Peter A.C. Smith

Peter A.C. Smith has maintained a worldwide consulting practice assisting leading public and private sector organizations boost their performance by enhancing their leadership and organizational capabilities since 1990, when he formed The Leadership Alliance Inc. The breadth of Peter’s previous practical hands-on management experience with Exxon and consulting at Interact, has proven invaluable in ensuring that he continues to relate to the problems and pressures faced by organizations in today’s VUCA business environments, and is fundamental to his research interests, which include complexity leadership, global business drivers, organizational strategy, sustainability, innovation, knowledge management, organizational learning, and emerging technological paradigms such as The Fourth Industrial Revolution. Peter previously served as Managing Editor of the Journal of Knowledge Management Practice; Consulting and Special Issues Editor of The Learning Organization; and Associate Editor (Practitioners) of International Journal of Sociotechnology & Knowledge Management. Peter has to date published over sixty scholarly papers, and co-authored three popular business- related books.


Leadership in the Digital Age: Disruptions, New Rhythms, and the Beating Change
Peter A.C. Smith, Tom Cockburn. © 2021. 25 pages.
This chapter introduces the scope and focus of the new book. The reader is briefly introduced to the definitions and debates about leadership and management boundaries...
Reflecting Emerging Digital Technologies in Leadership Models
Tom Cockburn, Peter A.C. Smith. © 2021. 39 pages.
In this chapter, Smith and Cockburn reaffirm their claim in a previous book that today's global business contexts are volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA), and...
Epilogue: Retrospective and Prospective Reflections on Change
Tom Cockburn, Peter A.C. Smith. © 2021. 13 pages.
This chapter presents a brief reflection on emergent themes, issues, and problematic areas chapter authors have drawn to readers' attention to and tentatively indicates some...
Organizational Leadership for the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Peter A.C. Smith, John Pourdehnad. © 2018. 125 pages.
Digital technology has transformed business and management methodology in the modern era. As technologies continue to evolve and change, designing a platform for business...
Affective Factors for Successful Knowledge Management
Peter A.C. Smith. © 2010. 11 pages.
The article proposes that any effort to successfully manage knowledge must be concerned not only with relevant technology, but also with the plethora of affective factors present...