Professor Mark Saunders awarded the Academy's Medal for Leadership

At the British Academy of Management's Annual Conference at Warwick University, Professor Mark Saunders was awarded the Academy's Medal for Leadership. This award was for sustained and outstanding leadership of and contribution to the management academic community.

Alongside Mark's research into methods and methodology the Academy highlighted his leadership of capacity building, particularly in relation to research methods and his work with doctoral students. This has included developing and leading numerous events such as doctoral colloquiums and summer schools for the British Academy of Management, University Forum for Human Resource Development, and First International Network on Trust; editing Edward Elgar's "Handbooks of Research Methods" series and coediting (with Bill Lee and VK Narayanan) Sage's "Mastering Business Research Methods".

In addition the Academy commended him for his market leading textbook "Research Methods for Business Students", currently in its seventh edition, which has sold in excess of 350,000 copies worldwide since first published, being translated into Dutch, Vietnamese, Chinese, Russian, Greek.