MGA Professor Appointed Research Fellow at University of Cambridge Business School

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 12:00 AM
Categories: Honors/Awards | Pressroom | School of Business | Faculty/Staff

Macon, GA


Dr. Simone T.A. Phipps, associate professor of management at Middle Georgia State University (MGA), has been appointed a research fellow at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School in England.

Phipps will spend a week, to be scheduled in 2020, as a research fellow at the school. During that time she will give guest lectures and participate in panel discussions; record a podcast or other type of interview for course promotion and teaching purposes; attend classes with students and support group work activities; and interact with students at evening meals.

Phipps teaches organizational behavior, entrepreneurship, principles of management, strategic management, human resources management, and leadership for the MGA School of Business. Her research interests include management history, entrepreneurship, HR practices, leadership, and relationships between the organization and society. Usually, her research involves the exploration or examination of gender, racial, and ethnic minorities, with the aim of highlighting their struggles and contributions, as well as finding possible solutions to improve the minority experience in business and society.

She has published articles in many scholarly, peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management History, Strategic HR Review, and Society and Business Review. As well as presenting her research at many conferences, Phipps serves as an editorial board member for the Journal of Management History (JMH). She and a co-author have been recognized by the Academy of Management for publishing "ground-breaking African-American management history research," some of which has been included in a number of prominent management textbooks. She and a co-author have also written a book entitled African American Management History: Insights on Gaining a Cooperative Advantage.

Here is a description of Judge Business School by Forbes: “The famous British university that dates back to the 13th century established its business school in 1990. Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the business school’s central building in 1995. The school also opened three other buildings named the Ark, the Gallery and the Castle. Located in Cambridge, England - a half-hour train ride outside of London - the school sits in a burgeoning tech hub. Dubbed Silicon Fen in reference to Silicon Valley, Cambridge is now home to several electronics and biotechnology companies. Students work with local startups on consulting projects in their first 3 months at Judge.”