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Professor John Child FBA

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About this Fellow

East Asia China South America Brazil Economics Commerce Economic Systems Political Economics Technological Economics



Current post

  • Professor Emeritus, University of Birmingham

Past Appointments

  • Professor of Organisation, Aston University, 1973 - 1991
  • Diageo Professor of Management, University of Cambridge, 1991 - 2000
  • Chair of Commerce, University of Birmingham, 2000
  • Professor Emeritus, University of Birmingham, 2009
  • Chair of Commerce, University of Birmingham, University of Birmingham, 2000
  • , Aston University, 1966 - 1968
  • Chair of Commerce, University of Birmingham, University of Birmingham, 2000 - 2009


Organisational Structure, Environment and Performance - the role of strategic choice Sociology 1972

Management in China during the Age of Reform 1994

Organization: Contemporary Principles and Practice 2005

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