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The Management School secures accreditation from EQUIS

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

The Management School is delighted to announce that we have achieved EQUIS accreditation.

With this accreditation we join an elite group of only 133 schools worldwide. Only 23 other UK schools are EQUIS accredited.

Prof Keith Glaister, Dean of The Management School, said of the achievement:

‘I am delighted that the Management School at the University of Sheffield has been awarded EQUIS accreditation. This is a significant achievement for the School, and recognition of the hard work and dedication of my colleagues to meet the international benchmark of excellence that the award represents.’

EQUIS is one of the two leading international accrediting bodies for management education.  EQUIS accreditation is an indicator of high quality in all dimensions of a School’s activities, focusing particularly on excellent academic quality, and effective internationalisation and interaction with the corporate world. Winning this prestigious accreditation reflects our commitment to providing a quality learning experience for our students, and the excellence of our academic staff.

Find out more about the School’s international and professional accreditations at:

The University of Sheffield named University of the Year

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Our University has been named University of the Year in the 2011 Times Higher Education Awards.

Beating off competition from five other shortlisted universities, the University was rewarded for its many imaginative and innovative initiatives as well as exceptional performance in research, teaching, access and business performance.

Judges said the University had “stood out as a result of a strategy based on its values and rooted in its founding principles” and praised the institution’s “determination and grit” in focusing on its local community.

University Registrar Philip Harvey and Students’ Union President Thom Arnold received the award at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, on Thursday (24 November 2011).

Vice-Chancellor Professor Keith Burnett said: “This is wonderful news for everyone; to be chosen for such an honour is a powerful tribute to the hard work, dedication and ability of our staff, students, graduates and partners.

“At a time of real challenge for quality, access, and the funding of universities, the University of Sheffield has drawn particular inspiration from our founding principles as a civic university established by public subscription and the donations of ordinary working people.

“This has become a unifying passion for all of us, to put knowledge to work in tangible ways, ranging from advanced manufacturing to translational neuroscience to what is perhaps the country’s most ambitious programme of student and staff volunteering.”

The ceremony was attended by more than 1,000 members of the higher education community from around the United Kingdom.

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Sheffield comes out on top

Friday, September 30th, 2011
The Management School is proud to be part of one of the top 100 Universities in the World Reputation Rankings, one of the UK’s top Universities for student satisfaction, and part of the top university in Yorkshire, according to recent results from the Times Higher Education (THE), National Student Survey (NSS) and the Sunday Times University Guide.

Earlier this year in March, The University of Sheffield was named as one of the top 100 institutions in the world, according to Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation Rankings 100, published for the first time in March this year. The THE magazine´s new ranking is the first of its kind, based exclusively on universities´ standing among experienced academics all over the globe. The top 100 reputation table is a subsidiary of the annual THE World University Rankings. The University of Sheffield joins 11 other UK institutions in the top 100.

The good news continued into August this year as it was announced The University of Sheffield is in the top 10 of UK universities for student satisfaction, according to the latest National Student Survey (NSS). The news followed the University´s success in the recent Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey where it ranked second overall in the country. It was also named top for its Students’ Union, joint first for its social life, library facilities and accommodation and the `University most people would recommend to a friend.´

Most recently, The University of Sheffield has been named as the top university in Yorkshire by the Sunday Times University Guide 2012. The Sunday Times called the University of Sheffield “Yorkshire’s great success story this year” as it rose to first place, overtaking York to become the region´s top university. The University has also risen to 13th position in the national rankings, from 15th last year and 18th in 2009.

Professor Keith Glaister elected as a Fellow of the British Academy of Management

Friday, September 9th, 2011

The Management School is delighted to announce that our Dean, Professor Keith Glaister, has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy of Management. The election is by the current Fellows, so it is something
of an accolade for Keith to be recognized by his peers, of which there are 57 from the UK and overseas.

As it states in the BAM Conference programme, BAM established a Fellows College “to honour senior academics who had given strong and sustained service to business and management studies…Becoming a BAM Fellow is an honour.  It reflects the attainment of academic leadership coupled with a significant contribution to the development of BAM.”

We hope you will join in our offering of congratulations to Keith for this well-earned recognition.

Congratulations to management MBA students who won the ‘Most Innovative Idea’ in the Procter & Gamble MBA Sustainability Challenge 2011

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

This years sustainability challenge was posed by Procter and Gamble and gave MBA students the opportunity to tackle a live issue faced by an organisation before presenting their findings and recommendations to a judging panel, which included a senior executive from the organisation.

The Sheffield MBA team consisted of Deb Upadhyaya, Deepali Sahni, Deven Deshpande and Deepak Venkatraman, and their winning offer for the ‘Most Innovative idea’ was the The Earth’s Friend Program.

