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Associate Professor (Work and Employment)
O'Neil, J., & Ellis, V. (2018, June). Unheard voices of decline in the Scottish Oil Sector. Presented at BUIRA History of Industrial Relations Study Group, University of Westminster
This paper examines how employment in the Scottish oil industry is changing as the industry declines, shedding in excess of 120,000 jobs between 2014 and 2016 as oil prices fe...
Parry, J., Grant, K., & Sheehan, M. (2019). Room for improvement? A briefing report on leadership and management in the public sector. Findings from the 2018 Workforce Development Survey. The Workforce Development Trust
The research which underpins this briefing report was driven by a primary, quantitative Workforce Survey which focused on understanding the views of employers across the publi...
Grant, K., Mackie, R., Gadsden, S., & McLaughlin, D. (2016). Talent management in public services in Scotland. Edinburgh: Improvement Service
No abstract available.
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
The aim of this research is to examine high-potential Generation-Z’s (young people aged 16-18 years in full-time education who demonstrate key leadership qualities and attributes) expectations of work...
Gadsden, S., McLaughlin, D., Grant, K., Mackie, R., Cassidy, N., & Derbyshire, H. (2016). Talent management in public services in Scotland: Practitioner report. Edinburgh: Improvement Service
Grant, K., & Maxwell, G. (2018, June). Risky business: HRM implications from pilots' accounts of critical incidents in UK commercial Aviation. Paper presented at International Human Resource Management Conference
Safety is of paramount importance in aviation in first-world countries. Commercial aviation here is highly reliable and ultra-safe, at least technically. However, while techno...
Grant, K., Mackie, R., Gadsden, S., & McLaughlin, D. (2017, December). Collaborative talent management in public services: evaluating the drivers, barriers and enablers. Paper presented at CIPD Applied Research Conference, Glasgow
Against a background of significant public service reform and growing acceptance of the need for increased collaborative activity within Scotland’s public services, our resear...
Grant, K. (2012, September). Skills utilisation and high performance working: An analysis of line manager and employee perceptions. Paper presented at British Academy of Management
no abstract available.
Garavan, T., Heneghan, S., O'Brien, F., Gubbins, C., Lai, Y., Carbery, R., …Grant, K. (in press). L&D professionals in organisations: much ambition, unfilled promise. European Journal of Training and Development, https://doi.org/10.1108/EJTD-09-2019-0166
This monograph reports a study investigating the roles of learning and development (L&D) professionals in Irish, UK European and US organisations. The study investigates the c...
Maxwell, G. A., & Grant, K. (in press). Commercial airline pilots’ declining professional standing and increasing precarious employment. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2018.1528473
With the advent of low cost employment systems for pilots in commercial airlines, we address two questions: What are experienced UK-based, commercial airline pilots’ perspecti...
Garavan, T., Wang, J., Matthews-Smith, G., Nagarathnam, B., & Lai, Y. (2018). Advancing national human resource development research: suggestions for multilevel investigations. Human Resource Development International, 21(4), 1-31. https://doi.org/10.1080/13678868.2018.1429171
National human resource development (NHRD) is now an important area of investigation within human resource development with significant growth in publications over 49 years. S...
Grant, K. (2017). HRM and High Performance Workplaces. In J. Bratton, & J. Gold (Eds.), Human Resource Management, Theory and Practice(6). UK: Palgrave Macmillan
MacArthur, J., Wilkinson, H., Matthews-Smith, G., & Gray, M. A. (2017). Embedding compassionate care in local NHS practice: developing a conceptual model through realistic evaluation. Journal of Research in Nursing, 22(1-2), 130-147. doi:10.1177/1744987116678901
The aim of this study was to critically analyse the impact of the ‘Leadership in Compassionate Care Programme’ and offer a conceptual model of factors that can embed compassio...
Fenwick, J., & McMillan, J. (2012). Public Participation and Public Service Modernization: Learning from New Labor?. International Journal of Public Administration, 35(6), 367-378. https://doi.org/10.1080/01900692.2012.655523
The public participation agenda is a significant element of public service reform in Europe and beyond. This article examines how citizen participation in local public service...
Grant, K., & Maxwell, G. (2018). The shifting terrain of commercial aviation: Implications for HRM. In Conference Proceedings
Safety is of paramount importance in commercial aviation. Human factors account for up to 80% of aviation accidents and incidents. Commercial aviation is experiencing rapid gr...
Grant, K., Mackie, R., Gadsden, S., & McLaughlin, D. (2018). Developing and managing talent in public services: Navigating the collaborative landscape. In Conference Proceedings
Against a background of significant public service reform and growing acceptance of the need for public service organizations to better co-ordinate and integrate approaches to...
Developing middle managers in the Hong Kong public sector: a critique o...
Venue: Thames Pavilion, Houses of Parliament
Date: Friday 17th May 2019
Time: 11.30am – 2.30pm
16 May 2019
The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane, Glasgow
2 September 2018