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Prof. David Wilson Associate Dean for Research at the Open University, UK2 Talks
David Wilson is Associate Dean for Research at the Open University, UK (2013 – date). He was previously at the University of Warwick. He is the author of ten books and over eighty scholarly articles. He was Chairman of the British Academy of Management (1994 – 1997) where he served... read morefor over ten years as an Executive member.
He is a Fellow of the Academy, elected in 1994. He was also elected as a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in 2009. He was the elected President of the scholarly society, the European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) for 3 years (2000-2003) and was re-elected a Board member on three consecutive occasions. He has had a long association with the scholarly journal Organization Studies, beginning as Editorial Assistant (1981-1992), becoming Co-Editor (1992-1996), Deputy Editor (1996-1999) and finally Editor-in-Chief (1999–2003). He has been a member of EGOS for over twenty years and was elected an Honorary Member in 2015.
At Warwick Business School he undertook many senior roles including Academic Director of the MBA (Full-Time and Distance Learning), Head of the Strategic Management Subject Group, Deputy Dean of the School (2007 - 2009) and Acting Dean (2009 - 2010). He was appointed Head of Department, Sociology, Warwick University (2011-2013).
His research interests include strategic decision making and performance; comparative studies of public/private/non-profit organizations; he conducted one of the first empirical studies of non-profit organizations in the UK; recently he has studied how organizations deal with extreme uncertainties; characteristics of labour precarity particularly for young people in the UK. He has authored a number of critical approaches to the commodification of management and scholarship in Business Schools.