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  • Huddersfield Business School University of Huddersfield Queensgate Huddersfield HD1 3DH United Kingdom

    United Kingdom

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Araz completed his PhD in Strategic HRM and Change at Loughborough University in 2019. Before joining the University of Huddersfield, he was Associate Lecturer in Management in the School of Business at Loughborogh University. His professional career includes a number of HR-related positions including the post of HR Business Partner at Daleen Distribution Services from 2015 to 2019 and Director of HR at the University of Kurdistan Hewler (UKH) from 2011 to 2014. He is a member of the European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) and the British Academy of Management (BAM). Dr Zirar joined the Department of Management in the Huddersfield Business School as Lecturer in Management (Organisational Behaviour) in 2020.

Research Expertise and Interests

Dr Zirar’s research primarily investigates enabling HRM practices (theory and practice) to support lean service operations. His research interests include strategic HRM and change, HPWS, lean service operations, HRM bundling, and lean HRM.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Lean
  • Human Factors
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations Management
  • Organisational Change
  • Organisation Studies

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Service operations Business & Economics
Bundling Business & Economics
Strategic HRM Business & Economics
HRM practices Business & Economics
Strategic change Business & Economics
Practice theory Business & Economics
High performance work systems Business & Economics