Professor Hugh Scullion

Professor in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management

Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

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Hugh Scullion is a global leader in International HRM and Global Talent Management, as evidenced by leading books, publications in top journals, collaborations with leading international scholars and high citations.

He is the founder and chair of the EIASM Talent Management Workshop, the leading research forum in the field. He has consulted widely with organisations in Europe and Asia and has wide experience internationally in executive education.

Professor Scullion's work has attracted well over 6,000 citations as of January 2018, according to Google, among the highest numbers in the country in his field.


Research Interests

  • Global talent management
  • Global staffing and new forms of international working
  • The role of women in international management
  • The role of the corporate HR function in MNCs
  • HRM and talent management in the emerging markets
  • HRM and talent management in SMEs

Research groups

  • Research lead for the new Comparative and International HRM research group in the Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management group in HUBS
  • Collaborate internationally with leading scholars and research institutes in Asia, Europe and North America
  • Collaboration and work on publications with the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and Indian Institute of Management Kozihdoke
  • Collaborate and jointly publish with Penn State, Rutgers, North Western and Pace universities in the US
  • Collaboration and work on publications with Lancaster, Nottingham, ESCP Berlin, Poznan, URV, Polytechnic of Barcelona, Dublin City University and Cork University Business School


Collings, D., Scullion, H. and Caliguiri, P (eds) (2018) Global Talent Management, London: Routledge. 2nd edition. (in press).  

Krishnan, T. N and Scullion, H (2017). Dynamic Nature of Talent Management in the SME sector.

Human Resource Management Review.  (in press) 3*

Collings, D.G, Scullion, H. and Vaiman, V. (2015). Talent Management Progress and Prospects, Human Resource Management Review, 25 (3): 1-10. 3*

Farndale, E., Pai, A., Sparrow, P. and Scullion, H. (2014).  Balancing individual and organizational needs during expatriate assignments: a mutual benefits careers perspective, The Journal of World Business 

49 (2): 204 – 214.  4*

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Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Comparative and International Human Resource Management

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • MA Honours, First Class in Political Economy, Glasgow University
  • MA in Industrial Relations, Warwick University
  • PhD in International HRM, Newcastle University