Professor Frank Bezzina is Pro-Rector for International Development and Quality Assurance at the University of Malta, after serving as Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Management & Accountancy (FEMA) between 2016 and 2021. He teaches Management Science & Decision Analysis, Operations Research, Applied Business Statistics and Business Research Methods on FEMA's undergraduate and post-graduate programmes.
Frank's research focuses on investigating phenomena in the Organisational Sciences. He has published papers on risk management, corporate governance, HRM, environmental management and statistical/methodological misconceptions. In 2012, his research paper entitled "Investigating the determinants of recycling behaviour in Malta" (co-authored with Stephen Dimech) published in 'Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal' (Vol. 22 No. 4, pp. 463-485) was awarded the Emerald Literati Network Highly Commended Paper Award for Excellence. He co-edited various volumes which include Emerald's 'Contemporary Studies in Economic and Financial Analysis' book series (Volumes 97 & 98) and more recently in Springer's 'Public Administration, Governance and Globalization' series (Vol. 22). Apart from this, he regularly reviews papers for a number of international peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
Professor Bezzina is the chairperson of the University of Malta's Island and Small States Institute, the Institute of Tourism, Travel & Culture, and the International Institute for Baroque Studies. He holds visiting professor positions at the University of Zagreb (Croatia), the Wroclaw University of Economics (Poland), LM Thapar School of Management (India) and the University of Peja (Kosovo). He is also a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society (UK), a member of the steering committee of the Research Methodology Special Interest Group of the British Academy of Management and an Honorary Board Member of the European Marketing and Management Association (EUMMAS).
Beyond his academic role, Frank has been engaged in various consultancy assignments and projects for private and public organisations. Most notably, he was appointed non-executive Director of the Central Bank of Malta (2018-2023) and non-executive Chairperson of WasteServ Malta Ltd (starting February 2020).