Nigel Spinks

Lecturer in Systems and Processes

Nigel Spinks

Nigel Spinks

Business Informatics, Systems and Accounting
By area: Operations and process management
G27, Henley Business School, Whiteknights | EH 516, Greenland Campus
+44 (0) 149 141 4539
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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.

Programme Delivery

Managing processes and systems and projects (MBA) Research methods (post-experience Masters)



SPINKS, N., SILBURN, N. L. & BIRCHALL, D. W. (2007) Making It All Work: The Engineering Graduate of the Future, a UK Perspective. European Journal of Engineering Education, 32 (325-335)


SPINKS, N. (2007) Skill. In CLEGG, S. R. & BAILEY, J. R. (Eds.) International Encyclopaedia of Organization Studies. Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage.


SPINKS, N, REID, B.J., and GIAMBONA, G. (2008) Getting the Facts Straight: Evidence and the Semiotic Triangle. British Academy of Management, Harrogate.

SPINKS, N. (2007) Process Governance: Moving OM Beyond Planning and Control. 18th Annual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society.

Dallas, Tx. HE, Q., GHOBADIAN, A., GALLEAR, D., RACE, P. & SPINKS, N. (2007) Knowledge Transfer in Supply Chain Partnership: Characteristics and Research Propositions. 18th Annual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society.

Dallas, Tx. REID, B. J. & SPINKS, N. (2007) Effacing the Facts: Critical Realism and the Politics of Evidence. Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

SPINKS, N. (2006) 'Are You a High-priced Man?' Skill and Identity, a Realist Critique. British Academy of Management. Belfast.