Professor Peter Woolliams, PhD, B.Sc(Hons), DMS, FIPC, FCIBS
Peter Woolliams, PhD, is a senior partner with THT Consulting, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and also Emeritus Professor of International Business at the (AIBS) Ashcroft International Business School, Anglia Ruskin University, UK, having formerly been Professor of Management at the E London Business School in the UK. He has worked extensively as an academic and practitioner management consultant throughout the world with many leading organisations and management gurus and is visiting professor at several international institutions.
His particular interests are cross-culture and organisational culture.
He has an extensive research and publication record and is frequently invited to make keynote presentations throughout the world at major international conferences. His earlier work was on computer based corporate models and simulation studies for business strategy development and formulation. More recent research is concerned with transferring business and management models to other cultures and markets.
He has worked closely with his co-author and business partner Prof. Dr Trompenaars for some 17 years. Peter’s contribution has been to support the development of the Trompenaars’ cross culture and knowledge management database and its reliability and consistency through extensive rigorous analysis. Peter is a faculty member of Management Centre Europe in Brussels and the author of the european competency profiling system COMPETE. He also acts as external supervisor to research students at other universities including Cambridge (UK), Solvay Business School Brussels), University of Southern Cross (Australia), La Trobe (Australia) and HP University (Hawai), and the University of Nijmegen (Netherlands).
Extensive series of papers presented during last 15 years at major international conferences - often as keynote speaker.
Extensive research publications (including 18 refereed journals), four books, some 40 practitioner publications. Extensive publications of computer software including CD-ROM and Internet.
Research Degree Supervision and Examining
Previously supervised over 58 PhD students through to completion as their Director of Studies
internal: 2 PhD (and DBA) students.
external: 3 PhD as external associate professor in Europe, Israel and the US.
Examination experience at doctoral level:
internal (Anglia and previous posts): 18 PhD
external: 14 PhD (including 3 at Cambridge and Oxford) and 1 MPhil.
Principal Research Outputs: Peter Woolliams
F Trompenaars, The Global Tango: Reconciling cultural diffeences in mergers and acquistions, InfIdeas, May 2010
F Trompenaars, Riding the Worldwind of Innovation, InfIdeas, May 2008
F Trompenaars and P Woolliams, Marketing Across Cultures, (Summer 2004), Wiley Capstone ISBN: 1841124710
F Trompenaars and P Woolliams, Business Across Cultures, (Spring 2004), Wiley Capstone ISBN: 1-84112-474-5Substantive publications:
F Trompenaars and P Woolliams, Redefining Sustainability for long-term success, Inter-cultural Management Quarterly, Winter 2010, vol 10,pp7-11
F Trompenaars and P Woolliams, Towards a generic framework of Competence for Today's Global Village, Sage, ISBN 978-1-4129-6045-8, 2009
F Trompenaars and P Woolliams, Contemporary Leadership and Intercultural Competence, ed Moodlian, Sage, ISBN, 978-1-4129-5452-5, 2009
F Trompenaars and P Woolliams, A new model of sustainability, Adaptive Options, Spring 2009, Columbia Pacific University Press
F Trompenaars and P Woolliams, Getting the measure of competence, from values to business performance, Adaptive Options, January 2005, Columbia Pacific University Press
F Trompenaars and P Woolliams, Marketing Across Cultures ~ Marketing Insights, Journal of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (Asia Pacific), Singapore, September 2004 pp9-13.
F Trompenaars and P Woolliams, Dilemmas of Leadership, published in the 3rd edition of the FT Handbook of Management, June 2004)
F Trompenaars and P Woolliams, Managing Change across cultures: Journal of Change Management, vol 7, February 2003)
Trafford, V.N. and Woolliams, P. 2002, Wisdom Development : Stealth Landscapes in two Professional Doctorate Programmes, In Kroath, F. and Trafford, V.N.
