Global leaders join Nottingham Business School to boost research, teaching and consultancy advice 1 Aug 2013

Perrett Laver’s Global Chairs & Professors practice has been pleased to provide senior level executive search services in support of professorial recruitment at Nottingham Business School. Originally engaged to conduct search for seven positions, the campaign led to the appointment of ten of the eleven academic leaders celebrated in the paragraphs below, which are reproduced from NBS’s
own site

Nottingham Business School has made a number of strategic professorial appointments to boost its expertise in sustainability and international human resource management, public service and operations management.

The 11 appointments at the school – part of Nottingham Trent University – enhance its capabilities for effective research and teaching along with its reputation as a centre of excellence for sustainability and human resources.

According to Dean, Professor Baback Yazdani: "The new appointments put us among the top players in sustainability and international human resource management, as well boosting our expertise in finance, public service and operations management.

"In the area of sustainability and responsible management, the school becomes one of the foremost centres in the UK and adds to its existing strengths across the whole range of business subjects.

"It underlines the University’s ability to bring top flight international talent from all over the world to Nottingham where we are investing not only in the highest teaching standards, but also the latest business and management research and top-level consultancy advice."

The new professors are:

  • Paul Klumpes, professor of finance and risk accounting. He was previously professor of accounting at EDHEC Business School, Roubaix, France and before that professor of accounting at Imperial College London and professor of risk accounting at the University of Nottingham Business School. His current research includes risk reporting in the financial sector and the inter-relationship of public policy and voluntary reporting, regulation, financial management and control of financial services, particularly related to pensions and life insurance.
  • Christian Herzig, professor of business and sustainability. He has held previous appointments at the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility at the University of Nottingham; the Centre for Sustainability Management at Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany; and the Centre for Accounting, Governance and Sustainability at the University of South Australia, Adelaide. He has conducted research projects and advisory work with companies in the UK, Germany, Italy and South-East Asia.
  • Mollie Painter Morland, professor of business ethics from Chicago De Paul University where she was a tenured associate professor in business ethics and associate director of De Paul’s Institute for Business and Professional Ethics. She is also serving as the academic director of the Academy of Business in Society (ABIS) and as editor-in-chief of the Business and Professional Ethics Journal.
  • Helen Shipton, professor of international human resource management. She was previously at Aston University, where she was director of Aston Centre for Human Resources. Helen is a member of the Council of the British Academy of Management and also joint chairperson of the HRM Special Interest Group.
  • Marina Dabic, an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship and international business. She is currently also a professor of entrepreneurship and international business at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business.
  • Marius van Dijke, an adjunct professor of behavioural ethics. He is scientific director of the Erasmus Centre of Behavioural Ethics and associate professor at the Department of Business-Society Management at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.
  • Sander de Leeuw, an adjunct professor of supply chain management. He is an associate professor at VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. With more than 20 years of teaching, research and consulting experience he is a leading expert specialising in supply chain management.
  • Ileana Steccelini, visiting professor of public management and accountability. She is an associate professor at SDA Bocconi University, Milan, where she teaches public budgeting and performance measurement, public management and financial accounting. She is an authority on public sector accounting and accountability.
  • Jaime Bonache, visiting professor of organisational studies. He is currently professor of organisation studies at Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain, and visiting professor at ESADE Business School, Spain. He is an authority on human resource management.
  • Fabrizio Salvador, visiting professor of operations management. He is currently professor of operations management at Instituto de Empresa Business School and also an adjunct professor at the MIT-Zaragoza Logistics Program and research affiliate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Peter Lund Thomsen, a visiting professor of corporate social and environmental responsibility. He is currently associate professor at the Centre for Business and Development Studies and Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility at Copenhagen Business School in Denmark.

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