Overview

Current Work

Adrian has recent and current ARC projects on high performance work systems in health and emergency services; new workplaces; managing productive and collaborative relationships; the influence of feedback processes on hospital systems; and employee voice and wellbeing.

Adrian is working on books entitled:

* 'The Oxford Handbook of Management' (with S. Armstrong and M. Lounsbury) (eds), Oxford University Press (due March 2017);
*The Sage Handbook of HRM (2nd edition) with D.Lepak,S.Snell and N.Bacon.
* 'The Routledge Companion to Employment Relations' (with T. Dundon, J. Donaghey and A. Colvin) (eds), Routledge ;
* 'A Very Short, Reasonably Interesting and Fairly Cheap Book about Employment Relations' (with T. Dundon), Sage ; and
* 'Human Resource Management – A Very Short Introduction', Oxford University Press.

Adrian is also (co) Editor–in–Chief of the 'Human Resource Management Journal' (2013 –); co-Editor of the 'Springer [book] Series in Work, Organization and Employment'; and serves on the editorial boards of 18 further journals, including 'Human Resource Management', the 'International Journal of Human Resource Management', the 'Industrial Relations Journal', the 'Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources' and 'Work, Employment and Society'.
 

News

Expertise Keywords

  • Human resource management
  • employment relations
  • organisational performance
  • work
  • workplace performance

Subject Area Codes

  • Business and Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial Relations

Country Affiliations

  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 307 (Other: 307)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Invitations

  • Keynote Address
    'In search of Employee Voice',   Labour, Employment and Work Conference, Wellington, NZ, November,   2016,  
  • Keynote Address
    'In search of Employee Voice and Engagement',   Innovation Arabia 9 Congress, Dubai, UAE, March,   2016,  
  • Presentation
    The Public Sector HR Symposium, and Philippine Society for Training and Development (PSTD) National Convention,   Civil Service Commission (CSC), Australian Federal Government, Philippines Australia HR and Organisational Development Facility, and PSTD,   2015,  
    Invited speaker
  • Keynote Address
    Keynote speech,   International Centre for Strategic People Management Conference, Thessalonica, Greece, October,   2008,  
  • Presentation
    Voice in the workplace,   European Commission conference,   2006,  
  • Keynote Address
    'Downsizing, Rightsizing or Dumbsizing? Human Resources, Quality and Sustainability',   9th World Congress on Quality, Abu Dhabi, September,   2004,  
  • Other
    Co-authored research from 2003 on future of employment relations cited in Emmott 2006 report,   CIPD,   2006,  
  • Other
    Adrian's research on work participation was cited in High Performance Workplaces report,   Trade Union Congress, UK,   2003,  
  • Keynote Address
    Employee Voice in relation to the Information and Consultation Directive,   London School of Economics, UK,   2003,  
  • Other
    CIPD report authored by Adrian cited in H'igh Peformance Workplaces' discussion paper,   Department of Trade and Industry, UK,   2002,  
  • Other
    Adrian's research on quality management cited in 'Supporting Workplace Learning for High Performance Working' report,,   International Labour Organization,   2002,  
  • Other
    Nine publications of Adrian Wilkinson's on quality management were referenced in a report by Collinson et al (1998) on Total Quality Management,   Department of Trade and Industry, UK,   1998,  

Learning and Teaching

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Supervision Overview

Adrian has supervised over a dozen PhDs to completion and has been external examiner for Phds in a number of different countries.</br></br>Adrian holds particular supervisiory interests in:</br>- Employee involvement / voice</br>- Industrial relations and human resource management</br>- High performance workplaces</br>- International and comparative employment relations</br>- International human resource management</br></br>Griffith University Research Higher Degree (HDR) students currently under Adrian’s supervision include:</br></br>* Qian Yi Lee - Role of line managers in flexible work arrangements. Additional supervisor: Keith Townsend.</br></br>* Paula Mowbray - Employee voice.</br></br>* Maggie May - Greenfield agreements in new and maturing workplaces. Additional supervisors: David Peetz, Keith Townsend.</br></br>* Evelyn Sen - Managing productive and collaborative relationships in Australian workplaces. Additional supervisor: Keith Townsend.

