Former Council Members

John Wilson

President 2006

John Wilson


John Wilson is Professor of International Business at Lancashire Business School, University of Central Lancashire, and Director of the Institute of International Business. While specialising in the study of international business, he is working hard to embed business and management history in the business school curriculum.

As a past President of the ABH (1997), he has consistently taken an active interest in the organization’s affairs. He is also on the Council of the European Business History Association, as well as a Trustee of the Business History Conference. More recently, he has become chair of the management and business history Track at the British Academy of Management.

n 2004, he succeeded Geoffrey Jones as co-editor (with Charles Harvey) of Business History. Apart from articles in Business History, the Journal of Knowledge Management and Critical Perspectives in Accounting, his recent publications include an edited collection (with Andrew Popp) on English Industrial Districts (Ashgate, 2003), while in 2005 he plans to publish a textbook on British management history.