Professor of Management Studies, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Tim’s research and teaching activities mainly focus on the increasingly important field of professional service firms (PSFs). He is acknowledged as a leading international expert in this area.

PSFs are hugely significant in the global economy. They support financial markets, facilitate complex international transactions and offering advice and solutions to the world’s largest corporations, governments and other international organisations. They ‘sell’ expertise – that most intangible of products – providing customised solutions to demanding clients.

His other research, conducted with colleagues at Said Business School, has been concerned with the role and development of CEOs in large corporations based on data from interviews with a large sample of CEOs around the world. The results were presented at the World Economic Forum.

Tim is actively engaged in executive education, where he teaches on a number of the School’s open programmes, including the High Performance Leadership Programme and Diploma in Organisational Leadership. He also teaches on a wide range of custom programmes that help firms and executives grapple with the complex and pressing organisational and leadership challenges they face. In addition to his immediate teaching and research activities, Morris also pursues a variety of projects with business practitioners and is actively engaged with academic colleagues internationally.

Tim has a BA from Cambridge and a Masters and Doctorate from the London School of Economics. Before taking up his chair at Oxford, he was a professor at Imperial College, London, and at London Business School.


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    Professor of Management Studies, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford