Patrick Dawson The University of Adelaide, Australia, University of Aberdeen Business School
Patrick Dawson is Professor of Change, Creativity and Innovation at the University of Adelaide and Emeritus Professor at the University of Aberdeen. He holds a PhD in industrial sociology from the University of Southampton and during his early career, worked at the University of Surrey and the University of Edinburgh. He moved to Australia in the 1980s and took up a position at the University of Adelaide. In studying change in UK, Australia and New Zealand based organizations, Patrick has worked on a number of Australian Research Council (ARC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded projects in collaboration with scholars at other universities. He has examined change in a number of organizations including: Pirelli Cables, British Rail, General Motors, Hewlett Packard and the CSIRO. Since taking up the Salvesen Chair at Aberdeen he has held visiting professorships at Roskilde University, Lund University and the Danish Technical University in Denmark, an adjunct professorship at Monash University and a research professorship at the University of Wollongong in Australia.