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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 

Keywords

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

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Research Output 1992 2018

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

Critical perspective
Talent management
Employees
Public sector
Progression

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
Celebrity
Elites
Rebellion
Senior managers

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

Talent management
Innovation diffusion
Innovation
Memes
Celebrity
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

management
VIP
popular culture
prosperity
dance

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

Talent management
Critical perspective
Institutional theory
Factors
Celebrity

Activities 2015 2018

  • 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