Andrew Thomson England

Biography of Andrew Thomson

Andrew William John Thomson (1936- ) was Professor of Business Policy at the University from 1978 to 1988.

Born in Stockton, Thomson completed his National Service as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery, and he was a Lieutenant in the Parachute Regiment of the Territorial Army from 1958 until 1963. He is a graduate of St Edmund Hall, Oxford (BA, 1959) and Cornell University (MS, 1961) and worked as a brand manager for Lever Brothers for four years, before returning to Cornell to study for his PhD (awarded in 1968). He came to Glasgow in 1968 as a lecturer and subsequently Senior Lecturer and Reader in the Department of Social and Economic Research, specialising in industrial relations.

Thomson was Dean of the Scottish Business School from 1983 to 1987 and a founder of the British Academy of Management in 1987. In 1988, he was appointed the first Dean of the School of Management at the Open University. He retired as Dean in 1993, and as Professor in 2001. He was awarded an OBE for services to education in 1993.


Andrew Thomson
Born 1936, Stockton, England.
University Link: Professor
View Additional Information
Record last updated: 5th Aug 2008

Country Associations

England England
Place of Birth

University Connections

University Roles

  • Professor

Academic Posts