Human Resource Management

The Human Resource Management (HRM) Section is home to a number of research groups and centres and undertakes research in three broad areas:

  • Organisation Studies
  • Employment Relations
  • Public Sector Management

As well as promoting research of an international quality, the Section aims to deliver research-led teaching of an outstanding quality and to provide a supportive environment for the development of academic researchers and educators. Our researchers have a very strong publishing, advisory and consulting profile, providing advice and reports for a broad range of corporate and other clients.  Recent users of HRM research include:

  • The International Labour Organisation
  • Trades Union Congress
  • The European Commission
  • The International Transport Workers Federation
  • Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service
  • Welsh Government
  • Office of the Deputy Prime Minister 

The standing of the HRM Section is indicated by its success in winning research grants from the Economic and Social Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust and other established sources of funding.  Our research involves ongoing collaboration with other research groups at Cardiff University in sociology and city and regional planning.  A number of major international journals are edited by members of the Section including Organisation, British Journal of Management, the Journal of Management Studies and Work, Employment and Society. 

Research Highlights view all

Dr Marco Hauptmeier, Senior Lecturer in International Human Resource Management, and Dr Sarah Hurlow, Lecturer in Leadership, have both been selected to take part in the Cardiff Futures programme, 2014-2015.

Dr Jean Jenkins with Gopinath Parakuni, General Secretary of Cividep-India

Gopinath Parakuni, General Secretary of Cividep-India recently visited the Employment Research Unit (ERU) at Cardiff Business School.

Edmund Heery has published a new paper, which examines the ways in which civil society organizations (CSOs), such as Stonewall, Age UK, Fawcett, MacMillan, Citizens Advice, and Carers UK, advance the interests of working people.

Faculty members view all

Groups and Centres view all

The Human Resource Management section is home to the following research groups and centres:

Collaborative research

Academics from the Human Resource Management section also participate in multidisciplinary groups across the University: 

Projects view all

Some of the projects currently being worked on by members of this section

Gaining collaborative advantages: The changing role of employers' organisations in the British economy

Duration: 20th June 2014 to 19th June 2017
Sponsored by Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Award type: Research, ESRC Future Research Leaders Fellowship
Duration: 30th September 2013 to 29th September 2016
Sponsored by Welsh Government
Award type: Research
Duration: 31st May 2013 to 30th May 2016
Sponsored by European Commission
Award type: Research, European FP7 Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship for Career Development

Process evaluation of the local service board ESF development and priority delivery project

Duration: 20th September 2012 to 31st January 2016
Sponsored by Shared Intelligence
Award type: Research
Duration: 31st May 2012 to 31st December 2015
Sponsored by Welsh Government via IFF Research
Award type: Research

Innovative capacities of R&D in the regenerative medicine industry in Japan and the UK through case studies of therapeutic developments, such as in stem cell therapy

Duration: 1st January 2014 to 30th March 2015
Sponsored by The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
Award type: Research

Managing age in organisational context: A comparative study of the meaning of age among managers

Duration: 30th September 2010 to 31st December 2014
Sponsored by Melbourne University
Award type: Research
Duration: 1st November 2013 to 30th September 2014
Sponsored by Caerphilly County Council
Award type: Research

Research Fellowship to Copenhagen Business School

Duration: 30th April 2014 to 29th September 2014
Sponsored by Copenhagen Business School
Award type: Research

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