Professor John Bowers


Management, Work and Organisation University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Professor John Bowers

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I worked in industry for 11 years employing various operational research ideas in a range of applications. My first 7 years were with the Operational Research Executive of the NCB and British Coal where I used statistical and modelling techniques to investigate issues such as underground transport, equipment selection and the project management of the development of opencast sites.I then moved to YARD, later BAeSema, as a consultant specialising in the management of risk in projects, such as the development of major software systems and new aircraft.In 1991 I joined the Management Science Department of the University of Stirling where I have pursued my interests in modelling complex systems. My particular teaching speciality is project management but I also teach: modelling and simulation, both discrete event and continuous; statistics for postgraduate management students; a variety of case studies based on my industrial and research; research methods