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Fellowship for Management Board member

26 June 2020

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A Professor of Organisational Analysis from Cardiff University has been elected to the Learned Society of Wales as it welcomed 45 more academics, researchers, and professionals to its Fellowship.

Professor Jonathan Morris, Associate Dean for Research at Cardiff Business School, joins academics from numerous Welsh and UK higher education institutions as well as individuals who a play a significant role in Welsh public life.

With nearly forty years in academia spent at Cardiff Business School, Professor Morris has pioneered research on the impact of nascent Japanese investment and its implications for work and, more latterly, on organizational forms and managerial work in international contexts, particularly East Asia.

Recently his research has focused on emerging employment models in the creative industries including TV and film studios.

Professor Morris said: “It’s been so nice to receive messages of congratulations from colleagues on the Fellowship, particularly under the current lockdown scenario here in Wales where it’s easy to feel cut-off...”

“It’s really gratifying to be recognized for my work by peers and to join such company, not only from within Cardiff University, but from across Wales too. I look forward to working with all at the Society and bringing what I can to deliver value for the people of Wales.”

Professor Jonathan Morris Professor of Organisational Analysis

As well as an outstanding publication record, in his role as Dean of Research at Cardiff Business School, Professor Morris has overseen a number of significant research council awards as well as nurturing the next generation of researchers through fellowships and doctoral study.

Professor Rachel Ashworth, Dean of Cardiff Business School, said: “The Business School offers its warmest congratulations to Jonathan on this well-deserved recognition of his contribution to his discipline and to higher education in Wales...”

“The award of this prestigious Fellowship serves to highlight the very significant impact that Jonathan's research has had on the related fields of management, organisation and employment studies.”

Professor Rachel Ashworth Dean and Head of School

Public recognition of excellence

Election to the Fellowship is based on a ballot of existing Fellows. It is a public recognition of excellence, is keenly competed and follows a rigorous examination of each nominee’s achievements in their relevant field(s).

Sir Emyr Jones Parry, the Society’s President, said: “I am delighted to see the election of new Fellows, showing again the talent connected with Wales, which will reinforce the work of the Society, recognising excellence, promoting research and putting our expertise at the disposal of the nation.”

This election further strengthens the Fellowship not just by adding 45 new Fellows, including two new Honorary Fellow, but by enhancing its pool of expertise.

The Society now has 563 distinguished Fellows who come from all branches of learning and are prominent figures within their respective academic disciplines or professions.’

Read the full list of new Fellows, their institutions, and subject specialisms.

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