Personnel and Employee Relations : Research

The department’s record of publishing high-impact and translational research has been a particular strength over the years. Faculty have published in leading international journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Human Relations, Journal of World Business, Human Resource Management, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Human Resource Management Journal, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Industrial Law Journal, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Applied Psychology: An International review, Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Economic and Industrial Democracy and the Journal of Managerial Psychology.

Editorial Board memberships include Human Resource Management Journal, Industrial Relations Journal, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Industrial Relations, Employee Relations, South African Journal of Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations Journal, and the Journal of European Industrial Training.

The vibrancy of the research trajectory is well evidenced by the international networks and linkages that the department enjoys with leading universities worldwide including King’s College London, University of Warwick; Pennsylvania State University; Rutgers University; Copenhagen Business School ; Norwegian School of Economics & Business Administration, University of South Australia, University of Newcastle, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium); University of Heidelberg, Germany, University of Guelph, Canada Boston College and the University of Montreal.

Faculty have held Visiting Professorships and/or enjoyed sabbaticals/Fulbright scholarships at leading Universities including University of Newcastle (Australia), University of Montreal, HEC Montreal (Canada); Victoria University (Australia); University of South Australia; Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (South Africa); Rhodes University (South Africa); San Diego State University; University of Sydney; La Trobe University (Australia), Colorado State University, Rovira i Virgili (Spain), Griffith University (Australia) and Portland University. Faculty research interests and publications can be viewed on their personal pages in the faculty & staff section.

Faculty are also active in sourcing research funding and recent awards include Irish Research Council, European Union Framework 7 Marie Curie IRSES, European Commission (Progress Framework), Economic and Social Research Council (UK), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Labour Relations Commission and the Australian Research Council.

We regularly host visiting scholars who provide seminars as part of our Work, Knowledge and Employment Research Stream. Upcoming events include:

Presenter       Affiliation     Seminar title Date and venue
Dr. Jeffrey K. Pinto and Dr. Mary Beth Pinto  
Irene Black School of Business at Penn State University, the Behrend College
 “The Aura of Capability”: A Study of Gender Bias in Candidate Selection for a Male-Dominated Job
Thursday April 7th,
Kemmy Business School KB112
Professor Jean M. Bartunek 

Department of Management and Organization,
Boston College

How academic relevance really, truly happened in practice:  The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

April 14th,
Kemmy Business School KB117

Professor Michael Leiter   


The Centre for Organizational Research and Development,  Acadia University, Canada   

How Civil Exchanges Support Work Engagement 

April 18th
Kemmy Business School KB112

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