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Prestigious appointments for management Professor

A University of St Andrews Management expert has been elected to the executive of two prestigious Academies.

Professor Peter McKiernan, whose specialities are in strategic management, has been elected Chairman of the British Academy of Management (BAM), a three-year post. He has also been elected, by his European peers, as a Vice- President of the European Academy of Management (EURAM) in the role of Foreign Affairs.

Founded in 1986, BAM is the main Academy for business and management academics in the UK. It works closely with grant bodies and is actively involved in training, for example, of PhD students. It is divided into Special Interest Groups focused around key research topics and holds a large annual conference and a series of smaller workshops/meetings throughout the year. Professor McKiernan is a past winner of the BAM award for his research into the strategies of fast growing small and medium sized enterprises in the UK. EURAM is the broader European equivalent. It was founded in Brussels in 1999 and Professor McKiernan has worked on the Committee since then. It held its first conference in Barcelona in April this year and will hold another in Stockholm next year, in Milan in 2003 and in St Andrews in 2004.

Professor McKiernan said, “Clearly, to be involved at this level in two major Academies is quite an honour and it is a privilege to serve the members. I gave some of my earliest academic papers at the first BAM conference and so the elected position in that organisation is very special. EURAM is exciting as it has the potential to become the second largest Academy in the world, outside the US.”

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Issued by Beattie Media on behalf of the University of St Andrews For more information please contact Claire Grainger on 01334 462530, 07730 415 015 or email cg24@st-andrews.ac.uk Ref: mckiernan awards/standrews/chg/11dec2001

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