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Professor Will Harvey

Professor Will Harvey

Professor of Management

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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 received a First-Class Honours degree from the University of Durham and an MPhil (with Distinction) and PhD from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Millennium Scholar. He 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 has held visiting positions at the University of Sydney Business School, the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Audencia Business School and BI Norwegian Business School.

Will is an International Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation, the Chair of the Board of Libraries Unlimited and on the Advisory Board of British Expats in Life Sciences. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Nationality: British

Qualifications

BA, MPhil, PhD, SFHEA, FRSA, FCIPD

Career

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

2018-2020: Associate Dean of Research and Impact, University of Exeter Business School

2014-2018: Department, Centre and Cluster Director, University of Exeter Business School

2013-2017: Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor, University of Exeter Business School

2011-2013: Lecturer, University of Sydney Business School

2009-2010: Research Fellow, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

2008-2009: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of British Columbia

EDUCATION

2005-2008: PhD, University of Cambridge. Millennium Scholarship

2004-2005: MPhil (Distinction), University of Cambridge. RGS-IBG Award

2001-2004: BA Honours (First Class), University of Durham. Dean’s Scholarship

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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 is built, managed and rehabilitated within different types of organisations. 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.

Awards and Honours

  • Winner of University of Exeter Student Guilds’ Best Supervisor Award
  • Winner of University of Exeter Business School Award for Collaboration
  • Winner of the Col. Lyndall F Urwick Memorial Cup, awarded by the Worshipful
    Company of Management Consultants
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • Associate Editor of the Journal of Knowledge Management (JKM)
  • External Examiner at the University of Bristol and Henley Business School
  • Two Dean’s Award for teaching at the University of Sydney

External positions


Media Coverage

2021:

  • We Must Redefine Our Thought Leadership. AACSB Insights, February, 2021.
  • Organisational difficulties in producing thought leadership. The European Business
    Review, February, 2021.
  • How can leaders build reputation in China. The European Business Review, April,
    2021.
  • Becoming a research professor. British Academy of Management, February, 2021.

2020:

  • How we formed a strategy - and then adapted it to a global pandemic. Board Agenda. July, 2020.
  • The UK says it loves immigrants. Will immigrants believe it? Wired Magazine. 6 July, 2020.
  • The executive success factors that lead directly to jail. Financial Times. 10 February, 2020.
  • Balancing the Books: the challenges of chairing a library charity. Board Agenda. May, 2020.
  • How to manage the reputation of your business during the pandemic. The European Business Review, May-June, 2020.

2019:

  • Leadership Series: How should you respond to a major crisis in your business? Business Leader, May-June, 2019, 28-30.
  • Lessons from Ellen MacArthur and the circular economy on how leaders can build and sustain transformation. The European Business Review, March-April 2019, 65-69.
  • How can organisations manage their reputations in response to threats? The European Business Review, March-April 2019.
  • Libraries Unlimited Interview. Grow Exeter, 2019.
  • How to Master the Art of Receiving Feedback. Hays. Recruiting Experts Worldwide.
  • How to Master the Art of Giving Feedback. Hays. Recruiting Experts Worldwide.

2018:

  • Guide for the UK Government's Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DDCMS) on: Unlimited Value Leading Practice in Unlimited Value Creation.
  • The biggest impact of university research is on teaching. Times Higher Education. 29th November, 2018, page 26.
  • Govt green lights easier access to 'green cards'. China Daily. 22nd October, 2018, page 6.
  • How organisations can overcome conflicting identity and reputation. The European Business Review, September-October 2018, 35-37.

Teaching Interests

Will has won several awards for his teaching. He is a Senior 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 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

2021/22

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