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Kim Hoque

phone: +44 (0)24 7652 4658Kim Hoque

email: kim.hoque@wbs.ac.uk

room: 2.137

Profile (biography)

Kim is Professor of Human Resource Management and head of the OHRM group. He joined Warwick Business School in August 2012. Prior to this he held professorial positions at Nottingham University Business School and at Birkbeck, University of London. Kim is an Associate Editor of Human Relations, and is also on the editorial boards of Industrial Relations Journal, Equal Opportunities International, Journal of Vocational Education and Training and Scandinavian Journal of Management. He has undertaken consultancy projects for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Shell UK, NHS Scotland and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills. He is currently a project adviser to the Japan Institute of Labour Policy and Training. He has also in the recent past been commissioned by the Trades Union Congress to conduct evaluations of the union learning representative and equality representative initiatives.

Research interests

Kim’s recent research has focused on: new forms of union representation (union learning reps, equality reps and union disability champions); government policy with regard to systems of vocational education and training; equal opportunities; employment relations and training in the SME sector; agency working in the public sector. Much of his recent research has been based on the analysis of large-scale datasets (in particular the Workplace Employment Relations Survey (WERS) series). In the past Kim has made significant contributions to debates on the impact of the Investors in People Standard and on HRM in the hotel industry. He is also currently involved in projects using WERS to explore HRM in small and medium-sized enterprises and HRM and performance. Along with colleagues at Leeds and Birmingham Business Schools, he recently undertook an ESRC-funded project to explore agency working in the health and social care sectors.

Availability for Ph.D Supervision and Suggested Topics

I am looking to take on one additional PhD student for 2014-2015. I would be particularly keen to supervise research students whose interests correspond with my own (for example: HRM and performance; union representation; government training policy; equal opportunities; employment relations and training in the SME sector; agency working), though I am always happy to hear from potential students who have innovative and imaginative research ideas in other areas.

Publications

Journal Articles:

