Kent Business School has signalled its ambition to strengthen its position as a leading business school with two new senior appointments.
Leading expert on business and innovation Professor Martin Meyer will take over as Director in July, although he will join in April. He comes to Kent from the University of Sussex, where he has been Head of Business and Management.
Professor Meyer’s research has focused on knowledge exchange, academic patenting and emerging science-based technologies. He has a particular interest in innovation and nanotechnologies and the way technologies and knowledge can transfer between universities and business.
In a further move to enhance its research and teaching base, Kent Business School has welcomed Professor Veronica Wong to head its marketing group. Professor Wong has also joined Kent from the University of Sussex, where she led in a number of research areas, including knowledge and innovation management.
Professor Meyer said: ‘I am looking forward to taking up my new position at Kent Business School. The School has a well-established reputation as a leading regional centre for business and management research, teaching and engagement, which I believe we can build on nationally and indeed internationally.’
‘One of my first priorities will be to further strengthen the School’s links with businesses in the region to facilitate the mutually-beneficial transfer of cutting-edge knowledge and expertise.’
Kent Business School operates at both the University’s Canterbury and Medway campuses. It is a research-intensive business school that produces rigorous and applicable knowledge, develops employable graduates and informs the practice of management in public and private, local and global communities for a sustainable future.