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Dr Denise Thursfield

Senior Lecturer, Organisational Behaviour and HRM/ Programme Leader, MSc HRM (Full-Time)

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
  • Business School

Summary

Denise Thursfield has teaching and research interests in the areas of critical and labour process approaches to HRM. Her research has focused on areas such as the internal management of trade unions, critical approaches to teamworking and performance management and human resource development. Denise has published in journals such as Management Learning, Work Employment and Society, Employee Relations, the International Journal of Human Resource Management and Personnel Review.

Book Chapter

Facilitating group learning through scenario planning

Thursfield, D. (2013). Facilitating group learning through scenario planning. Human Resource Development: Practices and Orthodoxies, 254 - 271. Palgrave Macmillan

Journal Article

Culture, Wasta and perceptions of performance appraisal in Saudi Arabia

Al Harbi, S., Thursfield, D., & Bright, D. (2017). Culture, Wasta and perceptions of performance appraisal in Saudi Arabia. The international journal of human resource management, 28(19), 2792-2810. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2016.1138987

Exploring performance management in four UK trade unions

Thursfield, D., & Grayley, K. (2016). Exploring performance management in four UK trade unions. Employee relations, 38(5), 789-804. https://doi.org/10.1108/er-08-2015-0167

Resistance to teamworking in a UK research and development laboratory

Thursfield, D. (2015). Resistance to teamworking in a UK research and development laboratory. Work, employment & society : a journal of the British Sociological Association, 29(6), 989-1006. https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017014559967

The social construction of professionalism among organizers and senior organizers in a UK trade union

Thursfield, D. (2012). The social construction of professionalism among organizers and senior organizers in a UK trade union. Work, employment & society : a journal of the British Sociological Association, 26(1), (128-144). doi:10.1177/0950017011426310. ISSN 0950-0170

Postgraduate supervision

Denise is currently supervising PhD students in the areas of employee engagement, women in business in Saudi Arabia and organisational change. She is interested in applications in critical HRM. Completed PhDs - Saggaf Alaidarous, Motivation in the general authority of civil aviation in Saudi Arabia and its effect on job performance - Abdullah Al-Wehabie, Motivation of banks employees in different social and cultural contexts - Saleh Al-Harbi, A relationship between fairness and job satisfaction within performance appraisal - Bryel Parnell Berry, Ethical Decision making in English local authorities - Bridget Freer, Implications and Consequences: How can learning from use of a psychometric tool inform other HRD interventions? Current PhD supervisions - Maher Gasim, The effect of prolonged Privatisation process on employees; the case of Saudi Arabian Airlines - Nailah Gadi, The impact of digital technology on women's employment is Saudi Arabia - Idongesit Tetenji, Employee Engagement in the Nigerian Oil Industry