Professor Dries Faems is a Full Professor Innovation & Organization at the University of Groningen and Affiliated Researcher at the Research Centre of Organisation Studies at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He is also a Visiting Professor at the LUISS Business School.
Professor Faems’ research focuses on the governance of alliances and acquisitions, the role of Intellectual Property in appropriating value from innovation, and the impact of individuals’ cognitive styles on the performance of new product development projects. His work has won several awards, including the José Maria Veciana Best Paper Award (2009), the Christer Karlsson Best Paper Award (2009), and the Product Development & Management Association (PDMA) Research Competition and Inaugural David L. Wilemon Research Award (2010). His Doctoral thesis in Applied Economics was made the finals of the 2007 BPS Best Dissertation Competition.
Professor Faems is a member of the editorial review board of the Academy of Management Journal and the Journal of Trust Research.
Professor Igor Filatotchev is Professor of Corporate Governance and Strategy at Cass Business School, City University London. He is also Associated Dean for Research and Enterprise, and Director of the Centre for Research on Corporate Governance. He has previously taught at Nottingham University Business School, Bradford University School of Management, King’s College and Birkbeck College (University of London).
Professor Filatotchev’s research focuses on corporate governance effects on entrepreneurship development, strategic decisions and organisational change, and he has published widely in the fields of corporate governance and strategy. As Director of the Centre for Research on Corporate Governance, Professor Filatotchev also leads the centre’s mission to carry out multi-disciplinary investigations into Corporate Governance Issues at National, European and Global levels.
Professor Filatotchev served for seven years as Associate Editor (2007 – 2014) at Corporate Governance International Review. He currently serves as Co-Editor at the Journal of Management and Governance.
Professor Don Siegel is Professor of Management at the University at Albany, SUNY. From 2008-2016, he served as Dean of the School of Business at the University at Albany, SUNY. Don previously taught at Arizona State University, the University of Nottingham, RPI (as Chair of the Economics Department), and the University of California-Riverside (as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies). He has published 108 articles and 12 books on issues relating to university technology transfer and entrepreneurship, the effects of corporate governance on performance, productivity analysis, and corporate and environmental social responsibility in leading journals in management, economics, and finance. His most recent book is the Chicago Handbook of University Technology Transfer and Academic Entrepreneurship (with Al Link and Mike Wright), published by the University of Chicago Press. His citation count, according to Google Scholar, is 26,954 with an h-index of 63. In 2016, he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Management, an honor bestowed on less than 1% of the Academy’s 20,000 members. Don has received grants or fellowships from the Sloan Foundation, NSF, Kauffman Foundation, NBER, American Statistical Association, W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, and the U.S. Department of Labor. He has also served as a consultant or advisor to the United Nations, National Research Council (NRC), the Council on Competitiveness, the U.K., Italian, and Swedish governments, the Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency, Chase Manhattan, Securities Industry Association, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Deloitte, and the National Association of Manufacturers.
Professor Penny Dick is Professor of Occupational Psychology at the University of Sheffield.
Professor Dick’s research interests stem from her previous career as a chartered occupational psychologist. Her work focusses on critical management, specifically how the relationships between social structures and individuals perpetuate inequalities in employment and careers, and the role of gender and class. Identity, power and resistance are key themes in her research, particularly regarding her studies into police work. This research has included her role as principal investigator for an ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) funded project examining flexible working in the UK police force.
More recently, Professor Dick has focussed on the role of language, using a discursive approach to examine the production of accounts of experience, their context, and what such accounts can tell us about power.
Professor Dick has previously served as editor for Personnel Review and Human Resource Management Journal.
Gerardo Patriotta is Professor of Organisation Studies at the Warwick University Business School, UK. Dr Patriotta’s primary research interests include institutional theory, legitimacy processes, organizational sensemaking, and identity work. His research has combined sociological and organizational theory to understand the work practices and behaviors of, amongst others, shopfloor operators, courtrooms judges, business consultants, global bank managers, air force pilots, and news workers. He is the author of Organizational knowledge in the making: how firms create, use, and institutionalize knowledge (Oxford University Press, 2003).
