Dr Alexandra Dales

Lecturer - Business & Management

York Business School

E: a.dales@yorksj.ac.uk

T: +44 (0)1904 876796

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


  • Level 6 – 3BM110 Responsible Tourism Module
  • Level 7 – MMB064/5 Introduction to Research in Contemporary Issues
  • Level 7 – MMB040 International Business Strategies Module
  • Level 7 – MMB063 Dissertation supervisor


Recent Research Activities

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

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. (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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