Dr Scott Foster

Liverpool Business School

Biography
Dr Scott Foster joined Liverpool John Moores University in May 2013 having previously spent seven years working within the retail 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 some experience of working in Europe. Scott has also served as an Infantry Soldier, serving in multiple countries including working for the United Nations peace keeping force.
Scott lectures in Business related topics such as Finance, Strategy and Research Methods. Scott’s research interests centre on theorising human resource development; through spirituality and the impact this has on organisational commitment and is part of a team that is looking to contribute their research in the areas of institutes/management-learning-knowledge-organisations-human-resources-and-evaluation-research.
Teaching
Module leader
BAHRM and MAHRM
Business and Finance
Responding to a commercial changing environment
Research Methods.
Level 6 year tutor
BA HRM
Supervisor
Undergraduate work placements and undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations
Research Interests
BUSBS
Strategic Management
Level 6 tutor
Supervisor
The focus of Scott’s research is organisational commitment to spirituality in the workplace and the ways in which organisations policies and procedures cater for the right to allow their employees to express spirituality within the workplace.

Degrees

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

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer, Bussiness studies, Liverpool Business School, 2015 - present
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

Report

Wall T, Hindley A, Foster S, Luong MP, Ho THT, Ngo N. 2022. Graduate outcomes and a spatial approach to Decent Work Publisher Url Public Url

Internet publication

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

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, Wall T. Organizational Initiatives for Spiritual Well-Being DOI 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

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

Chapters

Foster S, Wall T. Spirituality and Wellbeing in the Workplace Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Good Health and Well-Being :1-11 Springer DOI

Foster S, Wall T. Organizational Initiatives for Spiritual Well-Being Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Good Health and Well-Being Springer DOI

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

Foster S, Wall T. Organizational Initiatives for Spiritual Well-Being Encyclopaedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Good Health and Well-Being Springer DOI

Foster S, Wall T. Organizational Initiatives for Spiritual Well-Being Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Good Health and Well-Being Springer DOI

Highlighted activities

Fellowships:

FHEA, Fellow of Higher Education. 2014

Associate Chartered Institute of Marketing, CIM. 2013

Professional activities

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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