Reader in Public Policy and Management
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
- Dr Gary Schwarz
- Email address:
- +44(0) 20 7898 4091
- SOAS University of London
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Dr Gary Schwarz is a Reader in Public Policy and Management. He has held academic appointments at Harvard University, London Business School, Copenhagen Business School, and the University of Nottingham’s campus in China, where he served as Faculty Director of Teaching Development and the Director of the largest executive education programme. Previously, he was the Serviceline Leader Performance Management at Deloitte.
His research focuses on how organizations and individuals can improve their performance, innovation, and the role of various leadership approaches (e.g., transformational, participative, servant, ethical, entrepreneurial, etc.) in the strategy process. His articles have been published in top academic journals, such as Public Administration Review, Public Administration, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, British Journal of Management, and Journal of Business Ethics. Dr Schwarz also co-edited and co-authored the book Outsourcing, which reached the top-5 of the Financial Times list for German books.
Dr Schwarz taught and supervised students at all levels, including undergraduate, postgraduate, executive education, and doctoral. He obtained a Dean’s Award for Excellence in teaching at Harvard University and became the first faculty member from the China campus to win the highest teaching prize at the University of Nottingham, the Lord Dearing Award for outstanding achievements in enhancing the student learning experience. At London Business School and SOAS University of London he obtained perfect evaluations, with all of the participants awarding the highest possible score for his teaching. Dr Schwarz completed training in the case teaching method at Harvard University and is a Fellow at the British Higher Education Academy.
Dr Schwarz has engaged with policy makers from China, the United Kingdom, and the United States, among other countries. He has provided advisory services and management development for numerous public and private organizations, including Airbus, ArcelorMittal, China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation, Chinese Ministry of Finance, Danaher, Deloitte, Deutsche Telekom, European Union, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Guangzhou Municipality, Harvard University, Henry Schein, IBM, Invest Northern Ireland, Japanese External Trade Organization, Jordan Prime Ministry, Jordan Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, Lufthansa, Ningbo Municipal Government, Oracle, Petro-Canada, Shanghai Municipal Government, Terex Mining, and Volkswagen Group.
He holds academic degrees from Harvard University, University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of St. Gallen, and WHU in Germany.