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Organisation Studies and Human Resource (HR) Management research

Explore the work we're doing across our 4 areas of expertise in Organisation Studies and Human Resource (HR) Management

In our increasingly global and competitive business world, it is important to investigate the practices, processes and structures of organisations – how they've evolved, and the way organisational change is moving. 

Whether looking at the changing nature of the employer/employee relationship, the responsibility of organisations to act ethically and sustainably, or effective methods used to manage workforces, our research is uncovering  novel ways to ensure the success of businesses across the globe.

We publish regularly across academic journals, and enjoy strong links with practitioner bodies, with research collaborations with organisations such as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

We produce a regular publication – the HR Bulletin: Research and Practice – with contributions from managers, academics and students, it features research articles for managers and HR practitioners.

The Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management subject group also delivers teaching and research on both subjects within the Faculty of Business and Law.

Interested in a PhD in Human Resource Management?

Explore our Human Resource Management postgraduate research degrees – including PhDs and MPhils.

Explore our areas of expertise

Find out more about the facilities and methods that shape our research in the areas of expertise below – and learn more about our recent projects, the academic and industrial partners with whom we collaborate, and the major funders who fund our work.

Human resource (HR) management and leadership

We're researching the nature of leadership and management, and the cultures and practices which influence how people are led and work. Explore our human resource management global hr and leadership research.

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Workplace learning and development

We're developing productive ways of learning-in-action & researching how adults learn best in workplace settings. Explore our workplace learning and development research.

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Employment relations

We're exploring how governments, employers and other agencies influence employment relations. Explore our employment relations research.

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Business ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

We're conducting research into corporate responsibility, business ethics, and how we can promote a more responsible business culture. Explore our business ethics and corporate social responsibility CSR research.

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