He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, and has held visiting
professorships at Griffith University, Brisbane, the University of New Brunswick, Tampere University, Copenhagen Business
School and the University of Western Sydney, Macarthur.
Prior to coming to Canada in 1983, Bob Hinings was Associate Director of the Institute of Local Government Studies, University
of Birmingham, England, responsible for an extensive research programme in organizational change, and held the Chair of Organizational
Studies. He has published 8 books and more than 100 papers.
In addition to the significant academic accomplishments, Bob is a scholar and teacher in the oldest and best sense of those
words. In talking to many senior and more junior members of the profession, I was struck with the unanimity of opinion, from
those he has worked with closely. Bob is always described in glowing terms. Some quotes:
'always carries and exceeds his contribution'; 'always sensitive to citation and giving credit where due'; 'willing, indeed
eager, to work collectively in a team'; 'careful to attribute good ideas to others (even when he has had a major influence)';
'a gentleman of the old school'.
I can think of no greater accolades for a scholar.
It is a privilege and honor to welcome Bob Hinings as the 2003 Honorary Member of the European Group for Organization Studies.
He is a true EGOSian and sets a standard for us all.