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Further Information - Associate Professor OHRM

Further Applicant Information for Post 30584-0220

Organisation and Human Resource Management Group

Professors: David Allen, Marianna Fotaki, Kim Hoque, Nick Llewellyn, Gerry McGivern, Davide Nicolini, Gerardo Patriotta, Jorgen Sandberg, Jacky Swan, Hari Tsoukas

Professors of Practice: Bob Thomson

Associate Professors: Deborah Dean, Dulini Fernando, Shainaz Firfiray, Manuela Galetto, Maja Korica, Achim Krausert, Juan Lopez-Cotarelo, Camilla Maclean, Girts Racko, Ashley Roberts, Rene Wiedner

Senior Teaching Fellows: Sandra Pereira

Assistant Professors: Jose Bento da Silva, Umar Boodoo, Katharina Dittrich, Demetris Hadjimichael, Innan Sasaki, Mira Slavova,

WBS Research Fellow: Sonya Liu

Gerry McGivern is the Head of Group, a responsibility held by senior members of the Group.

The Organisation and Human Resource Management (OHRM) group is one of the leading groups of organisation, human resource management (HRM) and employment relations (ER) scholars in Europe, and largest groups in WBS. Members of OHRM share an interest in thinking critically about organisation, work, employment, practices, processes, institutions and management within contemporary and future organisations. OHRM contains high profile academics, including leading figures within process and practice-based organisational studies and editors of leading management journals, including the Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Management, Human Resource Management, Organization Studies and Human Relations. By creating an intellectually and socially stimulating environment, at the forefront of research and scholarship, the OHRM group has been able to recruit ‘rising stars’, who have lead-authored ‘world elite’ publications (including Academy of Management Journal, Accounting, Organization & Society, Administrative Science Quarterly and Organization Science). The OHRM group’s academic focus broadly falls into two areas:


A significant theme among organisational scholars in OHRM is study of organisational ‘process, practices and institutions’ (PPI), although members of OHRM also conduct research on other organisational topics, including knowledge, innovation, networks, identity, professions, health care management/organisation and ethics. The PPI theme reflects a thriving community of organisational researchers who approach the study of organisation and managerial phenomena in processual terms, and explore the emergent, accomplished, material, discursive and historically-situated dimensions of organisational, technological and managerial phenomena.

HRM and ER

The activities of HRM and ER scholars in the group are centred on the Industrial Relations Research Unit (IRRU), which is a world-leading centre for the study of industrial relations, employment relations and HRM. IRRU’s three main research streams are: Human Resource Management and Employment Relations strategy - This stream focuses on the implications of HRM strategies for organisational performance and on how environmental, institutional and governance factors shape organisations’ HRM systems and practices. It also focuses on skill creation, mechanisms of employee voice, union and other stakeholder strategies. Research in this stream also addresses micro-level studies of the employment relationship from an organisational psychology perspective; Social responsibility - This stream focuses on issues concerning equality, diversity, careers and work-life balance, labour market flexibility and issues such as the use of migrant labour and inclusive labour markets; Multi-level governance in a global context - This stream focuses on employment relations in the EU and the multi-level governance of employment in a global context, including international soft law, international and regional organisations, national regulations and sub-national systems. It focuses in particular on the dissemination of HRM practices in multinational companies, the setting of global labour standards, and cross-country phenomena such as migration and international restructuring.

The OHRM group plans to both build on its existing academic focus and develop new research around the broad umbrella concept of the future of work, employment, management and organisations. For example, OHRM members will examine the effects of globalisation and new work technologies (artificial intelligence, big data and algorithms, online employment platforms, the ‘gig’ economy, automation and robotics) on employment relations and work practices in organisations. We are also interested in the development and governance of financially and environmentally sustainable, ethical and socially responsible organisations.


