Andrew Taylor

P/T Lecturer (Hrly) - Hrm

School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

Andrew has twenty-three years of business experience across Europe, N. America & Asia, as a head-hunter, management consultant, interim HR Director, learning facilitator and business school lecturer. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Cardiff, Wales. Andrew has worked for a wide range of multinational clients such as Coca-Cola, Holcim, AIG, PwC, GSK, Deloitte, Orange, Volksbank, ING, Vodafone and many more. He has an award-winning track record of improving individual, team and organizational performance through the application of critical thinking. Acting as a bridge between business and Universities he enables executives to think deeper and makes academic research more accessible.

Academic qualifications

BA (Hons) Politics – University of Hull (1993)

PhD environmental Politics – University of Cardiff (1998)

Research interests

Current research interests include:

  • The network economy, how it is shifting value creation, changing the laws of economics and consequences for business strategy, leadership and wider society.
  • Sustainable business and how local community and employee-owned enterprise can thrive within global networks.
  • Property rights and new environmental and digital markets.
  • Motivation, narratives and performance.

Enterprise and commercial interests

Andrew has 23 experience of providing training and consulting services around leadership, change, motivation and complexity. Most of his work has an experiential dimension. Examples include:

  • Designed and delivered programme that tripled team performance improvement over one year (using clients KPI’s) for IKEA.
  • A project which he designed and delivered, bringing managers and street children together, was awarded best HR project and most innovative business project in the world (2006) by GSK.
  • Advised the Board of Avon on the organisational culture aspects of a major environmental change initiative.
  • Advised Ipsos on all the cultural aspects of a global merger of their on-line business. The CEO described his contribution as “remarkable”.
  • Developed a model of diversity development for Microsoft that has been recognised as global best practice.

He has worked for global and local organisations, where he acts as an inspirational catalyst for people and organisations to achieve more by doing less and thinking more.

Teaching

Authentic leadership (level 6)

CIPD - Developing Leadership Skills for Business

MBA – Change Leadership

Publications

  • Taylor A. & Bronstone A. (2019), People, Place & Global Order: Foundations Of A Networked Political Economy, London: Routledge.
  • Taylor, A. & Krouwel W. (2013), Taking Care of Business: Innovation, Ethics & Sustainability, Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Risoprint.
  • Taylor A. (2004), 'Trading Hot Air: Backwards, Forwards Or Any Which Way You like'. European Environment Nr. 14.
Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

6th for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020