School of Business and Management

Areas of expertise

Under the broader themes of People & Organisations the areas that our academic staff and doctoral students specialise in can be grouped into the following themes:

1. Careers, Work & Employment

  • Careers (including career progression of women and ethnic minorities)
  • Intersection of multiple identities at work (incl. gender and professional identities)
  • CEO careers
  • Management, professional and occupational practices
  • Employment and skills
  • Women’s bodies at work
  • Moral dilemmas at work

2. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

  • Advantage and disadvantage at work (on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability)
  • Inequalities and discrimination in the labour market (incl. gender pay gap)
  • Organisational and regulatory strategies to address inequality
  • Diversity on boards and in leadership
  • Social justice

3. Human Resources and Employment Relations

  • Human resource management and development
  • Trade union policies and actions
  • Labour economics and labour market inequality and policy
  • Occupational regulation
  • Organizational psychology (Emotions at work, psychological contract, job quality, wellbeing)

4. Knowledge, Learning and Organisational Change

  • Evidence-based practices in management
  • Organisational innovation processes and practices
  • Social, organisational, management and leadership learning
  • Knowledge work
  • Communities and networks of practice
  • Organisational development
  • Science & technology
  • Change management

5. Leadership and Management Education

  • Leadership practices
  • Leader-follower relationship
  • Responsible leadership
  • Power and politics
  • Leadership development
  • Management education and development

6. Methods

  • Qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Evidence-based research and systematic reviews
  • Ethnomethodology and conversation analysis