Prof Richard Thrope
Professor of Management Development and Pro Dean for Research and Innovation at Leeds University Business School
Innovation in Business Schools
Time: 6pm-7:30pm (with buffet &refreshments from 5:30pm)
Professor Richard Thorpe will be at Edge Hill University Business School to talk about the Research Excellence Framework (REF) for the University post 2015. The talk, although titled ‘Innovation in Business schools’, will cover issues such as the impact agenda and collaboration with practitioners that are relatable to many departments. Colleagues from across the faculties are encouraged to attend and contribute to the debate.
Richard Thorpe is Professor of Management Development and Pro Dean for Research and Innovation at Leeds University Business School. His research interests have included: performance, entrepreneurship, knowledge and leadership as well as research methods in management research. His early career as a management trainee on a Clarks programme informed the way his ethos has developed. Following a period in industry his first academic appointment was as a researcher at the Pay and Reward Research Centre at the University of Strathclyde. There, as a consequence of the research conducted he developed close links with practitioners, intermediaries and policy makers, something he has strived to maintain as his career progressed. Common themes in his work are: a strong commitment to conducting research in collaboration with practitioners; a focus on action and change; an interest in and commitment to the development of doctoral students and the development of capacity within the sector. Richard has been past president and chair of the British Academy of Management (BAM) and member of the ESRC Training and Development Board. He is currently chair of the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS). In this latter role he initiated the ESRC/SAMS/UKCES management and Business Fellowship Scheme.