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Dr Alice Comi

Senior Lecturer in Business Design


I am a senior lecturer in Business Design in the Department of Strategy, Marketing and Innovation. Prior to joining Kingston Business School, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the International Design Business Management (IDBM) program at Aalto University, Finland. I received my PhD from the University of Lugano, Switzerland, and was awarded a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Mobility Fellowship to conduct an Early Postdoc in the Design Innovation Research Centre of the University of Reading, UK.

For list of publications: 

Areas of specialism

  • Strategy
  • Organization
  • Visuality
  • Materiality
  • Design thinking


  • BSc
  • MSc
  • PhD
  • FHEA


My research explores the intersection of business and design, focusing on the role of visual and material artefacts (eg charts, drawings, and models) in processes of organizing and strategizing. 


Number of items: 11.


Comi, Alice, Jaradat, Suha and Whyte, Jennifer (2019) Constructing shared professional vision in design work : the role of visual objects and their material mediation. Design Studies, 64, pp. 90-123. ISSN (print) 0142-694X

Comi, Alice and Whyte, Jennifer (2018) Future making and visual artefacts : an ethnographic study of a design project. Organization Studies, 39(8), pp. 1055-1083. ISSN (print) 0170-8406

Bresciani, Sabrina and Comi, Alice A (2017) Facilitating culturally diverse groups with visual templates in collaborative systems : increasing structuration to improve precision. Cross Cultural & Strategic Management, 24(1), pp. 78-98. ISSN (print) 2059-5794

Whyte, Jennifer, Tryggestad, Kjell and Comi, Alice (2016) Visualizing practices in project-based design : tracing connections through cascades of visual representations. Engineering Project Organization Journal, 6(2-4), pp. 115-128. ISSN (print) 2157-3727

Comi, Alice, Lurati, Francesco and Zamparini, Alessandra (2015) Green alliances: how does ecophilosophy shape the strategies of environmental organizations? VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 26(4), pp. 1288-1313. ISSN (print) 0957-8765

Comi, Alice and Eppler, Martin J. (2014) Diagnosing capabilities in family firms : an overview of visual research methods and suggestions for future applications. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 5(1), pp. 41-51. ISSN (print) 1877-8585

Comi, Alice, Bischof, Nicole and Eppler, Martin J. (2014) Beyond projection: using collaborative visualization to conduct qualitative interviews. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal, 9(2), pp. 110-133. ISSN (print) 1746-5648

Comi, Alice and Eppler, Martin J. (2011) Assessing the impact of visual facilitation on inter-organizational collaboration: an experimental study. Journal of Universal Computer Science, 17(10), pp. 1430-1454. ISSN (print) 0948-695X

Book Section

Comi, Alice, Eppler, Martin and Franco, L. Alberto (2017) Sustaining collective sensemaking in teams: five patterns of interaction. In: Bendoly, Elliot and Clark, Sacha, (eds.) Visual analytics for management: translational science and applications in practice. Taylor & Francis. pp. 42-55. ISBN 9781138190726

Comi, Alice and Eppler, Martin J. (2015) Building strategic alliances in new and small ventures : a review of literature and integrative framework. In: Das, T.K, (ed.) Strategic alliances for SME development. Charlotte, NC, U.S. : Information Age Publishing Inc. pp. 61-94. (Research in Strategic Alliances) ISBN 9781681231792

Conference or Workshop Item

Alexander, Elitsa, Eppler, Martin J. and Comi, Alice (2018) Building on disagreement visually : the system and the method. In: 26th European Conference on Information Systems: Beyond Digitization - Facets of Socio-Technical Change, (ECIS 2018); 23 - 28 Jun 2018, Portsmouth, U.K.. ISBN 9781861376671

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