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Biography

Position: HR Subject Group Leader, Department of Management
Qualifications: BA (Hons), LLB (Hons), PGCE, MA, MBA, PhD, FCIPD, FHEA, FAUA

 

Julie joined the Business School in June 2015 to develop the University’s subject team in HRM/D and CIPD professional programmes which have been offered by the University for over 40 years.

Julie was awarded a PhD at Warwick University for research on the strategizing practices of hybrid upper middle managers. She is a law and modern languages graduate. Julie completed the International Teachers Program at Kellogg School of Management and Harvard Law School’s negotiation workshop.

Julie worked at the Chartered Association of Business Schools for nine years where she was Deputy Chief Executive and led the international strategy on capacity building programmes and networking activities. Previously, Julie worked in human resource management in three London teaching hospitals and community services as well as in the University of London. Julie was a senior manager in UCL’s Chemistry Department and at City University. Julie has tutored on the Open University Business School’s MBA since 1996, including programmes in Ethiopia and Eritrea and Russia. She lectured at Birkbeck on the MSc in HRD and Consultancy. Julie is an MBTI, OPQ32 and FIRO-B assessor and executive coach. Julie has also delivered workshops on research methods for interns in the City of London, and co-designed and co-taught an HRM module for Cass Business School at the Bank of China in Suzhou. Julie taught in secondary, private tertiary and higher education and managed Queen’s Anniversary award winning distance learning programmes internationally at the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Research and Scholarship

Julie’s research interests include international business and management education, research impact cases, HRM in SMEs, professional ethics, and autoethnography.

Julie is the UK lead for the five country Erasmus+ Project HRM in SMEs 2016-19: https://efis.tul.cz/sharpen/ SHARPEN - SMEs Human Resource Attraction, Retention and Performance Enhancement Network, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J2JvnkIiJ0

£1,000 honorarium awarded by the University Forum for Human Resource Development (UFHRD) for writing a research report on ethics in the HRD curriculum, January 2017.

Julie is a member of the interdisciplinary management education research Group IronME (Interdisciplinary Research on Management Education) at the Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics in Finland: https://www.jyu.fi/jsbe/en/research/groups/ironme
 

Presentations

  • Davies, J., Kevill, A. and Herath, D. (2017) ‘Delineating successful HRM models in high-pressure SMEs: Hospice employee-volunteer synergies.’ Belfast: Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference, November.
  • Davies, J., Alajoutsijärvi, K. and Kettunen, K. (2017) ‘Institutional logics and regulatory changes: A case study of new entrants in the UK’s management education field.’ Warwick University, Coventry: British Academy of Management Conference, September.
  • Ellwood, P., Anderson, L., Davies, J. and Lawless, A. (2017) ‘The scholar-practitioner within management - perspectives and prospects.’ Warwick University, Coventry: British Academy of Management Conference, September.
  • Davies, J. and Parry, E. (2017) ‘Optimising the practical impact of your management research.’ Coventry: British Academy of Management Doctoral Symposium, September 4.
  • Davies, J. (2017) ‘The consummate management scholar: Publication machine, pop don, polymath?’ Bodø: Nordic Academy of Management Conference, August 24.
  • Davies, J., Alajoutsijärvi, K. and Kettunen, K. (2017) ‘London’s business schools: The good, the bad and the ugly?’ Atlanta, GA: Academy of Management Meeting, August 8.
  • Davies, J., Syed, J. and Yarrow, E. (2017) ‘The research impact agenda and gender.’ Atlanta, GA: Academy of Management Meeting, August 6.
  • Davies, J. (2017) ‘Interactivity in the UK business school classroom.’ Yangon, June 20.
  • Davies, J., Reynolds, K. and Syed, J. (2017) ‘Whose gender agenda? Interviewer, radio broadcaster, and business leaders in Desert Island Discs.’ London: ESRC Seminar Series ‘Challenging Gendered Media Mis(s)representations of Women Professionals and Leaders, June 15.
  • Davies, J., Parry, E., Rietcsh, N., Viney, C. (2017) ‘The impact of professional doctorates beyond the academy.’ EFMD Doctoral Conference, Grenoble: Grenole Ecole de Management, May 12.
  • Davies, J., Alajoutsijärvi, K. and Kettunen, K. (2016) ‘Categorizing business schools: Five configurations of organisational design.’ Newcastle University: British Academy of Management conference, September.                                                                     
  • Davies, J. (2016) ‘Diversity in the authorship of journal articles and REF impact case studies: How are UK business schools shaping up?’ Newcastle University: British Academy of Management conference, September.                                                                                
  • Davies, J. and Mouzughi, Y. (2016) ‘A call for supervisors with split personalities: An exploration of PhD and Prof Doc supervision roles.’ Liverpool: UKCGE conference, July 7.
  • Davies, J. (2016) ‘DBA impact statements as self-research methods: PhD plus or practitioner frolic?’ Kingston Business School: European Conference on Research Methods (ECRM), June 10.
  • Davies, J. (2016) ‘Keeping in touch with our hyphenated selves: Comparing the HRD of early career and established HR academics in the UK.’ Manchester: University Forum for Human Resource Development (UFHRD) Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, June 8.
  • Davies, J. and Mouzughi, Y. (2016) ‘DBAs for GCC citizens: A call to acknowledge cultural origins and supervisors’ impacts on nation building. And: Supporting in-house faculty DBA completions: AACSB ruse or real boost to legitimacy?’ UKCGE 5th International Conference on Professional Doctorates, Belfast, March 16.
  • Alajoutsijärvi, K., Davies, J., Kettunen, K., MacIntosh, R. and Starkey, K. (2015) ‘Leading Business Schools.’ Portsmouth: British Academy of Management Conference, September, panel workshop.
  • Currie, G., Davies, J. and Ferlie, E. (2015) ‘Lowering the walls for academic engagement with societal concerns: A business school strategy for enhancing legitimacy with stakeholders.’ Oxford: EFMD Higher Education Research Conference, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, June 4.
  • ‘Assessing research impact.’ Symposium with Andrew Pettigrew (University of Oxford) and Michel Kalika (Paris Dauphine), British Academy of Management Conference, Belfast, 9 September 2014.
  • Davies, J. (2014) ‘Hybrid upper middle managers’ strategizing practices.’ Copenhagen Business School , Frederiksberg: Strategic Management Society conference, June 14.
  • Davies, J. (2014) ‘Deans’ archetypes: Are we practising what we profess?’ Stockholm: EFMD Higher Education Research Conference, May 15.
  • Davies, J. and Razavizadeh, E. (2013) Business and Management Education in GCC Countries poster. Dubai: British Council, Going Global, March.
  • Davies, J. (2013) ‘Compliant, complicated and/or complex? Strategic practices of successive upper middle managers in a knowledge intensive business unit.’ Glasgow: Strategic Management Society conference, June.
  • Building remarkable business schools, Regent’s University, with Peter Little, Queensland University of Technology, 11 January 2013.
  • Davies, J. (2012) ‘Challenging the legitimacy of the business school dean: A Wittgensteinian perspective.’ Oxford: Philosophy of Management Conference, July 21.
  • Business Education in the Arab World, Gulf Education 2012, London, May.
  • ‘Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration: Lowering the walls of business schools’ with Ewan Ferlie, King’s College London, EFMD’s Higher Education Research Conference, Lorange Institute, Zurich, 14 February 2012.
  • ‘Complexity and 21st century leadership’, panel member with Heather Davis, University of Melbourne, International Leadership Association, London, 29 October 2011.
  • Davies, J. (2010) ‘An attention-based view of leadership.’ University of Lund: International Studying Leadership Conference, December.
  • Davies, J. (2010) ‘Strategic leadership practices.’ Rome: Strategic Management Society Conference, September.
  • Davies, J. (2010) ‘Would YOU care to be business school dean?’ Montréal: Academy of Management Meeting, August.
  • Davies, J. (2010) ‘Leadership in the middle.’ Rome: European Academy of Management Conference, Rome, May.
  • European Academy of Management Conference, Doctoral Colloquium, Liverpool, May 2009.
  • ‘Business school mergers’, presentation with Manchester Business School, AACRAO Annual Conference, Boston, May 2007.

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2018

Pepple, D., Davies, E. and Davies, J. (2018) ‘Bureaucracy and Personality: Does Ethnicity Matter?’. In: Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. : Springer. . ISBN 9783319209296

2017

Davies, J., Kevill, A. and Herath, D. (2017) ‘Delineating successful HRM models in high-pressure SMEs: Hospice employee-volunteer synergies’. In: ISBE Conference 2017, 8th-9th November 2017, Belfast

Pepple, D., Davies, E. and Davies, J. (2017) ‘Mirror Organisation: Towards Establishing a Link between Representative Bureaucracy and Employee Ownership PerceptionJournal of Organisational Psychology , 17 (4), pp. 67-77. ISSN 2158-3609

Fahey, D., Davies, J. and Allcock, D. (2017) ‘Negotiating Executive Pay: How Can Psychological Theories Complement Classical and Behavioural Economics?’. In: AZAM Conference 2017, 5-8 December 2017, RMIT University City Campus, Melbourne

Davies, J. and Buisson, D. (2017) ‘Happy Anniversary? What's the Point of a Business School Anniversary?Global Focus , 11 (3), pp. 48-51. ISSN 1784-2344

Alajoutsij�rvi, K., Davies, J. and Kettunen, K. (2017) ‘Institutional logics and regulatory changes: A case study of new entrants in the UK’s management education field’. In: BAM 2017, 5th-7th September 2017, University of Warwick, UK

Ellwood, P., Anderson, L., Davies, J., Lawless, A. and Rigg, C. (2017) ‘The Scholar-Practitioner within Management - Perspectives and Prospects’. In: BAM 2017, 5th-7th September 2017, University of Warwick, UK

