Professor Kerry Howell
Professor of Governance & Leadership
Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Business)
Director of the Research Centre for Sustainable Leadership, Governance and Policy (SLGP)
Professor of Governance and Leadership (2005-06)
Director of the Welsh Research Unit for Governance and Leadership (2005-06)
Head of Research Management Division (2005-06)
Business Faculty, University of Glamorgan
Professor of Governance and Regulation (2004-05)
Director of Research (2004-05)
Doctoral Studies (PhD and DBA) Course Director (2003-05)
Director of the International Research Unit for Institutional Governance (2001-05)
Reader in Institutional Governance, (2001-04)
Senior Lecturer, (2000-01)
Ashcroft International Business School, Anglia Ruskin University
Senior Lecturer, (1997-2000)
School of Finance and Law, Bournemouth University
Visiting Positions: Associate Lecturer, (2000-01).
School of Language, Law and International Studies, University of Surrey
Associate Lecturer, (1997-98)
Chartered Institute of Bankers.
Research Fellow, (1995-97)
Frizzell Financial Services.
Political Consultant, (1993)
GJW Political Consultants, Europe.
PhD, PG Cert, BSc (Econ), H.Dip
University Association of Contemporary European Studies (UACES)
British Academy of Management (BAM)
Political Studies Association (PSA)
Association of Business Schools (ABS) Directors of Research Network (DoRN)
Jean Monnet Foundation
Research Wales Expertise List (Welsh Assembly)
Academic Board DNA Wales (Welsh Assembly Government) (2006-08)
Roles on external bodies
Journal of Applied Institutional Governance
Editorial Board Member
Interdisciplinary Economics and Business Law (2011-to date)
International Journal of Management and Law (previously Managerial Law) (2009-to date)
International Management Journals (2004-to date).
International Journal of Institutional Governance (2004-to date).
Journal of Finance and Management in Public Services (2000-to date).
Public Administration Committee (2014-to date)
Practitioner Sub-Committee, University Association of Contemporary European Studies (UACES) (2003-05).
University Association of Contemporary European Studies (UACES) (2002-05).
Association of Business Schools (ABS) Research Steering Committee (2009-to date)
BAM Research and Development Committee (2012-to date)
BAM Director of Rearch Development Programme
ABS Deans and Directors Development Programme
Fellowship, Salzburg Seminar Session 401, Euro: Implications for Europe Implications for the World (2002).
Jean Monnet Associate (1999)
Research Degree Supervision, Philosophy of Research and Methodology.
Exploring Attributions of Consumer Attitudes and Behaviour towards Personal Finance.
Conceptualising Marketing in the New Marketing Paradigm.
Assessing the Thurrock Local Business Initiative: Willingness to Act as Substantive Theory.
Ethical Implications of Corporate Governance: Deontological and Teleological Perspectives.
Kwok Hing Lam
Sino-Chinese Mergers and Cultural Change.
Are Responses to Market Orientated Surveys Impacted by Organizational Culture?
Investigating the Business and Economic Objectives of UK Based Companies.
Javier De Renterier
Pharmopolitics in Argentina: Assessing Lobbying and Interest Group Theory.
The Politics of Taxation.
A New Institutionalist Analysis of Corporate Governance and the London Stock Exchange.
Sustainable Development and Regeneration Completion
Leadership in Welsh Companies: Using the Constructivist Paradigm and Grounded Theory.
An Exploration of the Evolving Bank Governance Practices in the Egyptian Banking Sector: A Grounded Theory Approach.
Investigating the Effects of Corporate Governance of Banks in Nigeria: A Grounded Theory Approach.
Ethical Dimensions of Corporate Governance in Ghana: Building a Theoretical Perspective.
Fluid Fractals: Leadership at the Apex of a Local Authority in England.
An Examination and Analysis of Bank Corporate Governance Regulation in the Gambia: A Grounded Theory Approach.
Social Housing: Safety Net, Ambulance Service or Just Here? Exploring Fixed Term Tenancies.
Legitimizing Discourse and the Effects to Reform EU Fiscal Policy.
Motivation and Leadership in International Organizations.
Shifting discourse on Business Responsibility in Small & Medium Size Enterprises: A Study of Pakistan.
