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School of Business and Management

Dr Chris McLachlan

Chris

Lecturer in Human Resource Management; Programme Director for BSc Business Management (Year 1)

Email: c.mclachlan@qmul.ac.uk

Profile

Roles:

  • Co-Director BSc Business Managmeent Year 1
  • Lecturer in Human Resource Management

Biography:

Chris’ research explores the consequences of deindustrialization and organisational restructuring for affected workers and communities, along with the associated industrial relations processes. His doctoral research focused on responsible approaches to restructuring in the UK steel industry, examining the different forms of institutional support aimed at ameliorating the negative effects for workers. His research has generated insights into the experiences of displaced workers, the role of trade unions in restructuring processes and management strategies.

Research

Research Interests:

Chris’ research explores the consequences of deindustrialization and organisational restructuring for affected workers and communities, along with the associated industrial relations processes. 

 

Publications

Spencer, D., Stuart, M., Forde, C. and McLachlan, C.J. 2022. Furloughing and COVID-19: Assessing Regulatory Reform of the State. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society (Special Issue).

McLachlan, C.J., MacKenzie, R., Rydell, A., Ahlstrand, R., Hobbins, J., O’Brien, M. and Frino, B. 2022. Restructuring, policy and practice: an international comparison of approaches. In, Martinez Lucio, M. and MacKenzie, R (eds) International Human Resource Management: The transformation of work in a global context (2nd edition). Sage.

MacKenzie, R. and McLachlan C.J. 2022. Restructuring, redeployment and job churning within internal labour markets. Work, Employment and Society

McLachlan, C.J., 2022. Developing a framework for responsible downsizing through best fit: the importance of regulatory, procedural, communication and employment responsibilities. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 33(1), pp.16-44.

McLachlan, C.J., MacKenzie, R. and Greenwood, I., 2021. Victims, survivors and the emergence of ‘endurers’ as a reflection of shifting goals in the management of redeployment. Human Resource Management Journal, 31(2), pp.438-453.

Stuart, M., Spencer, D.A., McLachlan, C.J. and Forde, C., 2021. COVIDÔÇÉ19 and the uncertain future of HRM: Furlough, job retention and reform. Human Resource Management Journal.

Smith, P.E., Yellowley, W. and McLachlan, C.J., 2020. Organizational Behaviour: Managing People in Dynamic Organizations. Routledge.

McLachlan, C.J., MacKenzie, R. and Greenwood, I., 2019. The role of the steelworker occupational community in the internalization of industrial restructuring: The ‘layering up’of collective proximal and distal experiences. Sociology, 53(5), pp.916-930.

McLachlan, C.J. and Garcia, R.J., 2015. Philosophy in practice? Doctoral struggles with ontology and subjectivity in qualitative interviewing. Management Learning, 46(2), pp.195-210.

Supervision

Chris is open to supervising PhD students in the broad areas of employment relations, HRM and the sociology of work.

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