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RA6a: Additional observations, Evidence of esteem

Evidence of Esteem
Staff promote the external profile of the School by various means. They are strongly encouraged, and financially supported, to present papers at international and national conferences, to accept visiting fellowships overseas and to use these platforms to network and prepare work for future publication. As a result, the School’s profile has been raised by several notable, individual examples:
M. Harris was recently awarded a first prize in the ESRC/Prospect Essay Competition 2000, for his entry on "The Limits to Virtuality“.
Jackson was selected for the EU Young Researcher Fellowship Scheme that enabled him to spend 1996-7 at Tilberg University in Holland.
Simpson was accepted onto the Canadian High Commission’s Institutional Research Program in 2000
Spence was invited by the Centre for Corporate Citizenship, University of Eichstaett, to participate in the inaugural workshop of the German Parliament’s "Enquete Kommission“ (Public Enquiry into Civic Engagement), held at the German Reichstag, October 2000.
Smith gave the keynote address to the International Confex conference on "Strategic Management in the Public Sector“, held in Oslo, Norway, in 1998.
Further details of evidence of the external profile of the School are summarised below.

a). Editorships, Refereeing and Reviewing Activities:
Sims is the Editorial Adviser of Management Learning and was its Editor between 1995-99. He is also a member of the editorial board of the J. of Management Inquiry. He has refereed and been rapporteur on ESRC research proposals and reviewed articles for British J. of Management, Human Relations, Management Learning, Organization Studies, J. of Management Inquiry.
Dickson is the European Editor of Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, has refereed proposals and final reports for ESRC and The Leverhulme Trust, and reviewed articles for Research Policy, British J. of Management, and Technology Analysis & Strategic Management.
Woods is on the editorial board of Small Business and Enterprise and regularly reviews articles for both. He has refereed proposals for ESRC and The Czech Ministry of Science.
Pitt is a member of the Editorial Board for the J. of Strategic Change.
Budd is Editor of Regions and Associate Editor of CITY, while he has also refereed ESRC research proposals and reviewed papers for Cambridge J. of Economics, Urban Studies, Regional Studies, European J. of Planning Studies, British J. of Economic Issues, Tijdschrfit voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, Local Economy, J of Maritime Policy and Management.
Spence has been an Executive member of the European Business Ethics Network since 1998, and is Editor of the EBEN newsletter. She has reviewed articles for British J. of Management, Business Ethics: European Review, and J. of Business Ethics.
M. Harris has refereed papers for Sociology, and British J. of Management.
Cornelius is on the editorial board of the J. of Philosophy of Management, and has reviewed articles for it, the J. of Management Decisions, and the British J. of Management.
b). Conference Organisation:
Sims has been on the organising committee of International Conferences on Organizational Discourse (King’s, London), Organizational Learning (Lancaster), Managerial and Organizational Cognition (Stockholm and Essex) and Organizational Behaviour in Health (Oxford and Middlesex). He also served on the programme committee of the (American) Academy of Management for many years.
Spence was organiser of the First EBEN Doctoral Workshop, September 2000, co-organiser of the EBEN 2000 Conference, Churchill College, Cambridge and of the EBEN 2001 Conference to be held at University of Valencia, Spain, while Jackson’s continues as co-organiser of the annual International Workshops on Teleworking (held in Netherlands, Finland and Japan).
Cornelius organised the European Personal Construct Association’s biennial conference, held in Malta in 2000, while Smith initiated and co-organised the Emotional Labour 2000 conference at Southbank University and is due to co-organise the next one in 2001. He also has been active in the organisation of Emotional Labour workshops at the Tavistock Institute in 1999 and 2000.
Budd was co-organiser of the Journal CITY’s international conference on "The Third Way“, 1997, hosted by University College London, while Harris and McLoughlin co-organised an international symposium on "Technology, Organisation and Innovation“, held at Brunel University, 1996, leading to an edited book published by Thomson, 1997.
c). Visiting scholarships:
Since 1996 the School has played host to a number of visiting researchers. More recent examples include: - Wang (Assistant Dean, International Business School, Hunan University, China), researching aspects of small firms’ innovation activity during1999/2000); and Waxenberger (from St.Gallen University, Switzerland) researching business ethics for 12 months from March 2000). Following Wang’s visit to Brunel, Dickson has been invited to Hunan University in China to establish the basis for new research collaboration. Beck (Faculty of Economics, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic) has paid several visits to the School as part of a long-term EU-funded collaboration.

Staff have also taken up visiting scholarships at many institutions overseas. Sims’ period as a part time Visiting Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics only ended in 1997 with his appointment as Head of School at Brunel. M. Harris spent his study leave period (1999-2000) as a visiting researcher at Anneberg School of Communications, University of Southern California. During 1998, McCalman conducted research as a visiting researcher at University of North Carolina while in 2000, Cornelius was appointed Visiting Research Fellow at Kings College Hospital, London and has been invited to present research work at Humboldt University, Berlin. In 1997, Jackson was invited by the US Council for Excellence in Government to participate in the Federal World-Wide-Web Consortium's National conference on ‘Building a Web-based Government’.

d). External Examiner Roles and Research Consultancies:
Brunel staff have examined over 20 candidates for PhDs and MPhils at other universities, including Bath, Brighton, Cranfield, Essex, Glamorgan, Glasgow, Hertfordshire, Lancaster, LSE, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Strathclyde, Warwick, and Westminster.
A number of staff have undertaken significant research-based consultancy work, including:
McCalman who has worked for some years with the Bahrain Government, the BBC, the NHS, Scottish Enterprise, Compaq Computers, and British Petroleum.
Woods, whose extensive list of consultancies includes work in Europe with the University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic (1994-present), and the Ministry of Education in Lithuania (1999-present), and in the UK, with Central London TEC (1991-1998) and Wandle Valley Partnership on technology transfer and regional development (1999-present).
Cornelius has worked closely in the area of staff development and equal opportunities with The Home Office (Prison, Police and Fire Services) and several Regional Constabularies since 1993. She was also a member of a consultancy team (with Strathclyde and Glasgow Universities) working for Scottish Enterprise on a EU-funded Regional Development Initiative.
Budd has produced research reports on benchmarking competitiveness indicators for London, on behalf of the London Skills Forecasting Unit and the London Development Partnership. He was an advisor on the report on ‘Global Performance of London’s Financial Markets’ on behalf of the Government Office for London.

e). Contributions to professional bodies:
Several Staff are active in a range of professional bodies. For example,
Sims is on the Council and the Research Policy Committee of the British Academy of Management.
Woods is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
L Harris is Secretary of the Royal Counties branch of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Pitt is a long-standing Executive Committee member of the European Case Clearing House.
Budd is a trustee of the Regional Studies Association and member of the Chartered Institute of Transport and the Institute for Logistics and Transport.
Cornelius is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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