John Child recieves Richard Whipp Lifetime Achievement Award


Birmingham Business School are delighted to announce that Professor John Child has received a personal honour, the Richard Whipp Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Academy of Management [BAM] at the opening of its annual conference.

Professor Child is most deserving of this award, he is one of the most influential and original thinkers in business and management over the past 40 years. His work has laid the foundations for thinking and research in numerous areas of the business and management field, and the quality of his scholarship is exemplary. His work has had considerable impact on the discipline and will be drawn-upon by scholars for many years to come.

John Child is Professor of Commerce at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK, Professor of Management at Plymouth University, and Visiting Professor at Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, the Academy of International Business and the British Academy of Management. In 2006, he was elected a Fellow of the prestigious British Academy [FBA]. In 2012 he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Association for Chinese Management Research [IACMR].

About the Award

The Richard Whipp Lifetime Achievement Award is made in memory of Professor Richard Whipp, an outstanding scholar in the field of business and management and former Chair of the British Academy of Management. The purpose of the Award is to acknowledge the course of a career within the management field where the beneficiary will have done one or more of the following: enhanced a field of study, founded or effectively led a major national / international academic initiative or provided unusually effective service to a major professional institution and/or the Academy.