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Managerial ideology and identity in the nationalised British coal industry, 1947–1994 (2022)
Journal Article
Perchard, A., & Gildart, K. (in press). Managerial ideology and identity in the nationalised British coal industry, 1947–1994. Economic and Industrial Democracy, https://doi.org/10.1177/0143831x211069413

This article examines managerial ideology and identity in the nationalised British coal industry. On nationalisation in 1947, the National Coal Board (NCB) – after 1987 the British Coal Corporation – became the largest socialised industry outside of... Read More about Managerial ideology and identity in the nationalised British coal industry, 1947–1994.

Building resilience and future proofing events education (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Jaimangal-Jones, D., Jackson, C., & Robertson, M. (2021). Building resilience and future proofing events education

This session explores issues surrounding the design and delivery of Event Management programmes, specifically those related to their resilience and futureproofing. It addresses the increasing demand for educators to respond to a diverse range of stak... Read More about Building resilience and future proofing events education.

Strategic Talent Management In The Hospitality Industry (2021)
Book Chapter
Garavan, T., Matthews-Smith, G., Marie Gill, A., & O’Brien, F. (2021). Strategic Talent Management In The Hospitality Industry. In S. Jooss, R. Burbach, & H. Ruël (Eds.), Talent Management Innovations in the International Hospitality Industry (9-29). Emerald. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-80071-306-220211002

Purpose: Talent management and in particular strategic talent management (STM) has emerged as an important issue for hospitality organisations worldwide. In this chapter, we address some of the complexities evident in hospitality organisations in rel... Read More about Strategic Talent Management In The Hospitality Industry.

Delphi with feedback of rationales: How large can a Delphi group be such that participants are not overloaded, de-motivated, or disengaged? (2021)
Journal Article
Belton, I., Wright, G., Sissons, A., Bolger, F., Crawford, M. M., Hamlin, I., …Vasilichi, A. (2021). Delphi with feedback of rationales: How large can a Delphi group be such that participants are not overloaded, de-motivated, or disengaged?. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 170, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2021.120897

In this paper, we investigate the effect of Delphi group size and opinion diversity on group members’ information load as well as on their overall experience of the Delphi process - in terms of task involvement (enjoyment and interest) and in terms o... Read More about Delphi with feedback of rationales: How large can a Delphi group be such that participants are not overloaded, de-motivated, or disengaged?.

Researching Craft Beer: Understanding Production, Community and Culture in an Evolving Sector (2021)
Book
Clarke, D., Ellis, V., Patrick-Thomson, H., & Weir, D. (Eds.). (2021). Researching Craft Beer: Understanding Production, Community and Culture in an Evolving Sector. Bingley: Emerald

Decades of stagnating demand for beer and the emergence of global brewing conglomerates had seen many of Britain’s longstanding breweries disappear and a decline in the diversity of beer styles on offer. However, following similar developments in the... Read More about Researching Craft Beer: Understanding Production, Community and Culture in an Evolving Sector.

Young people’s expectations of work, and readiness of the workplace: Two sides of the same coin? (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Grant, K., Egdell, V., & Vincent, D. (2021, April). Young people’s expectations of work, and readiness of the workplace: Two sides of the same coin?. Paper presented at The 39th International Labour Process Conference, University of Greenwich, London

Since the 2008 economic downturn, the education-to-work transitions of young people have been a concern for governments across Europe (Coppola & O’Higgins 2016). Young people may experience complex, delayed and insecure education-to-work transitions.... Read More about Young people’s expectations of work, and readiness of the workplace: Two sides of the same coin?.

Don’t Work for Free: Online Discursive Resistance to Precarity in Commercial Photography (2020)
Journal Article
Patrick-Thomson, H., & Kranert, M. (2021). Don’t Work for Free: Online Discursive Resistance to Precarity in Commercial Photography. Work, Employment and Society, 35(6), 1034-1052. https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017020952630

While increasing academic attention has been paid to the precariousness of contemporary work, less research has examined how workers organise in response. This article examines how a group of precarious workers—commercial photographers—use an online... Read More about Don’t Work for Free: Online Discursive Resistance to Precarity in Commercial Photography.

Mega-events brand meaning co-creation: the Olympic case (2020)
Journal Article
Tjandra, N., Rihova, I., Snell, S., den Hertog, C., & Theodoraki, E. (2020). Mega-events brand meaning co-creation: the Olympic case. Journal of Product and Brand Management, 30(1), 58-73. https://doi.org/10.1108/JPBM-08-2019-2539

Purpose: This study explores a multi-stakeholder perspective on brand meaning co-creation in the context of the Olympic Games as a unique mega sports event brand with a strong brand identity, in order to understand how the brand manager may integrate... Read More about Mega-events brand meaning co-creation: the Olympic case.

Learning and development effectiveness in organisations: An integrated systems-informed model of effectiveness (2020)
Book
Garavan, T., O'Brien, F., Duggan, J., Gubbins, C., Lai, Y., Carbery, R., …Grant, K. (2020). Learning and development effectiveness in organisations: An integrated systems-informed model of effectiveness. (1). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-48900-7

This book offers an integrated and contextualised framework for learning and development (L&D) effectiveness that addresses both the nature of L&D and its antecedents and outcomes in organisations. Scholars and practitioners alike have recognised the... Read More about Learning and development effectiveness in organisations: An integrated systems-informed model of effectiveness.

