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					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            b.spicer@auckland.ac.nz




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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