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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:

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.

Professor Keith Glaister discusses ‘Corporate Marriages’ in the Financial Times

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Dean of the Management School Professor Keith Glaister discusses the characteristics of successful, and unsuccessful, business partnerships over recent years in Andrew Hill’s business blog, article ‘Corporate marriages often end in divorce,’ The Financial Times, 25th July 2011.

The article examines business relations such as the once “comprehensive partnership” between Volkswagen and Suzuki in 2009, and the once described “excellent relationship” between Abilio Diniz, the Brazilian supermarket tycoon and the French retailer Casino in 2005. Both reported to have shown signs of growing tensions in recent months. The article does, however, credit the latter: “At least the Casino-Diniz alliance, struck in 1999 and now at an uneasy standoff, has lasted longer than the rough average of four to seven years for such deals.”

Using the matrimonial analogy to highlight the characteristics of a business partnership, the article suggests “Like marriages, business alliances involve people. People can be trusting, optimistic and tolerant, but also weak, overbearing and devious.” Dean of the Management School Professor Keith Glaister adds: “It is hard to know how many partnerships are struck annually, let alone how many endure. Unlike full bids, there is no official record. The long-standing assumption, though, is that between half and two-thirds fail.”

Despite the failures, the article goes on to acknowledge the growing popularity of business partnerships and collaborations and suggests ” Companies had better get better at partnerships – or find ways of insuring themselves against their most common flaws,” and continues to suggest advice on combating these ‘common flaws.’ Professor Keith Glaister cites a joint venture struck in the 1990s between Yoplait of France and the UK’s Dairy Crest: “Reciprocal invitations to the Wimbledon tennis tournament and the French countryside for the lead executives put the cream on top of that successful deal.” Further suggestions to endure a successful a business partnership include “Legal agreements” mirroring the marital prenuptial, learning from past relationships and paying attention to what we know already know about potential partners.

The full article can be viewed at:

Professor Keith Glaister is elected to ABS Executive

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Professor Keith Glaister was elected to the Executive Committee at the annual conference of the Association of Business Schools which met earlier this month (October 2010).  The Executive Committee meets six times each year, is made up of senior staff, predominantly Deans and Directors and has responsibility for governance of the Association.

Professor Glaister comments ‘I am delighted to have joined the Executive.  The voting members are Deans of Business and Management Schools and it is gratifying to have their support and confidence.  This role will help to build the profile of the Management School and more importantly, will allow the School to contribute to the advocacy and lobbying role that ABS views as increasingly important in the challenging times ahead’.

Prof Keith Glaister conferred as New Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Professor Keith Glaister, Dean of the School of Management, has been conferred an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences.

The Academy of Social Sciences is composed of Individual Academicians and Learned Societies. Academicians are distinguished scholars and practitioners from academia and the public and private sectors. Most of the Learned Societies in the Social Sciences in the United Kingdom are represented within the Academy.

The Academy responds to Government and other consultations on behalf of the social science community, organizes meetings about social science and seminars on topics that span social science disciplines, and sponsors a number of schemes that promote social science and enhance its value to society.

This year 64 new Academicians have been conferred drawn from right across the social science spectrum.

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”.

Management School PhD wins Michael Z. Brooke Prize for Best Doctoral Paper

Monday, April 7th, 2008

Elena Beleska-Spasova who is in the 3rd year of her PhD studies (supervised by Keith Glaister and Mehmet Demirbag) won the Michael Z. Brooke Prize for Best Doctoral Paper at the 35th Academy of International Business (AIB) UK & Ireland Chapter (UKI) Annual Conference, Portsmouth March 28-29, 2008.

This is a great achievement for a Management school PhD student.