My current research is on leadership, what we might learn from the financial crisis, and on the role and future of the business school. (See "The Business School and the Bottom Line" by Cambridge University Press, 2007 - with Nick Tiratsoo). I am currently working on the relevance of the arts and humanities for management and on the future of higher education.
Graduated in Modern Languages and Literature, researched American Literature University of London, studied for a Psychology degree at University of London while working as a Special Needs Teacher in a London Secondary School. Worked as Research Fellow in School of Modern Languages, Aston University, while pursuing a PhD on the topic of professionals and time in Aston Business School. Worked as Research fellow at |Aston Business School on the future of work organisation, then as Lectuer in Management, University of St. Andrews. Moved to University of Nottingham Department of Industrial Economics in 1988, where I have been ever since, becoming a Reader then Professor in Nottingham University Business School.