I am a Reader in Human Resource Management (HRM), and the Head of HRM Research Centre in the School of Business and Technology, University of Gloucestershire. I am also an Academic Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
My research interests lie in the areas of strategic HRM, international and comparative HRM, institutions, and organisational performance. I have authored/co-authored/edited two books and over 50 peer-reviewed journal and conference articles in these areas including leading management and HR journals such as Human Resource Management, British Journal of Management, European Management Review, Management International Review, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, and the International Journal of Human Resource Management. I also serve on the editorial boards of a number of academic journals, including the international Journal of Human Resource Management and Management Decision.
2013 – Brunel University London – Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence
2011 – HRM&PD International Conferences, Singapore – Best paper award
British Academy of Management
Academic Conferences International (ACI)
Academic Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (AFCIPD)
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.