Staff serving as external examiners
External Examiner MSc Finance and Investment Napier University (2012-to date)
External Examiner DBA Liverpool John Moore's University (2006-2012)
External panel member for validation event , DBA Liverpool John Moore’s University, February 2006.
External panel member for validation event, MSc Corporate Governance Suite Liverpool John Moore’s University March 2005.
External panel member for validation event, MSc Corporate Governance Leeds Metropolitan University, November 2004.
Governance, Europeanization, Philosophy of Research, Methodology, Financial Services, Devolution, Leadership.
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
Grants & contracts
Association of British Insurers, 1992-95, £20,000.
The Worshipful Company of Insurers, 1993, £2,000.
Frizzell Financial Services, 1994, £8,000.
Frizzell Financial Services, 1995-97, £12,000.
Jean Monnet Foundation, 1999, €12,000.
European Capital Market Institute (ECMI), 1999, £6,000.
Clifford Thames, 2002, £1,000
UACES, 2002-03, £9,000
HEFCE, 2000-04, £19,000
Objective One Funding Waterton project and National Assembly for Wales, 2006, £25,000-00
Teaching and Learning Quality Initiative, 2007, £4,7000
Principle Invesigator EU INTERREG Programme France (Channel) - England. 2013-15, €224,772,
- Plymouth Sustainability and Surfing Research Group (PSSRG)
Monographs and Books:
An Introduction to the Philosophy of Methodology Forthcoming 2018 (Mandarin translation).Thousand Oaks and London: Sage Publications.
Corporate Governance in Africa: Assessing Implementation and Ethical Perspectives 2016. Basingstoke UK: Palgrave MacMillan Press
An Introduction to the Philosophy of Methodology 2013. Thousand Oaks and London: Sage Publications.
Europeanization, European Integration and Financial Services: Developing Theoretical Frameworks and Synthesising Methodological Approaches, 2004. Basingstoke UK: Palgrave MacMillan Press.
Entering the Eurozone: The UK and the Unknown, 2002. UK: Earlybrave Publishers.
Discovering the Limits of European Integration: Applying Grounded Theory, 2000. Nova Science Books and Journals, New York, USA.
Selected Journal Articles:
AnExploration into the Practice of Online Service Failure and Recovery Strategiesin the Balkans. (Forthcoming Journal ofBusiness Research). Available online 6th Sept 2018. (withOzuem, W. and Lancaster, G.)
Developingtechnologically induced environments: the case of the Nigerian banking sectorVol 23 (1) 2018 pp 50-61 Journal ofFinancial Services Marketing. (with Ozuem, W. and Lancaster, G.)
Academics’ Perceptions ofKnowledge Sharing in Higher Education. Vol14 (1) 2018 International Journal ofHigher Education Management. (with Annasingh, F.)
The European Commission and Fiscal Governance Reform: A Strategic Actor? Vol 40 (6), 2017 pp 1310-1330. West European Politics .
An Exploration of Consumer Response to On-line Service Recovery Initiatives. Vol 59 (1), 2017 pp 97-115. International Journal of Market Research.
A Decision Support for Strategic Maintenance Planning in Offshore Windfarms. Vol 99, 2016 pp 784-799. Renewable Energy.
Functional and Territorial Jurisdictions: Regulating a Globalized Shipping Industry. Vol 55, 2016 pp 92-100. Journal of Transport Geography.
Understanding Technologically-Induced Customer Services in the Nigerian banking Sector: The Internet as a Post-Modern Phenomenon? Vol 15 (3), 2016 pp 272-290. International Journal of Information Technology and Management.
Using Phenomenological Constructivism to Discuss a Mixed Method Approach in Information Systems Research. Vol 14 (1), 2016 pp 39-49. Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods.
Leadership and Culture in the Welsh Assembly: Investigating Path-Dependency. Vol 36 (5), 2015 pp 507-21. Policy Studies.
From the Classics to the Cuts: Valuing Teaching Public Administration as a Public Good. Vol 33 (3), 2015 pp 211-220. Teaching Public Administration.
Corporate Social Responsibility: towards a context-specific perspective in developing countries. Vol 10 (3), 2014 pp 399-415 Social Responsibility Journal.
A Grounded Theory Analysis of Corporate Governance in Egyptian Banking. Vol 13 (3), 2013 pp 289-316. Qualitative Research Journal.
