Human Resource Development and Organisational Behaviour

The research of this group explores the issues in human behaviours and human resource development within contemporary organisations. The topics we study are intended to address issues both in theory and practice. 

We focus on taking critical and comparative approaches to critique the normative theories in these areas and investigate alternative understandings of HR practice and organisational behaviours that challenge existing ontological and epistemological assumptions. Both qualitative and quantitative methodologies are employed in our group.

Our expertise lies in

  • Strategic human resource management
  • Work-family interface
  • Human capital and development
  • Leadership and leadership development
  • Business ethics
  • Psychological contracts, trust, and organisation-based self-esteem
  • Creativity and organisational learning
  • The study of emotions and depth psychology – organisational and social psychology approaches