F Trompenaars and P Woolliams, Just typical: avoiding stereotyping in personality testing, People Management, Chartered Institute of Personal Development, London, December 2002
F Trompenaars and P Woolliams,, Marketing across cultures through reconciliation, in The Many Facets of Leadership, Prentice Hall, 2002, ISBN 0-13-100533-2
F Trompenaars and P Woolliams, Managing Across Cultures, in The DK Managers Handbook, PUB Dorling Kindersley, New York and London, ISBN 0 7513 12371
F Trompenaars and P Woolliams, When Two worlds collide (cultural issues in mergers and acquisitions), in Financial Times: The state of the Art, 2nd edition, 2001, ISBN 0 273 64350
C. Hampden-Turner and P Woolliams: Keeping the Family in Business or Keeping Business in the Family: analysis of family-business dilemmas. ’21 Leaders for the 21st Century’, Capstone Publishing Ltd (J Wiley & Sons Co), June 2001, Chapter 19, ISBN 1-900961-66-0
P.Woolliams and F. Trompenaars, Analysis of 21 business dilemmas: ’21 Leaders for the 21st Century’, Capstone Publishing Ltd (J Wiley & Sons Co), June 2001, Chapter 20, ISBN 1-900961-66-0
M Maijala* and P Woolliams; Tracking Training Effectiveness, Global Management, Annual Review of the American Management Assocation, Janury 2000.
(* University of Helsinki and Partek Corporation)
M Maijala* and P Woolliams, Longitudinal Studies of Competency Profiling, Quarterly Review of Management Centre Europe (Executive Issue) Brussels, September 1999,
(* University of Helsinki and Partek Corporation)
F Trompenaars* and P Woolliams, The Measurement of Meaning, (Research Monograph)
(* Centre for International Business Studies, Amsterdam), June 1998, ISBN 1-900432-01-3, Earlybrave and IMP BV Amstelveen)
D Dickerson* and P Woolliams, Fuzio der Kulteren und Strategie, J. Werbung und Verkauf, Frankfurt, September 1999
(* University of Cambridge)
T Moseley and P Woolliams, Corporate Culture and Job Satisfaction, CIBER Discussion Paper Series, Earlybrave Ltd, ISBN 1-900-432-02-1
C Moon and P Woolliams, Towards Culture Free Business Ethics, CIBER Discussion Paper Series, Earlybrave Ltd., ISBN 1-900-432-02-1
F Trompenaars and P Woolliams, TransCultural Competence, People Management vol 5, no 8, April 1999, ISSN 1358 6297
F Trompenaars and P Woolliams, The Better Business Guide to International Management pp50, (includes software diagnostic tools), InterCultural Management Publishers, Amstelveen, The Netherlands, June 1997, ISBN 90 76103 04 6
P Woolliams, The Trompenaars' Database: appendix pp252-264 to Riding the Waves of Culture, Trompenaars and Hampden-Turner, published in US by McGraw-Hill, ISBN 0-7863-1125-8, September 1998 and in UK Brealey Publishing Ltd., ISBN 1-85788-176-1, August 1998
P Woolliams, De Trompenaars database, bijlage 302-314, Over de Grenzen van Cultur, Uitgeverji Contact, ISBN 90-254-1661-6
Trafford, V.N., Woolliams, P, and Leshem, S. Behavioural dynamics of the doctoral viva, The Postgraduate Experience: UK Council for Graduate Education, Summer Conference, University of Gloucestershire, July 2002
P Woolliams and A Jebb: Towards a Culture Free Integrated Design methodology: Engineering Design 2002, June 2002, King's College, London
Trafford, V.N. and Woolliams, P. Assessing doctorateness in practice-based doctorates, British Association of Management Annual DBA Forum, University of Cranfield, May 2001
Trafford, V.N. and Woolliams, P. Wisdom Development: Stealth Landscapes in two Professional Doctorate Programmes, 3rd International Practitioner Research Conference, Innsbruck, Dec 2000Trafford, V.N. and Woolliams, P., Key features of the Anglia professional doctorate programme, British Association of Management Annual DBA Forum, University of Bournemouth, July 2000
C Moon and P Woolliams, Culture Free Business Ethics, First Conference on International Business Ethics, Tunisia, December 1999
P Woolliams, Co-opetition, Global Systems Conference (Andersen), Washington, June 1998
P Woolliams, Assessing Trans-Cultural Competence, 5th International Competency Conference, London, October 1999
