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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

Publications

Conference Publication (journal proceedings)

Foster S, Pimor A. 2016. Integrating spirituality in the workplace BASS (British Association for the Study of Spirituality

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

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

Theses / Dissertations

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

Posters

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

Engagement & Impact

Highlighted activities

Fellowships:

Fellowship title: Associate Chartered Institute of Marketing, Organisation: CIM

Fellowship title: FHEA, Organisation: Fellow of Higher Education

Professional activities

External PGR examinations performed:

Name of University: LJMU, Award student examined for: PhD

Fellowships:

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

Fellowship title: Associate Chartered Institute of Marketing, Organisation: CIM

Fellowship title: FHEA, Organisation: Fellow of Higher Education

Media Coverage:

Links #1: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiomerseyside, Media coverage: 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:

Title of qualification gained: FHEA