John Paul Hayes


John Paul Hayes


Personal statement

John Paul is a Senior Lecturer at Bath Business School. He teaches strategy, new trends in mangement, creativity and innovation, and supervises research projects from BSc to MSc level.

Previously John Paul was a consultant working with various international organisations from public, private and third sectors (e.g. The World Bank, DfID, The Partnering initiative, Unilever). Prior experience includes researching diversity at The British Red Cross, winning and completing a two year SAMS/ESRC Management and Business Development fellowship using governance as a lens to look at the relationship between public, private and third secttor organisations whilst at the Open University, and investigating group dynamics in new product development collaborations to gain his PhD from the University of Bath.

John Paul's research centres on three areas: strategy, governance and organization studies (specifically inter-organizational relations). This covers public, private and third sectors, within the UK and internationally, and investigates dynamics, processes, tensions and multi-level interactions that help or hinder success (individual, organization and collaboration).

Professional qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy. Collaborating in engineering design, PhD, University of Bath, 2006–2010
  • Masters in Mechanical Engineering Integrated European Programme, M.Eng (1st Class), (IMechE award for dissertation on renewable energy), University of Manchester, 1996 – 2000.

Professional memberships

  • FHEA.

Other external roles

  • Member of the ESRC Peer-review college
  • Peer reviewer for Public Management Review, Voluntary Sector Review, Organization Studies, Earth's Future.

Teaching specialism

  • Inter-Organizational Relations
  • Strategy
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Public and Third Sector Management.

PhD Research supervision

I am open to discuss possible projects which clearly fit with my research interests. At present, I have no funding available and would expect candidates to obtain their own funding. I encourage student-led grant applications and in some cases may be able to provide support in developing them.


  • Collaboration in engineering design
  • Cross-sector collaboration in neighbourhood regeneration and in international development
  • Governance in cross-sector collaboration.

Preferred methods

  • Qualitative
  • Mixed methods
  • Process / processual analysis
  • Case studies.

Research keywords

    Inter-organisational collaboration
    Organisational Studies
    Public / Voluntary / Third Sector
    Strategic Management

Research keywords

    Inter-organisational collaboration
    Organisational Studies
    Public / Voluntary / Third Sector
    Strategic Management


  • Organisational Strategy (BM6024)
  • New Trends in Management (BM6009)
  • Creativity and Innovation (BM5100).

Research and academic outputs

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Emmanuel Anquetil [translation]

Quenette, L.R, Hayes, J.P and Rivière, S (2015) Emmanuel Anquetil [translation]. Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Moka, Mauritius.

Governing cross-sector, inter-organizational collaborations

Vangen, S, Hayes, J.P and Cornforth, C (2015) 'Governing cross-sector, inter-organizational collaborations.' Public Management Review, 17 (9). pp. 1237-1260. ISSN 1471-9037

Nonprofit–public collaborations: understanding governance dynamics

Cornforth, C, Hayes, J.P and Vangen, S (2014) 'Nonprofit–public collaborations: understanding governance dynamics.' Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 44 (4). pp. 775-795. ISSN 1552-7395

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