Knowledge Generation and Sharing in UK Universities: a tale of two cultures. Vol 33 (1), 2013 pp 32-39. International Journal of Information Management Elsevier ISSN 0268-4012
Understanding the Older Shopper: A Behavioural Typology. Vol 19 (2), 2013 pp 259-69. Journal Of Retailing and Consumer Services. ISSN 0969-6989
Corporate Governance, Substantive Theory and Sociological Institutionalism: the Case of The Egyptian Banking Sector. Vol 12 (1), 2012 pp 647-58. Corporate Ownership and Control. ISSN 1727-9232
Bank Governance in Developing Countries: An Assessment of Egypt. Vol 1 (3), 2012. Journal of Interdiciplinary Economic and Banking Law. ISSN 2047-8747
Europeanization, Globalization and Domestication: Financial Services Regulation in the UK. International Journal of Law and Management. Vol 51 Issue 5, 2009 pp 310-26. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. London.
Devolution and Institutional Culture: Path-Dependency and the Welsh Assembly. Policy Studies. Vol 30 Issue 2, 2009 pp 221-235. Taylor & Francis Publishers, UK. DOI: 10.1080/01442870902723774
Communicating in the New Interactive Marketspace. European Journal of Marketing. Vol 42 Issue 9/10, 2008 pp 1059-1083. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd; London. DOI: 10.1108/03090561011032685.
A Review of Competing Models of Corporate Governance: The Shareholder v. the Stakeholder Model. Vol 5, Issue 1, Fall 2007 pp 9-25. Journal of Corporate Governance and Control. Virtus Interpress.
A Literature Survey of the Stakeholdership Model in Modern Global Business Environments. Vol 18, (4), 2007 pp 347-361 Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics ABA Academic Publishing Oxon.
Cultural Perspectives in the National Assembly for Wales: Identifying Path-Dependency, Critical Moments and Critical Junctures. Vol 19, Issue 1, 2007 pp 38-56. Contemporary Wales: An Annual Review of Economic, Political and Social Research. University of Wales Press; Cardiff.
Europeanization, Policy Transfer, Convergence and Lesson Drawing: Case Studies of the UK and German Financial Services Sectors. Vol 6, No 4 August, 2005 pp 379-392. Journal of Banking Regulation. Palgrave MacMillan; Basingstoke.
Up-loading, Downloading and European Integration: Assessing the Europeanization of UK Financial Services Regulation. Vol 6, No 1 October 2004, pp 53-68. Journal of International Banking Regulation. Henry Stewart Publications; London
Theoretical Perspectives on European Policy-Making: An Empirical Study of Financial Services. Vol 15, pp 153-174, 2004. Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics. ABA Academic Publishing Oxon.
Up-loading, Downloading or European Integration? The Europeanization of Financial Services Regulation. Vol 24 (1) pp 20-25, 2004. Politics. Political Studies Association, Blackwell; London.
Conceptualisations of Europeanization: Developing Methodological Approaches. Queens University On-Line Journal, Paper 3, pp 1-15, 2004. Institute of European Studies ISSN 1477-1861. European Research Paper Archive.http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofPoliticsInternationalStudiesandPhilosophy/Research/PaperSeries/EuropeanisationPapers/PublishedPapers/
Integrating European Financial Services: Developing Substantive Theory. Current Politics and Economics of Europe. Vol 12, No 4 pp 373-392, Winter 2003. Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA.
Developing Self and Other Recognition: Political Identity in the National Assembly for Wales. Public Policy and Administration. Vol 18, No 2, pp 89-105. Summer 2003. Sage publications. UK.
Developing Conceptualizations of Europeanization: A Study of Financial Services. The Cambridge Business Review. Vol 1, No 1, pp 204-208. Summer 2003. American Academy of Business, Cambridge, USA.
Up-Loading, Downloading and European Integration: the Europeanization of UK Financial Services Regulation Queens University On-Line Journal, Paper 11, pp 1-33, 2002. Institute of European Studies ISSN 1477-1861. European Research Paper Archive.
Reviewing European Life Insurance Regulation: A Marketing Perspective. Journal of Financial Services Marketing. Vol, 5 No 3, pp 263-274, Spring 2001. Henry Stewart Publications; London.
