Students Staff

20 January 2015

Top journal editor to lead Essex Business School

Professor Geoffrey Wood

Professor Geoffrey Wood

A new Dean has been appointed to take the helm at Essex Business School.

Professor Geoffrey Wood, who is currently Professor of International Business at Warwick, will join the University of Essex on 1 April. It follows the departure of Dr Gwyn Jones, the School’s former Director, in December.

Professor Wood has previously held positions at the University of Sheffield, Middlesex University Business School, and Rhodes University in South Africa. He is currently Honorary Professor of the University of the Witwatersrand, and Visiting Professor at Nelson Mandela University, both in South Africa, as well as Adjunct Professor at Griffith University, Australia.

He is Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Management and Editor of the European Academic Journal Guide (Association of Business Schools List).

Professor Wood’s research interests focus on the relationship between national institutional setting, corporate governance, firm finance, and firm level work and employment relations. He regularly presents keynote speeches and seminars at academic conferences and leading universities worldwide.

He has authored, co-authored or edited 16 books, and over 120 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Geoffrey Wood says: “I am honoured to serve as Dean of Essex Business School.

"I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with colleagues at Essex in ensuring the Business School realises its fullest potential, building on its historic strengths in finance, accounting, business economics and critical management studies, its growing expertise in other areas of management, its strong tradition of promoting ethical management and social responsibility, and deepening links with business through the Knowledge Gateway and beyond.”

Professor Neil Kellard is Interim Director of Essex Business School until April.

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