David Buchanan, Cranfield School of Management Emeritus Professor of Organisational Behaviour, has been conferred as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

David, a pioneer in the fields of organisation behaviour, change management and organisation politics, is one of 69 of the UK's leading social scientists who this week became the latest to join the Academy's more than 1,200-strong community.

Drawn from academics, practitioners and policy-makers across the social sciences, the new Fellows were recognised after an extensive peer review process for the excellence and impact of their work through the use of social science for public benefit. Together, they have led and made substantial contributions in various fields, including higher education; social, economic and environmental policy; Government; law; charitable foundations; and think tanks.

Professor Lynette Ryals, Cranfield University Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education and Interim Director of Cranfield School of Management, said: "I am delighted that the prestigious honour of being elected a Fellow of this important institution has been given to our Emeritus Professor, David Buchanan. It is greatly deserved.

"David's thinking and pioneering leadership in the areas of organisational behaviour and change management has transformed the way in which we teach this area of management practice and we are grateful to him for his contribution to our successes over the years."

Commenting on the announcement of 69 new Fellows, Professor Roger Goodman FAcSS, Chair of the Academy, said: "Each new distinguished Fellow has been recognised for their outstanding and impactful contributions in their respective fields, and will prove invaluable additions to the range of expertise within the Academy.

"This speaks not only to the power and scope of the social sciences to address the big issues of our time, but also to the growing depth and breadth of representation within the Academy as the voice of the social science community as a whole."

Cranfield School of Management is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017.

David Buchanan
David Buchanan, Emeritus Professor of Organisational Behaviour

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