Matt Copeland

BSc (Hons), PG Dip(Law), Barrister-at-Law, MBA

Matt utilises his experience as a Barrister and a member of faculty to lead a team of Key Relationship Directors within Business Development.  This team helps clients to understand the full range of Ashridge offerings and where and how client objectives can be met in partnership with Ashridge.

As faculty Matt leads on the MBA innovation programme and specialises in the areas of open innovation and collaborative projects. He works with both individuals and organisations to identify and implement areas of new revenue growth and ways of working. He teaches and consults in the areas of negotiation, communication, strategic influence and leadership drawing on his extensive experience as a Barrister. Matt works with both public and private sector clients worldwide including UK Government departments, Kantar Worldpanel, Abu Dhabi Executive Council, Haniel Group, Azedea (Beirut), Bombardier, Fenner PLC, James Fisher & Sons PLC and Marriott International.

Prior to joining Ashridge Matt was a Barrister and was rated within the top 20 Barristers in the UK, under the age of 35 within his speciality.

Matt Copeland

Publications

Avoiding l'esprit de l'escalier

How to enhance your thinking processes under tough negotiations. The article outlines some effective solutions to help you respond coherently when confronted with unanticipated circumstances - these include rapid response mechanisms such as reframing, visualisation, summarising and asking 'why' questions. This article also introduces the concept of the Flexible Communication Spiral.

Copeland, M. (2012) Avoiding l'esprit de l'escalier, ICAEW Finance & Management, Issue 201, pp. 19 - 22, July/August

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Open Innovation in a value chain perspective - Knowledge transfer across permeable boundaries

Malmgren, M. & Copeland, M. (2012) Open Innovation in a value chain perspective - Knowledge transfer across permeable boundaries, International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association, Naples, 1 - 4 April

Open Innovation: Insights from three different perspectives

Copeland, M. & Malmgren, M. (2012) Open Innovation: Insights from three different perspectives, Innovation in Business Networks, Kolding, 23 March

The perspectives and alignment of three different actors in their understanding and application of Open Innovation

Copeland, M. & Malmgren, M. (2012) The perspectives and alignment of three different actors in their understanding and application of Open Innovation, European Academy of Management, Rotterdam, 6 - 8 June

Three perspectives on enabling and facilitating Routes to Open Innovation

Copeland, M. & Malmgren, M. (2012) Three perspectives on enabling and facilitating Routes to Open Innovation, British Academy of Management, Cardiff, 11 - 13 September

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