He commenced his academic career at Aston Business School where he completed his doctorate in marketing as a Foundation for Management Education Research Fellow.
He is a Chartered Marketer, besides a Visiting Professor at the University of the West Indies and Lae University of Technology, Papua New Guinea. Throughout his professional life he has founded and managed several extensive companies in the industrial cleaning and chemical industries, besides current appointments as an external examiner at the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Southampton Business School, Westminster Business School, Northampton Business School, Brighton Business School and Napier University Business School, Edinburgh.
His current research is directed at models of growth and change for SME’s. In short he has attempted to combine an academic career with the foundation and management of a number of his own businesses
Farley, Tobias and Walker (Joint Authors), “Organisational Cognition: Man, Machines and Processes”, published by I. G. I. International, January 2009
Walker, D and Armstrong, B, August 2009. “An Analysis of U/G and P/G Enterprise Education : Birmingham Business School. Commissioned Report (HEFCE funded).
Walker and Harris, June 2009, Final Evaluation Report (60 pages) on “Enterprise City High Growth Programme”, commissioned by Birmingham City Council. This was presented at a national press and TV conference.
Nobre F.S., Tobias, A.M. and Walker, D. 2009 “New Frontiers in Industrial Organizations: Towards Computational Organization Management Networks, Journal of Information Technology Research.
Nobre F.S., Tobias, A.M. and Walker, D. May 2009, “The Impact of Cognitive Machines in Complex Decisions and Organizational Change, Journal of Al & Society – Springer.
Arvaopva. M., Aspinwall, E.M., and Walker D. January 2009, “An initial survey on the use of costs of quality programmes in telecommunications”, TQM Journal, Vol.21, No.1, pp.59-21.
Nobre F.S., Tobias, A.M, and Walker, D.S. April 2008. “The Pursuit of Cognition in Manufacturing Organizations, Journal of Manufacturing Systems – Elsevier, Vol,27, No.4, pp.145-157.
Nobre F.S., Tobias, A.M. and Walker, D.S., March 2008, “A Theory of Organizational Cognition: Principles and Concepts, FACES Journal – FUMEC, Brazil, Vol.7, No.4, pp.10-30.
Walker, and Tobias, April 2007, “A Pragmatist’s Perspective of Management Models”, Journal of Strategic Change, Vol.16, pp.285-301.
Walker, D.S, and Shiu, E, (2007). “New product marketing visioning in small enterprises: a preliminary empirical study within the Central Technology Belt in England, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development”, Vol.14, No.1, pp.81-92.