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Michael Benson

Michael Benson

Senior Lecturer

Summary

An experienced sales and marketing executive, moved into academia to share my business learning with students. Currently Senior Lecturer, teaching business and marketing modules within the undergraduate, postgraduate, corporate and international programmes. Collaborative Course Leader for Sheffield Hallam University and TAR UC in Malaysia Dual Awards for the Department of Management and the Department of Service Sector Management.

Winner of the Best Doctoral Poster at 2015 Sheffield Business School Doctoral Conference. Currently studying my Doctorate in Business Administration at Sheffield Hallam University. My research area is a marketing discipline; the co-creation of value in category management relationships between food manufacturers and retailers. As an ex-retailer with Asda Stores plc and growing up in a 100 year old family butcering and bakery retailing business, retail is my passion and area of research interest. As such I am happy to work with other academics with similar interests and passion, for example I am co-writing a research paper with a colleague in Paris: Corporate Social Responsibility in retailing.

A Fellow and Chartered Marketer of Chartered Institute of Marketing, and privileged to attend 2011 CIM Centenary Dinner at Windsor Castle hosted by HRH Duke of Edinburgh.

  • About

    Qualifications

    • 2014 to 2018: Doctorate of Business Administration, Marketing, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 2008: Post Graduate Diploma, Marketing, Oxford College of Marketing
    • 2002: MSc Food Safety Management, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom
    • 1984: Higher National Diploma, Business Studies, Other, United Kingdom

    Consultancy

    Project

    • 2017: Module leader for the module, Asda Group plc, United Kingdom

    CPD/ Attendance at annual conferences

    Other

    • 2016: , Food Matters Live, United Kingdom
    • 2016: Marketing & Retail SIG, British Academy of Management (BAM), United Kingdom
    • 2016: Delegate, Institute of Grocery Distribution, United Kingdom
    • 2015: Delegate, Institute of Grocery Distribution, United Kingdom
    • 2014: Delegate, Institute of Grocery Distribution, United Kingdom

    Developing CPD activities or exec ed programs

    Sharing best practice

    • 2016: , Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), United Kingdom

    Member of professional body

    Membership

    • 2017 to 2018: , Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), United Kingdom
    • 2016: , Higher Education Academy (HEA), United Kingdom
    • 2012 to 2014: CIM Lancashire Branch Chair / Committee Member, Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
    • 2011: Membership, Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), United Kingdom

    Membership of external committee

    Committee Member

    • 2016: BAM Marketing & Retailing SIG, British Academy of Management (BAM), United Kingdom
    • 2016: , British Academy of Management (BAM), United Kingdom

    Organiser of a conference stream

    National Conference

    • 2017: , British Academy of Management (BAM), United Kingdom

    Senior Lecturer

    Teaching expertise

    • All aspects of marketing teaching from L4 to L7
    • Food Marketing, Strategy, Food Safety Management, Retailing
    • Food Supply Chain, Retail Operations, Food manufacturing
    • Supply Chain Management and Logistics

    Research

    • Retailing
    • Strategy and Marketing

    Industry Links

    • Fellow and Chartered Marketer
    • Collaboration and research support
    • Key account development in recruitment, innovation, student experience

  • Teaching

    Department of Service Sector Management

    Sheffield Business School

    Food

    2014 to present: Category Management; Sales and Selling Techniques, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

    2013 to present: Food Marketing, Work Related Learning, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

    2013 to present: BSc (Hons) Food Marketing Management; BSc (Hons) Food & Nutrition, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

  • Publications

    Conference papers

    Benson, M., Beresford, P., & Hirst, C. (2019). Value Creation or Destruction: The Role of Private label in UK Grocery Category Management Decisions. In British Academy of Management (2019) Conference Building and Sustaining High Performance Organisations during Uncertain Times: Challenges and Opportunities, Aston University, Birmingham, 3 September 2019 - 5 September 2019. BAM: https://www.bam.ac.uk/marketing-and-retail-0

    Benson, M., Beresford, P., & Hirst, C. (2019). Value Creation Capacity of Category Management Collaborations in the UK Private Label Chilled Food Sector. In The Second Global Conference on Creating Value (New York), New York, NY, USA, 14 May 2019 - 16 May 2019. http://www.creatingvalue.co/conference/

    Benson, M., Goose, C., Hall, C., Webb, A., & Louis, A. (2019). The Undiscovered Truths of Collaborative Value Creation in UK Grocery Retail Category. In The Second Global Conference on Creating Value (New York), New York, NY, USA, 14 May 2019 - 16 May 2019.

