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Cass professor appointed to management book award panel

Chris Roebuck joins leading practitioners on the search for 'management gold' writer

Cass Visiting Professor Chris Roebuck has been selected to sit on the Management Book of the year awards panel.

The awards, now in their fourth year, were established by the Chartered Management Institute to recognise outstanding achievement in management writing.

Visiting Professor Roebuck will bring to the judging table insights gained over the course of his management career. He has previously advised on the boards of global banks and not for profit organisations, including the National Health Service and the Red Cross. He was also recently voted as one of the top 20 most influential HR thinkers.

He is joined on the judging panel by Patrick Dunne, Visiting Professor at Cranfield School of Management; Dame Mary Marsh DBE, previously Chief Executive of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC); Andrew Summers, Chairman of Westminster Business School; and Diane Lees, Director-General of the Imperial War Museum.

Twenty-five books in total made the shortlist this year, with five books entered for awards in each of the following five categories:

• The Practical Manager
• The New Manager,
• Innovation and Entrepreneurship,
• The Commuter's Read
• Management and Leadership textbook.

Judges will choose one overall winner to award the prestigious Management Book of the Year prize. This year's ceremony will take place at the British Library Conference Centre on 3rd February 2014.

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