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Inaugural lecture: Professor Chris Mabey

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START DATE 19 June 2013
START TIME 12:00am

W138, Williams Building

END DATE 19 June 2013
END TIME 12:00am

Professor Chris Mabey of Middlesex Business School delivers his inaugural professorial lecture, 'Big Lessons from Big Science'

The 2012-13 series of Inaugural Lectures will showcase the widening breadth and depth of expertise at Middlesex. Staff can find out more about the series on the Inaugural Lectures page of the intranet (VPN access required).

Chris Mabey, Professor of Human Resource Management

Until December 2012 Chris was Professor of HRM and Founder-Director of the Centre for Leadership at the University of Birmingham (CLUB). He leads international research on knowledge exchange in global networks and has written widely on management and leadership development. During his career, Chris has worked as an Occupational Psychologist for British Telecom, served as a student counsellor in a Christian charity and headed up Management Training for Rank Xerox UK.

Big Lessons from Big Science

Based on his research with ATLAS, a global particle physics experiment with a campus-hub at CERN near Geneva, Chris explores some fallacies concerning knowledge-gain which affect us all. For all their efforts to secure and exchange precious knowledge nuggets, why do so many organisations (including universities) fail to leverage the full potential of what they know? What does research tell us about remedying this?

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