Professor Peter Stokes, Professor of Leadership and Development, Leicester Business School

Peter Stokes is Professor of Leadership and Professional Development at Leicester Castle Business School. His broad career path spans four decades and comprises, among other roles: a tractor factory industrial apprenticeship, computer programming, IT management based in Paris overseeing European marketing operations, sales management, business consultancy, academic department leadership and most recently, a professorship at the University of Chester Business School where, in addition to completing successful assignments as Faculty Deputy Dean (2012-2015), Acting Faculty Executive Dean (2012-2014), and, Faculty Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer (2014-2015) he also played a leading role in building the University’s national and international student recruitment in addition to developing research and knowledge transfer projects.

He has published a rich and varied body of work, and reviewed extensively for, world-class journals in the areas of, among others: Human Resource Management; Leadership Values and Behaviours; Business Ethics; Management Philosophy; Organizational Design, Critical Management Studies, and Research Methodology. His writing and ideas have appeared in,  for example: Human Resource Management; Organization; Studies in Higher Education; International Journal of Human Resource Management; Journal of Organizational Change Management; Employee Relations; Entrepreneurship and Regional Development; Group and Organization Management; International Business Review; and, Thunderbird International Business Review. In addition, he has published books on research methods, postgraduate research, critical management studies and organizational management. He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Organizational Analysis (Emerald), Associate Editor of Journal of Creating Value (Sage) and serves on a number of international journal boards including the EuroMed Journal of Business (Emerald). He has regularly been invited as visiting professor and academic advisor to businesses and university business and management schools across a number of countries including: United Kingdom, France, Holland, Spain, Ireland, Germany, Vietnam, Morocco, Hong Kong, China, India, Ireland, Dubai, Mexico and Senegal (West Africa).

He has applied his work through national and international knowledge transfer and consultancy projects across a range of business sectors encompassing utilities, construction, publishing, aerospace, diplomatic bureaux, mental health facilities, emergency services and local government. He currently hold a number of positions on major international bodies including: Vice-President-Business Relations and UK Country Director for the EuroMed Research Business Institute (EMRBI); UK Ambassador for the Association Francophone de Gestion des Ressources Humaines (French Academic HR Association); Organizing Committee of the Research Methodology SIG – British Academy of Management; member of the British Standards Institute (BSI) Human Capital Standards Committee; member of the Steering Committee of the Spiritual Capital Development Company, and has been a guest speaker and lecturer with the MBRF Foundation and the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government (Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University) in Dubai.