C Moon and P Woolliams, Business Ethics and Culture: 3rd International Conference on Business Ethics, Amsterdam, September 1999
P Woolliams, The Global Challenge Business Simulation, StatOil Symposium, Stavenger, Norway, October 1998
P.Woolliams, Competency Profiling by Inter-active software, 27th Annual Human Resource Management Conference, QE2, London, April 1995
P. Woolliams, 'Global Challenge', Simulating Diversity, published by Transnational Management Associates, Paris, September 1995
P. Woolliams, Using IT to trach management development, 14th Annual Traioning and Development Conference, Management Centre Europe, October 1995
*Woolliams, New Techniques for Business Simulations, Annual Review of the American Management Association, January 1995
P.Woolliams, Analysis of Competency Profiles of 750 European Managers, Conference on Performance, American Management Association, NEW YORK, US, September 1994
P.Woolliams and Prof T Compernolle (Vieriek School of Management),'An interactive computer model for diagnosing stress', published in five languages by BBC Enterprises (London), Video Management (Belgium) and others June 1995.
P.Woolliams and Hashen Al-Referei, 'Providing Arabic language and other adaptions to Microsoft Windows',Colloquium of UK PhD consortum, July 1994, University of Cranfield,England.
*P.Woolliams and Rudi Plettinx (Management Centre Europe) , 'Designing software interfaces for a diversity of users', submitted to American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) for Journal paper (1994/5) and 25th Annual Conference of ASTD (California, March 1995)
+P.Woolliams and A Hovemeyer, 'Doing business in France: an interactive software system', to be published by the SAS Centre for Intercultural Studies, Stockholm, Sweden (in English and French), September 1994.
*P.Woolliams and Hashen Al-Referei, 'Why American and European information systems don't readily transfer to GCC Gulf Countries', submitted to Journal of the Middle East Management Centre, Saudi Arabia Summer,1994.
*P.Woolliams and D Gee,'Accounting for cultural differences in designing the human-computer interface', submitted to University of Texas at Austin, for the 13th International Conference on Technology in Education'
*D Gee and P Woolliams,'Cultural imperialism and Information technology' ESRC Conference Programme on International Communications in Technology, London, June 1995
*+P.Woolliams,'Longitudinal Studies of Competency Profiling', 13th International Training Conference, Management Centre Europe, Brussels, June 1994
+P.Woolliams,'Modelling Consumer behaviour by CHAOS and CONJOINT techniques', Seagram Advance management Series, June 1993, Antwerp,Belgium.
*P.Woolliams,'Parametric and Non-parametric techniques of simulation modelling', Asian Strategic |management Programme, University of TaoYan, Taiwan, November 1994.
*P. Woolliams, 'An interactive software system for determining training needs through competency profiling', to appear in the European Journal of Training and Management Development.'
*+P.Woolliams and Hashen Al-Referei, 'Business Guide to Gulf Countries for Information technology specialists (based on Trompenaar's model of culture', Intercultural Management Publishers, The Netherlands, Spring 1994.
*+P.Woolliams and Hashen Al-Referei, 'Business Guide to Information Technology suppliers and services for peoples of the Gulf GCC Countries, (published in English and Arabic), Intercultural Management Publishers, The Netherlands, Spring 1994.
+P.Woolliams,'An interactive computer system model for strategic issues in the Petrochemical Industry Sector', BASF Seminar, Frankfurt,West Germany, January 1994.
+P.Woolliams,'A system for diagnosing and tracking management performance' published by Management Institute for Training and Training Technology, Goudhurst,Kent, January 1994.
+P.Woolliams,'Management Development through computer based competency profiling',Sympsium on Competency Approach to Management Development, Association of Management Education & Development, December 1993, London.
