Dr Scott Foster

Liverpool Business School

Biography:

Dr Scott Foster joined Liverpool John Moores University in May 2013 having previously spent over 20 years working within the private sector (General Manager). Scott has also previously spent seven years at Mercedes Benz as a Financial Controller. This was mainly in the UK, but with extensive experience of working internationally. Scott has also served as an Infantry Soldier, serving in multiple countries including working for the United Nations peace keeping force.

My principal areas of research include ethical leadership, spirituality, mindfulness, and meaningful work. Publications are primarily focused on the promotion of management insights generated through the interconnection of practice and theory, where change, discovery and innovation are driven by applied work-based, collaborative, and experiential approaches. My academic career has prioritised research and teaching that closely relate to practice, with a particular interest in stakeholders who enable positive work cultures and, through wellbeing initiatives, make a critical impact in their communities.

My scholarly-practice research involves the active engagement of stakeholders, especially those who create a more equal partnership between employees and organisations. A strong focus of interest concerns the potential of management research to change employee experiences that are enacted through engagement and a co-creation of innovative ideas and knowledge. In this way, my approach concerns ‘impact’ and collaborative working with user groups. My research approach extends to exploring ways managers develop policies and procedures to enable employee-centred practice, especially in the development of an understanding of diversity within workforce culture,

Scott has supervised in excess of 20 doctoral students to successful completion and has examined 40+ PhD/DBAs as an external and an internal examiner at both UK and non-UK Higher Education Institutes.

The work Scott has done in doctoral education has been acknolwedge in Aug 2022 by LJMU Professorship and Readership Conferment Panel where it has been conferred upon Scott the title; Reader in Postgraduate Research Culture in recognition of the significant contribution to the development of the subject.

Degrees

John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD, MRes, MBA, AAT

Academic appointments

Reader in Postgraduate Research Culture, School of Doctoral Management, Liverpool John Moores University, 2022 - present
PhD Programme Leader, Liverpool John Moores University, 2022 - present
Senior Lecturer, Bussiness studies, Liverpool Business School, 2015 - 2022
Senior Lecturer, HRM, Liverpool Business School, 2013 - 2015

Postgraduate training

Horizon 2020, United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, 2014 - 2014
Grant and fund bidding, United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, ? - present

Internet publication

Gandy RJ, Cowley P, Foster S. 2022. Trends in Region based localism among MP's 2010-2019 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Wall T, Hindley A, Foster S, Phuong Luong M, Tien Ho, T, Ngo N. 2022. Graduate outcomes and a spatial approach to decent work Author Url Publisher Url

Journal article

Eltweri A, Faccia A, Foster S. 2022. International Standards on Auditing (ISAs) Adoption: An Institutional Perspective Administrative Sciences, 12 :1-19 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Cowley P, Gandy RJ, Foster S. 2022. Increasingly local: the regional roots of British Members of Parliament, 2010-2019 The Journal of Legislative Studies, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Harrison PA, Foster S. 2021. Different Reality? Generations’ and Religious Groups’ Views of Spirituality Policies in the Workplace Journal of Business Ethics, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Foster S, Fillis I, Lehman K, Wickham M. 2020. INVESTIGATING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN VISITOR LOCATION AND MOTIVATIONS TO ATTEND A MUSEUM Cultural Trends, 29 :213-233 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ebtesam E, Foster S. 2019. Implementation of CIPP Model for Quality Evaluation at Zawia University Foster S. International Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature, 8 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

El-Adaileh N, Foster S. 2019. Successful business intelligence implementation: a systematic literature review Journal of Work-Applied Management, 11 :121-132 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Foster S, Foster A. 2019. ’The impact of workplace spirituality on work-based learners: individual and organisational level perspectives Journal of Work Applied Management, 11 :63-75 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Otaye-Ebede LE, Shaffakat S, Foster S. 2019. A Multi-Level Model Examining the Relationships between Workplace Spirituality, Ethical Climate and Outcomes: A Social Cognitive Theory Perspective Journal of Business Ethics, 166 :611-626 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Foster S, Fillis I, Lehman K, Wickham M. What motivates a visitor to be loyal? A case study analysis of Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) Environment and Planning A,

