Vince Dispenza

Vince Dispenza

MBA Executive Programme Director

Email:
v.dispenza@leeds.ac.uk
Telephone:
0113 344 3910
Categories:
Academic, Professional
Location:
Room S2a Innovation Centre
Profile

Qualifications

Master of Business Administration (CNAA)

BA Honours (University of Hull)

Diploma in Management Studies (CNAA)

Experience

I have worked in Higher Education since 1989, and throughout that time I have been actively engaged in teaching, managing and externally examining on a number of MBA programmes. I have also worked as a Learning & Development Consultant. I have several years of experience in management consulting for clients in the private and public sectors in activities ranging from delivering supervisory training programmes to developing mission statements. My main areas of teaching have been Organisational Behaviour, Management Decision Making and Qualitative Research Methodologies. I have been involved in developing and teaching on a number of bespoke accredited and non-accredited corporate Management and Organisational Development programmes. My main passion has always been to encourage praxis, and to develop managers who critically reflect on the nature on management.

Research

Although not an active researcher, my past research interests include phenomenological analyses of management development. I have taken a particular interest in critical management development.

Teaching

Leading Change on the MBA and Executive MBA
Research Methods on the MSc. Business Management (GGS Germany)

Responsibilities

MBA Executive Director

Publications

Teale, M., Dispenza, V., Flynn, J. and Currie, D. (2003) Management Decision Making. Towards an Integrated Approach, FT Prentice Hall.  

Perspectives on Management, level 1 distance learning module for the BA International Business Administration degree, published by the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside International, 1998. 

International Business Decision Making: Organisational Behaviour (with D. Currie), final level undergraduate distance learning module for the BA International Business Administration degree, published by the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside International, 1997.  

 “Encountering Management”. Chapter in Thinking about Management. Readings on the Nature of Management and the Importance of Reflective Practice in the Utilisation of Management Knowledge, edited by D. Golding and D. Currie, published by Routledge, January 2000. 

“Organising for Effective Management”. Chapter in 21st Century Administrative Management, edited by D. Osuch, Institute of Administrative Management unit core textbook, published by the IAM, September 1999. 

 “Empowering Students: A Pragmatic Philosophical Approach to Management Education”, Management Learning, vol. 27, no. 2, 1996, pages 239- 251. 

“An Impact Review of the Transforming Performance and Building Capacity Management Development Programmes delivered by Hull University Business School for the Humber Improvement Partnership”, Hull University Business School, August 2008.

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