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Professor Richard Ennals

Emeritus Professor, Kingston Business School, Kingston University.

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Richard Ennals works in the multi-disciplinary environment of Kingston Business School, and has visiting professorial posts in Norway, Sweden and Lithuania. His research into the area of corporate responsibility is especially pertinent now, in the current economic climate. "All too often, in times of recession, corporate responsibility is one of the first things to be put to one side, which is completely the wrong attitude," he says. "Business models should include corporate responsibility, to both their employees and the wider community, as a fundamental part of the work ethos - not a glossy add-on which can be put to one side in times of economic difficulty."  Professor Ennals is also a prolific writer, and currently serves on the board of two international journals - the International Journal of Action Research,  and AI & Society, the journal of Knowledge, Culture and Communication. He is a director of the UK Work Organisation Network, and of the UK National Commission for UNESCO. Amongst many other projects he is currently preparing Kingston University to host the 17th International Convention of Students' Quality Control Circles, which will take place for the first time in the UK in 2014. He is chair of the Centre for Global Morality


Year gained Subject
1976 MA, King's College Cambridge
1975 PGCE, London University Institute of Education
1973 BA, King's College Cambridge

Career Highlights

Year Position held
1998 - Directord, Centre for Working Life Research, Kingston University
1997 Labour Parliamentary Candidate, Ashford (Kent)
1990-98 Professor and Head of School, Kingston University
1986-90 Kingston College (Staff Development)
1986 Resigned posts, campaigned against Strategic Defense Initiative
1984 Research Manager, Alvey Directorate, DTI
1980-86 Researcher and Research Manager, Imperial College (Computing)
1978-80 Head of History, The Sweyne School, Essex
1977-78 Lecturer, Kano State Polytechnic, Nigeria
1969 English Speaking Union Scholar, Phillips Academy, USA
1969 English Scholar, King's College Cambridge


1983 Ennals R.  Beginning micro-PROLOG. Ellis Horwood.

1986 Ennals R. Star Wars: A Question of Initiative. Wiley.

1986 Ennals R.  Artificial Intelligence State of the Art Report. Pergamon Infotech.

1991 Ennals R. Artificial Intelligence and Human Institutions. Springer Verlag.

1999 Ennals R. and Gustavsen B. Work Organisation and Europe as a Development Coalition. Benjamins.

1999 - 2001 Ennals R. Work Life 2000 Yearbooks 1, 2, 3. Springer.

2006 Göranzon B, Hammarén M, and Ennals (eds.). Dialogue, Skill and Tacit Knowledge. Wiley.

2007 Ennals R. From Slavery to Citizenship. Wiley.

2007. Gustavsen B, Nyhan B and Ennals R(eds.). Learning together for local innovation: promoting learning regions. Cedefop

(and many more)

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