    Benson, M., Hirst, C., & Beresford, P. (2018). The changing role of the Category Captain in UK grocery retail market. Recent Advances in Retailing and Services Science.

    Book chapters

    Barnes, B., Benson, M., & Beresford, P. (2019). Retail and Distribution. In Marketing Real People, Real Decisions. (Third European Edition). Pearson

    Benson, M., & Beresford, P. (2019). Retail and Distribution. In Pearson Etext for Marketing Real People, Real Choices -- Access Card. (Third European Edition). Pearson

    Presentations

    Benson, M., Beresford, P., & Hirst, C. (2019). Value Creation or Destruction: The Role of Private label in UK Grocery Category Management Decisions. Presented at: BAM 2019 Conference Building and Sustaining High Performance Organisations during Uncertain Times: Challenges and Opportunities, Aston University, Birmingham

    Benson, M., Murray, F., & Taylor, A. (2019). Food Innovation Consultancy Challenge: 'Live' Learning and Professional Development with an Industry Client. Presented at: BAM 2019 Conference, Birmingham, UK, 2019

    Benson, M., Hirst, C., & Beresford, P. (2019). Value Creation Capacity of Category Management Collaborations in the UK Private Label Chilled Food Sector. Presented at: The Second Global Conference on Creating Value (New York), New York, NY, USA, 2019

    Benson, M., Goose, C., Webb, A., Hall, C., & Louis, A. (2019). The Undiscovered Truths of Collaborative Value Creation in UK Grocery Retail Category Management Relationships. Presented at: The Second Global Conference on Creating Value (New York), New York, NY, USA, 2019

    Benson, M. (2018). IGD Category Management and Shopper Marketing Summit.

    Benson, M. (2018). Category Captain Adding Value in Category Management Relationships in a Changed Retail Marketspace.

    Benson, M., Hirst, C., & Schofield, P. (2018). Value for whom? A critical Analysis of Category Management Relationships in the UK Grocery Sector.

    Benson, M., Hirst, C., & Beresford, P. (2018). The Changing Role of the Category Captain in UK Grocery Retail Market. Presented at: Recent Advances in Retailing and Services Science, MELIÃ MADEIRA MARE Rua de Leichlingen nos 2 & 4 Funchal, Madeira

    Benson, M. (2017). BAM Marketing & Retail SIG Event.

    Benson, M. (2017). The creation of value in category management from a food manufacturing and retailing perspective.

    Benson, M. (2017). Value Creation in Category Management Relationships: A Comparative Analysis. Presented at: BAM 2017 Annual Conference - 'Re-connecting management research with the disciplines: Shaping the research agenda for the social sciences', Newcastle University

    Benson, M. (2017). Value Creation in Category Management Relationships: A Comparative Analysis. Presented at: BAM 2017 Annual Conference - 'Re-connecting management research with the disciplines: Shaping the research agenda for the social sciences', Newcastle University

    Posters

    Benson, M. (2019). Reducing Childhood Obesity: Food Innovation Consultancy Challenge. Presented at: 2019 PHE Conference, Warwick University, 2019

    Benson, M. (2015). What constitutes an effective retailing relationship? Presented at: SBS Doctoral Conference, Sheffield, UK, 2015

  • Other activities

    External Responsibilities

    • 2016: , Asda Group plc, United Kingdom
    • 2016: Organised and facilitated the event to all L6 and L7 food students (100 students), Asda Group plc, United Kingdom

    HEA fellow or senior fellow

    • 2015: Fellow Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy (HEA), United Kingdom
    • 2009: Fellow - Chartered Institute of Marketing, Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

    Honour

    • 2016: BAM Marketing & Retail SIG Doctorate Student Representative, British Academy of Management (BAM), United Kingdom
    • 2010: Chair - Chartered Institute of Marketing Lancashire Branch, Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), United Kingdom

    Prize or best paper

    • 2016: Value Creation in Category Management Relationships: A Comparative Analysis, Sheffield Business School, United Kingdom

    Other

    • 2016: Scholarly Academic, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 2008: Chartered Marketer, Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

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