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Dr Derek Cameron is a Senior Lecturer in Hospitality Management in the Business School at the University of Huddersfield.  

In his early career, Derek Cameron worked for the Ford Motor Company in the UK as a training manager for Gardner Merchant, which was a contract catering company for Trust House Forte.  Later he moved to the brewery industry for the public house sector, employed as a catering development consultant.  In the 1990’s, Derek Cameron worked in human resources for Forte (Hotels) Plc.  By the mid-1990’s he joined the teaching profession and in 1996 moved to Switzerland to teach international hospitality students.  His post in Switzerland allowed him to lecture in Greece, Kenya, Australia, and New Zealand. In addition, Derek Cameron was a course tutor on the MBA distance-learning programme for the Open University Business School, based in Geneva. His last post before returning to the UK in 2008 was with Ecole Hôtelière, Lausanne, Switzerland. 

Derek Cameron’s compilation of research interests include discourse analysis on commitment with recent studies focused on the behavioural effects of trust on worker occupations, identity within organisational culture, organisational climate and talent management.  

Research Expertise and Interests

  • The influence of corporate values to policies of trust and talent.
  • Potential benefit of mutual-equivalence to outcomes of trust and talent.      
  • Applications of talent and trust through human resource policies and the labour market.
  • Implications of talent and trust expressed through cultural complexity using in-group (e.g. organisational) and out-group (e.g. occupational) processes.
  • Applications of talent recognition through the concept of cultural mutual-equivalence.
  • The importance of trust and trusting beliefs to applications of talent management.
  • The hospitality industry to the Brexit vote and its implications for their recruitment strategies.

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Research Output

  • 2 h-Index
  • 4 Article
  • 1 Chapter

Organisational trust: A case application in the air transport sector

Warnock-Smith, D., Cameron, D. & O'Connell, J., 1 Mar 2020, In : Transport Policy. 88, p. 69-78 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The consequences of the Brexit vote on management attitudes to recruitment in the hospitality industry

    Ferris, K., Cameron, D., Jenkins, A. & Marson, J., 2018, In : Business Law Review. 39, 4, p. 110-119 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • The Cultural and Occupational Roles Attributed to 'Trust' in Talent Management

    Cameron, D., Feb 2017, Talent Management in Hospitality and Tourism. Horner, S. (ed.). Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers, p. 101-116 16 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    An investigation into hospitality cruise ship work through the exploration of metaphors

    Dennett, A., Cameron, D., Bamford, C. & Jenkins, A., 29 Jul 2014, In : Employee Relations. 36, 5, p. 480-495 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 8 Citations (Scopus)

    An Examination of the Reciprocal Affects of Occupation Culture and Organisation Culture: The Case of Chefs in Hotels

    Cameron, D., Gore, J., Desombre, T. & Riley, M., Sep 1999, In : International Journal of Hospitality Management. 18, 3, p. 225-234 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Activities

    • 3 Oral presentation

    Organisational Trust: A case application in the Air Transport Sector

    David Warnock-Smith (Speaker), Derek Cameron (Speaker), John O'Connell (Speaker)
    5 Jul 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Supply Chain Management in the Hospitality Industry: A Research Agenda

    Andrew Jenkins (Speaker), Derek Cameron (Speaker), Richard Crompton (Speaker)
    12 Jun 2015

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    A Metaphorical Exploration of Work, Life and Community On-Board Cruise Ships: A Hospitality Perspective

    Adam Dennett (Speaker), Derek Cameron (Speaker), Colin Bamford (Speaker), Andrew Jenkins (Speaker)
    27 Jun 2013

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation