John Peters


John Peters is Chief Executive of Emerald Group Publishing Limited, based in Bradford, England, and President of Emerald Publishing Inc., based in Cambridge , Mass. He became CEO in 2005, since which time Emerald has grown consistently through investment in content development and digitization, building a global sales and customer management approach, building strategic partnerships, and an acquisition taking the company into scholarly book publishing. Emerald today is the world’s leading publisher of management research, with offices in India, China, Australia, USA, Japan, Poland, Brazil, Dubai and Malaysia.

John holds an English degree from Manchester University and an MBA from Bradford School of Management. He has held visiting posts at universities in the UK , USA and Australia , and was a founding Advisory Board member of the E-TQM College Dubai and the International Business School Kochi, India. He joined Emerald in 1999, having worked previously in consultancy, management development and academia in Europe, North America and Australia.

John is Editor of the journal Management Decision, and co-author of the textbook The Management of a Student Research Project, and has written and presented widely on business, management and publishing industry topics.