I am a Professor in Human Resource Management (HRM), and the Head of HRM Research Centre in the Business School, University of Gloucestershire. I am also an Academic Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
My research interests lie in the areas of strategic HRM, international and comparative HRM, and measurement of organisational performance, with a particular focus on emerging markets. My research has appeared in leading management and HRM journals such as Human Resource Management, British Journal of Management, Management International Review, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, European Management Review, and the International Journal of Human Resource Management.
I am also an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Manpower and serve on the Editorial Boards of a number of academic journals, including the International Journal of Human Resource Management and Management Decision.
HRM, Institutions, and Performance in Emerging Markets: This research centres on the relationship between Human Resource Management, institutional setting, and organisational performance in emerging markets, where institutional arrangements remain fragile and fluid. It aims to examine whether specific combinations of HR practices coalesce together in emerging economies in order to enhance organisational effectiveness, and draw out the broader theoretical and applied implications of this in terms of understanding the nature of institutional coverage and complementarity in developing-world settings. Examples of countries in this study are the UAE, KSA, Jordan, India, Pakistan, China, Brunei, among others.