Professor Stephen Wood
Professor of Management
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Stephen Wood is Professor of Management. He joined the School in April 2010 from the University of Sheffield, where he was Deputy Director and Research Chair at the Institute of Work Psychology, and Professor of Employment University in the School of Management. He was a Co-Director of the University of Sheffield's ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) Centre for Organisation and Innovation, 2001-6.
He was elected an Academician of the British Academy of Social Science in 2007.
Stephen is currently a Visiting Professor at the Cass Business School (City University) and a Member of Department of Business, Innovation and Skill's Steering Committee for the Workplace Employee Relations Survey of 2011. He was a member of the Methods and Infrastructure Committee of the Economic and Social Research Council (2008-11); Chair of the Steering Committee of the ESRC's Management Practices Survey; and Co-Convener (with Simon Francis, DWP) Mental Health and Employment Network.
Stephen has provided policy advice to a range of organisations, public and private, and contributed to public life in a number of ways. Consultancies include an evaluation on the impact of the post-1997 Employment Relations Legislation on corporate performance for the Department of Trade and Industry which led to a published report in 2005. He was a member of the Steering Committee EEF-ESRC innovation research initiative 2009-11. He was Chair of the Management Board of the Health and Safety Commission's Workers Safety Adviser Challenge Fund, 2004-7 and a member of the Employment Task Group for the 2004 Health White Paper.
He is an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Management and he was Chief Editor of the British Journal of Industrial Relations, 1999-2003, and is currently a member of its International Advisory Board.
Recent research includes the nature of high involvement management and its impact on well-being and organisational performance; teamworking amongst software engineers; staff morale in mental health in-patient care; family-friendly management, its nature, predictors of use and performance effects; work-non-work conflict amongst portfolio workers; discrimination and aggression at work; job design in call centres.
Interested in supervising PhD study in the following areas:
- All areas related to recent research as above
- Employment Relations
- Human Resource Management
Critical Approaches to Human Resource Management
Director of Enterprise and Grant Capture, School of Management
Most Recent Publications
S. Wood, G. Michaelides, and P. Totterdell, The impact of fluctuating workloads on well-being and the mediating role of work-non-work interference in this relationship among freelance workers, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 2013.
B. van Wanrooy, H. Bewley, A. Bryson, J. Forth, S. Freeth, L. Stokes and S. Wood, The 2011 Workplace Employment Relations study: First findings, London: BISS, 2013.
S. Wood, HRM, organizational performance and employee involvement, in C. Frege and J. Kelly (Eds), Comparative Employment Relations in the Global Economy, London: Taylor & Francis, 2013.
B. Sheehan, E. Burton, S. Wood, C. Stride, E. Henderson and E. Wearn, Evaluating the built environment in inpatient psychiatric wards, Psychiatric Services, 2013.
S. Wood, C. Stride and S. Johnson, Getting the measure of personal and team morale, Journal of Health Management, October–December 2012, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 535–557.
S. Wood, G. Michaelides and C. Thomson, Successful extreme programming: Fidelity to the methodology or good teamworking?, Information and Software Technology, 22 October 2012.
S. Wood, J. Braeken and K. Niven, Discrimination in Organizations and Well-being: Organizational Justice among Mental-health Workers, Journal of Business Ethics, 2012
S. Johnson, D. Osborn, R. Araya, E. Wearn, M. Paul, M. Stafford, N. Wellman, F. Nolan, H. Killaspy, B. Lloyd-Evans, E. Anderson, S. Wood, 'Staff morale in the English mental health workforce: a national investigation', British Journal of Psychiatry, forthcoming.
S. Wood, M. van Veldhoven, M. Croon and L. M. de Menezes, Enriched job design, high involvement management and organizational performance: The mediating roles of job satisfaction and well-being, Human Relations, 2012, Vol. 65, No.4, pp. 419-446.
S. Wood and J. Kelly 'Towards a Critical Management Science', in M. Alvession and H. Wilmott (Eds), Critical Management Studies, Four-Volume Set, Volume 1, Critical Management Studies: overviews, origins, developments and debates, London: Sage, 2011.
S.Wood, G. Michaelides and C. Thomson, Team Approach, Idea Generation, Conflict and Performance, Team Performance Management, 2011, Vol. 17, Iss. 7/8, pp.382–404.
S.Wood, C. Stride, K. Threapleton, E. Wearn, F. Nolan, D. Osborn, M. Paul and S. Johnson, ‘Demands, Control, Supportive Relationships And Well-Being Amongst British Mental Health Workers’, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 2011, Vol 46, No. 10, Oct., pp. 1055–1068.
S. Wood and L. M. de Menezes, 'High Involvement Management, High Performance Work Systems and Well-Being', International Journal of Human Resource Management, 2011, Vol.22, No.7, pp 1585-1608.
L. de Menezes, S. Wood and G. Gelade, 'A longitudinal study of the latent class clusters of modern management practices and their association with organizational performance in British manufacturing', Journal of Operations Management, 2010, Vol. 28, Issue 6, pp. 405-71.
S. Wood and L. de Menezes, Family-Friendly Management, Organizational Performance, Social Legitimacy, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol.21, No.10, 2010, pp. 1575-1597.
S. Wood, 'Harry Braverman', in G. Ritzer and J. Michael Ryan (Ed.), Concise Encyclopaedia of Sociology, Cambridge (Mass.): Blackwell, 2010.
