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Professor Graeme Acheson

Graeme AchesonGraeme joined the School as a Professor of Finance in 2013. His research applies contemporary econometric techniques to historical settings. Much of his work examines how the evolving legal environment in Great Britain impacted on investor behaviour and governance structures in early British companies. His current work focuses on establishing the level of corporate diffusion in nineteenth century Britain in an attempt to better understand whether the structure and nature of corporate ownership ultimately affects corporate performance.

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Professor Danny Blanchflower CBE

Eminent Economist Professor David (Danny) Blanchflower is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and was a former member of the Bank of England monetary policy committee. Danny is currently an economic columnist for both the New Statesman magazine the Independent Newspaper. He is also a contributing editor of Bloomberg Television.

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Professor John Bowers

John Bowers - MBA pageAfter studying at the Universities of Cambridge and Lancaster, John worked in the coal industry and then for an engineering consultancy. During his career in industry he specialised in project risk management, developing analytical tools and implementing them in major projects for a variety of clients, primarily in the defence and energy sectors. John then moved to the University of Stirling where he is Professor of Management Science. He has been responsible for a number of major research projects, using modelling to help manage uncertainty and complexity in various management systems with applications ranging from offshore oil to the health care.

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Professor Bernard Burnes

Bernard Burnes - MBA pageBernard Burnes is Professor of Organisational Change and one of the leading international authorities on organisational change. He is the author of over 20 books, including the best-selling Managing Change (5th edition). His article ‘Kurt Lewin and the Planned Approach to Change: A Re-appraisal’(Journal of Management Studies, 41 (6), 977–1002), received a Citation of Excellence as one of the top 50 management articles in the world in 2004 and has been reprinted twice. Bernard is the Editor of the Routledge book series Understanding Organisational Change, Joint Editor of the Routledge Companion to Organizational Change, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Change Management.

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Professor George Burt

George Burt - MBA pageProfessor George Burt brings practical experience and theoretical knowledge to his teaching having been involved in designing and facilitating many private and public sector scenario and futures projects, both in an educational and a consultant capacity. These international projects include organisations such as World Bank, Shell, ProRail Holland, PETRONAS, de Beers, PayPal, DoosanBabcock, Lloyds Registry Quality Assurance, Caledonian Paper plc, the Edrington Group, Stirling Council, Dumfries & Galloway Council, and City of Glasgow Council. George is currently Chair of Strategy track at the British Academy of Management, and co-authored the best-selling book, The Sixth Sense: Accelerating Organizational Learning with Scenarios.

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Dr Gerry Edgar

Gerry Edgar - MBA pageDr Gerry Edgar obtained his PhD in experimental physics from the University of Aberdeen and Stanford University.  Gerry’s industry experience includes a period of time as a Nuclear Systems Designer at the UK Atomic Energy Authority/NIREX, as well as an Analyst at GEC Precision Instruments.  His specialist Subjects include Technology and Innovation Management, Scenario and Systems development methodologies, Technology Forecasting, Operations Strategy and Management.

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Professor Paul Freathy

Paul is Professor of Retail Management at the University of Stirling.  Paul has held a number of positions within the University, including the Director of IRS and Chair of the Retail Division. Research Interests Research Group: Institute for Retail Studies. 

One of Paul's main research interests has been in the expanding area of airport retailing. Working with an industry colleague a successful public / private sector collaboration has over the years resulted in a number of academic publications, trade presentations and even a book on the subject. In addition, my research interests have also focused upon the theme of rural retailing and the issues of supplying consumers who live on remote island communities. I have been interested in the problems of sustaining a retail presence in these areas and the difficulties that island residents have in accessing goods and services. 

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Dr Dimos Kambouroudis

Dimos Kambouroudis - MBA pageDimos joined the University of Stirling in September 2012 as a Lecturer in Finance, having previously worked for the University of Edinburgh Business School and Durham Business School. He obtained his PhD from the University of St. Andrews School of Management and holds an MSc in Finance and Investment, an MSc in Computer Based Information Systems and a BA (Hons) in Business Administration. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Dimos' research looks at modelling and forecasting the volatility of stock markets in both developed and emerging markets, and with applications to risk management. His teaching experience expands on a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA Finance courses and has also experience in supervising undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA dissertations.

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Dr Saira Lee

Saira holds a PhD in HRM from the University of Strathclyde and also received my MSc in HRM and BA (Hons) in HRM from the same institution. Saira also possess Associate Membership of the CIPD.

In addition to my generalist knowledge of HRM, I possess specialist expertise in the areas of designing, managing and implementing work diary studies, professional software work, the software industry and work intensity.

My research interests centre on knowledge work, professional occupations, new technology sectors and examining trends within the economy.

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Dr Carol Marshall

Carol MarshallCarol joined the University of Stirling in June 2014 as Lecturer in Leadership, Personal and Professional Development and Coaching after completing my PhD. Her main responsibility is to provide academic leadership for the development and delivery of the School’s personal and professional development initiatives. Carol was previously a teaching assistant within the University of Stirling Management School where she co-ordinated modules and developed teaching materials. Prior to joining the University of Stirling Carol was initially a textile designer and then factory manager with responsibility for customer liaison.

Carol's research interests extend from her thesis: operational research models in the public sector and from my employment: the pedagogy of employability of graduate students.

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Dr Swapnesh Masrani

Swapnesh Masrani - MBA pageSwapnesh’s interests are in Management History and Strategic Management. Everything that we observe today has its roots in the past. We can also say that about business strategies, structures and systems that are used today. Swapnesh is interested in understanding the circumstances surrounding their origin and transformation through time.  He believes that a historical approach is vital in providing a better understanding of business practices of present and future. In doing so he is able to also appreciate the early pioneers of modern business practices.

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Dr Kepa Mendibil

Kepa MendibilKepa Mendibil is a Senior Lecturer in Business Practice at the Centre for Advanced Management Education, Stirling Management School. In his current role he supports the development of a full range of business engagement programmes including executive education, collaborative research and business consultancy projects for postgraduate students. 

Kepa's research interest is in Operations Management, Innovation and Performance Measurement. My research is currently focused on the role of management innovation in improving the performance, resilience and sustainability of organisations. 

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