Mr Charles Malone

Head of Division

School Dundee Business School

Department Division of Business and Management

Contact info

+44 (0)1382 30 8487

Biography

I’m an international management lecturer at Abertay with considerable experience of providing advice and consultancy in areas such as strategic planning and employee engagement.  I am the Programme Leader for Business Management and the Chartered Management Institute lead on campus. 

I also lead Abertay’s Innovation for Global Growth project which involves Abertay students and some of Scotland's leading employers - including Heineken, RBS and BT, SFA,  - working together to find solutions to business problems. As part of this project, Abertay students recently used computer games technology to help design BT's first Customer Experience Lab.  The event has been recognised for its contribution to graduate employability and employment.

My teaching is mainly in the areas of international management, organisational behaviour and critical management studies.  I’m a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and am keen to explore contemporary approaches to teaching and learning.  My approach to teaching is largely influenced by storytelling and innovative methods in assessment.  

My most rewarding achievements to date have been being recognised by my students for my approaches to teaching through the Student Led Abertay Students Association Awards.

I have been involved in numerous media projects examining the recent economic history of Dundee and employment in multi-national companies.  I was part of the production team for the BBC documentary series ‘Power to the People’, and have been involved in a number of radio productions including guesting on a documentary for Radio Scotland hosted by Ricky Ross.

Prior to teaching, I was employed by an American Multi-National Enterprise as a robotics technician.

Teaching I am involved in:

The nature of business and sustainability

Organisations and Transformation

The Future of Work

International Management Skills and Challenges

MSc International HRM :  International Employee Relations.

Summer School

My research has evolved over the period of my employment at Abertay.   Below are examples of my research interests:


The process of change within Polish manufacturing companies pre accession to the EU, from a New Institutional Theory perspective


The Psychological Contract as a construct for understanding employee motivations at work


Industrial relations and the legislative programme of the 1990s


Social identity and professionals in clinical practice.


Change Management.  I am currently engaged in two research initiatives: The perceptions of managers of the post-2008 financial crisis in Greece.  Labour history and Timex Corporation in Dundee.

 

Malone C, and Kirk R.D., 2000 Best Practice Diffusion in a Polish NIF: an Institutional Theory perspective. The Journal of East European Management Studies. Vol. 5 Number 4.

Malone C., Pate J., 2000, Post-Psychological Contract Violation: The durability and transferability of outcomes, the case of TimTec, Journal of European Industrial Training, Vol. 24, Numbers 2/3/4, MCB University Press.

Malone C., Pate J., and McKinlay J., An evaluation of Macro Determinants in Industrial Relations: A longitudinal comparative study of two industrial disputes at Timex between 1983 and 1993, Work in progress

Hotho, S, J Leishman and C Malone, “Me, you, them and us: Constructions of professional identity in the context of organisational change”, A Beverungen et al, Organizational Discourse. Identity, Ideology, and Idiosyncrasy. Conference Proceedings.  Discourse Conference, Amsterdam, July 2006.

Taylor, A. Malone, C., 2014, Control-alt-delete' management: democratisation under the social interaction of the internet. tCGJ. The Computer Games Journal, edition 5.

In progress:

2015: Avropoupolu E and Malone C, A review of the Exit, Voice, Loyalty and Neglect (EVLN), typology: Its limitations and agenda for future research Under review, International Journal of HRM

 

Conference Papers (Includes work in progress as indicated)

Malone C, and Kirk R.D., Best Practice Diffusion in a Polish NIF: an Institutional Theory perspective, Conference Paper to the Irish Academy of Management September 1998, Galway.  Winner of best research paper prize, Post-Graduate Stream.

Malone C, Pate J., Violation of the Psychological Contract, Conference Paper to the Irish Academy of Management, September 1999, Limerick.

Malone C., Yule T., Systems for the Citizen: A methodology for Strategic Information Systems Development for Best-Practice, Research paper for COSLA Workshop on Best-Practice, May 2000, Edinburgh.

Pate J., Malone C., The Psychological Contract: A Processual View, Conference Paper to the Irish Academy of Management, September 2000, Dublin.

