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David Spicer

Senior Lecturer in HRM

Faculty/Dept/School School of Management
(Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences)
Emaild.p.spicer@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone +441274 232158

Biography

David is Director of Business Engagement in the Faculty of Management Law and Social Sciences and is leading on the development of the School of Management's programme and portfolio in respect of small business and entrepreneurship. From March 2020 he is also the Interim Director of Digital Learning, supporting the development of the Faculty's distance learning programmes and students. David has over 20 years experience in higher education and returned to Bradford (where he began his academic career) at the start of the 2019/20 academic year, having previously led the Business School at the University of Salford.

David is a member of the People, Organisations and Entrepreneurship research cluster, and his research interests include organisational learning, change and leadership and he has undertaken research and consultancy and delivered executive education in both SMEs and with large corporate firms. He currently teaches on both the Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes within the School of Management. 

Teaching

Teaching highlights

I have led course and programme design at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Examples include the redesign of modules in the Management of Change, the review of undergraduate programmes offered by the Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour Group, the development of a CIPD-accredited BSc in HRM and the major review and redevelopment of the MBA programme. I have also led the writing and editing of distance learning materials and have supervised over 80 Masters Dissertations. My experience includes leading executive education programmes and international programmes in Dubai and Hong Kong. My specialism has led to my providing an Alumni Masterclass on the Management of Change and being invited to speak on change by Yorkshire Forward and Common Purpose. I have been a visiting professor at TIAS Business School in the Netherlands and Germany and at MDIS in Singapore.

Teaching interests

I have taught modules across human resources and organisational behaviour. However, my particular interest and specialism is in organisational learning and change.  My approach to learning is both action-oriented and experiential.

Research

My research interests lie in the study of learning and change in organisations, specifically, strategic adaptation, organisational learning, change agency and leadership, relationships between individual and organisational learning, relationships between learning, motivation and effectiveness, the role played by the individual learner and the impact and assessment of cognitive/learning style. I have undertaken work with SMEs, public sector organisations (local government) and major commercial organisations.

I am currently focused on strategic adaption and growth in small firms, and how such firms respond to crisis.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleTalent management: managerial sense making in the wake of Omanization (2019)
AuthorsGlaiser, A.J., Al AMri, R. & Spicer, D.P.
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
PublisherRoutledge
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2018.1496128
 
TitleLeadership and followers' work goals: A comparison between japan and the uk (2011)
AuthorsFukushige A.;Spicer D.
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
DOI10.1080/09585192.2011.580179
 
TitleChanging culture: A case study of a merger using cognitive mapping (2011)
AuthorsSpicer D.
JournalJournal of Change Management
DOI10.1080/14697017.2010.550266
 
TitleLeadership preferences in Japan: An exploratory study (2007)
AuthorsFukushige A.;Spicer D.
JournalLeadership and Organization Development Journal
DOI10.1108/01437730710780967
 
TitleA case study of action learning in an MBA program (2006)
AuthorsJohnson C.;Spicer D.
JournalEducation and Training
DOI10.1108/00400910610645725
 
TitleOrganizational learning in smaller manufacturing firms. (2006)
AuthorsSpicer, David P.; Sadler-Smith, E.
 
TitleCognitive processing models in performance appraisal: evidence from the Malaysian education system. (2006)
AuthorsSpicer, David P.; Ahmad, Rusli
 
TitleAn examination of the general decision making style questionnaire in two UK samples (2005)
AuthorsSpicer D.;Sadler-Smith E.
JournalJournal of Managerial Psychology
DOI10.1108/02683940510579777
 
TitleAn examination of the general decision making style questionnaire in two UK sample. (2005)
AuthorsSpicer, David P.; Sadler-Smith, E.
 
TitleThe impact of approaches to learning and cognition on academic performance in business and management (2004)
AuthorsSpicer D.
JournalEducation and Training
DOI10.1108/00400910410543982
 
TitleLearning orientations and growth in smaller firms (2001)
AuthorsSpicer, David P.; Sadler-Smith, E.; Chaston, I.
 
TitleValidity of the Cognitive Style Index: Replication and Extension (2000)
AuthorsSadler-Smith E.;Spicer D.;Tsang F.
JournalBritish Journal of Management
DOI10.1111/1467-8551.t01-1-00159