Published: 9 July 2013 at 15:41
John Thompson is appointed as new Professor of Social Entrepreneurship
Anglia Ruskin University has appointed John Thompson as its new Professor of Social Entrepreneurship.
Professor Thompson, who also holds the position of Emeritus Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Huddersfield, is an active researcher and writer, focusing on applied strategy and entrepreneurship.
He is recognised as one of the UK’s leading authors on strategic management. The seventh edition of his textbook Strategic Management will be published later this year, while Entrepreneurs: Talent, Temperament and Opportunity, co-authored with Bill Bolton, is now in its third edition.
Professor Thompson has extensive experience of working with senior and middle managers through his involvement in knowledge transfer partnerships, in-company programmes and consultancy. In 2009, he received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion.
He will work closely with Andy Brady, Director of the 3rd Sector Futures department, to continue to develop Anglia Ruskin’s expertise in the field of charities and the third sector, which already includes the two-year Certificate of Higher Education (Cert HE) in Charity and Social Enterprise Management.
Professor Thompson said:
Dr Trevor Bolton, Dean of the Lord Ashcroft International Business School, said: