Andrew Kilner, BSc (Imperial, London), PhD (Cambridge), MBA (City, London) has had an extremely varied career thus enabling him to treat this topic from very diverse points of view. He spent over 15 years as Business Planning Manager in large international companies (both manufacturing & service) in several countries, acted as a consultant to small UK firms and the British Foreign Office aid projects for Poland, created his own automotive research bureau in Brussels, and ultimately became Professor, Head of Department and first MBA director at the Rennes Graduate School of Business in France. He is currently teaching various aspects of management (processes, international, small business), at several Business Schools around Europe.
He had presented numerous papers on research related to different business sectors and is the author of several commended reports like the pioneering one on 'The rôle of graduates in small business'. In recent years, his main field of research concerns 'management excellence' and the application of sound management principles to diverse areas of activity – partly animated via an interactive website operational since September 2000. (http://rafme.homestead.com)