Dr Charles Thornton
Profiles

Dr Charles Thornton

Lecturer in Service Operations Management and Business Strategy

Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Business)

Qualifications

BA Durham University -1984

MBA Kingston University - 1997

PhD Lougborough - 2013.
Thesis Title "An Examination of the Impact of Resources and the External Environment Amongst Providers of U.K Banking Services". 


SFHEA - 2017

ACIB - 1988

After a career in banking I started lecturing at City of London Polytechnic which became London Guildhall University and following a merger London Metropolitan University.

I joined the University of Plymouth in June 2007

Professional membership

Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers

Member of the British Academy of Management

British Academy of Management Strategy SIG Treasurer

Teaching interests

Sevice Operations Management

Operations Management

Strategy

Research interests

The resource based view of the firm applied to product diversification

The role of operations and service management in RBV

Busines process re-engineering

Research groups

  • Service & Enterprise Research Centre (SERC)

Conferences

Thornton, CD and McMahon, P, (2017). “Threshold Concepts - Their Identification and Use In Interdisciplinary Practice,  VC’s Teaching and Learning Conference”, Plymouth University, June 30th 2017.

Thornton, C D and Lim, W M, (2014), "Understanding Resources in the Service Industry Using Service Quality Models", British Academy of Management Conference, Belfast

Thornton, C D; and Howcroft, JB (2014) "The Use of Cognitive Maps to Identify Resources Bundles in Product Diversification", British Academy of Management Conference, Belfast

Thornton, CD, Hudson Smith, M and Howcroft, JB (2012), "An Operations Management Framework for Resource Identification", British Academy of Management Conference, Cardiff.   

Decker, SA and Thornton, CD (2002), "Diversification and Core Competencies in Financial Services: A Case Study of UK Commercial and Investment Banking’", British Academy of Management Conference, London.

Thornton, CD (1997) “Business Process Re-engineering in UK Retail Banking: Research Proposals”, Paper presented at the Financial Services Marketing Forum Conference, Edinburgh.  

Plymouth University Service and Enterprise Research Centre Working Paper

Thornton, CD (2014), The Impact Of External Factors on Industry Structure With Particular Reference to Product Diversification - A Case Study of UK Banking, Volume 1, No 1.