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Dr Graham Perkins

Dr Graham Perkins

Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management / Director of Taught Programmes

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Graham Perkins is Director of Taught Programmes for the Business School and a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management. Graham has both professional and academic experience within the HRM field, having completed both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the subject area, as well as working in a number of operational HR focused roles.

Graham’s areas of research interest cut across both the innovation and human resource management fields, with a particular interest in how organisations create people structures that promote creativity. His thesis examined organisational factors that affect idea generation in SME contexts including the impact of leadership, network ties and the physical working environment. He has since published articles in journals such as Human Resource Management Journal, Journal of Small Business Management, Human Resource Development Quarterly, and Creativity and Innovation Management, as well as Higher Education Policy.

In addition to his work at the Business School, Graham also writes for the CIPD and is heavily involved with assessment nationally across their level 7 qualifications.  Graham also completes ad-hoc HRM project/case work including staff engagement/attitude surveys and learning and development interventions.

Nationality: British

Qualifications

  • BA Personnel Management
  • MA Personnel and Development
  • PhD Business and Management

Research interests

  • Idea generation and creativity in SMEs
  • Human resource development and life-long learning
  • Hierarchy, power, and organisational politics

Graham’s primary area of research interest surrounds the generation of ideas, and how organisations stimulate and sustain creative thought.  Connected with this are a variety of issues including aspects of leadership, the impact of relationships both internal and external to organisations and how working environments impact on creative thought.  He is also interested in aspects of human resource development, and how hierarchy and power structures impact upon the journey of creative ideas from initial idea generation through to implementation.

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Books

Taylor S, Perkins G (2021). Work and Employment in a Changing Business Environment., Kogan Page.

Journal articles

Perkins G, Gilmore S, Guttormsen D, Taylor S (In Press). Analyzing the Impacts of Universal Basic Income in the Changing World of Work: Challenges to the Psychological Contract and a Future Research Agenda. Human Resource Management Journal
Perkins GM (2019). Exploring the mechanisms through which strong ties impact upon the development of ideas in SME contexts. Journal of Small Business Management, 57(4), 1464-1484. Full text.
Perkins GM (2019). The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and its impact on academic identity within a research-intensive university. Higher Education Policy, 32(2), 297-319. Full text. DOI.
Perkins GM (2018). How Does Self-Direction within Learning Operate to Affect Idea Generation in SME Contexts?. Human Resource Development Quarterly Full text.
Perkins GM, Lean J, Newbery R (2017). The role of organisational vision in guiding idea generation within SME contexts. Creativity and Innovation Management, 26(1), 75-90. Full text.
Woodhams C, Lupton B, Perkins G, Cowling M (2015). Multiple disadvantage and wage growth: the effect of merit pay on pay gaps. Human Resource Management, 54(2), 283-301. Abstract. DOI.

Chapters

Perkins GM, Johns T (2016). Developing Professional Practice. In Woodhams C, Taylor S (Eds.) Studying Human Resource Management, London: CIPD, 67-87.
Woodhams C, Perkins GM, Wilkinson K (2016). Developing the Knowledge and Skill of the HR Professional. In Taylor S, Woodhams C (Eds.) Studying Human Resource Management, London, UK: CIPD Publishing.
Perkins GM (2016). Human Resource Development. In Taylor S, Woodhams C (Eds.) Human Resource Management: People and Organisations, London: CIPD, 143-164.
Perkins GM, Woodhams C (2016). Reward Management. In Woodhams C, Taylor S (Eds.) Managing People & Organisations, London, UK: CIPD Publishing.
Perkins GM, Woodhams C (2016). Using Information in Human Resources. In Taylor S, Woodhams C (Eds.) Studying Human Resource Management, London, UK: CIPD Publishing.
Perkins GM, Johns T (2012). Developing Professional Practice. In Taylor S, Woodhams C (Eds.) Studying Human Resource Management, London: CIPD.
Perkins GM, Woodhams C (2012). Knowledge Management. In Stewart J, Rogers P (Eds.) Developing People & Organisations, London: CIPD.

Conferences

Perkins GM (2016). Encouraging creativity in SME contexts – Reconceptualising HRM as a non-linear activity. British Academy of Management 2016. 6th - 8th Sep 2016. Abstract.  Full text.

Publications by year


In Press

Perkins G, Gilmore S, Guttormsen D, Taylor S (In Press). Analyzing the Impacts of Universal Basic Income in the Changing World of Work: Challenges to the Psychological Contract and a Future Research Agenda. Human Resource Management Journal

2021

Taylor S, Perkins G (2021). Work and Employment in a Changing Business Environment., Kogan Page.

2019

Perkins GM (2019). Exploring the mechanisms through which strong ties impact upon the development of ideas in SME contexts. Journal of Small Business Management, 57(4), 1464-1484. Full text.
Perkins GM (2019). The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and its impact on academic identity within a research-intensive university. Higher Education Policy, 32(2), 297-319. Full text. DOI.

2018

Perkins GM (2018). How Does Self-Direction within Learning Operate to Affect Idea Generation in SME Contexts?. Human Resource Development Quarterly Full text.

2017

Perkins GM, Lean J, Newbery R (2017). The role of organisational vision in guiding idea generation within SME contexts. Creativity and Innovation Management, 26(1), 75-90. Full text.

2016

Perkins GM, Johns T (2016). Developing Professional Practice. In Woodhams C, Taylor S (Eds.) Studying Human Resource Management, London: CIPD, 67-87.
Woodhams C, Perkins GM, Wilkinson K (2016). Developing the Knowledge and Skill of the HR Professional. In Taylor S, Woodhams C (Eds.) Studying Human Resource Management, London, UK: CIPD Publishing.
Perkins GM (2016). Encouraging creativity in SME contexts – Reconceptualising HRM as a non-linear activity. British Academy of Management 2016. 6th - 8th Sep 2016. Abstract.  Full text.
Perkins GM (2016). Human Resource Development. In Taylor S, Woodhams C (Eds.) Human Resource Management: People and Organisations, London: CIPD, 143-164.
Perkins GM, Woodhams C (2016). Reward Management. In Woodhams C, Taylor S (Eds.) Managing People & Organisations, London, UK: CIPD Publishing.
Perkins GM, Woodhams C (2016). Using Information in Human Resources. In Taylor S, Woodhams C (Eds.) Studying Human Resource Management, London, UK: CIPD Publishing.

2015

Woodhams C, Lupton B, Perkins G, Cowling M (2015). Multiple disadvantage and wage growth: the effect of merit pay on pay gaps. Human Resource Management, 54(2), 283-301. Abstract. DOI.

2012

Perkins GM, Johns T (2012). Developing Professional Practice. In Taylor S, Woodhams C (Eds.) Studying Human Resource Management, London: CIPD.
Perkins GM, Woodhams C (2012). Knowledge Management. In Stewart J, Rogers P (Eds.) Developing People & Organisations, London: CIPD.

Graham’s core area of teaching interest is Human Resource Management.  He lectures across a wide variety of areas including general management modules, human resource development, international human resource management and research methods.

Modules

2021/22