Anne-Marie McTavish

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Head of Worcester Business School

Head of School

Contact Details

email: a.mctavish@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 85 5576

Anne-Marie McTavish joined the University of Worcester as Head of the Business School in 2018-19. She is a leading expert in Location Independent Working and Technology Enhanced Flexible Working, and has recently led funded projects worth in excess of £600,000 on business implementation of LIW and its management. Alongside this she has worked with major commercial and public sector organisations helping prepare for and maximise LIW introduction, while advising on a national and European government level on flexible working practice both during a 20 year global consultancy career and in her academic roles. Her senior experience in HE include Birmingham City Business School, Coventry University and Nottingham Trent University.

Her current work includes a multi sector longitudinal study of the impact of location independent employment on individuals, organisation and society. In academia she is part of a four university group looking at the use of live management consultancy projects on student attainment and preparation for the workplace.

Teaching & Research

Her current work includes a multi sector longitudinal study of the impact of location independent employment on individuals, organisation and society. In academia she is part of a four university group looking at the use of live management consultancy projects on student attainment and preparation for the workplace.

She has supervised four PhDs to completion and is currently supervising four doctorates in:

  • Work-Life Balance in the age of Social Media
  • Design thinking for the third sector
  • The use of foreign workforces as a dimension of modern slavery
  • Distance management and technology

Publications

  • Alsmadi, M., McTavish A-M, Khan, Z., (2011) Evaluating competitive advantage priorities of SMEs in Jordan International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations.
  • Crossan, M. & McTavish A-M (2011) The reality of employer engagement in work-based learning ALT Journal
  • McTavish A-M (2010), Book Chapter in: Transforming Work: The Key Factors Which Impact Management Decisions to Take Up Remote Working within SMEs in "Globalization, Labor, and the Transformation of Work: Seeking a Competitive Advantage in an Increasingly Global Economy" edited by Jonathan H. Westover 2
  • WHYSALL, Z.J. and MCTAVISH, A.M.,2014.Enhancing the value of consultancy projects as a pedagogical tool at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, British Academy of Management Annual Conference, Belfast, 9-11 September 2014
  • Amayo, A, Crossan, M, Hardie, M, and McTavish, A-M (2014) A pedagogical approach towards bridging the gap between theory and practice: a case study of undergraduate and postgraduate business students at Coventry University. INTED, Valencia, April

External Responsibilities

Current External Examiner:

Arden University

Previous External Examiner:

University of Derby

De Montfort University

University of East London

IBA, Kolding