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Which management practices help to develop innovation capability organisations?

Research Briefing

Keywords: innovation, product innovation, process innovation, innovation capability, organisational innovation capability, management, management practices, human resource management, HRM One of the most important sources of competitive advantage for any organisation is that organisation’s ability to innovate. This is particularly the case in volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous situations or environments. Previous studies have found that an […]

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The impact of organisational values and offering employee contact on e-recruiting

Research Briefing

Keywords: recruitment, organisational values, HRM, human resources, human resource management, values-in-action The vast majority of recruiting these days is done online; a recent survey (2015) found that 100% of large organisations in the West now use internet-based recruiting systems to find and attract applicants. Largely, these web-based systems focus on using social media channels, as […]

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How merger and acquisition strategies influence post-merger integration outcomes

Research Briefing

Keywords: mergers and acquisitions, M&A, post-merger integration, human resource management, strategy, HRM Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are ubiquitous. Companies and organisations use mergers and acquisitions to accelerate their growth, acquire valuable assets, capabilities and resources, achieve a competitive advantage or even reduce or eliminate competition. Despite this, all indications are that many merger and acquisition […]

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The research evidence about HR’s lack of evidence-based practice

Research Briefing

Keywords: human resources, HR, HRM, human resource management, evidence-based practice, research evidence Whilst many professions embrace evidence-based practice, there is a compelling amount of recent research evidence stacking up to show that Human Resources professionals singularly fail to engage with evidence-based knowledge and practice. What has become known as the HRM research–practice has been receiving […]

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Human Resource management trends

Research Briefing

Keywords: human resources, human resource management, HR, HRM, research practice gap, big data If you go to any decent research database and type in the search term ‘human resource management’ you are quite likely to experience a deluge, as there have been in excess of 1,030,000 peer-reviewed research papers on this topic. This year alone […]

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Bullying and change are related and more in this month’s Oxford Review

The Oxford Review Vol 3 No 10

In this edition: Research briefings on: Aligning servant leadership, strategy and structure Describing and measuring corporate compliance cultures Does transformational leadership lead to better job-crafting? If so why? Mixing different types of coaching Organisational digital storytelling: a medium for change Relational energy and leadership style The link between perfectionism and the impostor syndrome The research […]

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The Oxford Review Volume 3 Number 8

The Oxford Review Volume 3 Number 8

In this Month’s Oxford Review: Does being clear about your own emotions help you to have greater empathy? Why talent management and industrial–organisational (I-O) psychology has a big problem Lean is harder to implement and the results worse than people usually expect at first What does engagement really mean? The impact of organisational values and […]

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The Oxford Review Volume 3 No 2

The Oxford Review Vol3 No2

In this month’s Oxford Review (sent to members) there are 12 new research briefings: Contents: Barriers to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the role of HR Contextual leadership Culture change through moral dialogue Developing good employee voice behaviours How our beliefs change the impact of our emotions Everything you need to know about circle mapping […]

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How universal are knowledge management practices?

Research Briefing

Keywords: Knowledge management, HRM, Types of knowledge management There has been a significant shift over the last 50 years in what creates industrial value from tangible assets, such as physical products, land and financial capital, to intangible products, such as knowledge. At the centre of this shift has been the development of knowledge management as […]

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HR devolvement

Research Briefing

Keywords: Human resources, HRM, HR devolvement, line management, training, devolvement, decentralisation One of the trends that is occurring in organisations around the world is the devolvement and decentralisation of HR. Coupled with trends in automation and artificial intelligence (AI), this trend strongly suggests that there will be fewer human resource management professionals in the workplace […]

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