Theses Supervised at Griffith

Background

Bio

Adrian Wilkinson is Professor and Director of the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing at Griffith University, Australia. Prior to his 2006 appointment, Adrian worked at Loughborough University in the UK where he was Professor of Human Resource Management from 1998, and he also served as Director of Research for the Business School. Adrian has also worked at the Manchester School of Management at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. He holds Visiting Professorships at Loughborough University, Sheffield University and the University of Durham, and is an Academic Fellow at the Centre for International Human Resource Management at the Judge Institute, University of Cambridge.

He has been shortlisted by 'HR' magazine for the award of HR's Most Influential International Thinker: http://www.hrmostinfluential.co.uk/results/hr-most-influential-2012-shortlist-international-thinkers.

Adrian has authored/co-authored/edited 25 books and over 160 articles in academic journals. His books (with co-authors) include 'Managing Quality and Human Resources' (Blackwell, 1997); 'Managing with TQM: Theory and Practice' (Macmillan, 1998); 'Understanding Work and Employment: Industrial Relations in Transition' (Oxford University Press, 2003); 'The Sage Handbook of Human Resource Management' (Sage, 2009); 'The Oxford Handbook of Organisational Participation' (OUP, 2010); 'The Handbook of Work and Employment Relations' (Elgar, 2011); 'New Directions in Employment Relations' (Palgrave, 2011); 'The Handbook of Comparative Employment Relations' (Elgar, 2011); 'The International Handbook of Labour Unions' (Elgar, 2011); 'HRM at Work: People Management and Development', 5th edition (CIPD, 2012); 'Case Studies in Global Management: Strategy, Innovation and People' (TUP, 2012); 'Contemporary Human Resource Management' (Pearson, 2013); 'The Oxford Handbook of Employment Relations' (OUP, 2014); the 'Handbook of Research on Employee Voice' (Elgar, 2014); 'Voice and Involvement at Work' (Routledge, 2014); the 'Handbook of Research on Managing Managers' (Elgar, 2015); 'Perspectives on Contemporary Professional Work: Challenges and Experiences' (Elgar, 2016); 'Emerging Indian Multinationals: Strategic Players in a Multipolar World' (OUP, 2016); 'Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management' (Elgar, 2016); and 'Developing Positive Employment Relations: International Experiences of Labour Management Partnerships' (Palgrave, 2016).

Adrian served on the Australian Research Council College of Experts from 2008-2010. He is a Fellow and Accredited Examiner of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in the UK and a Fellow of the Australian Human Resource Institute. Adrian was appointed a British Academy of Management Fellow in 2010, elected as an Academician (Fellow) of the Academy of Social Sciences in the UK in 2012, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in 2015.
 

Education and Training

  • PhD Doctor of Philosophy, Durham University Business School 1986 - 1991
  • MSc Master Of Science, London School of Economics 1985 - 1986
  • BSc Bus Bachelor of Science (Business), London School of Economics 1982 - 1985

Academic experience

  • Research Associate, Australian Institute for Business and Economics, University of Queensland 2015 - Present
  • Research Associate, Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change, NUI Galway, Ireland 2011 - Present
  • Director, Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing, Griffith University 2007 - Present
  • Professor in Employment Relations, Department of Employment Relations and Human Resources, Griffith University 2006 - Present
  • Professor in Human Resource Management, Loughborough University 1998 - 2006
  • Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management, Manchester School of Management, UMIST 1997 - 1998
  • Lecturer in Human Resource Management, Manchester School of Management, UMIST 1991 - 1997
  • Research Associate, Manchester School of Management, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) 1989 - 1991

Awards and Honours

  • Shortlist, HR Most Influential International Thinker, HR magazine 2012 - 2012
  • Recognised in 7th Annual Hot List, HC Magazine 2012 - 2012

