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About Andrea Harper

Andrea has taught at HE level for 19 years – on both undergraduate and post-graduate programmes, teaching both full-time and part-time students. Whilst having a great deal of experience teaching in many business management areas her research interests include curriculum development and communications management. Academic interests and philosophical leanings are in the area of Critical Management Studies.


Decison making, Business strategy, Communication in the Workplace, General Management, Research Methods & Dissertation Supervision.


Andrea is particularly interested in the status of communications management in business settings and its standing in the business curricular of HEI's in the UK, as reflected in her research and academic writing.

Published Work

  • ‘Going to the Identity Parade or Going Fishing?’ Conference paper, delivered at Critical Management Studies Conference (CMS 5), University of Manchester, July 2007.

  • ‘What UK graduate employers think they want and what university business schools think they provide.’ Harper A., Nolan T., Warhurst R., International  Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy > 2009 Vol.3, No.3 > pp.275 – 289

  • ‘Communication Management and Applying CMS’. Critical Management Studies Colloquium, University of Lund, Sweden, May 2009


BA Hons, CertEd, MSc, FHEA.