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LUMS Secures Two Senior Fellows

06/23/2003 15:54:35

Lancaster University Management School has secured two of the seventeen Senior Fellows appointed by the AIM Management Research Institute. Professors Ian Clarke (Marketing) and Mark Easterby-Smith (Management Learning) are the successful appointees. Only London Business School has achieved more fellows and only one other business school has matched LUMS' achievement.

AIM Fellows will be expected to carry out research that meets internationally understood top academic standards, whilst actively engaging practitioners in all phases of their activity. Their research sits within a national strategy that has been charged with enhancing knowledge about how organisations and their management can improve UK performance and well being, and to increase significantly capacity in the UK for carrying out world class management research.

There are four research categories that guide the Fellows' research:-

· Recasting Productivity for the 21st century

· Sustained Innovation

· Adapting Promising Management Practices

· Excellence in Public Service Delivery

Mark Easterby-Smith is Professor of Management Learning and Associate Dean and Director of the Graduate Management School at Lancaster University Management School. His research on methodology involves trying to redefine ideas derived from the broader social sciences in the context of management research. Mark is co-editor of the Blackwell Handbook of Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management.

Ian Clarke is Professor of Marketing at Lancaster University Management School. He has a commercial market research background working with Tesco PLC and research interests in decision-making and sensemaking, managerial judgement and methods of mapping, capturing and utilising intuitive insight for use in group decision-making; he was Principal Investigator for an EPSRC-funded project covering these issues that was completed in 2002 ('Modelling Intuition in Retail Site Assessment'). He is also Principal Investigator for a current grant from ESRC on 'Retail Competition and Consumer Choice: Long term change and household dynamics'.