See the team being presented with their certificate at:

When asked what the background for this idea was, here’s what the team said:

“P&G wants to influence consumer behaviour for their products which are being innovated keeping sustainability in mind. So EFP tells them how to achieve this:

P&G can put a code on all its products. When a consumer buys a product, she enters that code into the P&G website or calls P&G’s global consumer relations team and gets bonus points for it because she is using a sustainable product. Then, instructions about how that product was used pop up and consumer needs to tick the way she used the product. She gets more bonus points for using the product in a sustainable way. Finally, a chart pops up which tells the consumer the total bonus points and how they relate to the carbon footprint of the consumer and the impact on Earth. So, consumers can actually see how they are making an impact on the planet. P&G gets a real-time database of its consumers and how they are using its products and their geographical locations. So, they know how to market their products and to which consumers. They can further educate them to use them more efficiently and with minimal impact on the environment.”

“Our offer for Proctor and Gamble incorporated a ‘win-win’ strategic framework of incentivising use of innovative sustainable product lines through a customer loyalty program Earths Friend Program (EfP). Utilising informatics and bar code technology a bespoke loyalty scheme leverages high usage of sustainable products by giving loyalty bonus points translated as sustainable footprint and in essence P&G products becoming a catalyst for positively influencing change in the consumer behaviour to better sustainable habits. In essence it “Pays to be Green”.

For more information about this years challenge see:

Management School are sponsors of The Star Entrepreneur Award

Friday, June 17th, 2011

The University of Sheffield Management School are the proud sponsors of this year’s Star Business Award in the Entrepreneur category. The successful individual will have an eye for scoping out a gap in the market and the knowledge and enthusiasm to exploit this through turning an idea, from just that, into a revenue generating business reality.

The Entrepreneur Award is one of 14 awards that will recognise and celebrate business innovation and success within the Sheffield City region. The awards will also appreciate skills and talent across business areas ranging from manufacturing to digital, to represent the hard work and success of such companies despite the current economic climate.

The awards are open to any company with a principal trading address or registered office with one of the following post codes: S1-S79, S82-S99, DN1-DN13, DN23-DN30, DN38-DN39, DN41-DN99, DE45. Companies can nominate themselves or clients by using the downloadable entry forms form the Star Business Awards website. A gala dinner at Sheffield City Hall will take place in September for the presentation of the awards, which will be guest hosted by comedian and TV presenter Clive Anderson.

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Dean wins best paper award

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Professor Keith Glaister and his colleagues won the best paper award in the International Business track at the annual British Academy of  Management conference in Brighton.

The paper was entitled “Motives for Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions: Evidence from multiple sources, British Academy of Management Annual Conference, University of Brighton, September 2009 (with A. Boateng, M.M. Uddin and G. Lordofus).

Professor Colin Williams, Associate Dean (Research) commented “It is always good to see School staff receive such accolades for the quality of their work, and even better when our Dean leads from the the front and provides us with a clear signal of what we should be striving to achieve”.

Caroline Oates awarded prizes in Corporate and Marketing Communications

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Caroline Oates attended the 14th International Conference on Corporate and Marketing Communications in Cyprus in April and was awarded prizes for two of her working papers:

1st prize for ‘Children’s understanding of television advertising. No longer about age?’ (with Nasia Tziortzi and Mark Blades)

3rd prize for ‘Identifying the frequency and nature of food content in UK children’s television: programmes and marketing communications’ (with Nicki Tuck)

The prizes were awarded at the conference dinner by Professor Patrick De Pelsmacker, editor of the Journal of Marketing Communications, and Dr Ioanna Papasolomou, head of the marketing department at the University of Nicosia.

Peter Jennings receives Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

For the last three years, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd has decided to name and reward the Outstanding Reviewers who contribute to the success of its journals.

Each journal’s Editor nominates a reviewer and, after consultation with the eminent academics and managers, a final choice is made.

Peter Jennings has been chosen as an Outstanding Reviewer at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2009 for the contribution he has made to the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research throughout 2008.

Dr Naoko Komori receives high commendation in Mary Parker Follett Award shortlist

Friday, February 20th, 2009

The Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal (AAAJ) provides a forum for the publication of high-quality manuscripts which explore, debate and critique accounting and auditing policy and practice and how these interact within their socio-economic and political environments.

The shortlist for the Mary Parker Follett Award is selected each year by editors and members of the advisory board in recognition of the paper making the most significant contribution towards research literature published in the AAAJ.  The award reflects AAAJ’s leadership and commitment to the IPAAA (Interdisciplinary perspectives on accounting, auditing and accountability) movement honouring a woman who was a pioneer in interdisciplinary approaches to the philosophy and practice of accountability and management.

Dr Naoko Komori’s recent publication  “Towards the feminization of accounting practice: lessons from the experiences of Japanese women in the accounting profession” was highly commended in the shortlist.

This paper explores the relationship of women and and accounting in different social and cultural contexts, drawing on in-depth ethnographical studies to examine the real-life experiences of 66 Japanese women accounting professionals.  By considering the influence that their entry into the accounting profession had had on its role and position, it locates their lived experiences within the context of ongoing corporate governance changes and globalization in the field of accountancy.  In so doing, it has made a significant contribution to the opening up of this Anglo-centred argument in the research area.

The paper can be found in the Special Issue of AAAJ on “Gender and Accounting Revisited”(edited by Jane Broadbent and Linda Kirkham) in 2008 (Vol.21, No.4)