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.
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.
We're exploring the nature of leadership and management, and the cultures and practices which influence how people are led and work within organisations of all sizes.
Through our work in this area of expertise, we're helping organisations work out how best to design learning and skills development into everyday work processes.
We're answering fundamental questions about the worker/employee relationship – from how it's regulated by employers, trade unions, governments and other bodies, to how conflicts arise in the workplace.
Interested in a PhD in Human Resource Management?
Browse our postgraduate research degrees – including PhDs and MPhils – at our Human Resource Management postgraduate research degrees page.