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Dr Chris Corker
Lecturer in Management

Profile

Biography

Chris is a business historian, and has previously taught History and English at Sheffield Hallam University. He also has a background in learning and teaching developments, having worked on projects related to employability, learner autonomy, critical thinking and group work since 2008. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  Chris completed his PhD in 2016, and won the 2017 Coleman Prize from the Association of Business Historians for excellence in new business history research.

Chris is also the recipient of an Emerald Literati Award in 2019 for their work in the Journal of Management History, and a Vice Chancellor's Teaching Award in 2020. He is currently a trustee of the Economic and Business History Society, and an editorial board member of the Journal of Management History. Outside of academia Chris is an advisor to Sheffield Archives, member of the Joined Up Heritage Sheffield Strategy Board, and Chair of Portland Works Little Sheffield.

Departmental roles

Director of Undergraduate Programmes

Research

Overview

Chris' research interests are related to the armaments industry in Britain from the 1890s to the 1930s, and the Sheffield metalworking industries from the 13th to the 20th centuries. He is also working on projects related to the development and understanding of industrial clusters with colleagues at Northumbria and Reading Universities. Chris is also undertaking research on the banking and mining sectors and director networks from 1930 to 1980 with colleagues in the School for Business and Society.

He is a member of the Economic History Society, Association of Business Historians and Management History Research Group.

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Available PhD research projects

 

Supervision

 

Publications

Selected publications

 

Full publications list

  • Wilson, J.F., Corker, C., and Lane, J.P. (Eds), Industrial Clusters in the UK: Knowledge, Innovation Systems and Sustainability (Routledge, 2022).
  • John F. Wilson, Chris Corker and Joe Lane, ‘Industrial clusters in Great Britain: framing the debate’ in Wilson, J.F., Corker, C., and Lane, J.P. (Eds), Industrial Clusters in the UK: Knowledge, Innovation Systems and Sustainability (Routledge, 2022).
  • Chris Corker, ‘The Sheffield Innovation System 1860-1914: Armaments, Steel, Metallurgy and Education’ in Wilson, J.F., Corker, C., and Lane, J.P. (Eds), Industrial Clusters in the UK: Knowledge, Innovation Systems and Sustainability (Routledge, 2022).
  • Chris Corker, Joe Lane and John F. Wilson, ‘Critical perspectives on industrial clusters’ in Wilson, J.F., Corker, C., and Lane, J.P. (Eds), Industrial Clusters in the UK: Knowledge, Innovation Systems and Sustainability (Routledge, 2022).
  • Chris Corker, ‘Continuity and Change in the Sheffield Armaments Industry 1919-1930’, Journal of Management History, Vol. 24, No.2, pp.174-188, 2018.
  • Chris Corker and Sarah Holland, ‘Using Public Engagement to Enhance Student Engagement: An Example from History’, Student Engagement in Higher Education, Vol.1, No.1., September 2016.
  • Chris Corker and Sarah Holland, ‘Introducing Students to Employability, Skills and Reflection: A Case Study from History’, Student Engagement and Experience Journal, Vol. 4., No.1., July 2015.
  • Chris Corker, ‘Failure’, Student Engagement and Experience Journal, Vol. 3, No.1, July 2014.
  • Chris Corker and Sarah Holland, Encouraging Learner Autonomy Through Small, Self-selected Research Projects, Technology Enhanced Learning Case Study, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, 2014.
  • Chris Corker, ‘Spin-off, Path Dependence and Armaments Technological Development: A Case Study of Hadfields c.1900-1914’, The Economic History Society Annual Conference 2013 Programme and New Researcher Papers, The University Of York, York, 2013.
  • Mike Bramhall and Chris Corker (Eds.), Improving Retention: The Curriculum Development Perspective, The National HE STEM Programme, University Of Birmingham, Birmingham, 2012.
  • Mike Bramhall, Linda Gray, Chris Corker, Kenisha Garnett, and Richard Hill, ‘Analysis of Critical Thinking Skills in an International, Cross-Institutional Group of Engineering Masters Students’, Industry and Higher Education, Vol. 26, No. 4, August 2012.
  • Linda Gray, Mike Bramhall, Chris Corker, and Kenisha Garnett, ‘Analysis of Critical Thinking Skills of International Masters Students in Engineering for a Cross-Institutional Group’, Proceedings Of The 4th International Symposium for Engineering Education, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, 2012.
  • Linda Gray, Mike Bramhall, Kenisha Garnett, and Chris Corker, Analysis of Critical Thinking Skills Across an International, Cross-Institutional Student Group, HEA Resource Bank, York, 2011.
  • Chris Corker (Eds.), Enquiry, Autonomy And Graduateness Conference Proceedings, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, 2010.
  • Mike Bramhall, Christine O’Leary, and Chris Corker (Eds.), Centre For Promoting Learner Autonomy Case Studies: Faculty Projects, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, 2010.
  • Mike Bramhall, Christine O’Leary, and Chris Corker (Eds.), Centre For Promoting Learner Autonomy Case Studies: Volume 2, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, 2010.
  • Ivan Moore, Joanna Elfving-Hwang, Kenisha Garnett, and Chris Corker (Eds.), Centre For Promoting Learner Autonomy Case Studies: Volume 1, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, 2010.

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Teaching

Undergraduate

Chris teaches the undergraduate module Strategic Management.

Postgraduate

Chris teaches several postgraduate strategy modules.

Other teaching

Chris has also taught in the field of international political economy at the School.

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School for Business and Society
University of York
Church Lane Building
York Science Park
Heslington
York YO10 5ZF

T: +44 (0) 1904 325031
E: chris.corker@york.ac.uk
Room: CL/A/117B

Subject Group

Work Management and Organisation

Feedback & Support hours

As I am not leading any modules this term, I would like my feedback times to be by appointment only. Students can email me at chris.corker@york.ac.uk