An attitudinal impacts analysis of social media platforms and brand relationship quality at music festivals (2020)
Journal Article
Strand, A., & Robertson, M. (2020). An attitudinal impacts analysis of social media platforms and brand relationship quality at music festivals. Event Management, 24(6), 769-788. https://doi.org/10.3727/152599520X15894679115538

The purpose of this study is determination of ways in which music festival organizers can target their social media communication with greater certainty toward younger generations, i.e. Generation Z (also called “digital natives”). This research has... Read More about An attitudinal impacts analysis of social media platforms and brand relationship quality at music festivals.

Discrimination Against Transgender Employees and Jobseekers (2020)
Book Chapter
McFadden, C. (2020). Discrimination Against Transgender Employees and Jobseekers. In Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics (1-14). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57365-6_35-1

Discrimination against transgender employees and jobseekers is widely reported in multiple contexts. However, there is relative lack of literature on the experiences, extent, scope, and magnitude of anti-transgender discrimination. This chapter bring... Read More about Discrimination Against Transgender Employees and Jobseekers.

Beating the virus: an examination of the crisis communication approach taken by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern during the Covid-19 pandemic (2020)
Journal Article
McGuire, D., Cunningham, J. E. A., Reynolds, K., & Matthews-Smith, G. (2020). Beating the virus: an examination of the crisis communication approach taken by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern during the Covid-19 pandemic. Human Resource Development International, 23(4), 361-379. https://doi.org/10.1080/13678868.2020.1779543

The Covid-19 pandemic has severely tested the leadership and communication abilities of political leaders globally. Guiding an effective response to the global pandemic has required leaders to demonstrate not only effective planning and coordination... Read More about Beating the virus: an examination of the crisis communication approach taken by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Coaction Interrupted: Logic Contestations in the Implementation of Inter‐organisational Collaboration around Talent Management in the Public Sector in Scotland (2020)
Journal Article
Grant, K., Garavan, T., & Mackie, R. (2020). Coaction Interrupted: Logic Contestations in the Implementation of Inter‐organisational Collaboration around Talent Management in the Public Sector in Scotland. European Management Review, 17(4), 915-930. https://doi.org/10.1111/emre.12404

Our study explores how Human Resources (HR) actors from 24 public sector organisations in Scotland interpret and address multiple and competing institutional logics in the context of the implementation of an inter-organisational collaboration within... Read More about Coaction Interrupted: Logic Contestations in the Implementation of Inter‐organisational Collaboration around Talent Management in the Public Sector in Scotland.

Port Knowledge Risk Management (2020)
Book Chapter
Handley-Schachler, M. (2020). Port Knowledge Risk Management. In S. Durst, & T. Henschel (Eds.), Knowledge Risk Management: From Theory to Praxis (185-206). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-35121-2_11

Knowledge risk management aims to control the element of any risk which arises from poor understanding of risks or of the procedures to control them. It is a key element in control risk in ports in relation inherent risks such as chemical discharges... Read More about Port Knowledge Risk Management.

Training and Organizational Performance: A Meta-Analysis of Temporal, Institutional and Organizational Context Moderators (2020)
Journal Article
Garavan, T., McCarthy, A., Lai, Y., Murphy, K., Sheehan, M., & Carbery, R. (2021). Training and Organizational Performance: A Meta-Analysis of Temporal, Institutional and Organizational Context Moderators. Human Resource Management Journal, 31(1), 93-119. https://doi.org/10.1111/1748-8583.12284

Drawing on systems theory, we conducted a moderated meta-analysis of the training and organizational performance relationship using 119 primary studies. We examined the moderating effects of quality versus quantity of training, time, institutional,... Read More about Training and Organizational Performance: A Meta-Analysis of Temporal, Institutional and Organizational Context Moderators.

The dark side of digitalization? A diary study of the impact of digital technologies on work intensification, work-life balance and wellbeing (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Grant, K., Venz, L., & Bottcher, K. (2020). The dark side of digitalization? A diary study of the impact of digital technologies on work intensification, work-life balance and wellbeing

New and advancing technologies challenge the requirements and possibilities for work practices and the ways in which people carry out their roles. Modern technologies and digitalisation have also led to an increase in autonomous and flexible working... Read More about The dark side of digitalization? A diary study of the impact of digital technologies on work intensification, work-life balance and wellbeing.

Drivers of and barriers to flexible working and work-life balance in the Building Services Sector: A mixed methods case study (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Grant, K., & Craig, J. (2020). Drivers of and barriers to flexible working and work-life balance in the Building Services Sector: A mixed methods case study

Changing workplace demographics such as more women, duel earning households, an aging workforce, the rise of one parent families, and digitally savvy millennials mean that contemporary workplaces have become more diverse. Moreover, societal, attitudi... Read More about Drivers of and barriers to flexible working and work-life balance in the Building Services Sector: A mixed methods case study.

Leadership in the public sector: A renewed call to action (2019)
Report
Grant, K., & Williams, R. (2019). Leadership in the public sector: A renewed call to action. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Napier University

The UK public sector is facing unprecedented challenges, with a growing demand for leaders and leadership to improve the delivery of sustainable public services. This Reflective Learning Paper is co-written by Kirsteen Grant, Associate Professor (Wor... Read More about Leadership in the public sector: A renewed call to action.

L&D professionals in organisations: much ambition, unfilled promise (2019)
Journal Article
Garavan, T., Heneghan, S., O'Brien, F., Gubbins, C., Lai, Y., Carbery, R., …Grant, K. (2020). L&D professionals in organisations: much ambition, unfilled promise. European Journal of Training and Development, 44(1), 1-86. https://doi.org/10.1108/EJTD-09-2019-0166

This monograph reports a study investigating the roles of learning and development (L&D) professionals in Irish, UK European and US organisations. The study investigates the contextual factors influencing L&D roles in organisations, the strategic and... Read More about L&D professionals in organisations: much ambition, unfilled promise.