Dr Mark Crowder

Senior Lecturer and Education Lead for the Department of Strategy, Enterprise and Sustainability at Manchester Metropolitan University

Network of International Business Schools (NIBS)

The Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) is an association of 70+ schools of business from leading universities around the world. It collaborates to provide outstanding, internationally oriented business education that prepares students to succeed in the global economy.

NIBS Conference 2024

The NIBS Conference is usually an annual event which brings together members for networking and sharing excellent practice. The conferences are characterised by professional sharing of practice in all areas of international business education. The conference is hosted by a different member university every year which gives members to visit other members all over the world.

The 2024 edition of the conference will take place at Manchester Met 10th-13th June 2024.

The university will serve as the ideal host venue. As well as being able to experience first-rate conference facilities, visiting delegates will also be hosted by a world-class institution for research. Manchester Met’s Business School is triple accredited by EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA, meeting the international benchmark of excellence for business schools and placing it among the best business schools in the world. These accreditations are testament to the university’s high standards of excellence in both teaching and research.

Commenting on Manchester as the host destination for the conference, Dr Crowder commented "Manchester is a vibrant and thriving city with a wealth of cultural and industry-related places of interest, and has a long and rich history which delegates can immerse themselves into.  The city is beautifully situated and can act as a gateway to other destinations in the UK, and Manchester Met is looking forward to welcoming everyone in 2024"

Dr Crowder joined Man Met in 2013, having previously taught at the University of Chester. He has more than 20 years’ management experience in both public and private sectors, and studied at LJMU and the University of Liverpool before gaining his PhD in cognitive psychology at the University of Chester.

Mark is a member of the British Academy of Management Research Methodology steering committee, a member of the North West committee of the Association of Business Psychology, and is a Fellow of both the Higher Education Academy and the Chartered Management Institute.

His research interests are primarily centred around decision-making, and in particular, in the area of cognitive heuristics. Topics of interest include identification of the underlying processes of heuristic decision-making; the role of System 1 and System 2; the relationship between heuristics and personality type; the relationship between heuristics and work environment; and exploring possible links between Jung’s collective unconscious and heuristics.