Cardiff Business School Research

Management, Employment and Organisation

The Management, Employment and Organisation (MEO) 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 MEO 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 MEO 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

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Celebrating conference honours

Cardiff Business School academics and postgraduate research student recognised at major international conferences.

Public event addresses disability in the workplace

Cardiff Business School hosts ESRC Cardiff Festival of Social Sciences event launching Disability Talking film, followed by panel discussion.

Professors Melanie Jones and Victoria Wass will lead the Disability Talking event, which forms part of the 2016 ESRC Festival of Social Sciences, at the Postgraduate Teaching Centre on Thursday 10th November 2016 at 6.00pm

Bite-size research at engagement event

The 12th Public Uni event was held at the Chapter Arts Centre on Friday 14 October 2016.

The Public Uni series has built up a faithful non-academic audience and more than 70 people attended the most recent occasion to engage with Cardiff University researchers.

Faculty members

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Professor Keith Whitfield

Professor of Human Resource Management

Dr Sarah Hurlow

Deputy Director, Teaching & Learning

Professor Rhys Andrews

Deputy Director, Research

Dr David Nash

MSc Human Resource Management

Professor Robyn Thomas

Associate Dean for Research, Professor of Management

Dr Jonathan Murphy

Senior Lecturer, International Management

Groups and Centres

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The Management, Employment and Organisation section is home to the following research groups and centres:

Collaborative research

Academics from the Management, Employment and Organisations section also participate in multidisciplinary groups across the University: 


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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

20 June 2014 to 19 June 2017

Sponsored by Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Led by Dr Marco Hauptmeier with Dr Leon Gooberman and Professor Edmund Heery

Award type: Research, ESRC Future Research Leaders Fellowship