Richard became a full-time academic in 2009, after a career in town planning and regeneration programme management. He was awarded a DBA in 2007, with his thesis title being 'Joining up public services - a critical realist framework for holistic governance'. Richard has a particular interest in project management, and first joined the Association for Project Management (APM) in 2000 to help with his role as a regeneration programme manager. In this work he was primarily concerned with benefits realisation, and reflections on this experience are included in his 2012 article in the International Journal of Project Management (IJPM). Richard is a member of the APM Benefits Management SIG Committee, and has collaborated with other experts in this field in a variety of academic and practice-orientated publications. Richard's other research interests include critical realism, organisational resilience/turnaround and the translation of management ideas. Richard's teaching is mainly on strategy and change management at Masters' level, with students from a wide variety of backgrounds, including technology and engineering, as well as general management. He is also the joint DBA Collaborative Course Leader for Sheffield Business School, covering courses delivered in Sheffield and internationally.
- 2007: Doctorate of Business Administration, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
- 1983: MA Town & Regional Planning, University of Sheffield
- 1981: BA Geography, University of Cambridge
Dept Of Management
Sheffield Business School
NICHOLSON, John D., LAPLACA, Peter, AL-ABDIN, Ahmed, BREESE, Richard and KHAN, Zaheer (2018). What do introduction sections tell us about the intent of scholarly work: A contribution on contributions. Industrial Marketing Management. (In Press)
BOSTOCK, James, CROWTHER, Philip, RIDLEY-DUFF, Rory and BREESE, Richard (2018). No Plan B: the Achilles heel of high performance sport management. European Sport Management Quarterly, 18 (1), 25-46.
BREESE, Richard (2017). Measures for benefits realization. Exhibit E. Project Report. Report produced by Sheffield Hallam University for the Project Management Institute.. (Unpublished)
BREESE, Richard, JENNER, Stephen, SERRA, Carlos, THORP, John and BADEWI, Amgad (2016). A unified view of benefits management/benefits realization management to be integrated into PMI standards. Project Report. Report produced by Sheffield Hallam University for the Project Management Institute.. (Unpublished)
BREESE, Richard, JENNER, Stephen, SERRA, Carlos Eduardo Martins and THORP, John (2015). Benefits management : lost or found in translation. International Journal of Project Management, 33 (7), 1438-1451.
BREESE, Richard (2013). Conceptualising the nature of work: revisiting Luther Gulick's theories of organisation. Journal of Management History, 19 (2), 279-294.
BREESE, Richard (2012). Benefits realisation management: panacea or false dawn? International Journal of Project Management, 30 (3), 341-351.
BREESE, Richard, EYRE, Graham and COGILL, Peter (2012). Change management - practising what we teach: successfully engaging international students in the teaching, learning & assessment process. Student Engagement and Experience Journal, 1 (1), 1-14.
BREESE, Richard (2008). Towards a holistic approach to regeneration: the importance of operational dimensions. Journal of urban regeneration and renewal, 2 (2), 173-187.
BREESE, Richard (2007). Joining up public services : a critical realist framework for holistic governance. Doctoral, Sheffield Hallam University.
Conference Paper: BREESE, R. NICHOLSON, J. (2016), 'The nature of academic contributions in organisational change management (Development Paper)'. Paper presented at British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
Conference Paper: BOSTOCK, J. BREESE, R. RIDLEY-DUFF, R. (2016), 'Turnaround in response to extreme financial shocks: case studies of National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGB’s) in the UK (Development Paper)'. Paper presented at British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
Conference Paper: BREESE, R. (2013), 'Benefits management: practice makes perfect?'. Paper presented at Association for Project Management Benefits Management Specific Interest Group / Yorkshire and Humberside Branch Event
Conference Paper: Breese, R. (2013), 'Resilience in Health Services'. Paper presented at British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference
Conference Paper: Breese, R. (2013), 'Benefits Realisation Management, Project Management and Management Theory'. Paper presented at British Academy of Management
Conference Paper: Breese, R. (2010), 'Towards a Holistic Framework for Conceptualising Sustainable Development'. Paper presented at British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference
Conference Speaker: Breese, R. (2012), 'The reasons organisations do, or don't do, benefits management.', in Association for Project Management Benefits management Specific Interst Group Event - 'Can change initiatives deliver the promised value?, Association for Project Management
Faculty research seminar: BREESE, R. THORP, J. (2016), 'Benefits Management: it works, so why isn’t everybody doing it? Association for Project Management Webinar', in Association for Project Management Webinar
Other: Breese, R. Darwin, J. (2012), 'Research methods based on critical realism and/or alethic pluralism'
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