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James Freeman

Manchester Business School, UK

Jim Freeman was formerly Senior Lecturer in Statistics and Operational Research at Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS), United Kingdom. He was born in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. After taking a first degree in Pure Mathematics at UCW Aberystwyth, he went on to receive MSc and PhD degrees in Applied Statistics from Bath and Salford universities respectively. In 1992/3 he was Visiting Professor at the University of Alberta. Before joining AMBS, he was Statistician at the Distributive Industries Training Board – and prior to that – the Universities Central Council on Admissions. He has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in business statistics and operational research courses to students from a wide range of management and engineering backgrounds. Until 2017 he taught the statistical core course on AMBS's Business Analytics master's programme – since rated top in Europe and sixth in the world. For many years he was also responsible for providing introductory statistics courses to staff and research students at the University of Manchester’s Staff Teaching Workshop. Through his gaming and simulation interests he has been involved in a significant number of external consultancy and grant-aided projects. More recently he received significant government (‘KTP’) funding for research in the area of risk management. Between July 2008 and December 2014 he was Editor of the Operational Research Society’s OR Insight journal and is currently Editor of the Tewkesbury Historical Society Bulletin. In November 2012 he received the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Decision Sciences Institutes 43rd Annual Meeting in San Francisco. In 2018 he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the University of Manchester.

Titles By The Author

Statistics for Business and Economics

Published: © 2020

ISBN: 9781473768451

Statistics for Business and Economics

Published: © 2017

ISBN: 9781473726567