Virtue, Virtú, the Categorical Imperative and the Civil Constitution: Defining Corporate Governance. Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics Vol, 11 No 1, pp 95-104, Spring 2000. ABA Academic Publishing Oxon (with Letza, S).
Discussing Life Insurance and the European Union. The Journal of European Financial Services Vol, 5 No 2, pp 110-126, 2000.
European Union Governance: Sub-National Interests, Supranationality and the Life Insurance Industry. Current Politics and Economics of Europe Vol, 9 No 1, pp 95-115, 1999. Nova Science Publishers, New York.
National Interests in the European Union: The Case of the Life Insurance Industry. The Journal of European Financial Services. Vol, 3 No 3, pp 94-108, 1999.
Reports & invited lectures
Consultancy and Professional Publications:
Consultancy and Professional Publications:
The Implications of the Euro and Eurozone on SMEs in the East of England June 2002. Anglia Industry & Business.
Member State Capital Markets and European Regulation Formulation 2000. European Capital Market Institution (ECMI) Madrid, Spain.
Forecasts to the Year 2010 for the British Economy (Insurance, Banking and Finance) 1998-2000. Cambridge Econometrics, UK.
Harmonisation Processes, the European Life Insurance Industry & Decision-Making in the European Union: Some Theoretical Implications 1997. Frizzell Insurance.
The Viability of Cross-border Trade in the Spanish Insurance Market: Life and Motor Insurance, 1996. Frizzell Insurance.
Financial Services Regulation in the European Community: The Present Position, 1993. Worshipful Company of Insurers.
Selected Conference and Seminar Papers:
British Academy of Management. University of Leeds (Harrogate) 2008. Positivism, Phenomenology and Paradigms of Inquiry: Investigating the Foundations of Methodological Approaches
British Academy of Management. University of Warwick, September 2007.
Telling the Truth and Ethical Perspectives in Corporate Decision-Making
Public Administration Committee Conference. University of Ulster, September, 2007. Worldviews, Moral Templates, Scripts, Symbols and Norms: Welsh Culture and the Role of the Welsh Assembly
Governance and Leadership Conference, University of Plymouth, May 2007.
Leadership and Culture in Wales: Assessing the Role of the Welsh Assembly
Second European Forum of Accountant and Auditors and University of Audentes. Riga, Latvia. May 2007.
Europeanization, Policy Transfer and Lesson Drawing: A Study of UK and German Financial Services Regulation
University of East Anglia Business School Seminar Series, April 2007.
Assessing the Europeanization of Financial Services Regulation: The Case of the Competent Authority
British Accounting Association Annual Conference. University of London, Royal Holloway College, April 2007.
Ethical Implications of Corportae Governance: Deotological and Telological Perspectives
Public Administration Committee Conference. The Future of Public Services: Managing Reationships in the Services of the Public. Durham University, September 2006.
Assessing Institutional Culture in the National Assembly for Wales: A Historical Institutionalist Approach
University Of Glamorgan Business School Seminar Series, May 2006.
Europeanization and Financial Services: Identifying Meso and Substantive Theory
Frontiers of Sociology. 37th World Conference Stockholm, July 2005.
European Financial Services: Developing Substantive Theory
University Association of Contemporary European Studies (UACES) 33rd Annual Conference and 8th Research Conference The EU: The First Ten Years the Next Ten Years, Birmingham University, September 2004.
Europeanization: A Conceptual Framework?
Britain in Europe and Europe in Britain. ESRC Conference, Sheffield University, July 2004.
Europeanization of British Financial Services.
The Eighth European Business Ethics Association Annual Conference. University of Edinburgh, April 2004.
Ethical Issues and Corporate Governance: Deontological and Teleological Perspectives. (with Nwanji, T. I.).
Communication in the Age of Suspicion Conference. Bournemouth University February 2004.
Recognition, Identity and Trust.
University Association of Contemporary European Studies (UACES) 33rd Annual Conference and 8th Research Conference The EU: The First Ten Years the Next Ten Years, September 2003.
Up-loading Downloading and European Integration: A Study of UK Financial Services Regulation.
Public Administration Committee 33rd Annual Conference of the UK Governance, University of York September 2003.
Hegelian Self and Other Recognition: Political Identity in the National Assembly for Wales.
