Business Scholars Lecture: Professor Gary Powell

Making Work and Family Work: From hard choices to smart choices

Gary Powell
Public lectures

Professor Gary Powell shares with us insights from his research on the difficult choices that contemporary employees face when juggling their work and family roles, looking to identify the smart choices that all parties—employees, families, organisations, societies, and even universities—can make to promote greater work-family balance.

  • From: Wednesday 22 April 2020, 1 pm
  • To: Wednesday 22 April 2020, 3 pm
  • Location: Lecture Theatre 5, Newton Building, Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
  • Booking deadline: Tuesday 21 April 2020, 12.00 pm

Event details

Professor Gary Powell shares with us insights from his research on the difficult choices that contemporary employees face when juggling their work and family roles, looking to identify the smart choices that all parties—employees, families, organisations, societies, and even universities—can make to promote greater work-family balance.

Speaker Biography

Gary N. Powell, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Management at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. He is author of Women and Men in Management (5th ed.), Making Work and Family Work: From Hard Choices to Smart Choices, and Managing a Diverse Workforce: Learning Activities (3rd ed.), and the editor of Handbook of Gender and Work.

He has served as Distinguished Scholar at Lancaster University Management School in Lancaster, UK. He has published over 120 articles in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Venturing, Personnel Psychology, Organisational Behaviour and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Vocational Behaviour, Journal of Organisational Behaviour, Journal of Occupational and Organisational Psychology, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and Human Relations; contributed over 30 chapters to edited volumes; and made over 170 presentations at professional conferences.

He is a Fellow of the British Academy of Management, Academy of Social Sciences, and Eastern Academy of Management. He has served on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Management and as President of the Eastern Academy of Management. He has served as Co-editor of a Special Issue of Academy of Management Review on work-life theory and on the Editorial Board of Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, and Academy of Management Executive.

Prior to joining the faculty at UConn, he worked at General Electric, graduating from its Manufacturing Management Program. At GE, he designed and implemented automated project scheduling systems as well as systems for inventory control, materials procurement, and so on. He has provided management training and development for many companies, including Webster Financial Corp., The Hartford Financial Services Group, The Implementation Partners (TIP), GE-Capital, General Signal, Apple Computer, Monroe Auto Equipment, AllState, and CIGNA, and has conducted numerous other workshops.

He holds a doctorate in organisational behaviour and a master’s degree in management science from the University of Massachusetts, and a bachelor’s degree in management from MIT.

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Newton Building
Burton Street
Nottingham
NG1 4BU

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