Human Resource Management and Marketing research overview
The Department of Human Resource Management and Marketing's research activity complements the University of Portsmouth's ambitious research strategy programme. As a result, we work with a range of organisations providing research, consultancy, training and facilities that reflect the expertise within the department. We publish scholarly papers, provide research and prepare reports for all sorts of organisations, write books and work with other institutions to enhance our levels of knowledge and performance.
All our researchers have published leading papers in internationally rated journals, have worked extensively with public and private sector organisations in either a consultancy or training capacity or have written leading textbooks in their subject areas.
An important part of our research strategy is to work with students who are studying for postgraduate research degrees. Through our developing research community, students work closely with their supervisory teams, publish papers and generate high quality work. We welcome and encourage applications from aspiring researchers and people who seek to lead and develop knowledge in their subject areas.
For more information about how to apply please contact the Portsmouth Business School using the Contact us page.
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RAE rating: Research in the department has been rated at the recent RAE as international level.
Academic staff: 53, please see staff list webpage.
Postgraduate research students: 32
Internal links: The Portsmouth Business School has internal research links with the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies (ICJS), the Department of Mathematics and the School of Computing.
External links: Our links with relevant professional bodies and the industry ensure that our courses are relevant and intellectually stimulating. Portsmouth Business School is recognised as a Centre of Research Excellence by The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
Our postgraduate research students are provided with 'high-spec' laptops, admittance to dedicated postgraduate work areas and access to their supervisors on a regular basis. Research student supervision is regarded as an important part of a supervisor’s responsibilities and students are encouraged to see their supervisors on a weekly basis, wherever practicable. Research students also attend a masters’ rated Research Training programme and have access to a range of training workshops and programmes designed to advance personal and research development.
The department has provided bursary opportunities for students already registered on a research degrees programme in the department. For example, the Scholar's Bursary is designed to encourage students to publish their work.
The Centre hosts external research engagements for both subject groups. CORD'S main activity is support for various areas of expertise which include Sales Management, Portsmouth Employment Relations Network (PERN) and Workplace Bullying and Management Development programmes. CORD also offers generic assistance to organisations on research techniques and organises conferences supporting the Portsmouth Business School's research activities.
Human Resource Management
The Human Resources Management Research (HRM) subject group is led by Professor Charlotte Rayner, who is also director of the Centre for Organizational Research and Development.
The HRM subject group's research activities and achievements centre around:
- Workplace bullying
- Organisational change and HRM
- Employment relations (including comparative perspectives)
- Learning, training and management development
- HR roles and development
HR Research Degrees Coordinator: Dr Steve Williams (email@example.com)
The Business School’s Marketing researchers are reputed experts in their field. Their research work has developed novel approaches to both marketing and strategy theory and practice. If you are interested in undertaking research in this area, we can offer you supervision in topics such as:
- Marketing strategy (relationship marketing,food and wine marketing, small business)
- Marketing and innovation management
- International marketing (international marketing strategy, internationalisation of SME's and Japanese marketing)
- Marketing communications (including direct marketing and internal marketing)
- Marketing orientation, culture and processes
- Management of strategic innovation
- Services marketing (the marketing of financial ervices, retailing, tourism, public services).
Marketing Research Degrees Coordinator: Dr Steve Williams (Steve.Williams@port.ac.uk)