Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour

This research cluster, based within the Management Department, centres on the complexities associated with managing people within the contemporary business environment.

Human capital is the measure of skills, education, capacity and attributes of labour, which influence the productivity and remuneration potential of an individual. According to the Organisation Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), human capital can be described as “the knowledge, skills, competencies and other attributes embodied in individuals or groups of individuals, acquired during their life and used to produce goods, services, or ideas in market circumstances”. Moreover, human capital contains levels of human knowledge and skills that is an asset for organisations to leverage the advancement of their goals. With the constant changing employment landscape. such as an ageing workforce, people with disabilities and emergence of new generation of employees, it has led to new grounds for research. Research into human capital has thus gained significant importance over the last decade.

From these emerging trends, this research cluster aims to represent a vibrant research community with their diversity in research interests. Specifically, this cluster examines contemporary issues, such as high performance work systems, high involvement work processes, meaningful work, psychological capital, competence development, employee voice, employee well-being, work-life balance, role of religiosity, ethical HRM, mindfulness, green human resource management and industry 4.0. In this regard, specific studies such as examining the effect of green human resource management and examining the perception of work meaningfulness are underway.

This cluster offers a supportive and lively environment in examining the changing nature of work in organisations and developing studies that not only advance the body of knowledge, but also offer practical recommendations such that organisations can make informed-decisions. We regularly publish in some of the reputable indexed journals such as the Employee Relations and Industrial Relation. To find out more, please look at our members’ publications, teaching and research interests.

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