Professional experience

  • Fellow, Australian Human Resources Institute 2008 - Present
  • Member, Australian Human Resource Institute 2006 - Present
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 1999 - Present
  • Corporate Member, Institute of Personnel and Development 1991 - Present
  • ARC college of experts , 2008 - 2010
  • College of Experts, Social, Behavioural and Economics Panel, 2008 - 2010
  • ARC college of experts , Australian Research Council 2008 - 2010
  • College of Experts, Social, Behavioural and Economics Panel, Australian Research Council 2008 - 2010

External service roles

  • College of Experts (SBE Panel), Australian Research Council 2008 - 2010

Visiting appointments

  • Academic Fellow, Center for International Human Resource Management, University of Cambridge 2011 - Present
  • Visiting Professor, University of Durham 2008 - Present
  • Visting Professor, University of Sheffield 2006 - Present
  • Visiting Professor, Loughborough University 2006 - Present

Editorial roles

  • Joint Editor, Springer Series in Work, Organization and Employment 2016 - Present
  • Joint Chief Editor, Human Resource Management Journal 2012 - Present
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Human Resource Management [journal] 2010 - Present
  • Consulting Editor, International Journal of Management Reviews 2007 - Present
  • Member, International Advisory Board, Work, Employment and Society [journal] 2012 - Present
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Human Resource Management 2006 - Present
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Group Organization Management 2007 - Present
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources 2012 - Present
  • Editorial Board member, Industrial Relations [journal] 2011 - 2013
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 2009 - Present
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Labour and Industry [journal] 2009 - Present
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, South Asian Journal of Human Resource Management 2014 - Present
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Employment Studies 2009 - Present
  • Joint Chief Editor, 2004 - 2009
  • Joint Chief Editor, Internaional Jouurnal of management reviews 2004 - 2009
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Service Industries Journal 2007 - Present
  • Associate Editor, Human Resource Management Journal 2007 - 2013
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Management and Organization 2006 - Present
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management 2005 - Present
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Total Quality Management and Business Excellence [journal] 2004 - Present
  • Member, Editorial Review Board, Journal of Management Development 2003 - Present
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Industrial Relations Journal 2003 - Present
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Human Resource Mangement Journal 2002 - 2007
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Employee Relations [journal] 1998 - Present
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Personnel Review [journal] 1996 - Present
  • External Reviewer (appointed position), Management Development Forum 1999 - 2000
  • Consulting Editor, International Journal of Management Reviews 1998 - 2004
  • Member of Editorial Advisory Board,
  • Associate Editor, 2007 - 2012

External advisory roles

  • Member, International Advisory Board for Major Works in HRM, (ed) Neil Andersen, Sage book series - Fundamentals in HRM 2012 - 2012
  • co-Chief Investigator, Smark Workplaces initiative, Queensland Government, Australia 2007 - 2008
  • Consultant, Govt. depts such as Employment (UK, QLD) and Health (UK)
  • Consultant, Professional institutions such as CIPD, CIMA, IOM (UK)

Professional memberships

  • Fellow, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia 2015 - Present
  • Fellow, Royal Society of the Arts 2012 - Present
  • Academician, Academy of Social Sciences 2011 - Present
  • Research Fellow, Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management 2010 - 2015
  • Fellow, British Academy of Management 2010 - Present
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy 2009 - Present
  • Associate Fellow, New Zealand Work and Labour Market Institute 2009 - Present
  • Fellow, Australian Human Resources Institute 2008 - Present
  • Member, Australian Human Resources Institute 2006 - Present
  • Member, British Academy of Management 2000 - Present
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 1999 - Present
  • Council Member, Manchester Industrial Relations Society 1992 - 1998
  • Member, Manchester Industrial Relations Society 1991 - 1998
  • Corporate Member, Institute of Personnel and Development 1991 - 1999
  • Graduate Member, Institute of Personnel Management 1990 - 1991
  • Member, British Universities Industrial Relations Association 1987 - Present