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Dr Simon Brooks

Dr Simon Brooks

Associate Professor, Business

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Available For Postgraduate Supervision

About

Dr Simon B. Brooks is an Associate Professor at Swansea University School of Management. He is Programme Director of the forthcoming Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programme being launched in January 2021.

Simon is a member of the British Academy of Management Council and formerly chaired the Sustainable and Responsible Business group at the academy. He is also a founding member of the Circular Economy and Innovation Research Group in Wales.

He chaired the Welsh Assembly Business to Business Mentoring Task and Finish Group and was a founding member of the South Wales Police Ethics Committee.

His teaching expertise is in the fields of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and strategy, especially where these topics overlap. Similarly, his research interests centre around CSR and Creating Shared Value, together with Strategic Agility. Currently he is engaged in research applying Strategic Agility to Value-Based Healthcare in the UK.

Building on extensive prior experience in the private sector and Higher Education, Simon has undertaken a variety of senior leadership roles since arriving in Swansea in July 2013. These include Head of Department for Marketing, International Business and Strategy, Associate Dean for Post-Graduate Research, Director of Post Graduate Research, Academic Lead on Admissions and chair of the school Enterprise and Innovation Committee.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Strategic Analysis
  • Strategic Agility
  • Shared Value
  • Business Ethics
  • Stakeholder Mapping
  • Value-Based Healthcare

Career Highlights

Research
  • Corporate social responsibility and small to medium sized enterprises.
  • Strategic agility and corporate sustainability.
  • Strategic agility and value-based healthcare.
  • Creating shared value and value-based healthcare.

Simon will be looking to supervise suitable doctoral candidates once the Doctor of Business Administration programme has been launched.

Award Highlights

Simon won the ‘Best CSR Paper’ award at the British Academy of Management in 2009 for his paper entitled ‘The straightjacket of economic rationality: What CSR can learn from the sociology of economic behaviour’.

Collaborations

Dr Simon B. Brooks has engaged in a number of collaborative activities in the course of his academic career.

Simon collaborated with colleagues in the College of Engineering, and the Head of Waste Strategy for Wales to establish the ‘Circular Economy Research and Innovation Group’ in Wales, chaired by Associate Professor Gavin Bunting (College of Engineering).

He has recently collaborated with members of the British Academy of Management Council to lead the UK ‘Developing Education Focused Professors’ programme for 2020.

He was a member of the steering group that convened the South Wales Police Ethics Committee, going on to become a member of the initial committee for three years.

Simon chaired the ‘Busines to Business Mentoring’ Task and Finish Group for the Welsh Government established by the then Deputy First Minister.

Simon authored the ‘CSR Landscape of Wales’ report for the Welsh Government ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ Task and Finish Group, leading to collaborative work with Business in the Community on the development of materials to engage small and medium sized enterprises in CSR.