Professor Daniel Muzio is a Professor of Professions and Organization at the University of Newcastle, UK. He has previously worked at the universities of Lancaster, Leeds and Manchester. He has held visiting professorships at the Said Business School, Oxford, Cass Business School, The University of Law, in London and Luiss Guido Carli in Rome.
Daniel has published in several leading management and social sciences journals, including: The Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Sociology, Human Relations, Journal of Economic Geography, The British Journal of Management and Work, Employment and Society.
Besides being an Associate Editor of the Journal of Management Studies, he is a founding editor of the Journal of Professions and Organization (Oxford University Press), a co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Professional Services Firms (2015) and co-convener of the EGOS standing working group on Management and Professional Occupations. He is also a director of the Professions, Work and Organization research group at the University of Newcastle.
Professor Post’s research addresses questions related to diversity and diversity management, particularly around: diversity as enabler or impediment to group and organizational performance; mechanisms underlying individual differences in career trajectories and outcomes; and gender and leadership. Her work is published in leading academic journals including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Relations, and Journal of Business Ethics.
Professor Post currently serves as Division Chair for the Careers division of the Academy of Management. Previously she was Program Chair (2015) and Professional Development Workshops Program Chair (2014) of the Careers division of the Academy of Management, Program Chair of the Eastern Academy of Management’s Gender & Diversity division (2011-2013), Executive team member of the Academy of Management Gender & Diversity in Organizations division (2013-16), and co-editor of a published book on diversity. Professor Post has also served as subject matter expert for the Industrial Research Institute (IRI).
Professor Andrea Prencipe is a Full Professor of Organization and Innovation at LUISS Guido Carli University, Italy and a Visiting Professor at Rotterdam School of Management, The Netherlands. Andrea is Associate Dean for International Development of the LUISS Business School and the Leader of the Organisation Group at LUISS. He has held academic positions at SPRU, INSEAD, and University G. d’Annunzio, and has been a Visiting Professor at SPRU and Imperial College Business School.
Andrea’s research interests revolve around the organization of innovation; project-based organizations; and the relationships between regional social capital and firms’ innovation performance. He has published articles on these subjects in management and organisation journals – e.g. Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Management Studies, and Organization Science – and in major innovation journals – e.g. Research Policy, Industrial and Corporate Change.
Professor John Prescott is Thomas O’Brien Chair of Strategy, Professor of Business Administration, and Area Director for Organizations and Entrepreneurship at the University of Pittsburgh.
Professor Prescott’s research focusses on Global Strategy, including Alliances and Alliance networks, and Mergers and Acquisitions, particularly in the area of Competitive Intelligence. Amongst his many publications, he is co-editor (with Steve Miller) of Proven Strategies in Competitive Intelligence: Lessons from the Trenches (Wiley & Sons; 2001). He has previously won Best Empirical Paper at the Eastern Academy of Management Proceedings (2013) and the Carolyn Dexter Best International Paper award (1999), and was a 2014 finalist [with Yinuo Tang and WeiLei (Stone) Shi] for the Academy of Management’s International Best Paper Award.
Professor Prescott comes to JMS as previous co-editor of the Journal of Competitive Intelligence and Management (2002 – 2004) and Executive Editor for Competitive Intelligence Review (1994 – 2001), and with more than two decades of service on Editorial Boards. He was also elected as Strategy Process Interest Group Representative-at-Large for the Strategic Management Society between 2013 and 2015.
Professor Prescott is the former Vice President of the Competitive Intelligence Foundation (2005 – 2007). He has previously worked as International Advisor to the Society of Competitive Intelligence in China, and participated in a United Nations project on the use of competitive intelligence in the economic development of developing countries.
Dr. Riikka Sarala is Associate Professor of International Business at UNC Greensboro. She has been a visiting scholar at Columbia University in NYC and EM Lyon Business School in France.
Professor Sarala’s research focusses on the effect of sociocultural dynamics on knowledge and innovation management in the empirical context of international mergers and acquisitions and multinational corporations. Amongst her many international publications, she is also co- author (with Eero Vaara and Paulina Junni) of chapters in the Handbook for Mergers and Acquisitions Research (ed. Yaakov Weber, 2013; Edward Elgar) and Wiley Encyclopedia of Management (2015; Wiley).