• Hoque, K., Bacon, N. and Parr, D. "Employer disability practice in Britain: assessing the impact of the Positive About Disabled People ‘Two Ticks’ symbol" Work, Employment And Society (2014)
• Hoque, K. and Bacon, N. "Unions, joint regulation and workplace equality policy and practice in Britain: evidence from the 2004 Workplace Employment Relations Survey" Work, Employment And Society (2014)
• Wu, N., Bacon, N. and Hoque, K. "The adoption of High Performance Work Practices in small businesses: the influence of markets, business characteristics and HR expertise" International Journal Of Human Resource Management (2014)
• Bacon, N. and Hoque, K. "The role and impact of trade union equality representatives in Britain" British Journal Of Industrial Relations 50 (2012): 239-262.
• Bacon, N. and Hoque, K. "Union representation and training: the impact of Union Learning Representatives and the factors influencing their effectiveness" Human Relations 64 (2011): 387-414.
• Hoque, K. and Bacon, N. "Assessing the impact of Union Learning Representatives on training: evidence from a matched sample of ULRs and managers" Work, Employment And Society 25 (2011): 218-233.
• Hoque, K., Kirkpatrick, I., Lonsdale, C. and De Ruyter, A. "Outsourcing the procurement of agency workers: the impact of Vendor Managed Services in English social care" Work, Employment And Society 25 (2011): 522-539.
• Kirkpatrick, I., De Ruyter, A., Hoque, K. and Lonsdale, C. "Practising what they preach? The disconnect between the state as regulator and user of employment agencies" International Journal Of Human Resource Management 22 (2011): 3711-3726.
• Lonsdale, C., Hoque, K., Kirkpatrick, I. and De Ruyter, A. "Supplier Behaviour and Public Contracting in the English Agency Nursing Market" Public Administration 88 (2010): 800-818.
• Bacon, N. and Hoque, K. "What factors influence the relationship between Union Learning Representatives and training in Britain? Evidence from the 2004 Workplace Employment Relations Survey" International Journal Of Human Resource Management 21 (2010): 720-741.
• Hoque, K., Kirkpatrick, I., De Ruyter, A. and Lonsdale, C. "New contractual relationships in the agency worker market: the case of the UK’s National Health Service" British Journal Of Industrial Relations 46 (2008): 389-412.
• Hoque, K. and Bacon, N. "Trade unions, Union Learning Representatives and employer-provided training in Britain" British Journal Of Industrial Relations 46 (2008): 702-731.
• Hoque, K. and Bacon, N. "Investors in People and training in the British SME sector" Human Relations 61 (2008): 451-482.
• Hoque, K. "The Impact of Investors in People on Employer-provided Training, the Equality of Training Provision and the “Training Apartheid” Phenomenon" Industrial Relations Journal 39 (2008): 43-62.
• Hoque, K. and Kirkpatrick, I. "Making the Core Contingent: Professional Agency Work and its Consequences for Social Services" Public Administration 86 (2008): 331-344.
• De Ruyter, A., Kirkpatrick, I., Hoque, K., Lonsdale, C. and Malan, J. "Agency Working and the Degradation of Public Service Employment: The Case of Nurses and Social Workers" International Journal Of Human Resource Management 19 (2008): 432-445.
• Humphreys, M. and Hoque, K. "Have the Lecturers Lost their Voice? Involvement and Participation in the Devolved Further Education Sector" International Journal Of Human Resource Management 18 (2007): 1199-1213.
• Hoque, K. and Bacon, N. "The Antecedents of Training Activity in British Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises" Work, Employment And Society 20 (2006): 531-552.
• Kirkpatrick, I. and Hoque, K. "A Retreat from Permanent Employment? Accounting for the Rise of Professional Agency Work in UK Public Services" Work, Employment And Society 20 (2006): 649-666.
• Hoque, K., Taylor, S. and Bell, E. "Investors in People: Market-led Voluntarism in Vocational Education and Training" British Journal Of Industrial Relations 43 (2005): 135-153.
• Kirkpatrick, I. and Hoque, K. "The Decentralisation of Employment Relations in the British Public Sector" Industrial Relations Journal 36 (2005): 100-120.
• Bacon, N. and Hoque, K. "HRM in the SME Sector: Valuable Employees and Coercive Networks" International Journal Of Human Resource Management 16 (2005): 1978-1999.
• Hoque, K., Davis, S. and Humphreys, M. "Freedom to do what you are told: senior management team autonomy in an acute NHS Trust" Public Administration 82 (2004): 355-375.
• Hoque, K. and Noon, M. "Equal Opportunities Policy and Practice in Britain: Evaluating the “Empty Shell” Hypothesis" Work, Employment And Society 18 (2004): 481-506.
• Hoque, K. "All in all it's just another plaque on the wall: the incidence and impact of the Investors in People Standard" Journal Of Management Studies 40 (2003): 543-572.
• Hoque, K. and Kirkpatrick, I. "Non-standard Employment in the Management and Professional Workforce: Training, Consultation and Gender Implications" Work, Employment And Society 17 (2003): 667-689.
• Noon, M. and Hoque, K. "Ethnic Minorities and Equal Treatment: The Impact of Gender, Equal Opportunities Policies and Trade Unions" National Institute Economic Review 176 (2001): 105-127.
• Hoque, K. and Noon, M. "Counting Angels: A Comparison of Personnel and HR Specialists" Human Resource Management Journal 11 (2001): 5-23.
• Hoque, K. "Human Resource Management and Performance in the UK hotel Industry" British Journal Of Industrial Relations 37 (1999): 419-444.
• Hoque, K. "New Approaches to HRM in the UK Hotel Industry" Human Resource Management Journal 9 (1999): 64-76.
• Hoque, K. and Noon, M. "Racial Discrimination in Speculative Application: New Optimism Six Years On?" Human Resource Management Journal 9 (1999): 71-82.
• Guest, D. and Hoque, K. "National Ownership and Human Resource Management in UK Greenfield Sites" Human Resource Management Journal 6 (1996): 51-75.
• Guest, D. and Hoque. K. "The Good the Bad and the Ugly: Employment Relations in New Non-Union Workplaces" Human Resource Management Journal 5 (1994): 1-14.

Book:
• Hoque, K. "Human Resource Management in the Hotel Industry: Strategy, Innovation and Performance"
London (1999)

Book Chapter:
• Guest, D. and Hoque, K. "Human resource management and the new industrial relations"
Contemporary Industrial Relations (1996)