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Ian Colville awarded Best Paper at Academy of Management

Dr Ian Colville, Senior Lecturer in Change Management at the School of Management was awarded Best Paper of the Year in Human Relations (2013) at this year's Academy of Management conference, held in Philadelphia.

The paper, co-authored with Professor Annie Pye and Dr Mike Carter, from the University of Exeter Business School, was considered to best encapsulate broad readership appeal and sound methods, and ultimately advances our understanding of human relations at work, according to the editorial team.

The full paper, ‘Organizing to counter terrorism: Sensemaking amidst dynamic complexity’, is available for free download.

Notes to Editors

Ian Colville’s teaching and research interests are in Organisational Change and Development with particular reference to cultural change in the public sector. The perspective adopted is one of sensemaking and organising. Ian is also Director of The Change Management Forum.

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General Notes For Editors:

The School of Management is one of the UK's leading business schools. Currently ranked 1st for Student Experience (Times Higher Education 2015) and 1st for Business Studies (The Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2016), we are a leading centre for management research - placed 8th in the UK in the latest REF2014.

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.