Paul Sparrow, director Centre for Performance-led HR, professor of international HRM, Lancaster University Management School

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Paul Sparrow, director Centre for Performance-led HR, Lancaster University Management School.
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​Paul Sparrow's research interests include cross-cultural and international HRM, HR strategy and the employment relationship.

Sparrow has several writing collaborations from which his latest books are on: Strategic Talent Management; Do We Need HR?; International HRM; Contemporary HR Issues in Europe; and Human Resource Management, Innovation and Performance. He is senior editor of the Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance and Editorial Board Member for Human Resource Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management, British Journal of Management, Cross-Cultural Management: An International Journal. International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, European Management Review and Career Development International. His current associations include Visiting Scholar Centre for Global Work and Employment, Rutgers University, Honorary Fellow of the Institute for Employment Studies, Advisory Board member for Talent Management Institute, ESCP Europe, Berlin, International Steering Group Member for the Aalto University School of Business Human Capital Project, and Research Advisor on the CIPD/UKCES/CMI/IIP/CMI Valuing your Talent research and engagement programme. He was voted in the Top 10 Most Influential HR Thinkers by Human Resources magazine for 2014-15.

Before joining Lancaster University he worked as a Research Fellow at Aston University, Senior Research Fellow at Warwick University, Consultant/Principal Consultant at PA Consulting Group, Reader/Professor at Sheffield University and whilst at Manchester Business School he took up the Ford Chair from 2002-2004 and was Director, Executive Education 2002-2005.

He is also Visiting Scholar Centre for Global Work and Employment, Rutgers University, October 2015 to date

Honorary Fellow, Institute for Employment Studies, October 2015 to date

Advisory Board member for Talent Management Institute, ESCP Europe, Berlin, October 2015 to date.

Research Advisor on the CIPD/UKCES/CMI/IIP/CMI Valuing your Talent research and engagement programme, October 2015 to date.

International Steering Group Member for the Aalto University School of BusinessHuman Capital Project on “Influence without authority: Examining the organizational influence of Human Resource professionals” funded by the Academy of Finland, 2014-2016.

Co-Series Editor for Routledge Global Human Resource Management books with Professors Schuler, Jackson and formerly Poole, 2002 to date.

External Assessor University for a leading Scottish University post-REF performance of Business and Management UoA, 2015

Expert Panel Advisor on Office of Manpower Economics research project on “A review of the evidence on the impact, effectiveness and value for money of performance-related pay in the public sector”, 2014. OME is the independent secretariat to seven Pay Review Bodies and the Police Boards that makes recommendations for the pay of the armed forces, doctors and dentists, the National Health Service (NHS), the prison service, school teachers, the senior Civil Service and the police, impacting on 2.5 million workers, or around 40% of public sector staff in the UK.

Delphi Panel Member for the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) research project on “The Future of Work: Jobs and Skills in 2030”, exploring the future of work and how jobs, and the skills needed in the workplace, will change by 2030. 2013.

Invited member to the Guru Steering Group for the Department for Business Innovation and Skills Employee Engagement Task Force - part of the second MacLeod Review, 2011 to date.

Member of the Guru Group for the UK Government’s Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform’s (BERR) Macleod Review on Employee Engagement , 2009 – 2010.

Member of the Scientific Steering Board for the Research Project Future of Working World 2030 Europe. Technische Universitat Darmstadt, 2011-12.

Founding and Senior Editor of the Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance. 2014 to date.

Journal Editorial Board Member: Human Resource Management, 2009–to date; British Journal of Management, 1999-to date;, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 2013 – to date; International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, 2008-to date; Cross-Cultural Management: An International Journal, 2007-to date;; European Management Review, 2003-to date; Career Development International, 2003-to date; People Management, 2009-2012; Journal of World Business (formerly Columbia Journal of World Business). 1997-98.

Editor of Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 1998-2003. (Associate Editor1994- 98). SSCI rating of journal doubled during editorship. 2003 ISI Journal citation reports Impact factor 1.308.

Visiting Faculty: ALBA, Athens, Greece 2003-2014; German Graduate School of Management and Law, 2013; Reykjavik University School of Business. Iceland 2012; Hong Kong Business School, 1995, 1996.

International Visiting Scholar, Dublin City University, 2011

Visiting International Fellow, Cornell University. USA, Industrial and Labor Relations School2006-2007

Advisory Board for People Management from 2009-2012

Editorial Advisory Board for Kogan Page, from 2010 to date

Advisory Panel Member for the UK’s Chartered Institute of Personnel and DevelopmentShaping the Future research programme 2008-2011.

Member of the Guru Group for the UK Government’s Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform’s (BERR) Macleod Review on Employee Engagement, 2009 – 2010; part of the Engage for Success Movement, 2011 to date.

Expert Advisory Panel member to the UK Government’s Sector Skills Development Agency2004-2008.

Specialist Advisor to UK Research Assessment Exercise Sub-Panel I36 - Business & Management, 2008

External Assessor for Monash University Research Quality Exercise preparation for the Research Quality Framework assessment, 2008

Elected Member of US Academy of Management HR Division Executive Committee, ChaIr of International Human Resource Management Committee, HR Division, US Academy of Management, 2005-2008.

