Business and Management

Research areas

The subject group’s work is organised into four areas:

Organisational flow chart

Employment Studies and Human Resource Management

Faculty

Research students

  • Aparna Venkatesan 
  • Alia Noor Roowala 
  • Entesar Alqurashi 

The members of this area have won research grants from several sources including the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), industry, and the British Academy. They hold editorial positions in journals such as Human Resource Management Journal and Work, Employment & Society. Recent work appeared in leading journals such as Human Resource Management, Work Employment & Society, the International Journal of HRMGender Work and Organization and the European Journal of Industrial Relations.

 Key areas of interest in this cluster include:

  • Strategic human resource management and employee engagement
  • Skills and employment in the retail sector
  • The impact of the financial crisis on employment relations and practices
  • Women in company boards and diversity
  • The nature of meaningful work

Information Systems and Management of Technology

The members of this area have attracted research grants from several organisations such as the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Wellcome Trust. They hold editorial positions in journals such as Management Information Systems Quarterly and BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. Recent work appeared in leading journals such as: MIS Quarterly, Organization Studies, Social Science and MedicineJournal of the Association of Information Systems, Research Policy and Scientometrics. 

Key areas of interest in this cluster include:

  • Innovation, knowledge and organisational networking
  • Biomedical technology and innovation
  • Information and communications technology organisational change in healthcare
  • University-industry links and knowledge transfer

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Faculty

Research students

  • Syed Tahir Abbas
  • Mariana Pinho de Almeida
  • Royston Morgan

The members of this area have attracted funding from public organisations such as the German Federal Ministry of Research and Technology and industry. They hold Associate Editor or Board Member positions in journals such as Journal of Operations ManagementDecision Sciences Journal and International Journal of Operations and Production Management. Recent work appeared in leading journals such as the British Journal of Management, the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, the International Journal of Production Economics and Journal of Business Ethics.

Key areas of interest in this cluster include:

  • Procurement process and sustainability in supply chains
  • Modular practices and principles in the manufacturing sector
  • Lean thinking and process improvement in public sector and healthcare

Organisational Psychology and Behaviour

Faculty

The work of members in this area has featured in prominent media outlets including: The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Financial Times and CNN. They hold Board Member positions in journals such as Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and Basic and Applied Social Psychology. Recent work appeared in leading journals such as Journal of Experimental Social PsychologyPersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Human Resource ManagementBritish Journal of Psychology and the Journal of Career Assessment.

Key areas of interest in this cluster include:

  • Leadership, authority and legitimacy
  • Self/identity, attitudes and values and risk perception
  • Intergroup relations and diversity management
  • Social influence tactics, political skill, and career advancement