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Centre for Research on People and Organisational Change

Research into organisational behaviour and human resource is organised and coordinated through the Centre for Research on People and Organisational Change. It provides a hub for research-active staff in the area to work within a closer collaborative research agenda.

The Centre’s research reflects its interdisciplinary approach to people and organisations, focusing on a broad range of organisational behaviour and human resource management issues, such as leadership, diversity, teams, collaborative learning, workplace and organisational learning, performance management, corporate social responsibility and other governance related transformations. The Centre Staff also investigate the impact that individuals, groups, and structures have on behaviour within the organisation.

The Centre’s members are from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds and research interests: General organisational behaviour (Yehuda Baruch, Fabian Homberg, Mina Beigi), Leadership (Malcolm Higgs, Alessia D’Amato, Mina Beigi, Nuno Da Camara), HR (Fabian Homberg, Nuno Da Camara, Yehuda Baruch, Bernard Bempong, Taposh Roy), Economics (Guy Vernon, Tahir Nisar, Michail Veliziotis), Psychology (Melanie Ashleigh, Malcolm Higgs, Alessia D’Amato), Corporate Social Responsibility (Denise Baden), and Governance (Michail Veliziotis, Melanie Ashleigh, Guy Vernon, Denise Baden, Tahir Nisar).

Objectives

The Group has three main functions:

  • to stimulate research among group members, both as individual researchers and as a group - for example, several researchers are working on issues relating to trust in organisations, between individuals, between groups and in the organisation itself
  • to provide means of support in ensuring we maintain awareness of the latest management theoretical and empirical research by regular seminars
  • to foster a research environment in which young researchers, including PhD students, can develop their professional knowledge and skills

Research and highlights

Professor Malcolm Higgs is currently working on a paper with Sinem Bulkan (a visiting scholar) for Leadership Quarterly on the topic of psychopathic leadership and its impact on followers. He’s also working on another paper on Leader Mindfulness and effective change implementation.

PhD candidate William Donald received the SBS PGR Publication Award for his paper titled “The undergraduate self-perception of employability: Human capital, careers advice, and career ownership” which has been accepted for publication in Studies in Higher Education [3* ABS]. William Donald’s supervisors are Professor Yehuda Baruch and Dr Melanie Ashleigh.

In 2017, Dr. Mina Beigi published a paper in Human Relations [4* ABS].

Professor Yehuda Baruch is Vice President, Research of EURAM.

Staff list

Dr Melanie Ashleigh Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
Dr Denise Baden Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
Professor Yehuda Baruch Professor of Management and Research Director at Southampton Business School
Dr Mina Beigi Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
Dr Bernard Bempong Teaching Fellow in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources
Dr Alessia D’Amato Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources
Dr Nuno Da Camara MBA Director and Lecturer in HR and Organisational Behaviour
Professor Malcolm Higgs Professor of Human Resource Management and Organisation Behaviour and Department Head
Dr Fabian Homberg Associate Professor of Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour and Deputy Department Head
Dr Tahir Nisar Associate Professor in Business and Management and Director, Centre for Research in People and Organisational Change
Dr Michail Veliziotis Lecturer in Human Resource Management
Dr Guy Vernon Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management and Director, MSc in Human Resource Management

 

 

Contact us

We welcome enquiries from prospective PhD students. Members of the group are always happy to discuss possible areas of research with prospective students. For more information, contact the Director of PhD Programmes.

Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour

The Department of Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour examines leadership and its professional development from the relational perspective, processes and factors associated with individual and organisational change, and HR practices affecting learning and performance in organisations.

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