Professor Leslie Willcocks

Curriculum Vitae

2006 –to date,  London School of Economics
Professor of Technology, Work and Globalization & Head of Information Systems
and Innovation Group in the Department of Management.

2001-2005, Warwick University Business School


Full teaching load on MBA, Master in Public Administration, BSC, MSC and executive programmes e.g Moving to Strategic E-Business (1 day programme) Managing IT Strategically (3 day programme). In charge of core MBA modules on Information Management – modular, full time, distance learning modes. Coordinator for ORS faculty. PHD Research Coordinator for operational research and information systems. School Research committee, MBA Review Committee, School Executive committee, Professorial Board. Chair of University E-Learning Steering Committee; Chair of Business School IT Strategy and E-Learning Committee. Chair of all Postgraduate Exam Boards. Regular contribution globally to public seminars, and representative of the business school at conferences, recruiting and in the media.

1992-2001, Templeton College and University of Oxford
Fellow and University Reader, Deputy Director at Oxford Institute of Information Management: 

Teaching On University Programmes: Full University Lecturer load of teaching, tutorials and project supervision on BSC, MPHIL, MSC and MBA programmes. PHD supervision (5 students). Work covers Information Management and BSC/MBA business, and MPHIL and DPHIL management studies projects.

Teaching and course directing on Executive Programmes: Covers management, strategic management and information management teaching. In the last five years taught regularly on commissioned programmes for senior and middle managers of the following:

P.&O., United Biscuits, IBM, Sun Alliance, Royal and Sun Alliance, British Aerospace, BOC, National Health Service, Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), British Gas/Transco, Thames Water, Unipart, Inchcape, De Beers, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Kingfisher.

Public Seminars at Templeton: Regular design, teaching and direction of one and three-day public seminars on ‘Moving To E-Business’, ‘Risk Management’, ‘Creating Business Value with IT’, Information Technology Outsourcing, ‘Information Management Research at Oxford’, ‘IT-Enabled Re-engineering’, ‘Reorientating Information Technology’, ‘Benchmarking Organisational and IT Performance’, ‘Gaining Business Advantage from IT Outsourcing.

Programme Director and Account Manager: for all Sun Alliance programmes starting with the three week 'Creating and Sustaining Competitive Advantage'(3 weeks plus business project) (1993). Programme Director for follow-on courses in 1994-6 for Sun Alliance: ‘Creating and Sustaining Competitive Advantage’; ‘Leadership For Competitive Advantage’ (2.5 weeks); ‘IT Awareness for Business Managers’ (3 days); ‘Strategy and Leadership For Competitive Advantage’ (1.5 weeks). These programmes were repeated several times. Programme Director for public programmes mentioned above. Programme Director for 'Creating Business Value with IT' (3 days) (1993-5). Programme Director for California Management Institute course on International Strategic Advantage (5 days) (1995).

Responsible for overseeing several commissioned reports for clients on management development needs e.g. Sun Alliance, P&O.

Internal examiner at Oxford for MPHIL Management Studies, Diploma in Management Studies and DPHIL programmes. Chairman of MPHIL Examiners Board, 1995/6. MPHIL Examiner 1995/97, DMS examiner/chair 1998-2001.

Member of Academic Policy Committee, School of Management Studies.

Member of Research Committee, School of Management Studies.

Member of Steering Committee, Oxford MBA.

1987-1992, City University Business School, London
Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour
(1987-92) &
Director of Research Centre - Centre for the Study of the Use of Information In Management (1989-92).
1982-1983,  South Bank Polytechnic
Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour & Course Director of the Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies

1982,  South West London College
Lecturer II in Management

1980-1987, Own Consulting

1980-1984 D. K. (Training) Enterprises
Financial Accountant and Trainer

1974-1980, Touche Ross and Co
Trainee Accountant:

Audit, Accountancy and Management Consultancy Depts. Worked with over 100 organizations initially on auditing/accountancy assignments, then on management consulting projects including IT.