Lunchtime Masterclass – November


1145 Registration & light sandwich lunch
1210 Guest Speaker, Dr Tom Vine
1250 Q&A Session
1315 Close

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24 Nov 2016, 1145 - 1315

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Innovation Martlesham & the Business School, University of Suffolk in association with BT Present the first

'Educate to Innovate' Masterclass

Join us on 24 November 2016

1145 – 1315 hours

Ross Building Foyer, Adastral Park

Meet Dr Tom Vine, EMB and MBA Course Leader

"Growing pains ? Strategies for initiating and managing the growth of your business"

This presentation will highlight all the issues an SME needs to understand and address to continue to grow.



Tom was recruited as a lecturer at the University of Suffolk in January 2012.  He brought with him both practitioner experience and academic proficiency from a number of other universities.

Following his first two degrees at Warwick University (BSc Management Sciences; MA Organisation Studies), Tom moved to London in 2001 to pursue a career in project management.  With a keen interest in both politics and psephology, he was fortunate enough to find work at the Electoral Reform Services.  He worked for the company for six years, during which time he gained a range of managerial, client/supplier-handling, and professional competences.  He was promoted in 2003 to manage a team of junior project managers and was by this stage responsible for the delivery of several multimillion pound projects in both private and public sectors.  He continues to work for the company in a consultancy capacity.

In 2007, Tom began his PhD at Essex University under the joint supervision of Dr Chris Land and Professor Harro Höpfl.  His research deployed the methods of organizational anthropology in the study of unconventional work practices at a large intentional community (commune) based in Scotland.  He has presented papers based on this research at conferences in Lille, Melbourne and Istanbul, among others, and is currently working on several related publications.  He has also undertaken commissioned research in the areas of community ecocultures and city status policy.  He is a reviewer for Futures and the Journal of Organizational Change Management.   Specific research interests include:
  • The projectification of work life
  • Organizational change, particularly in terms of the rise of co-working in the new economy
  • Religion/spirituality in relation to organizational behaviour
  • Émile Durkheim and collective effervescence
  • Ethnography and management consultancy
  • Gender and the workplace
Tom has tutored and lectured on a wide range of postgraduate and undergraduate modules at several business schools including Warwick, Essex, Queen Mary (University of London) and Glyndur.  At the University of Suffolk, his primary role is as MBA programme leader. He lectures Operations & HRM, International Business Strategy and Research Methods (at postgraduate level); Managing People for a Competitive Advantage, International Marketing Strategy, Risk & Project Management and Research Methods (at undergraduate level).  He also leads the dissertation module for postgraduate students.

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