Professor John Wilson

Director of Newcastle University Business School, specialist in management history, international business history, and strategy.

Professor John Wilson is Director of Newcastle University Business School. With strong academic credentials and senior management experience within higher education, Professor Wilson leads the Business School from its headquarters in the heart of Newcastle. Home to 2800 students, Newcastle University Business School’s research expertise is helping to influence current business policy and practice and its focus on teaching core aspects of management has helped it achieve global accreditation.

Over the past 20 years, Professor Wilson has submitted research papers in the US, Asia, Europe and Latin America, and is an active contributor to conferences, workshops, and seminars in his specialist subject areas of management history, international business history, and strategy. The Co-operative Group sponsors his current major project, and he is also involved in international projects looking at inter-corporate networks, bank-industry links, and technology transfer.

Professor Wilson currently edits a prominent four-star academic journal, ‘Business History’, and possesses a balanced portfolio of publications across books - as author, editor and contributor - and leading academic journals.

Before joining Newcastle Business School, Professor Wilson was responsible for teaching activities across the undergraduate and postgraduate curricula as Director of Programmes at the Management School at the University of Liverpool. Previous appointments have also included Director of Research at University of Central Lancashire.

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