Professor Sarala has previously received the Bryan School Junior Research Excellence Award (2012), the Dean’s Research Scholar Grant Award (2012), the Notable Scholar Award (2014) and the Junior Teaching Excellence Award (2015). She was a runner up for Best PhD Paper Award at the Strategic Management Society Conference (2005), and has been a finalist for Best Paper Award at the Academy of International Business Conference (2012), the AIB South-East Conference (2012) and the Strategic Management Society Conference (2005).
Professor Sarala’s latest book, Mergers and Acquisitions in Practise (Routledge), co-edited with Cary L. Cooper, Shlomo Y. Tarba and Mohammad F. Ahammad, is out in 2016.
Professor Li-Qun Wei is Professor of Management in the Department of Management and DBA Program Associate Director of Faculty of Business Administration, Hong Kong Baptist University. She received her Ph.D. from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2004. Her research interests are strategic human resource management (SHRM), top management teams (TMTs) and Chinese business strategy, with recent projects mainly focusing on the HRM system evolution and founding team effectiveness in entrepreneurial firms in China.
She has published over 30 articles in peer-reviewed, quality academic journals such as Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Leadership Quarterly, Human Relations, and Human Resource Management, as well as some at the Best Paper proceedings of AoM and AIB annual conferences.
Li-Qun is actively involved in executive training and has experience of providing consultancy services to various kinds of firms, especially small-and-medium sized enterprises.
Professor Allen Amason is Dean of the College of Business Administration and Professor of Strategic Management at Georgia Southern University.
Professor Amason’s research focus is on Strategic Decision Making and Top Management Team Processes. Amongst his many publications, he is author of Strategic Management: From Theory to Practice (Routledge, 2011). Professor Amason has also served as Senior Associate Editor for Journal of Management, as well as on the boards of Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Management, and Entrepreneurship, Theory & Practice Journal.
As a consultant, Professor Amason has worked with Exide Technologies, Primewest Energy, Rosetta Marketing, Johnson & Johnson and more. His is on the boards of on the boards of Georgia Oak Partners and the Russian Foundation for Population Health & Recovery. Professor Amason is also an award winning executive educator, having received Terry College MBA Teacher of the Year Award in 2001, 2003, and 2005, and Teacher of the Year in 2006.
Professor Don Bergh is the Louis D. Beaumont Chair of Business Administration and Professor of Management at the University of Denver. He has previously taught at a number of institutions, including Cornell University, Purdue University and was chair of management at University College Dublin.
Aside from his time at the Journal of Management Studies, Professor Bergh has also served as Associate Editor at Academy of Management Journal and Organizational Research Method. Professor Bergh has also contributed to the academic community through his roles on the Academy of Management’s Ethics Education Committee, the AoM Newman Award Committee (Best Dissertation Competition), the BPS Division’s Awards Committee, as a representative-at-large of the SMS Corporate Strategy and Governance Interest Group, and as the inaugural chair of the Corporate Strategy Interest Group.
He is co-editor of the series, Research Methodology in Strategy and Management (With David J. Ketchen; Emerald), which is now in its 10th volume.
Professor Garry Bruton is Professor of Entrepreneurship and the holder of the Fehmi Zeko, Jr. Faculty Fellowship at Texas Christian University.
Professor Bruton’s research focuses on entrepreneurship in emerging economies, and he has published more than 75 articles in leading management journals. He has also co-authored a number of textbooks, including Small Business Management (with Charles Bamford; McGraw-Hill, 2005), Technology And Innovation Management (with Margaret White; Cengage, 2005), and International Management (with David Ahlstrom; Cengage, 2010). He is an Associate Editor at Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.
Professor Bruton’s work has focussed particularly on the Chinese economy, and he has served as visiting professor at Sun Yat Sen University, Tonji University and Nankai University in China. He was also a founder of the entrepreneurship program at TCU, which has been ranked in the top 20 in the US (US News & World Report 2009).
Professor Bruton has previously served as President of the Asia Academy of Management. He was the first holder of the Hall Chair in Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets offered by the Fullbright Foundation (2005).
Tim Clark is Professor of Organisation at Durham Business School and Faculty Pro-Vice Chancellor (Social Sciences and Health) at the University of Durham. He is a former Visiting Professor at the Nijmegen School of Management at Radboud University.
Professor Clark’s research interests include the Management Consultancy Industry, and more recently, leadership oratory and impression management in followers. He is also a member of the Centre for the Coevolution of Biology and Culture at Durham University. Professor Clark’s authored output includes books such as Management Speak: Why We Listen To What Management Gurus Tell Us (with David Greatbatch; Routledge, 2005), Management Consultancy: Boundaries and Knowledge in Action (with Andrew Sturdy, Karen Handley and Robin Fincham; Oxford University Press, 2010) and Demystifying Business Celebrity (with Eric Guthey and Brad Jackson; Routledge, 2009).
During Professor Clark’s tenure, in partnership with Professor Mike Wright, the Journal of Management Studies underwent a great many changes. During this period the Mission Statement of the journal was clarified, with an additional emphasis on rigour and ethics. With an additional focus on responsiveness and an expanded developmental approach, the profile of JMS increased during this time. This period also saw the expansion of the Editorial team and the recruitment of our first Associate Editor, Steve Floyd, who was also our first North American Editor. The high profile and strong international links forged by the Professors was of great benefit to the journal. Professor Clark and Professor Wright’s leadership at JMS is often credited with creating much of the international character of JMS, as well as the reputation for prompt, friendly and professional service that continues today.
Former President of the British Academy of Management (2011), Professor Clark currently sits on the Editorial board of Journal of Management Inquiry and the Council of SAMS, amongst his other duties. He became a Founding Fellow of the Leadership Trust in 2010.
Andrew Corbett is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and the Faculty Director for John E. & Alice L. Butler Venture Accelerator at Babson College.
Professor Corbett’s research examines behavioral aspects of the entrepreneurial process and the role of individuals within strategic renewal and innovations efforts within organizations. Amongst his many published works, he is co-editor of the Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence, and Growth book series (with Jerome A. Katz; Emerald Books, vol. 17 2015).
As Director of the Butler Venture Accelerator, Professor Corbett supervises an entrepreneurial learning program that includes mentoring, workshops and strategic guidance for the startup ventures of students.
As an educator Professor Corbett was honoured by the Academy of Management, as a recipient of McGraw-Hill Innovation in Entrepreneurship Pedagogy Award. He is the co-chair of the Doctoral Consortium of the Entrepreneurship Division at the Academy of Management.
Professor Joep Cornelissen is Professor of Corporate Communication and Management at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). He has previously served as Professor of Corporate Communication and Organization Theory at VU University Amsterdam, as well as Chair of Corporate Communications and Marketing at University of Leeds. He has also been a visiting professor at HEC Paris, France and IE Business School in Madrid and the University of Southern Denmark.
Professor Cornelissen’s interests include corporate and organisational communication, sensemaking, social constructionist approaches to management and strategy, and framing and narration in strategic change, entrepreneurial and innovation contexts. His is the author of Corporate Communication: A Guide to Theory and Practice (Sage, fourth edition 2014).
He currently sits on the council of the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies.
Professor Andrew Delios is Professor in the Department of Strategy & Policy, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore. He has previously taught in institutions across the world, including the University of Toronto, Canada, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and at the Swedish School of Economics in Finland.
Professor Delios’s research examines strategy, governance and global competition issues in emerging economies, strategies of Japanese multinational corporations, and the geographic and product growth strategies of public-listed companies in China. He is an author or co-author of six books, and more than 80 published articles and book chapters. Professor Delios’s work has won awards from the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada and the Academy of International Business.
As well as serving as General Editor at the Journal of Management Studies, he was also Editor-in-Chief at Asia Pacific Journal of Management, and area editor at Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences.
He is also an owner and director of Belgarath Investments Limited, an international franchisee and franchisor, working with brands such as Subway and Sarpino’s Pizza.
From 2011-2013, Professor Delios served as the President of the Asia Academy of Management. As of 2013, he is a fellow of the Academy of International Business.
Professor Charles Dhanaraj is Professor of Strategy and Global Leadership at IMD Business School in Switzerland. He has previously held visiting or departmental positions at institutions across the world, including Indiana University (USA), Copenhagan Business School (Denmark), FDC (Brazil), Western University (Canada), and Grenoble School of Management (France). He is the former Head of the Center for Leadership, Innovation and Change at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.
Professor Dhanaraj is Vice President Program-Elect (and will take up the Program Chair in 2016) on the Academy of International Business Executive Board. He is on the GSJ and SMJ Editorial Review Boards at the Strategic Management Society. In 2008, he co-chaired the SMS India Conference held at Hyderabad, India.
Professor Dhanaraj’s research focuses on collaborations in cross-border alliances, and emerging markets – specifically leadership and strategy in global enterprise and strategy for innovation for both multinationals and local firms. In 2015 he won first prize, alongside Fernanda Ribeiro and Eva Stal, in the John Molson MBA Case Writing Competition.
Professor Steven Floyd is an endowed Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
He has previously held the position of endowed professor at the University of Virginia, Chaired Professor and Director at the Institute of Management at the University of St. Gallen and the Robert A. Cizik Endowed Chair of Strategy, Technology and Manufacturing at the University of Connecticut.
Professor Floyd’s research encompasses Strategic decision-making processes, corporate entrepreneurship and the middle management perspective on strategy process. Amongst his many publications, he is the co-author of three books, Strategic Management: Logic and Action (with Anne Sigismund Huff, Hugh D. Sherman and Siri Terjesen; John Wiley & Sons, 2008), Building Strategy from the Middle: Reconceptualizing Strategy Process (with Bill Wooldridge; Sage, 2000) and The Strategic Middle Manager (also with Bill Wooldridge; Jossey-Bass, 1996).
He is currently associate editor of Strategic Management Journal, and serves as Treasurer of the Strategic Management Society, as well as on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
Professor Colin Hales is a former Senior Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Roehampton Business School’s Centre for Organizational Research. He has also served as Professor of Management at the University of Westminster, and Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the University of Surrey’s School of Management.
After beginning his academic career in Social Science at the University of Kent, Professor Hales developed an interest in what constituted and shaped the nature of managerial work, during his time at the Manpower Services Commission. Amongst his many published works into forms of work organization, he is the author of Managing Through Organization: The Management Process, Forms of Organization and the Work of Managers [Cengage Learning EMEA; 2000 (2nd Edition)].
Professor Hales is now retired and, in his own words, “divides his time among writing, travelling, working as a volunteer speaker for a number of health charities and resisting pleas and petitions from music lovers everywhere that he set down his drum-sticks for something more aurally congenial.”
Bill Harley is Professor of Management (Human Resource Management and Organisation Studies) in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne. He has previously served as General Editor (2012 – 2015) and Associate Editor (2010 – 2012) of the Journal of Management Studies.
Originally trained as a Political Scientist, Professor Harley is known for his work on high performance work systems and their impact on employees and organisations. He first developed an interest in these areas during his previous career working for the Commonwealth Government in Canberra, and his subsequent academic post in Industrial Relations. Since then he has been published in journals such as Industrial Relations, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Journal of Management Studies and Work Employment and Society. He is a past recipient of the Academy of Management’s Best Paper Award in the CMS Interest Group (2004).
Professor Harley has also received awards for both his teaching, including the Dean’s Certificate for Excellent Teaching on five occasions. He has worked as consultant to organisations such as the ILO and the OECD
Professor Justin Jansen is Professor of Corporate Entrepreneurship at Erasmus University, and is co-scientific director (with Roy Thurik) of the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship.
Professor Jansen’s research focuses on entrepreneurship within organisations and the balance between innovation and operational excellence. More broadly, he has published widely in the fields of strategic leadership, organizational learning and absorptive capacity, organizational ambidexterity and corporate entrepreneurship. Professor Jansen’s research has won a number of accolades, including ERIM best paper award, the ERIM best dissertation award, and the SAP best strategy paper.
Professor Jansen has also worked as a research consultant and external advisor to a variety of companies. In this capacity, he has also advised governmental agencies on the entrepreneurial climate in the Netherlands.
Professor Jansen’s involvement in the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship brings together these two sides of his work, providing not only a platform for scholarly examination of entrepreneurship, but a startup campus for entrepreneurs and executive programs for entrepreneurship within established organisations.
He is a recipient of the Erasmus Research Fellowship.
Professor Maddy Janssens is Full Professor of Organisation Studies at KU Leuven, Belgium. She has served as visiting or departmental Professor at New York University, INSEAD, and the University of Melbourne.
