David Collings, professor of HR management, Dublin City University


David Collings
David Collings, professor of HR management, Dublin City University
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As well as being professor of human resource management at Dublin City University (DCU), David Collings is a visiting professor of HRM at King’s College London.

Prior to joining DCU, David Collings held faculty positions at the National University of Ireland and the University of Sheffield.

Collings is senior editor, HRM and talent management, at the Journal of World Business and joint editor of the Human Resource Management Journal. He is also permanent chair of the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management’s workshop on talent management.

In 2014, he was named by HR magazine as one of the 20 Most Influential International Thinkers in the field of HRM. His teaching focuses on HR, talent and international management, and he holds a certificate in Teaching and Learning from the University of Sheffield. He has delivered executive education in the US, UK, Iceland, France and Denmark, and consults for a number of global organisations.

Collings’ research focuses on talent management and global mobility issues. His work has been particularly influential on debates around changing patterns of global mobility and in developing the conceptual foundations of talent management as an academic discipline. He has published widely on these topics.

A recent study by the ESRI ranked Collings as the sixth-most-productive business scholar in Ireland. Co-authored books include The Routledge Companion to International Human Resource Management, and his research has been published in a number of relevant journals.

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