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

    United Kingdom

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  • 2 Citations
  • 1 h-Index

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Personal profile


Dr Araz Zirar 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. 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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Research Output

  • 2 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 2 Article

Towards a high-performance HR bundle process for lean service operations

Zirar, A., Trusson, C. & Choudhary, A., 26 Feb 2020, In : International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • International briefing 30: training and development in Iraqi Kurdistan

    Khodr, H. & Zirar, A., 1 Dec 2013, In : International Journal of Training and Development. 17, 4, p. 295-309 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Press / Media

    Lean service operations with HR practices incorporated

    Araz Zirar


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research