Professor Janssens’s research focuses on the construction and management of ‘difference’ within an organizational context. She has previously published on expatriate management, global teams, language and translation in MNCs, diversity management, and interorganisational collaborations. She is co-editor of The Sustainability of Cultural Diversity: Nations, Cities and Organizations (with Myriam Bechtoldt; Edward Elgar, 2010) and Sustainable Cities: Diversity, Economic Growth and Social Cohesion (with Dino Pinelli; Edward Elgar, 2009).
Professor Janssens is a former recipient of the Best Paper Award (Critical Management Division) at Academy of Management Meeting (2012), and the KU Leuven Teaching Award (2012). She is a former director of LUCIDE, the Leuven University Center for Interdisciplinary research on Diversity and Equality.
Karen Legge is Honorary Professor at Lancaster University Management, and former Associate Dean at Warwick Business School. She has previously taught at the University of Manchester, Sheffield University, Imperial College, London and Lancaster University. She was an editor of Personnel Review before joining the team at JMS.
Professor Legge is a pivotal figure in the reconceptualization of Human Resource Management in the 1970s and 1980s. Amongst her many published works, she is known for the seminal texts Power, Innovation and Problem-Solving in Personnel Management (McGraw-Hill, 1978) and Rhetoric and Reality of HRM (Palgrave Macmillan, 1995).
Professor Legge is the longest serving JMS Editor, having served for more than 27 years in the post of Editor. For 21 of these years, she served in tandem with Professor Geoff Lockett. The tension between their different approaches to management epistemology – Lockett as a management scientist, Legge as a qualitatively-oriented specialist with post-modernist leaning – was a defining characteristic of Legge’s tenure at JMS, forming the core of an intellectually rigorous approach to scholarship.
Professor Geoff Lockett was Chairman of the Business School at the University of Leeds. He had previously served at the University of Manchester as Dean of the Faculty of Management, Associate Director of the School and Director of the Doctoral programme.
Professor Lockett began his career as a student of Physics, but after a period as senior research officer at the Steel Company of Wales, he took up a lectureship in Operational Research at the University of Hull. This in turn led to his 25 year career at the University of Manchester, where he served with distinction, initially under JMS founder Grigor McClelland. It was at Manchester that Professor Lockett built his lauded reputation, not only as a gifted teacher and administrator, but also as an expert in information management, the use of information and communication technologies, and of judgemental modelling in decision-making.
Professor Lockett’s 21 years as Editor at JMS were served alongside Manchester colleague Professor Karen Legge. The tension between their different approaches to management epistemology – Lockett as an empirically-focussed management scientist, Legge as a qualitatively-oriented specialist with post-modernist leaning – was a defining characteristic of their tenure at JMS, forming the core of an intellectually rigorous approach to scholarship.
Alongside his research and teaching work, Professor Lockett was a renowned international consultant, and served as a member of a Ministry of Defence committee for eleven years.
Professor Lockett passed away in post in July 1997. The former Geoff Lockett PhD Scholarship (last awarded in 2004) was set up in his memory.
Professor Tom Lupton was Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Director of Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester. He is not only one of the founding fathers of Manchester Business School, but was part of the first Editorial Board at JMS, and would later become the journal’s second editor.
Professor Lupton had first come to Manchester prior to the Business School in 1954, to join C. Shirley Wilson and Sheila Cunnison in the Department of Social Anthropology and Sociology. There he contributed to ‘the Manchester factory studies’, the methodologically ground-breaking research inspired by the work of anthropologist of Max Gluckman. His studies not only formed the basis of his PhD thesis, but his groundbreaking first book On The Shop Floor: Two Studies of Workshop Organization and Output (Pergammon, 1963). This would become a landmark text as one of the first to take an anthropological approach to management studies, as opposed to the interview/questionnaire based analysis of contemporary sociology, or the experimental approach of the Hawthorne Experiments.
