School of Management welcomes new Faculty
The University of Bath School of Management is delighted to announce the appointment of five new members of faculty, complementing the School’s existing strengths in International Management, Leadership and Change, Operations Management, Information Systems and Human Resource Management.
Dr Gregory Schwartz
Dr Gregory Schwartz joined the School earlier this month as a Lecturer in Human Resource Management.
Before joining the School, Gregory worked at Cardiff Business School, as a Lecturer in HRM. Prior to this in 2004, Gregory gained his PhD from the University of Warwick.
Gregory’s interests lie broadly in the area of international and comparative aspects of management, work and employment. His research has mainly focused on these issues and in particular on Russia’s period of transition.
Professor Edmund Thompson
Professor Edmund Thompson is currently Professor of International Management at the Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan. He received his PhD in International Business at the London School of Economics. He has held previous appointments at LSE, Fudan University in Shanghai, University of Hong Kong and the National University of Singapore.
Edmund will bring to the School research and teaching strengths in International Management, with particular reference to Japan and China.
His research and teaching interests also bridge into the field of strategic management. Professor Thompson will be joining the School from April 1st 2007.
Professor Russ Vince
Professor Russ Vince will join the School as a Professor of Leadership and Change on the 1st May 2007. This is a joint appointment with the University’s School for Health and Russ will split his time equally between the School of Management and the School for Health.
Russ is currently Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management and Director of the Centre for Management and Learning at Hull University Business School.
He has a first class publishing record and is also editor of Management Learning journal. Russ will bring to the School strong research and teaching skills in the areas of leadership, learning and change.
Dr Alistair Brandon-Jones joins the School on 1st May 2007 as a Lecturer in Operations and Supply.
Alistair was recently awarded his PhD at Warwick Business School where he currently works as a Teaching Fellow.
His research interests are in E-procurement and he has already developed high quality teaching skills in the areas of Operations Management and Service Operations Management.
Dr Adam Joinson
Dr Adam Joinson joins the School as a Senior Lecturer in Information Systems on 1st June 2007.
Adam is currently a Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at the Open University. His research and teaching interests are in the broad area of computing and society.
He is particularly interested in issues to do with privacy, trust and security. These are important themes in contemporary society and will complement the existing strengths in the IS group in the School.
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General Notes For Editors:
The University of Bath School of Management has consistently achieved both top research and teaching ratings in the UK's Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) assessments. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), the School was rated 5th in the UK for management research.
We are one of a select number of international business schools accredited by EQUIS, the European Foundation for Management Development's quality inspectorate and the Bath MBA has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) since 1976. The School is consistently ranked among the top UK business schools by The Times, The Sunday Times, The Financial Times and The Guardian.
The centrality of research to teaching is an essential feature of all our programmes. The School offers a full range of programmes from undergraduate to postgraduate up to PhD level and post-experience programmes including the world-ranked Bath MBA. The School also provides tailored executive development programmes for middle and senior management.
The School of Management has a faculty of around 90 teaching and research staff, including visiting academics, with a support team of around 70 managerial and administrative staff. Research income averages £2 million per annum. There are approximately 2,100 students in total comprising some 200 MBA students, 460 Master’s students, 210 full- and part-time research students, and over 1100 undergraduates following BSc degrees. The School also runs joint undergraduate programmes with Departments in the Faculties of Engineering and Design, Science and Humanities and Social Sciences.