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Dr Alice Comi

Lecturer in Business Design


Alice is a Lecturer in Business Design in the Department of Strategy, Marketing and Innovation. Prior to joining Kingston Business School, she was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the International Design Business Management (IDBM) program at Aalto University, Finland. She received her 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.


Areas of specialism

  • Strategy
  • Organization
  • Visuality
  • Materiality
  • Design thinking


  • BSc
  • MSc
  • PhD


Alice's research explores the intersection of business and design, focusing on the role of visual and material artefacts (e.g., charts, drawings, and models) in processes of organizing and strategizing. 


Number of items: 9.


Comi, Alice and Whyte, Jennifer (2017) Future making and visual artefacts : an ethnographic study of a design project. Organization Studies, ISSN (print) 0170-8406 (Epub Ahead of Print)

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

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