G. Michaelides, C. Thomson and S. Wood, 'Measuring Fidelity to XP using the Shodan Survey: A Psychometric Approach', Empirical Software Engineering, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 6, pp. 599-617.
M. Patterson, J. Rick, S. Wood, C. Carroll, S. Balain, A. Booth, 'Systematic review of the links between human resource management, practices and performance'. Health Technology Assessment, Vol. 14, 2010.
A. Carter, S. Wood, S. Goodacre, F. Sampson and R. Staples), 'Evaluation of the workforce and organisational issues in establishing primary angioplasty in the National Infarct Angioplasty Project, Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, Vol.15, No. 1, 2010, pp. 6-13.
S. Wood, 'High Involvement Management and Performance', in A. Wilkinson, P. Gollan, M. Marchington, and D. Lewin (Eds), The Oxford Handbook of Participation in Organizations, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. pp. 407-426.
B. Schyns, M. van Veldhoven and S. Wood, 'Combining individual and aggregate level effects on job satisfaction: the example of leadership climate', Leadership and Organization Development Journal, Vol. 30, No. 7, 2009, pp. 649-663.
D. Holman, S. Frenkel, O. Sørensen and S. Wood, 'Work design variation and outcomes in call centers: strategic-choice and institutional explanations', Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 62, No. 2, 2009, pp.510-532.
Full listing of publications
S. Wood, 'Human Resource Management and Organizational Performance', in D. G. Collings and G. Wood (Eds), Human Resource Management: A critical introduction, London and New York: Routledge, 2009, pp.55-74.
S. Wood and A. Bryson, 'High Involvement Management', in W. Brown, A. Bryson, J. Forth, and K. Whitfield, (Eds), The Evolution of the Modern Workplace, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp.151-175.
S. Wood and L. de Menezes, 'Comparing Perspectives on High Involvement Management and Organizational Performance across the British Economy', International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol. 19, No. 4, 2008, pp. 639-683.
S. Wood 'Job Characteristics, Employee Voice and Well-being in Britain', Industrial Relations Journal, Vol. 39, No. 2, 2008, 153-68.
K. Birdi, C. Clegg, M. Patterson, A. Robinson, C. Stride, S. Wood, T. Wall, 'Contemporary Manufacturing Practices And Company Performance: A Longitudinal Study', Personnel Psychology, Vol. 61, 2008, pp. 467-501. Emerald Management Reviews Citation of Excellence Award, selected as one of the 50 best articles in management published in 2008.
S. Wood, A. Geldart and R. Jones), 'Crystallizing the Nanotechnology Debate', in Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, Vol. 20, No 1, 2008, pp. 13-27.
M. Fenton O'Creevy and S. Wood, 'Diffusion of Human Resource Management Practices in UK Headquartered Multinational Enterprises: Integrating Institutional and Resource Based Explanations', European Journal of International Management, Vol. 1, No. 4, 2007, pp. 329-349.
S. Wood, R. Jones and A. Geldart, Nanotechnology: From the Science to the Social, Swindon, Economic and Social Research Council, 2007.
K. Birdi, S. Wood and M. Patterson, 'Learning To Perform? A Comparison Of Learning Practices And Organizational Performance In Profit- And Non-Profit-Making Sectors In The UK, International Journal of Training and Development, Vol. 11, No 4, December 2007, pp. 265-281.
S. Wood and T. Wall, 'Work Enrichment and employee voice in human resource Management-Performance Studies', International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol. 18, No. 7, 2007, pp. 1335-1372.
D. Leach, C. Stride and S. Wood, 'The effectiveness of idea capture schemes', International Journal of Innovation Management, Vol. 10, No. 3, 2006, pp. 325-50.
P. Totterdell, S. Wood and T. Wall, 'An Intra-Individual Test of the Demands-Control Model: A Weekly Diary Study of Psychological Strain in Portfolio Workers', Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Vol. 78, 2006, pp. 1-23.
A. Gamble, S. Ludlam, A. Taylor and S. Wood, Labour, the state, social movements and the challenge to neo-liberal globalisation, Manchester University Press, 2006.
L. M. de Menezes and S. Wood, 'The reality of flexible work systems in Britain', International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2006, pp. 1-33.
T. Wall and S. Wood, 'The Romance of Human Resource Management and Business Performance and the case for big science', Human Relations, Vol., 58, No. 4, 2005, pp. 1-34. [Reprinted in N. Anderson, (ed.), (2007), Fundamentals in HRM: Sage's Major Works, Volume 4, 71-95. London: Sage.] Best article of 2005 Prize.
S. Machin and S. Wood, 'HRM as a Substitute for Trade Unions in British Workplaces', Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 58, No. 1, 2005, pp. 201-18.
H. Gospel and S. Wood, Representing Workers: Trade Union Recognition and Membership in Britain, (Eds), London: Routledge, 2003.
S. Wood, Overview of the impact of employment relations law: post-1997, London: Department of Trade and Industry, 2005.
K. Ewing, S. Moore, S. Wood, Unfair Labour Practices: Trade Union Recognition and Employment Resistance, London, Institute of Employment Rights, 2003.
S. Wood, R. Jones and A. Geldart, The Social and Economic Challenges of Nanotechnology, Swindon, Economic and Social Science Research Council, 2003.