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Mark NK Saunders

Professor of Business Research Methods, University of Birmingham

Mark NK Saunders is Professor of Business Research Methods at Birmingham Business School. His research interests include:

- Research methods, in particular participants selection, methods for understanding organizational relationships;
- Trust and human resource aspects of the management of change, in particular trust within and between organizations and organizational learning;
- Small and medium sized enterprise (SME) success.

Mark’s work has been recognised by a number awards including a Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences in recognition of contribution to methods and human resource management research and social science researcher development; the British Academy of Management Medal for Leadership in recognition of his contribution to capacity building and a Fellowship of the British academy of Management. He also holds visiting professorships at Birkbeck, University of London and the Universities of Malta, Surrey and Worcester.

Mark’s research has been published widely in journals including Annals of Tourism Research, British Journal of Management, Field Methods, Human Relations, Journal of Personnel Psychology, Journal of Small Business Management, Management Learning and Social Science and Medicine.


  • –present
    Professor of Business Research Methods, University of Birmingham