Andrew Pendleton

Professor of Employee Ownership and Reward, and Head of School of Management

School of Management - BA (Hons.) Oxford | PhD Bath | Academic Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development


​With a background in human resource management, industrial relations, and sociology of work, Andrew’s main areas of expertise are incentives, employee stock ownership plans, and employee ownership. He has written extensively on topics such as the impact of stock ownership plans on organisational performance, the effects of multiple incentives, and employee behaviour within stock plans. He has constructed the main database of employee-owned companies in the UK (with Andrew Robinson, University of Leeds). He has also written on corporate ownership, governance, and employment relations. He has a keen interest in the regulation of employee stock plans, and was a member of the UK Inland Revenue Advisory Group that designed two of the UK’s employee stock plans.

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About Andrew

​Andrew joined UNSW recently to become Head of the School of Management at UNSW and Professor of Employee Ownership and Reward. Previously, he was Head of the Department of Management in Durham University Business School in the UK, and has also held academic posts at the universities of Bath, Bradford, Kent, Manchester Metropolitan, and York. He has a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) from the University of Oxford, and studied for a PhD in Social Sciences at the University of Bath.

He is a fellow and mentor on the Beyster Program in the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA, and a Visiting Professor at University Pantheon-Assas Paris 2. He has previously held visiting roles at Monash and Sydney universities.