James Brooks


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James is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at the Business School. James is the Module Leader for Reward Management on both the Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and also the MSc Strategic Human Resource Management Module. In addition, James is the Module Leader for Research Methods and Philosophy on both MBA and MSc Business Programmes.
Prior to joining the University, James has held senior HR Manager, Business Partner and Director roles in both local government and industry. James was the sole HR Manager for a large local authority and managed a complex organisational change and restructure programmes within children’s services. James is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD. James’ first career was in law where he worked in both employment and commercial law for some ten years before moving into HR Management. James has a first class law degree from Liverpool and  an MSc in Management. He obtained his  PhD from Leeds University Business School.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Knowledge transfer within organisations 
  • Barriers and enablers to knowledge transfer within communities of practice

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Research Output 2018 2018

Competitive Communities of Practice, Knowledge Sharing, and Machiavellian Participation: A Case Study

Schofield, K., Analoui, B., Brooks, J. & Fairzi Hussain, S., 4 Sep 2018, In : International Journal of Training and Development. 22, 3, p. 210-221 12 p.

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