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Professor Paul Willman

Professor of Management


Paul Willman is Professor of Management in the Department of Management. Until August 2006, he was Professorial Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford and the inaugural Ernest Butten Professor of Management in the Said Business School, Oxford University, Director of Executive Education at Oxford 2001-3, founding Director of the Oxford EMBA and director the Doctoral Programme there from 2004-6. Prior to that he was Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Industrial Relations at London Business School from 1991-2000, Director of the Sloan Programme, 1989-92 and Head of the Organisational Behaviour Group 1998-2000. He has also held research fellowships at Imperial College and Nuffield College, Oxford. He was Editor in Chief of Human Relations (2000-6) and is a Fellow of the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) and Research Associate in the Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR). He is the author of nine books and numerous articles in academic journals.

Professor Willman has taught on MBA and Executive MBA programmes at Oxford University, Cranfield School of Management, Budapest University of Economics, Ecole de Ponts et Chaussees, Paris, and London Business School. He has taught on Executive Programmes at Cranfield, Oxford, INSEAD, London Business School and, in a variety of locations, for Duke CE. He is a member of Duke Corporate Education's Global Learning Resource Network. He has a BA in Social and Political Sciences and an MA from Cambridge University, and a DPhil in Sociology from Oxford University.

Research interests

  • Employment regimes
  • Regulation of employment
  • Collective action
  • Risk seeking behaviour

Professor Willman's research falls into two discrete areas. He has published extensively in the labour relations field, both on the structure and conduct of labour unions and on governance mechanisms for employment contracts. The second strand of work is on the sociology of financial markets where his particular interest is in the role and conduct of traders in investment banks.

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