D Gee and P Woolliams,'User-enhancebale software', Colloquim of the UK PhD consortium, University of Warwick, September 1993
+P.Woolliams,'Interative Software for Cross Cultural Profiling', T4T Colloquium, Centre for International Business Studies, Amsterdam, September 1993.
+P.Woolliams,'An interactive system for diagnosing corporate culture' published by Intercultural Management Publishers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 1993.
+P.Woolliams,'An HR software toolkit',11th International Training and Development Conference, Queen Elizabeth II Conference, London, June 1993
+P.Woolliams,'An interactive system for diagnosing corporate culture' published by the Centre for International Business Information, Amstelveen, The Netherlands, June 1993.
+P Woolliams, 'An interactive learning package for determining cross-cultural profiles' published by BBC Enterprises, Feb. 1993
+P Woolliams, Interkulterelles Management (published in German by Video Management, Brussels) March 1993
D Gee and P Woolliams,'Accounting for cultural diversity in designing the computer interface' InterCHI '93 (International Conference on the Computer-Humand Interface), Amsterdam,March 1993
+P Woolliams, Cross Cultureel Management (published in Dutch by Intercultural Management Publishers, Amstelveen, Holland) March 1993
+P Woolliams, Management Interculturel (published in French by the Centre for International Business Studies, Amsterdam) March 1993
+P.Woolliams, P Knowles, and T Honour,'an inter-active system for developing Management Learning Contracts', 24th International conference of the American Society for Training and Development, Atlanta, Georgia,March 1993
+P.Woolliams - various presentations to CPC University, Tao-uan, Taiwan, Republic of China as visiting Research Professor, March 1993
+P. Woolliams, 'Etudes de cas relatifs aux systémes informatiques par simulation', 2nd Programme des Brasseries Internationale, Chantilly, France, February 1993.
*P. Woolliams, ' CHAOS Theory: The new HR Metaphor', vol6 of the International Management Development Review, published by the American Management Association, January 1993
*P. Woolliams and D Gee, "Accounting for User Diversity in Configuring on-line computer systems. International On-line Review, December 1992, vol 16, no.5, pp303-311
+P.Woolliams,'A computer-based implementation of Trompenaar's model for diagnosing cultural differences', SAS Centre for Intercultural Strudies, Stockholm, Sweden, November 1992.
+P.Woolliams and M Shephard (College of Insurance),'A computer simulation model for strategic studies of Reinsurance', International Meeting of VINCI Reinsurers, The Swiss-Re College of Insurance, Zurich, Switzerland, October 1992.
+P.Woolliams and D Gee,'Comparitive studies of Mining the Trompenaar's database with Mitchie's ID3 induction algorithm and classical factor/principal components analysis', paper and software presented to the International Meeting on T4T, Centre for International Business Studies, Amsterdam, August 1992.
+P. Woolliams, 'Etudes de cas relatifs aux systémes informatiques par simulation', Premier Programme des Brasseries Internationale, Chantilly, France, February 1992.
+P.Woolliams, 'Interactive Video with GUI support', International Workshop on Effective Management Training, Management Centre Europe, January 1992
+P Woolliams, 'A Computer system for determining cross-cultural profiles' published by Buhram-Tettrode, Amstelven, The Netherlands, December 1991.
+P.Woolliams, 'Interactive Video with GUI support', International Workshop on Effective Management Training, Management Centre Europe, January 1992
D Gee and P Woolliams, 'Accounting for cultural diversity in icon design and symbolism for Graphical User interfaces', Colloquium of the UK PhD Consortium, City University August 1991
+E A Feltham (University of Essex) and P Woolliams, Kompyuterniye igri diya sovetskykh menedzherov, Journal of British Soviet Business, Spring 1991
P Woolliams, 'Computer Simulation modelling of Culture' International Meeting on Cultural Diversity, American Cosulting and Training Institute, Den Haag, The Netherlands, July 1991.
