Dr. J. Barton Cunningham

Bart Cunningham, a Professor in the School of Public Adminstration at the University of Victoria, is actively involved in researching workplace issues related to customer satisfaction, organizational effectiveness, job satisfaction and stress.

Bart completed a doctoral degree at the University of Southern California in management and administration and was a Visiting Scientist at the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations in London, England. From 1991 to 1994, he was at the Nanyang Business School at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore where he was the Research Director of the Enterprise Development Center. Most recently, he has had Visiting appoinments at the Czech Management Center, California School for Professional Psychology, and Waikato Management School and Johannes Kepler University

He has over thirty-five years of teaching experience, including positions in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Singapore, New Zealand, the Czech Republic, and Austria. He is active in researching organizational problems, conducting training programs, and in developing action learning experiences.

Bart has also been active as a consultant to a wide variety of public sector organizations. He has worked in the field of crisis management, simulating disasters for local governments and hospitals in California and British Columbia. In California, he worked with agencies funded by the Department of Defense in developing simulations of earthquake, floods, airplane crashes, budgetary crises, and labor strikes. In British Columbia, he was also involved in designing simulations to test out the Ministry of Environment's oil spill plan.

He has published nearly internationally recognized articles. Bart Cunningham’s published books include: Researching Organizational Values and Beliefs: The Echo Approach (Quorum Books), The Stress Management Sourcebook (Lowell House), Action Research and Organizational Development (Praeger), Quality of Working Life (Labour Canada), and Community Program Evaluation (Government Printing). Bart is currently completing a book on Strategic Human Resource Management: Theory and Practice (Palgrave MacMillan).

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