James Fleck

James Fleck

University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Biography

Dr. James Fleck is Editor-in-chief of the Technology Analysis & Strategic Management journal also, is Professor at University of Edinburgh, Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation.

  • Member (and Chair) of AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB panels for the accreditation of Business Schools both internationally and nationally.
  • Mentor for an Australian School which successfully achieved AACSB accreditation in 2016.
  • Member (and chair) of OU Validation Services panels for UK and international institutions.
  • Hosted & organised the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) annual conference in Edinburgh 1999.
  • Secured a major donation of $500K from Ford Motor Company, via its Chairman, Lord Trotman, to improve internal facilities for the Management School at Edinburgh in 1999, developing an ‘Electronic Portal’: MIRACLE (Management Information and Research Access Centre and Learning Environment).
  • As Deputy Director of OPTIMA, currently developing a programme for providing optical medical imaging science PhD students with a grounding in innovation and entrepreneurship, in order to address the translation problem (the gap between research and application: from the laboratory to the bedside).
  • Initiated the development of a major new e-learning MBA programme, building on research interests in innovation and technology implementation, as well as experience in management education in order to extend Edinburgh’s portfolio and international exposure.
  • Led the development of innovative project-based Edinburgh courses—some 10 in all—in operations, technology (including IT) and innovation at all levels from first year to masters, from 1986 to 2004.
  • Extensive external examining and assessment experience at UG, Masters, PhD & general school levels, including Birmingham; Brunel; LSE; Newcastle; OU; Southampton; Sussex; Trinity College Dublin; UMIST and Lyons II, France.
  • Developed a distinctive pedagogic philosophy based on action learning for management education, through research and teaching trials including e-learning methods.
  • PhD Supervisor for Paul Drayson, now Lord Drayson, and formerly Minister for Science and Innovation in BIS in the Blair and Brown Labour government.