At the time of his appointment as Editor at the Journal of Management Studies, in 1966 (taking over from Grigor McClelland), Professor Lupton was therefore already well known within the management studies community. He had by that point already headed up the department of Industrial Administration at Birmingham College of Advanced Technology (later Aston University, 1960 – 1964), had subsequently gained his first chair, as Montague Burton Professor of Industrial Relations at the University of Leeds, and had become the first Chairman of the Association of Teachers of Management. In this same year he had returned to Manchester, this time to the newly formed Manchester Business School, and would play a major role in the development of what became known as the ‘Manchester Method’, the department’s unique approach to management education and scholarship, as well as the first Manchester MBA. Professor Lupton became Deputy Director of Manchester Business School in 1967, and then succeeded Professor McClelland as Director in 1977. He continued to serve as Director until his retirement in 1983.
By the time Professor Lupton stepped down as Editor of JMS in 1976, the Journal had grown in popularity such that the workload required his replacement with two editors – Professor Lupton’s colleagues Karen Legge and Geoff Lockett. Doubtless this was due in part to Professor Lupton’s increasing profile as a researcher, pursuing interests in wages and work allocation (notably with Dan Gowler, Angela Bowey and Karen Legge), and organisation theory and change (Alan Warmington, and Ian Tanner), particularly with Pilkington Glass. His overarching philosophy was preoccupied with combining the ‘fields of knowledge’ (the management disciplines, their research and teaching) and the ‘fields of action’ (the organizational settings of managerial work). This approach was likely a result of Lupton’s years as an engineering draughtsman in the steel industry, as well as his trades union scholarship to Ruskin College, which led to his graduation from Oriel College with Philosophy, Politics and Economics in 1950. This would come to inform not only his academic work – which he termed ‘consultancy-cum-research’ – as well as his approach to education. This was also likely a factor in Lupton’s recruitment to JMS, and it is likely he found a kindred spirit in Grigor McClelland, who also saw the value in combining the insights of academic study and practise of management studies.
Even in retirement, Professor Lupton remained an active member of the management studies community. He then moved to Barcelona, Spain to become the EADA Business School’s Director for International Relations. He was also involved in assisting a number of schools in regards to curriculum and infrastructure change after the Velvet Revolution in the former Czechoslovakia, and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Professor Lupton also continued to research into management practise in the free market economy, as well as being involved in a number of projects in the Czech Republic and Hungary.
Tom Lupton passed away in 1990. Leeds University Business School awards the annual Tom Lupton Prize for Best Doctoral Student. The former SAMS Tom Lupton PhD Scholarship (last awarded in 2004) was set up in his memory.
Professor Davide Ravasi is Professor of Entrepreneurial and Strategic Management at the Cass Business School, City University London.
Professor Ravasi’s research focuses on two areas; firstly, the interrelations between organizational identity, culture and strategy in times of change; secondly, how discursive and material artifacts influence sensemaking in organizations. He is a co-editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Organizational Identity (with Majken Schultz, Blake Ashforth, and Michael G. Pratt; Oxford University Press, 2015), and his work has previously appeared in such journals as Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies, Strategic Organization, Journal of Business Venturing, and Industrial and Corporate Change.
Professor Ravasi is an academic representative of the Reputation Institute in Italy.
Professor André Spicer is Professor of Organisational Behaviour and the founding director of ETHOS: The Centre for Responsible Enterprise at Cass Business School, City University London. He has served as visiting Professor at a number of institutions, including the University of Innsbruck, University of Paris Dauphine, Hanken School of Economics and the University of Sydney.
Professor Spicer’s research covers organizational power and politics, organisational culture, employee identity, the creation of new organizational forms, space and architecture plays at work and leadership. Aside from his extensive journal publications, he has worked on books such as Contesting the Corporation (With Peter Fleming; Cambridge University Press, 2010), Unmasking the Entrepreneur (With Campbell Jones; Edward Elgar, 2009), and Metaphors We Lead By: Understanding Leadership in the Real World (With Mats Alvesson; Routledge, 2010).
Professor Spicer is a frequent commentator on global news outlets such as BBC News, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Times, Telegraph, Independent and more. His expertise as a consultant has been tapped by the likes of Barclays, Transport for London, IBM, Ford, UK Houses of Parliament and InterSpa (Austria). He has also served as an editor at Organization Studies journal.
His new book with Carl Cederström, The Wellness Syndrome, was released in early 2015 on Polity Press.
Professor Laszlo Tihanyi is the Robyn L. ’89 and Alan B. Roberts ’78 Chair in Business in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. He is also an honorary professor at Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary.
