John Bratton is Adjunct Professor in the Centre for Work and Community Studies at Athabasca University, Canada, and a Visiting Professor at Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland. He has taught a variety of sociology courses, including classical social theory, over a career of 30 years. He is the author of Japanization at Work and co-author of Workplace Learning: A Critical Introduction with Jean C. Helms Mills, Timothy Pyrch, and Peter Sawchuk; Work and Organizational Behaviour with Militza Callinan, Martin Corbett, Carolyn Forshaw, and Peter Sawchuk; and Human Resource Management: Theory and Practice , now in its fifth edition, with Jeff Gold.
With Professor Jim Stewart, Jeff is the founder of the HRD and Leadership Research Unit at Leeds Business School. He has designed and delivered a wide range of seminars, programmes and workshops on change, strategic learning, management and leadership, with a particular emphasis on participation and distribution. Jeff also coordinates the Northern Leadership Academy at Leeds University.