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Dimitrija Kalanoski is a Programme Director of MSc Business Analysis and Strategic Managment (BASM) and Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Alliance Manchester Business School of the University of Manchester (UK). Prior to this he was a Senior Swiss National Science Foundation scholar at the University of Lausanne – HEC (Switzerland) and a visiting scholar at Rotman School of Management of the University of Toronto (Canada). Dimitrija received his Ph.D. from the University of Lausanne – HEC (Switzerland) for which he was also awarded the best dissertation award.

His research examines how firm’s market and nonmarket competitive initiatives allow firms to outcompete their rivals in diverse and dynamic competitive environments. Specifically, his research interests lie at the intersection of behavioural strategy, competitive dynamics, international business, institutional theory, and the integration of market & non-market strategy. His research has received numerous recognitions in the form of:

  • Publications in leading academic journals such as Management Science, Long Range Planning, Environmental Research Letters, and Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).
  • Regular conference presentations at leading international conferences - Academy of Management (AOM), Strategic Management Society (SMS), Academy of International Business (AIB), European Academy of Management (EURAM), European International Business Academy (EIBA), British Academy of Management (BAM), among others.
  • Awards: Best Dissertation Award – Prix 2018 de la faculté, HEC Lausanne – University of Lausanne; Danny Van Den Bulcke Best EIBA Conference Paper Prize, EIBA (2022); The Long-Range Planning Best Paper Prize for Advances in Strategic Management Research, BAM (2022); EIBA M&As and Alliances Track Best Paper Award, EIBA (2022); EURAM 2018 Annual Conference Best Paper Award; Finalist for the Best Paper Strategy Process Division Award, SMS (2022); Nomination for the Aalto University’s “That’s Interesting!” Award, AIB (2021); Nomination for the SMS London 2020 PhD Paper Prize; AOM 2021 IM Best Reviewer Award; AOM 2020 IM Best Reviewer Award.
  • Invitations as expert for international seminars organized by the International Monetary Fund – IMF (USA), State Secretariat for Economic Affairs – SECO (Switzerland), Covid-19 Modelling Seminar Series – Cambridge Judge Business School jointly with NHS and Public Health England (UK).
  • Media coverage from variety of international outlets – The Conversation, Financial Times, Vox EU, Le Temps, I by IMD, among others.

In addition to his academic experience, Dimitrija also has extensive for profit and non-profit industry experience in the fields of strategy, innovation, policy, interfirm competition, and international business. Additionally, he founded and managed few entrepreneurial ventures and is currently engaged in a new entrepreneurial project at the intersection of platform ecosystems and blockchain.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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