P Woolliams, 'Corporate Simulation Modelling for Quality', International Meeting of the Senion Manager of the '90s, Management Centre Europe, Bruges, Belgium, July 1991
P Woolliams, 'Design issues for Human Resource Management Software', 10th International Conference on Management Development, Paris, France, June 1991
P Woolliams, 'Computer based simulation modelling for Oil Exploration companies', SEDCO FOREX International Seminar, St. Germaine, France, June 1991
+R J Anthony and P. Woolliams, 'Practical Experiences of Designing, Installing and Managing an extensive multi-server LAN', Proceedings of the Networks '91 Conference, vol III, 165- 190, Birmingham NEC, June 1991
P. Woolliams, 'Etudes de cas relatifs aux systémes informatiques', Programme du Gestion des Risques de la Responsibilité des Produits à l'Echelle Internationale, Paris, France, May 1991, Management Centre Europe, Brussels.
P Woolliams, Computer Based Corporate Simulation Modelling for Re-Insurance', Seminar at the Chartered Insurance Institute, London, March 1991
P Woolliams,' Comparison of computer based CDI and IV multi-media systems', Centre for International Business Studies' Amstelveen, Netherlands, February 1991
P Woolliams, 'Multi-media databases', International Meeting on Training Technology, Brussels, Belgium, February 1991, Management Centre Europe.
*P. Woolliams, 'Problems of Integration for Document Image Processing Systems', Proceedings of the Image '91 Blenheim On- Line Conference, London, February 1991
P Woolliams, Strategies for Hyper-text and multi-media', 9th International Conference on Training and Development, Brussels, Belgium, November 1990
P Woolliams,Optical disc storage for Image Archives,Seminar on Document Image Processing, Chartered Institute of Insurers, June 1990,London
*P Woolliams and D Feeley, HCI Issues in Desk Top Publishing, First National Convention on Laptop Computers in Education, Walsall, UK, June 1990, Tandy Computer Corporation.
*M C Boulter and P Woolliams,The Plant Fossil Record Database, 2nd Senckenberg Conference, Frankfurt, West Germany, May 1990, International Organisation of Paleobotany, London.
E A Feltham (University of Essex) and P Woolliams,Desk Top Publishing in Cyrillic Typefaces, Proceedings of the first International Conference on Doing Business with the Soviet Union, American Management Association, Brussels, Belgium, March 1990.
*J Peacham and P Woolliams, Marrying hypertext with free text retrieval, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Technology in Education, Brussels, Belgium, March 1990
*P Woolliams, C Broderick and D Feeley , Studies in Legibility and Readability using Desk Top Publishing Techniques, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Technology in Education, Brussels, Belgium, March 1990, University of Texas.
D Hatter and P Woolliams, A model for Document Image Processing systems, Seminar on Document Image Processing, Lloyds of London, February 1990
M Boulter + and P Woolliams Images in Plant Fossil Databases, Linnean Society Conference on CD-ROM technologies, March 1990, London. + Dept. of Bio-Sciences, PEL.
P Woolliams Document Image Processing, Annual International Training Conference, Management Centre Europe, Brussels, November 1990.
P Woolliams Design Issues for Plant Fossil Record Databases, International Newsletter of Paleobotanists, Vol 40, p 5 et seq, December 1989.
P.Woolliams Hypertext databases, 7th Annual Training & Development Conference, Management Centre Europe, Brussels, October 1989
P Woolliams Word Processing in Foreign Language Character sets, Journal of the Association of Administrative Computing, September 1989.
*M Boulter + and P Woolliams Towards a Plant Fossil Database, Annual Conference of the American Society of Stratigraphic Paleonologists, Oaklahoma, US, October 1989. + Dept of Bio- Sciences, PEL
P.Woolliams An expert system for improving corporate performance using Optical Disks, International Meeting at the Essen Business School, Madrid, Spain, November 1989.
P.Woolliams Hypertext databases for strategic management
Management Centre Europe, Bruges, Belgium, June 1989.
