Professor Barry H. Spicer The University of Auckland Business School Owen G Glenn Building 12 Grafton Road Auckland, New Zealand Work: +64 9 373 7599 Ext 87629 Mobile: +64 21 667 629 e-mail email@example.com Barry Spicer holds a BCom (Hons) degree from the University of Queensland and a PhD from the University of Washington. Prior to joining the University of Auckland in 1989 as Professor of Management Accounting he held academic positions at the Universities of Oregon, Arizona, and Washington and visiting positions at the Universities of Queensland, Manchester and Melbourne. His research and teaching interests have centred on the study of factors underlying the choice of strategy, organisational structures, management accounting systems and control processes in firms and other organisations. He has published articles in a wide range of international journals including The Accounting Review; Accounting, Organisations and Society; Management Accounting Research; and the Academy of Management Journal. He has co-authored a number of books including The Power to Manage (1991), The Remaking of Television New Zealand (1996), and Transforming Government Enterprises (1996). In addition to serving as New Zealand President of The Accounting Association of Australia and New Zealand from 1994 to 1996 he has, more recently, served on the Initial Accreditation Committee and the Committee on Improvements in Management Education of AACSB (International). He has also served on accreditation peer review teams for AACSB (International) and the European Foundation of Management (EQUIS accreditation). From 1996 to mid 2008 he was Dean of the University of Auckland Business School which has an annual enrolment of over 7,000 undergraduate, postgraduate and executive students, over 4,000 participants in executive development programmes, and 1,000 participants in programmes run with affiliated organisations. Over the period 2001 – 2008, in his role as Dean he was centrally involved in the first Partnership for Excellence project awarded by the New Zealand Government aimed at developing an outstanding, international business school at Auckland. Some highlights of this development include: (1) a major fund raising campaign which raised over NZ$70 million in cash and commitments from the New Zealand Government and the private sector for people, programmes and facilities; (2) accreditation of the School and its programmes by AACSB (International), the European Foundation for Management Development (EQUIS accreditation) and the Association of MBAs; (3) the development of innovative partnerships with business including The ICEHOUSE (The International Centre for Entrepreneurship), Excelerator:The New Zealand Leadership Institute, and other centres as well as SPARK:The University of Auckland Entrepreneurship Challenge; and (4) the design and construction of a 34,000 square metre, distinctive, state-of-the art business school building which was officially opened by the Prime Minister of New Zealand in February 2008.
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