Donald MacLean received his PhD from the University of Cambridge and spent ten years working in the global optoelectronics industry before joining the University of Glasgow in 1993 where he is now a professorial research fellow. He is currently researching strategic management in complex inter-organizational settings, rules-based strategic management, and action-theory in dynamic capabilities. He has published extensively on strategy, complexity theory and research process in a range of journals including the Strategic Management Journal, The Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies and Human Relations. He has been active in SMS since 1993 presenting and reviewing, and will co-chair the special conference in Glasgow in June 2013. He has extensive experience of industry through management posts and on-going consultancy: for BT& Du Pont he ran the Advanced Products Business which commercialized the parent companies’ optoelectronic technologies, and he is currently the strategy leader for the Institute of Directors in Scotland.