P.Woolliams Hypertext databases and corporate simulation for strategic management, Bata International Training Conference, Strasburg, France, February 1989.
P.Woolliams Image databases for strategic management
Management Centre Europe, Steim am Rheim, Switzerland, February 1989.
*C.Broderick, J.Graham and P. Woolliams The impact of Desk Top Publishing in Primary and Secondary Education: Report on Case Studies in U.K. schools. 6th International Conference on Technology in Education, Florida, United States, March 1989.
*P Woolliams Case Study: the transfer of a mainframe database to an optical disk based personal computer system. Optical Info, 2nd International Conference, Amsterdam, Holland, May 1989,
*P. Woolliams Improving corporate performance through simulation modelling, Annual Management Review of the American Management Association, vol IV, January 1989.
P.Woolliams Capturing images for databases, 6th Annual Training & Development Conference, Management Centre Europe, Brussels, October 1988
P.Woolliams An expert system for improving corporate performance using Optical Disks, American Management Association, Zurich, Switzerland, December 1988 A.T.A. Conference Manchester, November 1988
*M.Slade,W.Smith & P Woolliams Design Constraints for generic Text-Graphic databases and proposed solutions exploiting Optical Disk technologies.12th International Online Information Meeting,London,December 1988
P Woolliams Cerebral dominance and strategic systems, IT Conference Group, London Business School, October 1988.
P Woolliams Practical issues in applying Optical Disk systems, International Training and Development Conference, Management Centre Europe, Brussels, 1987.
*P Woolliams Issues in the Theory and Practice of Computer Based Learning, Proceedings of the International Conference on Training for Change, IEE, 1987.
P Woolliams Applying High Capacity Optical Disk Stores, Journal of the Association of Business and Administrative Computing, November 1987.
*A.Brown,M.Slade, M Everitt, P.King, W.Smith and P. Woolliams. An optical disk implementation of the Birkbeck Computer Literature Database, British Computer Society Bulletin, March 1988,
*P Woolliams and W Smith Beyond Text: Design for a system for storage and retrieval of digital images of teaching materials and courseware on optical disk. Fifth International Conference on Technology in Education, Edinburgh, March 1988.
P Woolliams Using the high capacity of Optical Disk stores for inter-project scheduling and management, Middle East Management Centre, Geneva,Switzerland, June 1988.
*A.Cheetham,P.Knowles and P. Woolliams. Influence of the Alvey Programme on Undergraduate course provision in UK Universities and Polytechnics, Department of Trade & Industry Alvey Directorate, published by the British Computer Society, April 1988.
A.Cheetham,P.Knowles and P. Woolliams. Studies on the impact of the Software Engineering strategy of the Alvey programme on undergraduate course structure, content and design, British Computer Society Conference,London University, November 1988.
*P. King and P.Woolliams. 'Structuring of large databases on high capacity optical disk stores', Proceedings of Optical 87 International Conference,Amsterdam, Holland, Learned Information, 1987,
P Woolliams 'Microcomputers and Strategic Systems',International Training Conference, Management Centre Europe, Brussels, Belgium, 1986.
P Woolliams 'Goal seeking algorithms for Corporate Models' ,UK Agrochemical Conference, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1986.
*D. Mottershead and P Woolliams 'A system for diagnosing and controlling Company performance' , Engineering Industry Training Board, 1986.
A. Cheetham, P Knowles and P Woolliams 'Experiences of Robotic Controlled manufacturing systems' , British Computer Society Bulletin, 1986, .
*P Woolliams 'Management Development - But whose objectives', International Management Review, vol II, 1985.
P Woolliams 'User friendliness of knowledge based systems' , Open & Distance Learning Conference, Centre for Management Learning, University of Lancaster, 1985.
P Woolliams 'Knowledge based systems for management development' , 4th International Conference of the American Management Association, Brussels, 1985.
**D Moul and P Woolliams Textbook :'Business Management: an introduction using microcomputer based simulations' , John Wiley, London & New York:, 1985.