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d.allcock@hud.ac.uk | 01484 471015


Position: Subject Leader, Strategy and International Business, Department of Management
Qualifications: BA (Hons), PgDip, PhD, FHEA, PGCHE
Research Group: Financial Ethics and Governance Research Group (FEGReG), Business Education Research Group (BERG)


Debbie has worked previously at the University of Huddersfield, and returned in April 2015. She has held academic posts at Bradford University Faculty of Management and Law and Nottingham Trent University. Debbie is a BA (Hons) Business Studies graduate and holds a PhD in Corporate Governance and Executive Pay, a postgraduate diploma in Research Methods for Business and Social Sciences and teaching qualifications. Debbie was awarded a scholarship to undertake her PhD in Corporate Governance and Executive Pay, which was awarded in 2007 and has been an academic for a number of years, bringing a wide variety of experience to the Business School, particularly in strategy, learning and teaching, curriculum development and quality and accreditation and has a passion for developing future professionals. This is strongly driven by her ethos that a positive learning environment and student experience adds both academic and employability skills that goes on to provide life enhancing opportunities for graduates. She has previously held the roles of Senior Lecturer, Year Tutor, Director of Studies, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programmes and Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching. Debbie is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a member of the British Academy of Management, Chartered Management Institute and Team Based Learning Collaborative. She also regularly reviews academic work for major journals within her field and assists publishers by reviewing book proposals.


Research and Scholarship

Debbie’s research interests are three fold. She incorporates her PhD into focusing on the fast growing area in the management and economics literature relating to executive pay and corporate governance, with a particular focus on the initial public offering company and the strategic use/development of executive pay schemes. Her expertise in this area has enabled her to be involved in collaborative research with King’s College, London and The Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform. She has also published in world-renowned academic journals and been an invited author for The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Governance. As part of her further contribution to the academic community, she undertakes the review academic journal articles and book proposals within her field. She also has a professional interest in learning, teaching and the student experience and continues to develop her expertise by engaging with new and innovate practice and research in learning and teaching.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Fahey, D., Davies, J. and Allcock, D. (2017) ‘Negotiating Executive Pay: How Can Psychological Theories Complement Classical and Behavioural Economics?’. In: ANZAM Conference 2017, 5-8 December 2017, RMIT University City Campus, Melbourne

Johnes, J., Allcock, D. and Virmani, S. (2017) ‘Efficiency and VC pay: Exploring the value conundrum’. In: 15th European workshop on efficiency and productivity analysis EWEPA, 12-15th June 2017, London


Howorth, C., Wright, M., Westhead, P. and Allcock, D. (2016) ‘Company metamorphosis: Professionalization waves, family firms and management buyoutsSmall Business Economics . ISSN 0921-898X

Allcock, D (2016) ‘There is power in the top management team: team based learning and immediate feedback assessment in strategic management’. In: Inspire Conference, 21st June 2016, University of Huddersfield


Howorth, C., Wright, M., Westhead, P. and Allcock, D. (2015) Waves of Professionalization Before, During and After Management Buyouts and Buy-ins of Private Family Firms Enterpise Research Centre


Filatotchev, I. and Allcock, D. (2013) ‘Corporate Governance in IPOs’. In: The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Governance. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. pp. 421-448. ISBN 978-0-19-964200-7


Allcock, D. and Adewuya, E. (2012) ‘Corporate Governance in the UK: Views from Institutional Investors’. In: Conference on National Governance Bundles, 2012, 28th-29th September 2012, Cambridge Judge Business School, UK

Allcock, D (2012) ‘The choice, design and strategic implications of executive incentive pay schemes at the time of an Initial Public Offering: a UK perspectiveJournal of General Management , 37 (4), pp. 55-70. ISSN 0306-3070


Allcock, D., Filatotchev, I. and Chahine, S. (2010) Executive share ownership, experience and basic salaries: the influence on IPO share option schemes and performance Huddersfield, UK: Financial Ethics and Governance Research Group University of Huddersfield (Unpublished)

Filatotchev, I. and Allcock, D. (2010) ‘Exchange: corporate governance and executive remuneration: a contingency frameworkAcademy of Management Perspectives , 24 (1), pp. 20-33. ISSN 1558-9080


Allcock, D. and Filatotchev, I. (2009) ‘Executive Incentive Schemes in Initial Public Offerings: The Effects of Multiple-Agency Conflicts and Corporate GovernanceJournal of Management . ISSN 1557-1211


Allcock, D (2008) The Choice, Design and Strategic Implications of Executive Incentive Pay Schemes at the Time of an Initial Public Offering Huddersfield, UK: Financial Ethics and Governance Research Group University of Huddersfield (Unpublished)


Filatotchev, I., Jackson, G., Gospel, H. and Allcock, D. (2007) Key drivers of 'good' corporate governance and the appropriateness of UK policy responses : final report London, UK: The Department of Trade and Industry and King's College London

Allcock, D. and Filatotchev, I. (2007) The effects of company risk, founders' characteristics and corporate governance on executive incentive schemes in UK initial public offerings Huddersfield, UK: Financial Ethics and Governance Research Group (Submitted)


Allcock, D. and Pass, C. (2006) ‘Executive incentive pay strategies in entrepreneurial UK initial public offering companies: an empirical studyCorporate Governance , 6 (2), pp. 148-161. ISSN 1472-0701


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Chartered Management Institute
  • Mamber of the British Academy of Management
  • Member of the Team Based Learning Colloborative

Research Degree Supervision

Debbie has excellent knowledge of the research journey having taught quantitative methods and coming from a research background. Her primary research and publications to date have a quantitative focus, drawing on her data analysis skills. She welcomes applications from doctoral students, particularly in the following areas:

  • Executive pay
  • Corporate Governance
  • Non executive directors
  • The corporate lifecycle
  • Initial public offering
  • Learning and teaching

Postgraduate research opportunities with Dr Deborah Allcock



Enterprise Activities

Debbie has supervised live company projects with MBA students, using her previous industry experience, her knowledge of governance, competitive advantage and strategic insights from practice.

Teaching and Professional Activities

Debbie is teaching at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels.