Professors from the Centre for Business in Society receive prestigious appointments

Monday 22 May 2023

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Two academics from Coventry University’s Research Centre for Business in Society (CBiS) have been successfully appointed into prestigious roles within the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the British Academy of Management (BAM).

Professor Glauco De Vita has joined the ESRC’s Doctoral Training Partnerships Peer Review College as an Expert Evaluator and Professor Sally Dibb has become a Fellow of the BAM Peer Review college.

Glauco is a Professor of International Business Economics and the Strategic Director of CBiS’s PhD programme. His research looks into the macroeconomic environment, foreign direct investment (FDI), trade, the role of exchange rates, and outsourcing/offshoring.

Glauco’s new role in the Peer Review College will see him deliver an independent assessment on the quality of universities' doctoral training partnerships bids on behalf of the Economic and Social Research Council. Glauco says:

It was a great privilege to be appointed as a member of the ESRC’s Peer Review College and have the opportunity to assess proposals received under their Doctoral Training Partnerships 2024 call. This work is important especially given that DTPs are designed to fund doctoral training that both enhances the capabilities of doctoral candidates, and develops a world-class, highly skilled workforce for the UK.

Professor Glauco De Vita, Centre for Business in Society

Sally’s latest appointment follows the recognition she has received as one of the top 200 UK academics in the 2023 edition of ranking of best scientists in the field of business and management. She has also recently received an honorary Life Achievement Award (HLMAM) from the Academy of Marketing.

As a Professor of Marketing and Society and co-lead of the Data, Organisations and Society cluster within CBiS, Sally’s research examines consumer behaviour change, social marketing, and the digital society. Her research currently focuses on financial vulnerability, the adoption of new energy solutions and how to minimise unsustainable consumption practices. Sally says:

The British Academy of Management plays a vital role in enabling the work and careers of academics from all areas of management across the UK. I am honoured and excited by this opportunity to contribute to the important work of the BAM Peer Review College in supporting research excellence within the field.

Professor Sally Dibb, Centre for Business in Society

BAM is the leading authority in the academic field of management in the UK, supporting and representing the community of scholars and engaging with international peers.

These prestigious appointments demonstrate how researchers in The Centre for Business in Society work hard to promote responsibility, to change behaviours, and achieve better outcomes for economies, societies and the individual.

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CBiS professor, Glauco De Vita

Professor Glauco De Vita

Glauco De Vita (BA Hons, MPhil, PhD) is a Professor of International Business Economics in the Centre for Business in Society (CBiS) and Strategic Director of CBiS' PhD Programme. A Cambridge university alumnus and former senior analyst for an American multinational, Glauco joined Coventry University in November 2015, from Oxford Brookes University where over the years he held several key roles including Research Area Leader for Economics, Strategy and International Business, and Associate Dean Research & Knowledge Exchange.

Professor Sally Dibb

Professor Sally Dibb

Sally Dibb is Professor of Marketing and Society in CBiS. Previously she was Director of the Institute for Social Marketing at the Open University (ISM-Open) and, before that, Associate Dean at Warwick Business School. She is Deputy Chair of the REF 2021 panel for Business and Management and also served on the REF 2014 panel. Sally’s research focuses on consumer behaviour change, market segmentation and social marketing, with recent projects funded by the ESRC, Leverhulme, FP7, Santander and InnovateUK.