Dr. Julie Beardsell

Dr. Julie Beardsell, holds the position of Adjunct Professor of Digital Strategy at Monarch Business School Switzerland. Prior to this (2010 – 2015), she was founding member of the Academic Board, Dean Academic Standards and Professor of Digital Strategy at Monarch Business School Switzerland. Dr. Beardsell holds a D.Phil. in Business Research from Monarch Business School and a D.B.A. from SMC University in Vienna. She also holds an M.Phil. in Business Research Degree from Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University and Postgraduate Diplomas in Marketing, Advertising and Communications from Northumbria University and the London College of Communication. Dr. Beardsell is qualified and experienced in adult education and holds a Certificate in Education (CertEd) from the University of Portsmouth.


Academic Positions Held
  • Director of Operations, Amsterdam School of Int’l Business, A’dam University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
  • Adjunct Professor of Digital Strategy, Monarch Business School, Switzerland
Academic Positions Held In The Past
  • Member, Academic Board, Monarch Business School Switzerland
  • Teacher, The International School, Amsterdam
  • Teacher and Department Manager, The Godolphin School, U.K.
Academic Credentials
  • D.Phil. in Business Research, Monarch Business School, Switzerland
  • Doctor of Business Administration, SMC University, Austria
  • M.Phil. in Business Research, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, U.K.
  • Certificate in Education (CertEd), University of Portsmouth
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing (PGDipM), Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, U.K.
  • Diploma in Communication, Advertising and Marketing (CAMDip), London College of Communication, U.K.
  • Higher National Diploma in Business and Finance, Guildford University, U.K.
Awards And Honors
  • Co-Founder & President of the Student Council, SMC University
  • Top 10 Author, Social Science Research Network
Main Academic Interests
  • Information Technology strategy and business/I.T. alignment
  • Global sourcing
  • Innovation
Professional Academic Development
  • Strategic Leadership Programme for Deans, EFMD, Brussels, 2019
  • Professional Scrum Product Owner I, Scrum.org, Cap Gemini, 2018
  • Open Source Data Management, iRODS, 2017
  • Agile Scrum Foundation, EXIN, 2016
  • Boardroom Dynamics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2015
  • PRINCE2 in Project Management, License 5318473.20382691, EXIN, 2015
Professional Positions Held In The Past
  • Account Director and Senior Business Consultant, Atos Origin
  • Corporate Information Manager, Origin International
  • Trade Marketing Manager, Nurdin & Peacock Cash & Carry Wholesale
  • Account Director positions at London based PR and marketing agencies
  • English
  • Dutch
Associations, Memberships And Conferences
  • Member Vereniging van Toezichthouders in Onderwijsinstellingen (Governance of Education in The Netherlands)
  • Member CIONET Europe and the European Internet Foundation
  • Member Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
  • EFMD Annual Conference, Lisbon, 2019
  • Open Education Global, Delft, 2018 (speaker)
  • Educause Annual Conference in Higher Education, Philadelphia, 2017
  • Several seminars and congresses with SURF-sara, eScience Center and various universities globally, 2017, 2018
  • European Commission, Open Innovation Policy Group, Open Innovation 2.0 Conference, Amsterdam, 2016
  • Monarch Business School Switzerland, Doctoral Symposium, Zürich, 2015 (speaker)
  • RSM Erasmus Business Series, Gender-balanced leadership, Amsterdam, 2014
  • Monarch Business School Switzerland, Doctoral Symposium, Dubai, 2013 (speaker)
  • Pure Insight Summit, ‘Balanced Portfolio for Innovation’, Amsterdam, 2012 (speaker)
  • CIONET Annual Event 2012 ‘CIONEXT: Generation XYZ’, Amsterdam, 2012 (speaker)
  • Monarch Business School Switzerland, Doctoral Symposium, Zürich, 2012 (speaker)
  • European Internet Foundation (EIF) Digital Agenda Assembly (DAA) European Commission, Brussel, 2012
Selected and Recent Publications
  • Beardsell, Julie, IT Backsourcing: Is it the Solution to Innovation? (February 3, 2010). SMC Working Paper Series, No. 02/2010 . Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1547104
  • Beardsell, Julie, Best in Class Performance in Executive Education Distance Learning (November 22, 2009). Swiss Management Center Working Paper No. 11/2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1511071
  • Beardsell, Julie, Managing Culture as Critical Success Factor in Outsourcing (October 18, 2009). SMC Working Paper Series Issue 09/2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1490442
  • Beardsell, Julie, The Influence of CSR Disclosure On Corporate Governance and Company Performance (November 21, 2008). SMC Working Paper. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1302314
  • Beardsell, Julie, The Global Outsourcing Medley of the 21st Century (November 1, 2007). SMC Working Paper Series No. 11/2007. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1302006