John Thomson

John Thomson

Dr John Thomson QVRM TD BA (Hons) MBA DipM DipDM PGCertRM PhD FHEA FCIM DL

Senior Lecturer

Biography

John Thomson is currently a senior lecturer and international consultant in strategic and international marketing at the Business School, Edinburgh Napier University and holds a number of non-executive directorships in both the public and private sectors. His specialisms are International Marketing and Strategic Management and he has carried out a wide range of international consultancy projects for the pharmaceutical industry, transport industry, carpet industry, tourism and leisure and the biotechnology industry. In Hong Kong he delivers an International Marketing Strategy Programme to professional managers who were studying for an MSc in Marketing and continues to deliver a programme on Global Marketing. His business related advisory roles have included Belarus (2001), Slovakia (2003), Singapore (2007) and Romania (2009) and he has also undertaken research / business in Cyprus, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Spain and Norway.

Esteem

External Examining/Validations

  • External Examiner at Heriot Watt University
  • External Examiner at University of Abertay
  • External Examiner at Heriot Watt University

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

 

Invited Speaker

  • University of Calgary, Canada

 

Media Activity

  • The Glasgow Herald

 

Non-executive Directorship

  • Non-Executive Director of the Lady Haig Poppy Factory
  • Chairman of the South Edinburgh Amenities Group (SEAG)
  • Chairman of the Royal Artillery Council of Scotland
  • Chairman of the National Artillery Association
  • Non-Executive Director Imumed International (Germany)
  • Chairman of the Scottish Military Ball Trust

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Her Majesty's Deputy Lieutenant for the City Of Edinburgh (DL)
  • Queens Voluntary Reserves Medal (QVRM)
  • Aide de Camps to H M Queen
  • Aide de Camps to H M Queen
  • Territorial Decoration (TD)
  • General Officer Commanding's Recommendation for Valuable Service

 

Reviewing

  • Journal of Brand Management
  • European Business Review

 

Date


18 results

Independent financial adviser (IFA)-based brand equity pyramid

Journal Article
Tjandra, N. C., Ensor, J., Omar, M., & Thomson, J. R. (in press)
Independent financial adviser (IFA)-based brand equity pyramid. Journal of Financial Services Marketing, https://doi.org/10.1057/s41264-020-00073-x
This paper aims to evaluate the applicability of the existing brand equity pyramid models in the context of independent financial advisers (IFAs) in the UK financial services ...

An evaluation of the effect of interconnectedness and the state of the relationships in a triad: A dynamic approach

Journal Article
Tjandra, N. C., Ensor, J., Omar, M., & Thomson, J. (in press)
An evaluation of the effect of interconnectedness and the state of the relationships in a triad: A dynamic approach. Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal, https://doi.org/10.1108/QMR-02-2020-0029
Purpose This study aims to investigate the applicability of Ritter’s (2000) framework of interconnectedness in a triadic relationship between a provider, intermediaries and cu...

Co-creating with intermediaries: Understanding their power and interest

Journal Article
Tjandra, N. C., Ensor, J., & Thomson, J. R. (2019)
Co-creating with intermediaries: Understanding their power and interest. Journal of Business to Business Marketing, 36(3-4), https://doi.org/10.1080/1051712X.2019.1611086
Purpose: This paper aims to explore the power and interest of independent intermediaries in co-creation activities. More specifically, the study investigates the role of indep...

Meaningful Engagement for Retail Transformation: Value Co-Creation through Digital Technology and Sustainability Innovation

Presentation / Conference
Legl, C. (2018, May)
Meaningful Engagement for Retail Transformation: Value Co-Creation through Digital Technology and Sustainability Innovation. Poster presented at Edinburgh Napier University Business School annual conference, 2018
Meaningful engagement for retail transformation: value co-creation through digital technology and sustainability innovation Name: Carina Legl (MSc with Distinction in Interna...

Co-creating brand value with Independent Financial Advisors (IFAs): Introducing the spiral model of brand value co-creation.

Conference Proceeding
Tjandra, N. C., Ensor, J., Omar, M., & Thomson, J. R. (2014)
Co-creating brand value with Independent Financial Advisors (IFAs): Introducing the spiral model of brand value co-creation. In Proceedings of 47th Academy of Marketing Conference
The concept of co-creation is inspired by the recognition of the changing role of customers from passive participation into active players. This recognition has led to the ide...

The impact of interconnectedness in a triadic relationship between a financial services provider, IFAs, and customers.

Conference Proceeding
Tjandra, N. C., Ensor, J., Omar, M., & Thomson, J. R. (2014)
The impact of interconnectedness in a triadic relationship between a financial services provider, IFAs, and customers. In A. M. Docherty (Ed.), Academy of Marketing Annual Conference 2013 - Marketing Relevance Proceedings
The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of interconnectedness between a long-term savings and investments provider, Independent Financial Advisers (IFAs) and custom...

The application of the results of interconnectedness typology in a triadic relationship.

Conference Proceeding
Tjandra, N. C., Ensor, J., Omar, M., & Thomson, J. R. (2014)
The application of the results of interconnectedness typology in a triadic relationship. In Agents of Change: ANZMAC 2014 Proceedings, (1072
This paper aims to explore the results of interconnectedness in a triadic relationship between a long-term savings and investments provider, Independent Financial Advisers (IF...

Exploring the power and influence of intermediaries in an intermediated relationship: a case study from the UK financial services industry.

Conference Proceeding
Tjandra, N. C., Ensor, J., Thomson, J. R., & Omar, M. (2014)
Exploring the power and influence of intermediaries in an intermediated relationship: a case study from the UK financial services industry. In D. Arli, K. Kubacki, & S. Rundle-Thiele (Eds.), Agents of Change: Proceedings of ANZMAC 2014
This paper aims to explore the power and influence of intermediaries in an intermediated relationship between a long-term savings and investments provider, Independent Financi...

Product liability and consumer protection.

Book
McManus, F. (2006)
Product liability and consumer protection. In J. M. Thomson (Ed.), Delict, 16.01-16.36. Thomson W Green

Mounting offshore operations using the Reserve Forces and how it impacted on homeland security – the United Kingdom experience’.

Journal Article
Thomson, J. R. (2003)
Mounting offshore operations using the Reserve Forces and how it impacted on homeland security – the United Kingdom experience’. Journal of military and strategic studies the electronic journal of the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies. 7. ISSN 1488-559X
This short paper attempts to reflect on the UK experience of mounting offshore operations using the Reserve Forces in support of regular forces and its impact on homeland defe...

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • The Scotch Whisky Experience (formerly the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre), Royal Mile, Edinburgh

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