Change of Role for Management Centre Head
of the University of Leicester Management Centre, Professor Peter M Jackson, BA,
PhD, FRSA, has recently taken up the post of Dean of the Faculty of the Social
Sciences at the University.
Jackson has been at the University of Leicester for 23 years, since coming as
Professor of Economics in 1979.
He was Head of the Economics Department between 1979-86, and was the
Director of the Public Sector Economics Research Centre (PSERC) from 1977-2000.
an Economist with HM Treasury (1969-71) he worked on public expenditure planning
and control before becoming a Lecturer at the University of Stirling (1971-77),
where he specialised in monetary economics and public sector economics.
He has advised House of Commons Select Committees, the Department of the
Environment, the EEC and OEDC.
Jackson is the Political Economy Series Editor for Harvester Press and Editorial
Board Member for the journal Management
Jackson is the author of books on public sector economics, fiscal policy and
numerous articles on Management and Business.
a member of the Academic Council of the Institute for Economic Affairs (IEA),
and a recent specialist adviser to the Finance Committee of the Scottish
Jackson has never seen himself as a “pure breed economist”, preferring to
call himself “more of a polymath social scientist”.
His vision for students at the Leicester Management Centre has always
been that they will appreciate the important role that the social sciences have
to play in defining management problems and proposing options.
live in a complex, dynamic and uncertain world and our knowledge about it is
We fool ourselves if we search for deterministic management solutions.
our students need to explore and be critical of the social values that underpin
our social institutions and the managerial solutions that are advocated.
This requires students to be exposed to ethical discourses within their
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