Name: Frank Hutson GREGORY

Date of Birth: 2 March 1951

Nationality: British



BA Philosophy, University of York, England

MSc Information Management, University of Lancaster, England

PhD Industrial and Business Studies, University of Warwick, England




Oct 1998 - present

Manager and owner Pra Ming Project. The Pra Ming project occupies a 10 acre site in the North of Thailand. It is an attempt to use modern communications technology to establish a remote learning centre in a self-sustaining environment. The project is on-going.

Aug 1994 – Sept 1998:

Assistant Professor, Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Business, City University of Hong Kong.

Teaching Experience included:

Undergraduate Modules: Systems Analysis and Design, Information Systems Development;

MBA Modules: Management Information Systems, Information Systems Development Methods;

Master in Information Systems Modules: Information Systems Development, Alternative Methods of Information Systems Development;

Research Project Supervision: nineteen MBA projects, two Master Dissertations, one MPhil Thesis.

Oct. 1990 – July, 1994

Science and Engineering Research Council funded PhD student in the Operational Research and Systems Study Group at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick.

PhD title: A Logical Analysis of Soft Systems Methodology: Implications for Information System Design and Knowledge Based System Design.

Oct. 1989 - Sept. 1990:

MSc student at Department of Systems & Information Management, Lancaster University.

1981 - Sept. 1989:

Managing Director of Industrial Folio Company Ltd. a small research company registered in Thailand. The work of this company was mostly conducted in association with a number of other research companies based in Thailand.

Work with CSN & Associates (181/19 A.I. Tower Dejo Road, Bangkok 10500). In November 1983 set up a credit reporting and newsclipping service as a joint venture. The credit reports in this operation amounted to mini studies on the subject companies. Over one hundred of these reports were completed.

Industrial Market Research with CSN & Associates comprised Project direction of a investment opportunity study for Hoechst Thai Ltd., a study on the market for decorative products in Thailand's ceramic and glassware industries for Peat Marwick (Singapore) and a study of the market in Thailand for scaffolding equipment for Hory Equipment of Japan.

Work with Industrial Market Research Services (IMRS): Project Director of a study on the market for agricultural machinery in Thailand for a European Embassy. Project Director of a project to study the market potential for plastic pallets in Thailand for Thai/European manufacturing company. Sub-contracted to undertake a survey of the market for educational equipment and supplies for the Government of Canada.

1977 - 1981:

Freelance business journalist based in Thailand. Contributed to the following publications:

The Economist, Far Eastern Economic Review, Asiaweek, The Bangkok Post, Business in Thailand

Also undertook special projects such as writing annual reports and corporate brochures.

1973 – 1976:

Undergraduate in the Department of Philosophy York University.

Early 1973:

Freelance writer producing three biographies (entitled "Goering", "Rommel" and "Stalin") for Wayland Publishers Ltd. These formed part of the "History Makers" series, which was designed for use in school libraries.

1972 - 1973:

Set up the microfilm publishing department of Young & Sweetman, a small London publisher. Worked as one year as Department Director. Resigned to attend York University.

1971 - 1972:

Bibliographer with Micrographics Exports Co. (a small London microfilm publisher). Worked for one year cataloguing esoteric material in the British Museum. Resigned to join Young & Sweetman.