Global Business and Finance Research Conference London, the American Academy of Business, Hilton Hotel July 2003. Europeanization and UK Financial Services.
Department of Politics Symposium, University of York June 2003.
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and University Association of Contemporary European Studies (UACES) Workshop, Europeanization of British Politics and Policy-Making, Sheffield University May 2003.
The Europeanization of British Financial Services.
School of Finance and Law Master Class Seminar Series, University of Bournemouth January 2003.
Developing Conceptualizations of Europeanization and European Integration: A Study of Financial Services.
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and University Association of Contemporary European Studies (UACES) Workshop, Europeanization of British Politics and Policy-Making, Sheffield University November 2002.
Developing a Conceptualization of Europeanization: Mixing Methodologies. http://www.shef.ac.uk/departments/centres/ebpp/publications
The 32nd Annual Conference of the Public Administration Committee, Understanding the Europeanization of Public Policy, University of York September 2002.
Europeanization of UK Local Government (with Preston, J.)
University Association of Contemporary European Studies (UACES) Workshop Sheffield University March 2002.
Political Identity and Culture in the National Assembly for Wales
University Association of Contemporary European Studies (UACES) 31st Annual Conference and 6th Research Conference The EU: The First Ten Years the Next Ten Years, Bristol University September 2001.
Europeanization and the National Assembly for Wales.
Hawaii University Conference on Business, University of Hawaii Business School June 2001.
Institutional Governance and Capital Markets: A Preliminary Study.
University Association of Contemporary European Studies (UACES) Workshop, Sheffield University April 2001.
Devolution and European Integration.
British Accounting Association Conference, Nottingham University March 2001.
Developing Institutional Governance for European Capital Markets: A Preliminary Study and Provisional Results.
European International Business Academy, Maastricht University December 2000.
National Interests, Spillover and Supranationality in the European Union: A Study of Financial Services.
The Third Polish-British Insurance School Conference, The Polish University of Insurance and Banking April 1999.
Using Interest Groups in the European Union: The Case of the Life Insurance Industry.
British Accountancy Association Conference, UMIST April 1998. European Union Governance: Empirical Implications and Theoretical Propositions.
Other academic activities
Sapir, et al. An Agenda for a Growing Europe: The Sapir Report. Oxford Univertity Press 2004. Perspectives on European Politics and Society, Vol 6 Issue 1 2005 pp 155-57, Routledge.
Haverland, A. (2006) Methodology Chapter in Europeanization a New Research Agenda (Eds) Graziano, P. and Vink, M. Palgrave MacMillan.
BBC Radio Interview January (1999) Implications of the Euro.
BBC Radio Interview November (1996) Convergence Criteria and Monetary Union.
BBC Radio Interview April (1995) The Future of the European Union.
Critical Moment or Critical Juncture? Cultural Development in the National Assembly for Wales. Ashcroft International Business School Working Paper Series, 2003. Earlybrave Publications UK.
The Europeanization of British Financial Services.
Europeanization of British Politics and Public-Policy Working Paper Series 2003. ESRC, UACES and Sheffield University.
Europeanization or European Integration? A Study of Financial Services. Ashcroft International Business School Working Paper Series, 2003. Earlybrave Publications UK.
Conceptualizing Europeanization and European Integration: Mixing Methodologies. Europeanization of British Politics and Public-Policy Working Paper Series, 2002. ESRC, UACES and Sheffield University.
Integrating European Financial Services: A Grounded Theory Approach. Ashcroft International Business School Working Paper Series, 2002. Earlybrave Publications UK.
Developing Institutional Governance for European Capital Markets: A Preliminary Study and Provisional Results.
Ashcroft International Business School Working Paper Series, 2001. Earlybrave Publications UK.
Regulation Formulation in the European Union: A Case of the Life Insurance Industry. School of Finance and Law Working Paper Series, Paper No 10, 1998. University of Bournemouth.
A Single European Market in Life Insurance: A Survey of the Literature. School of Finance and Law Working Paper Series, Paper No 7, 1997. University of Bournemouth.
An Application of Grounded Theory: A Study of European Integration. School of Finance and Law Working Paper Series, Paper No 1, 1996. University of Bournemouth.
Integration Processes and the European Union: Some Theoretical Implications. School of Finance and Law Working Paper Series, Paper No 4, 1997. University of Bournemouth.