Professor Paul Sparrow

Emeritus

Current Research

HR Strategy

Global resourcing and talent management.

Global human resource management,

The talent management journey: does building bridges take you to useful destinations?
Invited talk

79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

4th Global Conference on International HRM
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

The expanding domain of psychological contract research and the quest for differentiation
Invited talk

Macro talent management: foundations for a developing field
Invited talk

3rd HR Division International Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

3rd HR Division International Conference, Dublin
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Routledge (Publisher)
Editorial activity

Dealing with the challenges of macro talent management
Invited talk

Changing HR Models
Invited talk

Scientific Committee for the 3rd HR Division International Conference, Academy of Management (Event)
Publication peer-review

Nurturing Human Capital in the 4th Industrial Revolution
Invited talk

Nurturing human capital in the 4th industrial revolution
Invited talk

The Death of Strategic HRM & Business Partnering: Failure to Deliver, or Wrong?
Invited talk

The death of strategic HRM and business partnering: failure to deliver or wrong?
Invited talk

CIPD Applied Research Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

21st century HRM
Invited talk

Human Asset Summit
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

HR analytics and the future of HR.
Invited talk

Academy of Management Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Health Services People Strategy HSE Annual HR Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Designing HRM for collaborative service delivery.
Invited talk

British Academy of Management HR Special Interest Group
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Is talent management a bridge field?
Invited talk

HR Square Masterclass
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Do we need HR? HR Square Masterclass
Invited talk

Sussex Future of Work Research Hub
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

The future of work: emerging challenges and research agendas.
Invited talk

Rutgers University Society for HRM Annual Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

The continued evolution of HRM: seeing HRM in Context.
Invited talk

Liverpool John Moores University HRM Symposium
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

The continued evolution of HRM: seeing HRM in Context.
Invited talk

Human Resource Management Review (Journal)
Editorial activity

BRQ Business Research Quarterly (Journal)
Editorial activity

Kings College London (External organisation)
Membership of board

CIPD (External organisation)
Membership of board

Research Advisory Group (External organisation)
Membership of board

CIPD Academic Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

CIPD Academic Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Customer Management Leadership Group, Manchester
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Culture and engagement.
Invited talk

CIPD (External organisation)
Membership of board

Dutch HRM Network
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Dutch HRM Network
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Dutch HRM Network
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

ESCP, Berlin
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

How Should We Think About The Future Of The Talent Management Function?
Invited talk

LloydMasters Organisational Risk Network, London
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

HR Beyond the Organisation: Risk, Governance & Capability
Invited talk

Rutgers State Univ, Rutgers State University (External organisation)
Member of an organisation

Talent Management Institute, ESCP Europe, Berlin (External organisation)
Member of an organisation

University of Lucerne
Visiting an external academic institution

US Academy of Management, Vancouver
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

US Academy of Management
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Institute for Employment Studies (External organisation)
Other Membership

CIPD Future of the Profession Network, London
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Changing HR Operating Models
Invited talk

30th European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management Workshop on Strategic Human Resource Management
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

30th European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management Workshop on Strategic Human Resource Management
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Teneo Conference, Barcelona
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Laying out the performance challenges facing HR.
Invited talk

18th KPMG HR Symposium, Athens
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Do we need HR? Components of a new model
Invited talk

National Institute of Health Research Clinical Research Network Strategic Leadership Summit
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Working beyond your organization for strategic partnership success.
Invited talk

Irish Management Institute
Visiting an external academic institution

Talent Management Institute, ESCP Europe, Berlin (External organisation)
Membership of board

Scottish University
Visiting an external academic institution

Spanish Academy of Management, Reus
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

HR and performance
Invited talk

The changing role of HR.
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

The changing role of HR.
Invited talk

The changing role of HR.
Invited talk

Delivering excellent HR beyond your organisation: what really makes the difference for partnership success?
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Delivering excellent HR beyond your organisation: what really makes the difference for partnership success?
Invited talk

How should we value talent management? Implications for the intellectual boundaries of the field
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

2nd European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management Workshop on Talent Management
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Strategic talent management today and tomorrow
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Strategic talent management today and tomorrow.
Invited talk

British Academy of Management
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

British Academy of Management
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

ALBA Graduate School of Business
Visiting an external academic institution

University of Zurich
Visiting an external academic institution

Asking the tougher questions about employee engagement
Invited talk

Developments in Global talent management: setting the research agendas.
Invited talk

Jim Quick
Hosting an academic visitor

Managing HR delivery beyond the organization
Invited talk

Managing HR in times of uncertainty and ambiguity
Invited talk

Performance-led HR, Thyssen-Krupps Conference
Invited talk

How HR can succeed.
Invited talk

The Work Foundation
Visiting an external academic institution

Managing HR delivery beyond the organisation.
Invited talk

Delivering performance-led HR.
Invited talk

Aalto University School of Business
Visiting an external academic institution

Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance (Journal)
Editorial activity

Office of Manpower
Business Engagement

Finland Academy (External organisation)
Membership of board

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Visiting an external academic institution

UK Commission for Employment and Skills (External organisation)
Other Membership

Jim Quick
Hosting an academic visitor

Chartered Psychologist (External organisation)
Member of an organisation

CIPD (External organisation)
Member of an organisation

The British Psychological Society (External organisation)
Member of an organisation

British Academy of Management (External organisation)
Member of an organisation

British Institute of Management (External organisation)
Member of an organisation

ESRC seminar series: Organizational innovation, people management and sustained performance: towards a multi-level framework for medium-sized businesses
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance (Journal)
Editorial activity

The International Journal of Human Resource Management (Journal)
Editorial activity

German Graduate School of Management & Law, Heilbronn
Visiting an external academic institution

Advanced Laboratory of Business Administration, Athens, Greece
Visiting an external academic institution

The International Journal of Human Resource Management (Journal)
Editorial activity

UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) (External organisation)
Member of Advisory Panel For Social Community and Cultural Engagement

Summit on Globalization of Human Capital (SGHC)
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

New perspectives on Leadership Conference
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Icelandic HR Directors Association (FLORA)
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

US Academy of Management
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

US Academy of Management
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

World Congress of the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Strategic HR Network
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Employee Engagement Organisational Performance and Individual Wellbeing Exploring the Evidence Developing the Theory
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

1st European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management Workshop on Talent Management
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Welsh Government HR Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Irish Management Institute
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

University of Glasgow Research Seminar Series
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Reykjavik University School of Business. Iceland
Visiting an external academic institution

Chartered Institute of Management
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

European HR Summit, Quadriga Hochschule
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

HR Outsourcing Summit Europe
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

JSB Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

CIPD Conference on Performance Management
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Employee Engagement and Reward
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

PriceWaterhouseCooper 2011 Human Capital Summer Academy
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Confederation of Danish Industries (DI) Global HR Masterclass
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

CIPD NW OD Special Interest Group
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

International HR Leaders Summit 2011, Transforming HR into a Strategic Business Partner
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

HRC Academy HR International Meeting
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Federal Authority for Government Human Resources International Human Resources Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Dublin City University Business School
Visiting an external academic institution

Cross Culture Management (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Technische Universitat Darmstadt (External organisation)
Membership of board

Employee Engagement Task Force (External organisation)
Other Membership

Department for Business Innovation and Skills Employee Engagement Task Force (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Scientific Steering Board (External organisation)
Membership of board

Emerald Literati Network (Journal)
Publication peer-review

CIPD Annual Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Silta Oy HR Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

British Sociological Association Work, Employment and Society Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Nestle Senior Human Resources Development Programme
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

11th International Human Resource Management Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

11th International Human Resource Management Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

11th International Human Resource Management Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

11th International Human Resource Management Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

11th International Human Resource Management Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

11th International Human Resource Management Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

11th International Human Resource Management Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Raising the Bar Nestle UK HR Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

CIPD HR Leaders Network
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

National Univeristy of Ireland
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

British Academy of Management Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

US Academy of Management
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Eversheds Summer School
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

10th International HRM Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Human Resource Management Journal (Journal)
Editorial activity

Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reforms (External organisation)
Other Membership

Irish Management Institute
Visiting an external academic institution

Human Resource Management Journal (Journal)
Editorial activity

People Management (Journal)
Editorial activity

Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform’s (BERR) (External organisation)
Membership of network

Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform’s (BERR) (External organisation)
Membership of network

CIPD International Forum
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Infohrm Annual Conference on Workforce Analytics and Reporting
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

4th People Management Executive Seminar
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

1st International HRM Workshop
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

2nd Middle East Talent Management Forum
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

14th Human Resource Summit
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

HRM, Knowledge processes and organizational Performance Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

CIPD Annual Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

British Academy of Management
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

British Academy of Management
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Performance-based HR Summer School
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Association of International Business Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Institute of Work Psychology
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Royal Mail Annual Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Royal Mail Annual HR Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

CBI Senior Executive Dinner
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Economists 2nd Annual Talent Management Forum
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

The Economist 2nd Annual Talent Management Forum: Unlocking the potential in the global organisation
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Association of British Psychologists Annual
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Association of British Psychologists Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Employee Benefits HR Show
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Employee Benefits HR Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

HR Transformation Summit
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

World Federation of Personnel Management Associations conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

World Federation of Personnel Management Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Innovation and Knowledge Research Centre
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

British Psychological Society, Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

City College, Thessaloniki, Greece (External organisation)
Membership of board

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (External organisation)
Other Membership

UK Research Assessment Exercise (External organisation)
Other Membership

Monash University (External organisation)
Other Membership

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (External organisation)
Member of Advisory Panel

Monash University
Visiting an external academic institution

City College, Thessaloniki, Greece (External organisation)
Membership of committee

International Journal of Cross Cultural Management (Journal)
Editorial activity

Centre for Strategic People Management, City College (External organisation)
Membership of board

Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal (Journal)
Editorial activity

Cornell Univ
Visiting an external academic institution

Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal (Journal)
Editorial activity

Cornell University
Visiting an external academic institution

US Academy of Management (External organisation)
Membership of committee

London Business School
Visiting an external academic institution

UK Government Sector Skills Development Agency (External organisation)
Other Membership

UK Government Sector Skills Development Agency (External organisation)
Member of Advisory Panel

European Management Review (Journal)
Editorial activity

Career Development International (Journal)
Editorial activity

European Management Review (Journal)
Editorial activity

Career Development International (Journal)
Editorial activity

Routledge (Publisher)
Editorial activity

Routledge (Publisher)
Editorial activity

British Journal of Management (Journal)
Editorial activity

British Journal of Management (Journal)
Editorial activity

Journal of World Business (Journal)
Editorial activity

Times Higher Education Awards Finalist
Other distinction

Emerald Literati Network 2011 Award for Excellence
Prize (including medals and awards)

Top 10 Most Influential HR Thinkers by Human Resources magazine in 2014
National/international honour

2016 Michael R. Losey Human Resource Lifetime Research Award
Prize (including medals and awards)

UK's Most Influential People by HR Practitioners
Prize (including medals and awards)

2022 British Academy of Management Richard Whipp Lifetime Achievement Award
Prize (including medals and awards)

  • People, Work and Organisation