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Employment Relations Research Unit (ERRU)

The Employment Relations Research Unit operates under the auspices of the umbrella theme of Organisation Science and Public Policy and focuses on empirical research into contemporary issues in employment relations and human resource management. Key on-going projects include:

  • INTREPID (Investigation of Transnationals' Employment Practices: an International Database)
  • the Cranfield Network ('Cranet') Project on International Human Resource Management, a collaborative research project on U.S. multinational corporations and the management of human resources in Europe spanning four European countries
  • Multinational companies, HRM and sub-national governance, a comparative project involving scholars from Canada, Ireland, Spain and the UK and funded by, inter alia, the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Economic and Social Research Council (UK).
  • Other research projects involving ERRU faculty include the Greenfield Site Project, a study on Intercultural Transitional Adjustment and Expatriate Transfer and recent work on human resource development. These projects are funded from a range of external and internal sources and provide opportunity for stimulating graduate and faculty research in employment relations. The John Lovett Memorial Lecture Series is organised in association with the Department of Personnel and Employment Relations and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in Ireland. This series seeks to facilitate presentation of new research and thereby advance knowledge and understanding in the field.


Click to see a list of Indicative Publications.

ERRU Directors