WBS is acknowledged internationally as a leading centre for the study of employment relations and organisations. Our faculty write the books and articles on other institutions’ reading lists. We are at the forefront of international research and are also engaged practically. We currently run our MSc Human Resource Management & Employment Relations. Quality is attested to by the ESRC and our course includes full CIPD accreditation thus gaining you a qualification from the Chartered Institute for Personnel & Development (CIPD) while you study. We have more Academic Fellows of the CIPD than any other UK business school. We are leaders in this field: providing innovative and critical teaching; combining vocational relevance with academic rigour; and equipping you for challenging practitioner roles or doctoral research.

Salary Information

Grade FA8 Associate Professor

Salary range £51,034 - £59,135 (In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to offer a supplement to the salary range stated for this role of up to £30,000 on an annual basis. Any such supplement would be awarded on the basis of a demonstrable history of exceptional achievement and is entirely at the discretion of the University)

The School

For further information about Warwick Business School, please see our website.

Warwick Business School is one of the largest and most respected business schools in the world; we’re firmly in the top 1%.

Our Dean, Professor Andy Lockett, has high ambitions for us to be:

A world leader in business education, research and engagement, helping to create a better global society.

Our Mission:
  • To produce and world-class, cutting edge research that shapes the way organisations operate and businesses are led and managed
  • To produce world-class, socially responsible, creative leaders and managers who think on a global scale, regardless of the size of their organisation
  • To engage meaningfully with business and government to create a better society
  • To provide a lifelong return on investment for students and alumni
Producing World-Class Business Leaders

As the largest department of the University of Warwick we offer excellent facilities and a prestigious reputation. We are consistently top-rated for our teaching quality and were the first UK school to be endorsed by all 3 international business school accreditation schemes.

We attract students from all over the world, currently 64% from outside the UK, who trust us to teach them at undergraduate, masters, MBA, and PhD level, in both full-time and part-time education. We regularly consult and collaborate with industry to keep our programmes fresh, relevant, and accessible and have something to offer individuals at every stage of their career. We offer an extensive executive education programme and work with clients around the world to develop their in-house talent.

The performance of our degree programmes excels as our course portfolio continues to refresh, expand, and diversify. We currently offer 31 courses to more than 7,000 students.

  • Our undergraduate courses are top-ranked in the 2018 Guardian University Guide. We're number 3 for Accounting & Finance in both the 2019 editions of the Complete University Guide and the Times Good University Guide.
  • The school is third most targeted university nationally by the UK's top 100 graduate employers, according to High Fliers Research.
  • Our masters courses provide highly specialised learning in areas of business that are increasingly important in the search for sustainable competitive advantage.
  • More than 30 years of combined learning experience enable us to deliver the Warwick MBA to nearly 2,600 experienced managers each year, wherever they are in the world.
Publishing Leading Edge Research

We have achieved a global reputation for research excellence, offering a broad subject base and highly regarded faculty. The most recent UK government Research Excellence Framework (December 2014) rated more than 80% of our research as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, ranking WBS as 5 in the UK for research output. Over half of our academics come from outside the UK and many have taught or worked overseas. They produce world leading research in most fields of management including:

  • accounting, markets and organisations
  • behavioural science
  • business strategy
  • consumer behavior
  • corporate governance
  • customer service
  • finance
  • industrial relations
  • innovation strategy
  • knowledge management
  • marketing
  • operational research
  • operations and supply chain management
Providing a Return on Investment

Learning by sharing experience and insight is key to the student experience at WBS. Our 30,000 alumni have cited the combination of a highly intelligent and internationally diverse cohort as being a major benefit of their learning experience as well as their future careers.

The fact that many graduates return for further study here later in their career demonstrates our effective blend of academic research with the practicalities of the workplace. Our graduates are highly sought after by business and can be found in senior positions in global bluechip companies around the world. Many also set up their own business with the entrepreneurial business skills they have learned with us.

For our sponsoring organisations, both public and private, who support their employees through our programmes, the benefits are clear: more motivated and higher skilled staff leads to increased productivity and a stronger business.

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