Research Associate of ESRC Centre for Organisation and Innovation, Institute of Work Psychology, 1999–2006

External Examiner at London Business School, 2005-2009; Birkbeck College, University of London1997-2000; Leeds University, 1997-99

Director and Council Member, Society for the Advancement of Management Studies, 2001-2008

Recommended reading

Organization effectiveness
Sparrow, P. 09/2016 In: The SAGE encyclopedia of corporate reputation. Sage
Entry for encyclopedia/dictionaryGlobalizing human resource management
Sparrow, P.R., Brewster, C., Chung, C. 29/07/2016 2nd ed. ed. New York : Routledge. ISBN: 9781138950696.
BookThe evolving HRM landscape in Europe
Sparrow, P.R., Brewster, C., Dickmann, M. 30/03/2016 In: International Human Resource Management. New York : Routledge p. 420-431. 12 p. ISBN: 9781138776029, 9781138776036.
ChapterThe relationship between person-organization fit and job satisfaction
Chen, P., Sparrow, P.R., Cooper, C.L. 25/03/2016 In: Journal of Managerial Psychology. 31, 5, p. 946-959. 14 p.
Journal articleInternational Human Resource Management: Contemporary Human Resource Issues in Europe
Dickmann, M., Brewster, C., Sparrow, P.R. 21/03/2016 3rd ed. ed. New York : Routledge. 474 p. ISBN: 9781138776029.
BookIntroduction and overview of IHRM
Dickmann, M., Brewster, C., Sparrow, P.R. 21/03/2016 In: Contemporary HR Issues in Europe. New York : Routledge p. 1-13. 13 p. ISBN: 9781138776029.
ChapterThe changing contours of fairness: using multiple lenses to focus the HRM research agenda
Otaye, L., Sparrow, P.R., Wong, W. 13/01/2016 In: Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance. 3, 1, p. 70-90. 21 p.
Journal articleHuman Resource Management, Innovation and Performance
Shipton, H., Budhwar, P., Sparrow, P.R., Brown, A. 1/01/2016 AIAA. 352 p. ISBN: 9781137465184.
BookHuman resource management, innovation and performance: looking across levels
Shipton, H., Budhwar, P., Sparrow, P., Brown, A. 1/01/2016 In: Human Resource Management, Innovation and Performance. London : Palgrave Macmillan p. 1-12. 12 p. ISBN: 9781137465184.
ChapterOn multiple levels of analysis, context, contingency and capital
Sparrow, P., Shipton, H., Budhwar, P., Brown, A. 1/01/2016 In: Human Resource Management, Innovation and Performance. Palgrave Macmillan p. 328-343. 16 p. ISBN: 9781137465184.
ChapterStrategic HRM, innovation and HR delivery
Sparrow, P. 1/01/2016 In: Human resource management, innovation and performance. London : Palgrave Macmillan p. 15-31. 17 p. ISBN: 9781137465184.
ChapterHRM and innovation: looking across levels
Shipton, H., Budhwar, P., Sparrow, P.R., Brown, A. 24/12/2015 In: Human Resource Management Journal.
Journal articleWhat is the value of talent management?: building value-driven processes within a talent management architecture
Sparrow, P., Makram, H. 09/2015 In: Human Resource Management Review. 25, 3, p. 249-263. 15 p.
Journal articleThe price of love: the prioritisation of child care and income earning among UK fathers
Gatrell, C., Burnett, S., Cooper, C., Sparrow, P. 1/07/2015 In: Families, Relationships and Societies. 4, 2, p. 225-238. 14 p.
Journal articleAttracting cross- and inter-disciplinary research
Sparrow, P., Cooper, C. 1/06/2015 In: Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance. 2, 1, 5 p.
EditorialBeyond the organisation: realising HR’s vital role in the success of partnering arrangements
Sparrow, P. 2015
Other contributionWhat is it that the HR department needs to know in future?
Sparrow, P. 2015 In: The rise of HR. Alexandria : HR Certification Institute p. 429-435. 7 p. ISBN: 9781329018310.
ChapterDo we need HR?: repositioning people management for success
Sparrow, P., Cooper, C., Hird, M. 1/11/2014 Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 9781137002327.
BookSouth Korean MNEs international HRM approach: hybridization of global standards and local practices
Chung, C., Sparrow, P., Bozkurt, O. 10/2014 In: Journal of World Business. 49, 4, p. 549-559. 11 p.
Journal articleEngagement and performance
Sparrow, P. 26/09/2014 In: Wiley encyclopedia of management. Cheltenham : John Wiley
Chapter (peer-reviewed)Lean management and HR function capability: the role of HR architecture and the location of intellectual capital
Sparrow, P., Otaye, L. 12/09/2014 In: The International Journal of Human Resource Management. 25, 21, p. 2892-2910. 19 p.
Journal articleChallenges for the field of strategic human resource management
Sparrow, P., Scullion, H., Tarique, I. 07/2014 In: Strategic talent management. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press ISBN: 9781107032101.
ChapterGlobalizing the HR architecture: the challenges facing corporate HQ and international mobility functions
Sparrow, P., Farndale, E., Scullion, H. 07/2014 In: Strategic talent management. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press ISBN: 9781107032101.
ChapterMultiple lenses on talent management: definitions and contours of the field
Sparrow, P., Scullion, H., Tarique, I. 07/2014 In: Strategic talent management. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press ISBN: 9781107032101.
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