Conference publication

Wen B, Foster S, Abbas K. 2022. Exploring Knowledge-Hiding Methods and Reasons in a Small Chinese Family Business Centobelli R. Proceedings of the 23rd European Conference on Knowledge Management, 23rd European Conference on Knowledge Management 23 :1375-1383 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Hosseini MS, Akwei CA, McClelland B, Foster S. 2017. Spirituality effects on consumption behaviour in the fashion market industry and its importance for the development of successful marketing strategies: A comparative study of female consumers in the UK and Iran BAM 2017 Conference Proceedings, BAM conference 2017 (British Academy of Management) Publisher Url Public Url

Foster S, Simcock P. 2016. Changing Aspects of Spirituality:Finding Common Ground between Employees and Employers Diversity in Organizations Communities and Nations Author Url

Foster S. Spirituality in the workplace. Life Beyond the PhD

Foster S, Menacere K, Simcock P. A study of employees’ perceptions of multi-faith policies and facilities at work. Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion (JMSR), Spirituality and Creativity in management world congress 1

Otaye-Ebede LE, Shaffakat S, Foster S. Improving Lives Through Workplace Spirituality: A Social Cognitive Theory Perspective Academy of Management Conference

O'Connor S, Foster S. UKCGE 5th International Conference on Developments in Doctoral Education & Training Author Url

Wen B, Foster S, Abbas K, Humphreys D. HOW DO SMALL FAMILY FIRMS ENHANCE WORKPLACE LEARNING? FROM KNOWLEDGE SHARING AND HIDING PERSPECTIVES The University Forum for Human Resource Development Annual Conference 2022

Thesis/Dissertation

Foster S. 2014. An investigation into organisational commitment to spirituality in the workplace. Menacere K, Lawless A, Mouzughi Y. Liverpool John Moores University

Book review

Lee N, Lings I. 2012. Doing Business Research: A Guide to theory and Practice Foster S. 9 :1-411 DOI

Poster

Foster SCOTT. An investigation into organisational commitment to spirituality in the workplace. Public Url

Chapters

Foster S, Wall T. Organizational Initiatives for Spiritual Well-Being Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Good Health and Well-Being Springer 978-3-319-69627-0 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Foster S, Wall T, Foster A. Spiritual Wellbeing in Organizations Brough P, Cooper C. The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Wellbeing Sage 978-1-5297-0486-0 Publisher Url Public Url

Foster S, Wall T. Spirituality and Wellbeing in the Workplace Good Health and Well-Being. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals Springer 978-3-319-69627-0 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Highlighted activities

Fellowships:

FHEA, Fellow of Higher Education. 2014

Associate Chartered Institute of Marketing, CIM. 2013

Professional activities

External committees:

EFMD Global, European Foundation for Management Development, Board Member, https://www.efmdglobal.org/. 2022

Conference presentation:

Reimagining decent work through engaged scholarship: dynamics and boundaries of inclusive relationality, BAM Annual Conference 2022, hybrid/Manchester, Workshop. 2022

Co-creating ‘Decent Work’ Through Appreciative Inquiry Methodologies and Tools, Academy of Management 2022, Hybrid (online/Seattle), Workshop. 2022

Award:

Literati Award - Highly Commended paper, Emerald Publishing LTD. 2020

Literati Award 2020 - Outstanding Reviewer, Emerald Publishing LTD. 2020

Editorial boards:

Journal of Work Applied Management, Assistant Editor, https://www.emerald.com/insight/publication/issn/2205-2062. 2019

Membership of professional bodies:

Institute of Leadership and Management, ILM, https://www.i-l-m.com/. 2015

Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management, ILM. 2015

Fellowships:

FlstLM, Institute of Leadership & Management, https://www.i-l-m.com/About-ILM/Corporate-information/Contact-us. 2015

FHEA, Fellow of Higher Education. 2014

Associate Chartered Institute of Marketing, CIM. 2013

External PGR examinations performed:

LJMU, PhD. 2014

Teaching qualification:

FHEA. 2013

Media Coverage:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiomerseyside, BBC radio Merseyside - BBC Merseyside - open mic discussion to the public regarding Spirituality and the impact employers understanding has on the employee within the workplace - 18 August 2013.

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