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Two School of Management faculty nominated to '2012 HR Most Influential' list

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Two School of Management faculty members have made the top 20 of the 2012 HR Most Influential ranking of UK Thinkers, after being shortlisted several weeks ago.

Professor Veronica Hope Hailey, Professor of Strategic Human Resource Management, formerly of Cass Business School, was nominated for her work in the area of HR Strategy and Change and, in particular, her recent work on Trust and Trust Repair.

Professor Rob Briner, Professor of Organisational Psychology, previously at Birkbeck, University of London, was recognised for his research into emotion at work, organisational commitment and evidence-based management practice.
Rob said:

“I’m really pleased that my approach to and ideas around Evidence-Based Management are considered to be influential within the HR community. I’m also very pleased that Professor David Denyer, who came number one in the category of Most Influential UK Thinkers, and Professor Denise Rousseau who was also named in the Most Influential International Thinker list, have both worked with me on various Evidence-Based Management projects.”

Sponsored by HR Magazine, the annual award recognises UK academics who have made significant contributions to thought leadership in human resources. To be shortlisted in this category, nominees were chosen because they have spurred new thinking, been influential within and beyond their organisations, contributed to the effectiveness and relevance of ideas and practice and demonstrated commercial impact.

The 2012 list is noteworthy in two respects. First, all candidates were measured against a 2011-2012 timeframe to ensure that their influence has been noteworthy during the year. Second, the list included individuals whose work is grounded in academia, represents a cumulative body of work and is accessible and relevant to practitioners. This year’s selection process has also changed to provide advance notification of those shortlisted and to invite member organisations to vote for the leaders they consider to have had the greatest impact moving HR forward.

The University community congratulates Professor Hope Hailey and Professor Briner on their success.
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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 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 over 100 teaching and research staff, including visiting academics, with a professional support team of around 90 managerial and administrative staff. Research income averages £2 million per annum. There are approximately 2,400 students in total comprising some 150 MBA students, over 500 Master’s students, 250 full- and part-time research students, and over 1500 undergraduates following BSc degrees.