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Dr Scott Foster

Dr Scott Foster

Biography

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

Publications

Conference publication

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

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

Hosseini, Mahshid; Akwei, Cynthia; McClelland, Bob; Foster, Scott . 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

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

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

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

Poster

Foster S. 2013. An investigation into organisational commitment to spirituality in the workplace

Journal article

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,

Harrison P, Foster S. Different Reality? Generations’ and Religious Groups’ Views of Spirituality Policies in the Workplace Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion,

Foster S, Wall T. Organisational initiatives for spiritual wellbeing Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Good Health and Well-Being,

Foster S, Wall T. Spirituality and wellbeing in the workplace Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Good Health and Well-Being,

Engagement & Impact

Highlighted activities

Fellowships:

Associate Chartered Institute of Marketing, CIM

FHEA, Fellow of Higher Education

Professional activities

External PGR examinations performed:

LJMU, PhD

Fellowships:

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

Associate Chartered Institute of Marketing, CIM

FHEA, Fellow of Higher Education

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

Membership of professional bodies:

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

Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management, ILM

Teaching qualification:

FHEA