Simon is Associate Professor of International Business and Strategic Management at the Management School at the University of York. Between 2017 and 2020 he was the Director of the Sustainable Growth, Management, and Economic Productivity Pathway at the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership. Prior to that he was Head of the International Business, Strategy, and Management Group at the Management School, University of York (2013-2017). Before joining the University of York he held academic posts at the University of Liverpool, Durham University, and York St John University, and was a Visiting Research Fellow at Duke University, North Carolina (Spring and Summer 2019). He has previously served as the Chair of the Management History Research Group (UK) (2015-2019), and President of the Economic and Business History Society (2019-2020). He is currently Director of the EBHS Doctoral Workshop, and an Associate Editor of the open access journal, Essays in Economic and Business History.