corporate social responsibility”. In Fernie, J. and Sparks, L. (eds.) (2014) Logistics and Retail Management, 4th Edition, Kogan Page, pp. 77-100. ISBN: 978-0749468231
    Wrigley, N., Lambiri, D., Astbury, G., Dolega, L., Hart, C., Reeves, C., Thurstain-Goodwin, M. and Wood, S. (2015). British High Streets: from Crisis to Recovery? A Comprehensive Review of the Evidence, University of Southampton/Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). ISBN: 9780854329823
    Perry, P., Wood, S. and Fernie, J. (2015). “Corporate social responsibility in garment sourcing networks: factory management perspectives on ethical trade in Sri Lanka”. Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 130, No. 3, pp. 737-752.
    Watson, I., Wood, S. and Fernie, J. (2015). “‘Passivity’: A model of grocery retail price decision-making practice”. European Journal of Marketing, Vol. 49, No. 7/8, pp. 1040-1066.
    Christmann, H., Alexander, A. and Wood, S. (2016). “Exploring brand identity and entrepreneurship as drivers of small specialist retailer internationalisation: A German case study”. International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research, Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 137-153.
    Wood, S., Coe, N. and Wrigley, N. (2016). “Multi-scalar localization and capability transference: Exploring embeddedness in the Asian retail expansion of Tesco”. Regional Studies, Vol. 50, No. 3, pp. 475-495.
    Wood, S. and Alexander, A. (2016). “Regulation in practice: power, resources and context at the local scale in UK food retailing”, Environment & Planning A, Vol. 48, No. 9, pp. 1848–1863.
    Teller, C., Wood, S. and Floh, A. (2016). “Adaptive resilience and the competition between retail and service agglomeration formats: an international perspective”, Journal of Marketing Management, Vol. 32, No. 17-18, pp. 1537-1561.
    Wood, S., Wrigley, N. and Coe, N. (2017). “Capital discipline and financial market relations in retail globalization: insights from the case of Tesco plc”. Journal of Economic Geography, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 31–57.
    Coe, N., Lee, Y-S., and Wood, S. (2017). “Conceptualising contemporary retail divestment: Tesco’s departure from South Korea”. Environment and Planning A, Vol. 49, No. 12, pp. 2739–2761.
    Wrigley, N. and Wood, S. (2018). “An economic geography of globalizing retail: emergence, characteristics, contribution”. In Cook, G, Beaverstock, J, Johns, J, McDonald, F & Pandit, N (Eds.), 2018, The Routledge Companion to the Geography of International Business. London & New York, Routledge, pp 477-492. ISBN: 9781138953345
    Wrigley, N., Wood, S., Lambiri, D, Lowe, M. (2019). “Corporate convenience store development effects in small towns: convenience culture during economic and digital storms” Environment and Planning A, Vol. 51, No.1, pp 112–132.
    Perry, P., Wood, S. (2019). “Exploring the international fashion supply chain and corporate social responsibility: cost, responsiveness and ethical implications”. In Fernie, J. and Sparks, L. (eds.) (2019) Logistics and Retail Management, 5th Edition, Kogan, pp. 97-127. EAN: 9780749481605
    Wood, S., Coe, N., Watson, I., Teller, C. (2019). “Dynamic Processes of Territorial Embeddedness in International Online Fashion Retailing” Economic Geography, Vol.95, No.5, pp. 467-493
    Alexander, A, Teller, C. and Wood, S. (2020). “Augmenting the Urban Place Brand - On the relationship between markets and town and city centres”, Journal of Business Research, Vol. 116, pp. 642-654
    Wood, S, Faulconbridge, J., Watson, I., and Teller, C. (2020). “‘Business Code/Spaces’ in Digital Service Firms: The Case of Online Multinational Fashion Retailing”, Geoforum, Vol. 112, pp. 13-23.
    Wood, S., Watson, I., Teller, C. (2021). “Pricing in online fashion retailing: Implications for research and practice”, Journal of Marketing Management. Vol. 37, No. 11-12, pp. 1219-1242