Professor Tihanyi’s research interests include corporate governance in multinational firms, international strategies, and organizational adaptation in emerging economies. He has previously won 2013 Ricky W. Griffin Outstanding Research Award at Texas A&M University.
Professor Tihanyi served as Chair of the Corporate Strategy Interest Group in the Strategic Management Society in 2014. He was formerly the B. Marie Oth Professor in Business Administration at Texas A&M University. He is currently Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Journal.
Professor Robin Wensley is Emeritus Professor of Policy and Marketing at Warwick Business School, and Professor of Strategic Marketing at the Open University, UK. He has previously served as Chair of the School (1989 – 1994) and Chair of the Faculty of Social Studies (1997-9), and previously taught at UCLA and the University of Florida. His research interests include marketing strategy and evolutionary processes in competitive markets, investment decision making and the assessment of competitive advantage.
Professor Wensley was the director of Advanced Institute of Management Research (AIM) from 2004 to 2011. The ESRC / EPSRC funded project was the biggest programme of investment into research in the field in the UK’s history, and involved academics, business, public sector and policy strategists across over 110 institutions. He was a member of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations from 1992, eventually becoming Chair of the Council from 1998 to 2003. Professor Wensley has also served as a member of the ESRC Research Grants Board (1991-05) and was appointed to the Council of the ESRC in 2001.
Professor Wensley also has extensive experience of working in industry, both prior to his academic career (with RHM Foods and Tube Investments) and in his consultancy and management development work (including British Telecom, IBM and Glaxo). He was also a member of the UK Foresight Panel for the Construction Industry (1996 – 8) and the Built Environment and Transport Panel (1999 – 2001).
In 2012 he was recipient of the British Academy of Management’s Richard Whipp Lifetime Achievement Award, and he has twice won the Alpha Kappa Psi award for most influential article in the Journal of Marketing.
Mike Wright is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Imperial College Business School, Director of the Centre for Management Buy-out Research (CMBOR), and Associate Dean of the Enterprise Research Centre.
As may be surmised from his institutional ties, Professor Wright’s research focuses on entrepreneurship, technology transfer, venture capital and private equity, as well as family firms and emerging economies, amongst other areas. In 1986, he founded of the Centre for Management Buy-out and Private Equity Research (CMBOR), at Nottingham University Business School. The first of its kind to be dedicated to the study of buyouts and private equity, the centre moved to Imperial College Business School in 2011.
Professor Wright is a prolific author, having written more than 50 books, and published more than 400 articles in both academic and professional journals across the world. His most recent publications include Private Equity Demystified (with John Gilligan; ICAEW, 4th Edition 2014), Handbook of Corporate Governance (with Don Siegel, Kevin Keasey and Igor Filatotchev; Oxford University Press, 2013), Entrepreneurship – A Very Short Introduction (with Paul Westhead; Oxford University Press, 2014), and How to Get Published in the Best Entrepreneurship Journals : A Guide to Steer Your Academic Career (with Alain Fayolle; Edward Elgar, 2014).
During Professor Wright’s tenure, in partnership with Professor Tim Clark, the Journal of Management Studies underwent a great many changes. During this period the Mission Statement of the journal was clarified, with an additional emphasis on rigour and ethics. With an additional focus on responsiveness and an expanded developmental approach, the profile of JMS increased during this time. This period also saw the expansion of the Editorial team and the recruitment of our first Associate Editor, Steve Floyd, who was also our first North American Editor. The high profile and strong international links forged by the Professors was of great benefit to the journal. Professor Clark and Professor Wright’s leadership at JMS is often credited with creating much of the international character of JMS, as well as the reputation for prompt, friendly and professional service that continues today.
Aside from his term at the Journal of Management Studies, Professor Wright has served as editor of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and the Journal of Technology Transfer. He is currently an editor at Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. Professor Wright is a member of the British Venture Capital Association Research Advisory Committee, past chair of Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division – as well as a recipient of the Division’s Mentor Award – and a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.
Professor Wright has also worked as consultant to a number of other organisations, and in 2007 ranked as number 1 worldwide for publications in academic entrepreneurship (Rothaermel, F.T., Agung, S. D. and Jiang, L. (2007) University entrepreneurship: a taxonomy of the literature. Industrial and Corporate Change, 16, 4, pp. 691–791).