Human Resource Management in UK Higher Education: Business Schools and Their Dark Side

Thomas F. Burgess

Leeds University Business School


This chapter examines the dark side of management (Neider and Schriesheim 2010; Griffin and O’Leary-Kelly 2004) in higher education (HE) by focusing on the management of academics in management and business schools in UK universities.1 In particular, the chapter concentrates on wrongdoing perpetrated by managers while managing academics; that is, the human resource management (HRM) process. Much is spoken in UK universities about wrongdoing in such human resource processes, but little is published on this topic. Academics often hear comments about situations where the processes are suspected ...

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