Professor Steve Wood

Dean of Surrey Business School and Professor of Retail Marketing and Management
+44 (0)1483 683113
43 MS 02
PA: Vicki Blamey

Academic and research departments

Surrey Business School.


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-present)


    Research interests


    Postgraduate research supervision




    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 ( and I will send you a pdf.

    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. 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
    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