Biography

Dr Graham Manville is an Associate Professor in Business and Management, Director of Employability, Director of Enterprise and formerly the Associate Director for Learning and Teaching Quality within NBS.

He is a Senior Fellow of the HEA, a Certified Management Consultant, a Member of the Chartered Management Institute and an Incorporated Engineer since 1993. His PhD is in strategic performance management within hybrid organisations and joined UEA in 2013.

His past industry and management consulting experience coupled with a 19 year academic career enables him to deliver teaching in Entrepreneurship, Management Consulting and Strategy that leads to excellent graduate outcomes for his students. He has also published collaboratively with several of his students at UG, MSc and MBA levels in peer reviewed international journals and conferences.

Graham is passionate about work integrated learning and all of his modules have work integrated authentic assessment whilst maintaining strong academic rigour. Graham’s subject matter expertise is focused on entrepreneurship and strategy in SMEs and hybrid organisations to improve business performance. He also has a track record of publishing with business leaders in North America, London and in the East Anglian region.

During the course of his career, Graham has established and maintains a considerable international teaching and research network of collaborative academics in leading universities in the UK, Europe, New Zealand, Australia and the Middle East which has delivered high quality practice informed scholarship outputs in the high ranking CABS and ABDC journals.

His pedagogy and practice informed scholarship has won awards in several of the leading business conferences and research bodies including: BAM, EURAM, Emerald Literati, Innovate UK KTP & ESRC Early Career Researcher (finalist).

As Director of Employability he has led, developed and executed a strategy that has seen transformative change to make Norwich Business School among the top 20 business schools in the UK for graduate outcomes.

As Director of Innovation he has led on developing an annual portfolio of business breakfast and evening receptions that showcase subject matter expertise within Norwich Business School.

During his academic career he has secured £300K of research, teaching and enterprise income.

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Career

2017 – Winner of the EURAM Best Paper in the Entrepreneurship Track

2015 - Winner of  BAM  Best paper in the Operations, Supply Chain & Logistics Track

2013 – Nominated for Outstanding Lecturer of the year at the University of Southampton

2011 Inducted into Marquis' Who's Who in the World

2009 - ESRC Michael Young Early Career Researcher Award   – Shortlisted Finalist

2008 - Emerald Literati Award  – Outstanding Paper Award

2008 - Best Knowledge Transfer Partnership Award   – South West of England

2006 – Certified Management Consultant – Institute of Consulting

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