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Professor Will Harvey

Professor Will Harvey

Associate Professor of Management Studies, Director of 'Business, Institutions and Policy' research cluster

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+44 (0) 1392 725970

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Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK

Will conducts research, teaches and consults in the areas of reputation, leadership, talent management and migration. He has worked with pharmaceutical, healthcare, energy, mining, management consulting, executive search, local and national government, supranational, aviation and food organisations. He has studied, taught and worked with multiple organisations in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania.

Will has published in top American, European and Asian journals in the fields of management, sociology, industrial relations and geography, and his research has been competitively funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the Arts Council and various national governments.

Will is Director of Business, Institutions and Policy, which is a large multidisciplinary research cluster, as well as Director of Research of Organisation Studies. He is on the Advisory Board of British Expats in Life Sciences and a member of Council and Governor at Haileybury.

Will received a First-Class Honours degree from the University of Durham and an MPhil (with Distinction) and Ph.D from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Millennium Scholar. Will studied for a year at the University of California, Berkeley and was a Visiting Scholar at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Will received a Commonwealth and Canadian Government Fellowship at the University of British Columbia and a Research Fellowship at the University of Oxford. Before moving to Exeter, Will was a Lecturer at the University of Sydney Business School. He is an Honorary Associate Professor in Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney.

Will is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He has taught undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA and EMBA students at the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, the University of British Columbia and the University of Sydney.

Administrative responsibilities

  • Director of the Business, Institutions and Policy research cluster
  • Director of Research in Organisation Studies

Nationality: British

Twitter: twitter.com/willsharvey

Research clusters

Research interests

  • Organisational reputation
  • Skilled migration
  • Leadership
  • Talent management
  • Business and political elites
  • Social networks

Will has published in top American, European and Asian journals in the fields of management, sociology, industrial relations and geography, and his research has been competitively funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the Arts Council and various national governments.

Will’s research focuses on three areas. First, on how reputation and leadership is built, managed and rehabilitated within different types of institutions. Second, on the mobility, economic impact and social networks of highly skilled migrants. Third, on some of the methodological, fieldwork and practical challenges with interviewing elites.

Impact research

Will is currently working on two impact projects. The first is co-creating and implementing a series of leadership mindsets with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. The second is exploring how libraries can maximise their social value for a broad group of stakeholders.


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Awards and Honours

  • Winner of University of Exeter Business School Award for Collaboration.
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • External Examiner at the University of Bristol and Henley Business School
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
  • Two Dean’s Award for teaching at the University of Sydney.

External positions


Media Coverage

Teaching Interests

Will is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is a passionate teacher and keen to promote academic rigour, practical application as well as a high level of student engagement in the classroom. His teaching centres around multiple areas of business, including business awareness, leadership, human resource management, resourcing, global talent mobility and corporate reputation. He is always looking for enthusiastic and experienced people from the private, public and not-or-profit sectors to share their insights and expertise in lectures and seminars. Please contact Will directly if you are interested in engaging.

Modules

2016/17