Learn with some of today's leading business thinkers
The top tutors at The Open University Business School include a mix of practicing senior professionals and world class academics.
Most Open University tutors are practicing senior professionals in their fields, so you can draw on their insights and experiences, together with the ideas of Open University world-class academics.
The Professoriate of The Open University Business School includes:
Professor Rebecca Taylor, Dean and Professor of Economics
Professor Taylor is Dean of the Open University Business School. She is also an Associate Director of the Economics Network at the University of Bristol and a member of the steering group for the Committee of Heads of University Departments of Economics. Professor Taylor has greatly contributed to the field of online learning.
Professor Chris Cornforth, Organisational Governance and Management
Professor Cornforth’s recent research has focused on the governance and management of non-profit organisations, such as charities, schools and colleges.
Professor Elizabeth Daniel, Information Management
Professor Daniel’s research focuses on the effective use
of information systems by organisations and the individuals within those organisations.
Professor Sally Dibb, Marketing
Professor Dibb is joint Head of the Marketing and Strategy Research Unit at The Open University Business School.
She has undertaken a diverse range of consultancy assignments within the field of marketing strategy. Her research has been at the forefront of theoretical and relevant issues in marketing strategy.
Professor Mark Fenton-O’Creevy, Associate Dean International, Organisational Behaviour
Professor Fenton-O’Creevy’s research (on the role of traders in investment banks and management practices in multinational firms) contributes to fields such as international business, behavioural finance, the sociology of markets, industrial relations and cognitive psychology.
Professor James Fleck, Innovation Dynamics
Professor Fleck has carried out research on technology
development and innovation, including artificial intelligence (AI), industrial robotics, company-wide information systems, strategic innovations in financial services, multimedia, the design process, and most recently elearning.
Professor Jane Frecknall-Hughes, Accounting and Taxation Professor Frecknall-Hughes is Head of The Open University
Law School. Her research focuses on taxation from an interdisciplinary perspective, and she has been instrumental in taking tax research forward into the areas of strategic management, international business, finance, history, ethics, ecommerce and small business performance evaluation.
Professor Gerard Hastings, Social Marketing
Professor Hastings is the first UK Professor of Social
Marketing and founder/director of the Institute for Social Marketing and Centre for Tobacco Control Research at the University of Stirling and The Open University.
Professor Rob Paton, Social Enterprise Professor
Paton has pursued an interest in management
learning, publishing articles, leading research projects, and working with the Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Business Management Accountancy and Finance to encourage new approaches to teaching and learning.
Professor Jeanette Rutterford, Financial Management Professor Rutterford’s research has centred around corporate finance, investment management, and the history of finance. Her academic papers are in the field of performance measurement, equity valuation, pension funds, women and investment, and the history of finance.
Professor John Storey, Human Resource Management
Professor Storey is an Associate of the Center
for Global Strategic Human Resource Management, Rutgers University, USA and of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Skills and Knowledge Centre (SKOPE) at Oxford and Warwick universities. He is a member of the UK Government’s Leadership & Management Panel.
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