Malone C., Pate J, Post-Psychological Contract Violation: The durability and transferability of outcomes, the case of TimTec, Conference Paper to the Global HRM Conference, July 2000, Barcelona

Pate J., Malone C.,  Gender Issues of the Psychological Contract: A Three Site Comparison of Don and Low, Conference Paper to the Global HRM Conference, July 2000, Barcelona

Malone C., The Role of Consultants in Business Capacity Development: A New Institutionalist Perspective, Conference paper to the 1st International Conference on Business Capacity Development & Economic Regeneration, January 2004, Vilnius

Hotho, S, J Leishman and C Malone, “Me, you, them and us: Constructions of professional identity in the context of organisational change”, A Beverungen et al, Organizational Discourse. Identity, Ideology, and Idiosyncrasy Conference, Amsterdam, July 2006

Malone C, Avramenko A,  IGG:  A new-fangled student employability approach. BAM/ABS/HEA conference, Nottingham, April 2013

Other presentations

Malone C Flanigan S, Employee Engagement in Public Sector:  A growth perspective.  Presentation to the Scottish Leadership Forum, COSLA 2013

Malone C, Flannigan S, Avramenko, Conceptual Framework for Employee Engagement, Presentation to the Scottish Leaders’ Forum, Edinburgh 2013.

 

Malone C and Flannigan S.,  June 2013, EMployee Engagement a Conceptual Framework, Presentation to the Permanent Secretary to the Scottish Government, Edinburgh

 

 

More Information

Funding

Currently working with the Angus Volunteer Academy in the establishment of an Innovation Centre which would involve DBS students as mentors to young people experiencing various forms of social exclusion.

 

Strategic Planning Advisor to The Brittle Bones Society

 

Innovation Associate Perth and Kinross Council

Former:

 

2010 - 2012 Member of the strategic dialogue group of North African and UK energy companies the MOU

Esteem

2014 – 15: Strategic Planning Advisor to the UK charity ‘Brittle Bones Society’.  This involved advising the CEO on current and future strategies of the charity, its communications and finance plans and dissemination of best practice to key employees, trustees and volunteers.  Ongoing.

2014 - Present: Innovation Associate to Perth and Kinross Council

In May 2013 I was invited to join the Scottish Leader Forum on Employee Engagement.  My role included the development of a conceptual Framework for Employee Engagement in Scottish Public Sector organisations

Employee Engagement in Scottish Public Sector:  Joint project with Investors in People Scotland, Perth and Kinross Council, and the Scottish Leaders Forum

Employee Engagement in Scottish Public Sector Organisations.  Contributor to the Employee Engagement work stream of the Scottish Leaders Forum:   (ongoing)

September 2013:  Employee Engagement a Conceptual Framework.  Presentation to the Permanent Secretary of the Scottish Government

 

 

2004 - 2006: ‘Power to the People’:  Advisor to BBC Scotland and participant in the production of a series of Scottish Labour History programmes.

Other

2005: Radio Scotland interview commenting on the ethical arguments surrounding the Scottish Executive decision to restrict ‘junk food’ advertising.

2006: Comment on the role of business ethics in business school curriculum.  Scotsman Newspaper

2006: Consultant and participant: ‘Power to the People’ on the future for Scottish trade unions. BBC Scotland

2007: Comment on the announcement of 650 redundancies at NCR.  Dundee Courier and advertiser

2007: Comment on the announcement of 650 redundancies at NCR.  Sunday Post

2008: Interview on the closure of Lomax Engineering Dundee.  Scottish Television

2009: March, BBC Radio Scotland interview ‘The Business Programme’ on the future of Dundee after NCR

2009:  March, BBC Radio Scotland interview ‘Newsweek’ on the re-emergence of collective forms of industrial action

Knowledge Exchange

Project Lead:  Innovation for Global Growth

The Innovation for Global Growth project in DBS is concerned with knowledge co-creation which involves students and some of Scotland's leading employers in activities designed to provide innovative solutions to business problems.  Client companies have included: Heineken, Michelin, NCR, Atlas- Copco, Stoneridge, Tolkheim, Harris Tweed, Royal Bank of Scotland, Enterprise and Thorntons.  Public sector organisations included the NHS Blood Transfusion Service and Perth and Kinross Council.  The project is supported by Scottish Enterprise, CEED, and SCDI.

 

My role is as coordinator and industry engagement and event organiser. 

Outreach

Currently working with the Angus Volunteer Academy in the establishment of an Innovation Centre which would involve DBS students as mentors to young people experiencing various forms of social exclusion.

 

Strategic Planning Advisor to The Brittle Bones Society

 

Innovation Associate Perth and Kinross Council

Former:

 

2010 - 2012 Member of the strategic dialogue group of North African and UK energy companies the MOU

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Dr Alex Avramenko

Dr Alex Avramenko

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