Dr Alexandra Dales

Lecturer - Business & Management

York Business School

E: a.dales@yorksj.ac.uk

T: +44 (0)1904 876796

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Qualifications: BA Hons, MA, PGCE, PhD.


My research (and research expertise) is interdisciplinary and incorporates Economics (macroeconomics, the functioning and organisation of markets, industrial organisation, forms of contemporary capitalism and the organisation of the global economy), International Business (transnational firm organisation and functioning, firm strategy and behaviour, Southeast Asian retail markets) and Economic Geography (spatial analysis of economic processes and change, relational analysis of firm behaviour and processes of retail globalisation).  I completed my PhD in Human Geography in 2016 at The University of Manchester.

Further Information


Undergraduate 2019-20

Level 5

  • 2BMB03 – Research Methods & Project Management


Level 6 2019-20

  • 3BMB-11 Developing a Research Based Project
  • 3BMB-13 Developing an Organisation Based Project
  • 3BMB-14 Organisation Base Project
  • 3BMT02 Responsible Tourism


Postgraduate 2019-

  • MMBI02 – Contemporary Theories in International Business
  • MMBI07 – Global Business Strategy

PhD Supervisor 2019-2021


Recent Research Activities


York Business School Futures Seminar Series 2nd May 2018

Title: Variegated national retail markets: negotiating transformation through regulation in Malaysia and Thailand

Royal Geographical Society (with IGB) Annual International Conference, August 2019

Economic Geography Group AGM

Oxford Retail Futures Conference  December 2017

Said Business School, University of Oxford, Oxford.
Panel: Policy implications of the spatial evolution of retailing
Title: Regulating transformation in Thailand’s national retail market: negotiating transformation at the provincial scale.

Institute of Retail Studies Seminar Series  November 2017

The University of Stirling
Title: Variegated National Retail Markets in Malaysia and Thailand: Negotiating transformation through regulation
Invited by Professor Steve Burt and Professor Paul Freathy.

Royal Geographical Society (with IGB) Annual International Conference  August 2017

Panel: ‘Financial geographies: trade, retail and markets’
Title: ‘Malaysia’s national retail market: from competition to state supported transformation’.

Professional Activities

Reviewer for Geoforum.

Honorary Research Fellow - Department of Geography, School of Environment Education and Development, The University of Manchester.

Early Career Researcher Representative for the Economic Geography Research Group at the Royal Geographical Society with IGB.



  • Dales A., Coe N., and Hess M. (2018) Variegated national retail markets: negotiating transformation through regulation in Malaysia and Thailand, Economic Geography.
  • Dales, A. (2014) Diversifying retail and distribution in Thailand, by Endo Gen, The Developing Economies, 52, 2, 205-208. (Book review)


  • Doctoral thesis cited in Burt, S., Johansson, U. and Dawson, J. 2017. Dissecting Embeddedness In International Retailing. Journal of Economic Geography 17: 685-703.
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