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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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Criminology: Situational Action Theory, crime as moral actions, social ecology of crime, crime & human development, knowledge-based crime prevention policy.

Professor Alan Walker

Social policy & social gerontology including polictical economy, comparitive research in Europe & East Asia, & the theory & application of social quality

Professor Robin Alexander

Education at the interfaces of culture, policy and practice, usually though not exclusively in the primary phase: pedagogy, classroom discourse, curriculum, comparative/international education, education for development.

Professor Chiara Saraceno

Intergenerational relationships in families & society; Social policies & poverty; Comparative family patterns & policies; Gender inequalities; Issues of reconciliation of family & work.