Cardiff Business School Research

Management, Employment and Organisation

The Management, Employment and Organisation (MEO) Section is home to a number of research groups and centres and undertakes research in three broad areas:

  • Organisation Studies
  • Employment Relations
  • Public Sector Management

As well as promoting research of an international quality, the Section aims to deliver research-led teaching of an outstanding quality and to provide a supportive environment for the development of academic researchers and educators. Our researchers have a very strong publishing, advisory and consulting profile, providing advice and reports for a broad range of corporate and other clients.  Recent users of MEO research include:

  • The International Labour Organisation
  • Trades Union Congress
  • The European Commission
  • The International Transport Workers Federation
  • Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service
  • Welsh Government
  • Office of the Deputy Prime Minister 

The standing of the MEO Section is indicated by its success in winning research grants from the Economic and Social Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust and other established sources of funding.  Our research involves ongoing collaboration with other research groups at Cardiff University in sociology and city and regional planning.  A number of major international journals are edited by members of the Section including Organisation, British Journal of Management, the Journal of Management Studies and Work, Employment and Society. 

Research Highlights

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Assessing the value of regional collaboration in Wales

Cardiff Business School (with Shared Intelligence and IFF Research) has published a report, commissioned by the Welsh Government, which identifies a range of factors that contribute to effective regional working.

Disability employment gap

The Government is certain to miss its manifesto target to halve the disability employment gap by 2020 without decisive and innovative intervention, according to a new report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Disability.

Importance of ethical leadership in the public sector

The top-rated American journal, Public Administration Review, has recently published an article by Cardiff University academics on ethical leadership.

Faculty members

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Professor Keith Whitfield

Professor of Human Resource Management

Dr Sarah Hurlow

Deputy Director, Teaching & Learning

Professor Rhys Andrews

Deputy Director, Research

Dr Leon Gooberman

Research Fellow

Dr Jonathan Murphy

Senior Lecturer, International Management

Professor Martin Kitchener

Dean and Head of School

Groups and Centres

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The Management, Employment and Organisation section is home to the following research groups and centres:

Collaborative research

Academics from the Management, Employment and Organisations section also participate in multidisciplinary groups across the University: 

Projects

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Some of the projects currently being worked on by members of this section

Gaining collaborative advantages: The changing role of employers' organisations in the British economy

20 June 2014 to 19 June 2017

Sponsored by Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Led by Dr Marco Hauptmeier with Dr Leon Gooberman and Professor Edmund Heery

Award type: Research, ESRC Future Research Leaders Fellowship