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Biography

Stephen joined The Business School in 2010 to take up a new post as Professor of Human Resource Management. Initially graduating in chemistry, he worked on a range of scientific and technical projects in water treatment and manufacturing before completing postgraduate qualifications in management. After moving into the university sector he was awarded a Ph.D (Leicester) for research on the organizational commitment of professional employees. Before moving to Huddersfield he was Director of the full time MBA programme at the University of Hull. As Director of Research in The Business School, Stephen led our successful REF2014 submission before taking on a lead role for School accreditation. He is an Academic Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Employee performance in the workplace 
  • Nature of organisational commitment 
  • Employee behaviour in teams 
  • Team performance 
  • Talent management strategies 
  • Islamic values on management practice 

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Employee Performance
  • Organisational Commitment
  • Team Employee Behaviour
  • Team Performance
  • Talent Management
  • Islamic Values on Management

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Research Output

Managing Talent: Understanding critical perspectives

Swailes, S. (ed.) & Adamsen, B. (ed.), 1 Oct 2018, Basingstoke: UK: Palgrave Macmillan UK. 218 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Paralysing Rebellion: Figurations, Celebrity, and Power in Elite Talent Management

    Lever, J. & Swailes, S., 12 Nov 2018, Managing Talent : Understanding Critical Perspectives. Adamsen, B. & Swailes, S. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, p. 35-51 17 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Talent management: Gestation, Birth, and Innovation Diffusion

    Swailes, S., 11 Oct 2018, Managing Talent: Understanding Critical Perspectives. 1st ed. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, p. 1-20 20 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Ballet for the Sun King: Power, Talent and Organisation

    Lever, J. & Swailes, S., 23 Aug 2017, The Social Organisation of Marketing: A Figurational Approach to People, Organisations, and Markets. Connolly, J. & Dolan, P. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan UK, p. 143-169 27 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Talent management: Critical perspectives

    Swailes, S., Handley, J. & Rivers, E., Apr 2017, Human Resource Management: A global and critical perspective. Syed, J. & Kramar, R. (eds.). 2 ed. Palgrave Macmillan UK, p. 279-297 19 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Activities

    • 8 PhD Examination
    • 2 Oral presentation

    PhD examination

    Stephen Swailes (Examiner)
    20 Jul 2018

    Activity: Examination typesPhD Examination

    PhD examination

    Stephen Swailes (Examiner)
    25 Jan 2018

    Activity: Examination typesPhD Examination

    PhD examination

    Stephen Swailes (Examiner)
    23 Nov 2017

    Activity: Examination typesPhD Examination

    PhD examination

    Stephen Swailes (Examiner)
    25 Sep 2017

    Activity: Examination typesPhD Examination

    DBA examination

    Stephen Swailes (Examiner)
    14 Dec 2016

    Activity: Examination typesPhD Examination