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Kevin Tennent is a Reader in Management. He joined the School for Business and Society in 2012. He is a management historian whose research focuses around the development of strategy, purpose and governance within the broad corporate economy, and with specific reference to the transport and sport industries. Kevin has most recently been carrying out research on the development of employee voice in the interwar American corporate economy as well the interaction of stakeholders within the organization of large sporting events and the hybridisation of the transport industry. He also has interests in the development of historic consciousness in management students. Recent publications have included works in Business History, the Journal of Management History, the Project Management Journal, the International Journal of the History of Sport, the Seattle University Law Review and a paper is forthcoming in the 50th anniversary edition of Management Learning. He is founding chair of the British Academy of Management’s Management and Business History SIG, the Secretary of the Management History Research Group, and sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Management History.
Over the last two years I have been pursuing research into music distribution, looking at the changing structures of business in this sector and the extent to which marketing strategy in the sector was shaped by the evolving music and retail scenes. From this I have developed a wider interest in distribution strategy. I am also continuing to work on my original research theme of international business, working in co-operation with Dr Simon Mollan of Liverpool University Management School on the post 1950 development of the free-standing company.
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