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Nigel Spinks

Lecturer in Systems and Processes

Nigel Spinks 75e5pfiiz


  • Operations and Process Management


G27, Henley Business School, Whiteknights | EH 516, Greenland Campus

Nigel Spinks is a full-time member of Henley Business School where he is Director of Studies in the Business Informatics, Systems and Accounting group. His main teaching role is in the area of process and operations management on the MBA, alongside corporate and executive courses. He also teaches research methods on other post-experience, postgraduate Masters programmes. Before joining Henley, he spent 10 years in a variety of technical and export sales and marketing management roles in a start-up division within a multi-national company based in Germany. Prior to embarking upon a civilian career, Nigel served as an Army Officer for ten years in both command and staff roles.

Nigel holds a degree in history from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge and a degree in economics and mathematical sciences. He gained his MBA from Henley, completing a dissertation on strategic innovation in the financial services industry. His research interests include process governance, innovation and the sociology of skill. He has most recently been involved in a major research project for the Royal Academy of Engineering. In his spare time, Nigel is director of a small, specialist publishing company.

Reference: Rose, S. , Spinks, N. and Canhoto, A. I. (2014) Management research: applying the principles. Routledge, London, pp440. ISBN 9780415628112
Reference: Spinks, N. , Silburn, N. L. J. and Birchall, D. W. (2007) Making it all work: the engineering graduate of the future, a UK perspective. European Journal of Engineering Education, 32 (3). pp. 325-335. ISSN 1469-5898 doi:

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