Paul Sparrow, Lancaster University Management School
Professor Paul Sparrow, Director of the Centre for Performance-led HR, Lancaster University Management School.
Paul Sparrow is Emeritus Professor of International HRM at Lancaster University Management School and was Director of the Centre for Performance-led HR from 2006-2016. In 2016 he was the first overseas academic to be awarded the USA’s Society for HRM Michael R. Losey Award for lifetime achievement in human resource research that has impacted the management field. His research interests include cross-cultural and international HRM, HR strategy, changes in the employment relationship, innovation, globalization, business model change, the employee engagement-performance link, and talent management. He was regularly voted amongst the Most Influential HR Thinkers by Human Resources magazine, listed from 2008-2012 and 2014-16. He has several writing collaborations and his latest books cover Macro Talent Management: A Global Perspective on Managing Talent in Developed Markets and Macro Talent Management in Emerging and Emergent Markets: A Global Perspective. In the last few years he has written books on global aspects of people management, including Globalizing HRM, International HRM and Contemporary HR Issues in Europe. He has also written on aspects of HR strategy with books on Strategic Talent Management, on HRM, Innovation and Performance, on the future shape of HR functions in Do We Need HR? and on A Research Agenda for Human Resource Management.