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Dr Kent Springdal

MBA Course Director


I have a degree in Business Administration from Lund University School of Economics and Management. My doctorate at the same institution was on the privatisation of the IT sector in Sweden. Since August 2000, I have been working at Kingston Business School and have had a variety of roles and responsibilities.

I am a committed educator who passionately strives to continually develop and new innovative ways of delivering ideas to his learners. In the past 19 years, I have been most involved in teaching, supervision and managing post experience students and during the past 10 years have been a major contributor in initiating and leading an overhaul of Kingston MBA programme to make it a more streamlined, practice-based, research-informed and cost efficient post-experience managerial programme.

I am currently the MBA course director, responsible for the Full-Time and Executive MBA at Kingston as well as MBA and Executive MBA programmes which we run jointly with our collaborative partner Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in Moscow.

Areas of specialism

  • Public Sector Transformation
  • Dynamic Capabilities
  • Technology Transfer
  • Collaborative Ventures
  • Voluntary Sector Organisations

Courses taught



  • Diploma in Auditing awarded at Malmö Adult College
  • Bachelor in Business Administration awarded at Lund University
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration awarded at Lund University
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning awarded at Kingston University
  • Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy

Professional membership

Association of MBAs (AMBA)

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

British Academy of Management (BAM)


In addition to supervising scores of undergraduates as well as over fifty MBA, Master by Learning Agreement and other postgraduate level students on their projects, I have also been involved in the supervision of 10 DBA/PhD projects in a range of subjects including Managing Relationships in Public Private Partnerships, Knowledge Transfer in International Joint Ventures, The Impact of Competitive Pressures on Voluntary Sector Organisations, Development of Dynamic Capabilities in Organizations, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and the Behaviour of Multinational Enterprises, Collaborative Capabilities in the Public Sector, Transfer of Technological Capabilities, Benchmarking in Local Authorities, Internationalisation of UK SMEs Management Consultancy, and the Impact of CEOs Actions on Employee Engagement.


Number of items: 10.


Mador, Martha, Springdal, Kent and Dixon, Sarah (2008) Quasi-privatisation and corporate governance: a process perspective. Corporate Governance, 8(5), pp. 595-606. ISSN (print) 1472-0701

Springdal, Kent and Mador, Martha (2004) Organizational changes resulting from the privatization of state enterprises. Public Money & Management, 24(1), pp. 69-80. ISSN (print) 0954-0962

Conference or Workshop Item

Springdal, Kent, Martin, Brand and Mador, Martha (2016) Developing collaborative advantage in public sector. In: British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference 2016: Thriving in Turbulent Times; 6-8 Sep 2016, Newcastle, U.K.. ISBN 9780954960896

Springdal, Kent, Maljugin, Anton and Mador, Martha (2013) Evolution of dynamic capabilities in low velocity industries - a case study of European shipbuilding industry. In: British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference 2013: Managing to Make a Difference; 10-12 Sep 2013, Liverpool, U.K..

Mador, Martha, Sullivan, Sid, Springdal, Kent and Gander, Jonathan (2012) Keep off the grass : stakeholder consultation in parks services. In: British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference 2012: Management Research Revisited: Prospects for Theory and Practice; 11-13 Sep 2012, Cardiff, U.K. ISBN 9780954960858

Springdal, Kent and Kiwanuka, Keefa (2011) The impact of contractual funding on UK charity organisations. In: British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference 2011: Building and Sustaining High Performance Organisations in a Challenging Environment; 13-15 Sep 2011, Birmingham, U.K. ISBN 9780954960834

Mador, Martha, Springdal, Kent and Dixon, Sarah (2004) Quasi-privatisations: an institutionalisation perspective. In: British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference 2004: Management Futures; 30 Aug - 01 Sep 2004, St Andrews, U.K.. ISBN 9780954960810

Springdal, Kent (2002) Opening the black box of privatisation: an institutional framework to study the process of privatisation. In: British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference 2002: Fast-Tracking Performance Through Partnerships; 9-11 Sep 2002, London, U.K..

Springdal, Kent (2002) Privatisation of the IT sector in Sweden. In: 29th Annual Conference of the UK Chapter, Academy of International Business (AIM): International Business in the Global Knowledge Economy Economic Growth: Competition, Cooperation, Resistance; 12-13 Apr 2002, Preston, U.K..


Springdal, Kent (2001) Privatisation of the IT sector in Sweden. (PhD thesis), Lund University, 9197373869.

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