Davies, J (2017) ‘The consummate management scholar: publication machines, pop don, polymaths’. In: The 24th Nordic Academy of Management Conference, 23rd-25th August 2017, Nord University Business School, Bodø, Norway

Davies, J., Alajoutsij�rvi, K. and Kettunen, K. (2017) ‘London’s Business Schools: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly?’. In: The 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 4th-8th August, 2017, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Davies, J., Syed, J. and Yarrow, E. (2017) ‘The research impact agenda and gender’. In: The 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 4th-8th August, 2017, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Davies, J. and Fahey, D. (2017) ‘How early career women help to open up the gender pay gapThe Conversation . ISSN 2044-5032

Davies, J. and Kettunen, K. (2017) ‘Book review: Lars Engwall, Matthias Kipping and Behlül Üsdiken, Defining management: Business schools, consultants, mediaManagement Learning . ISSN 1350-5076

Davies, J (2017) ‘HRM in MNCs’. In: Human Resource Management : A Global and Critical Perspective (2nd ed.). : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 46-66. ISBN 978-1137521620

Alajoutsij�rvi, K., Davies, J. and Kettunen, K. (2017) ‘Should We Give Business School Students What They Want or What They Need?BizEd . ISSN 1537-338X

Davies, J (2017) ‘Book review: Declaring breakdowns : Powerfully creating a future that matters through six simple steps : by Sameer DuaManagement Learning . ISSN 1350-5076

Davies, J. and Blake, J. (2017) ‘Higher education is being turned upside down at completely the wrong timeThe Conversation . ISSN 2044-5032

Davies, J (2017) CIPD's profession for the future project and its implications for the HRD curriculum in UK universities Coventry: CIPD (Unpublished)

Davies, J., Alajoutsijarvi, K. and Kettunen, K. (2017) ‘‘Brexit means...’Global Focus , 11 (1). ISSN 1784-2344

2016

Currie, G., Davies, J. and Ferlie, E. (2016) ‘A call for university-based business schools to “lower their walls” : collaborating with other academic departments in pursuit of social valueAcademy of Management Learning & Education , 15 (4), pp. 742-755. ISSN 1537-260X

Davies, J. and Horan, M. (2016) ‘Flexible work: how the gig economy benefits some more than othersThe Conversation . ISSN 2044-5032

Ferlie, E., Currie, G. and Davies, J. (2016) ‘Business schools' strategies and practices of knowledge mobilisation : an analysis of the 'innovation' related impact cases produced for the UK's REF 2014’. In: EFMD Higher Education Research Conference, 10-11th October 2016, Barcelona, Spain

Alajoutsij�rvi, K., Davies, J. and Kettunen, K. (2016) ‘Typologising Business Schools:An Empirical Examination in London’. In: BAM2016 Conference Proceedings. : BAM. .

Syed, J. and Davies, J. (2016) ‘Diversity in the authorship of journal articles and REF impact case studies: How are UK business schools shaping up?’. In: BAM2016 Conference Proceedings. : BAM. .

Davies, J (2016) ‘Book review: Leadership paradoxes : rethinking leadership for an uncertain world. Richard Bolden, Morgen Witzel and Nigel Linacre (eds) 9781138807129Management Learning . ISSN 1350-5076

Davies, J (2016) ‘Lessons for Southern Rail from McDonald’s move to automationThe Conversation . ISSN 2044-5032

Davies, J (2016) ‘Are business school deans doomed? The global financial crisis, Brexit and all thatJournal of Management Development , 35 (7), pp. 901-915. ISSN 0262-1711

Mouzughi, Y. and Davies, J. (2016) ‘A call for supervisors with split personalities: An exploration of PhD and Prof Doc supervision roles’. In: Achieving excellence in Masters and Doctoral education, 4th-5th July 2016, Liverpool, UK

Davies, J (2016) ‘Keeping in touch with hyphenated selves: Comparing the HRD of early career and established HR academics’. In: 17th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice Across Europe., 8th - 10th June 2016, Manchester Metropolitan University

Davies, J (2016) ‘DBA impact statements as self-research methods: PhD plus or practitioner frolic?’. In: Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies. : Academic Conferences and Publishing International Ltd.. pp. 91-98. ISBN 978-1-910810-94-1

Davies, J (2016) ‘The Deputy CEO’s Story’. In: The Bridge: Views from business professionals crossing the bridge to academia. : The Association of Business Schools. . ISBN 978-0956746139

Davies, J (2016) ‘Supporting in-house faculty DBA completions: AACSB ruse or real boost to legitimacy?’. In: 5th International Conference on Professional Doctorates, 15-16th March 2016, Belfast

Davies, J (2016) ‘DBAs for GCC citizens: A call to acknowledge cultural origins and supervisors’ impacts on nation building’. In: 5th International Conference on Professional Doctorates, 15-16th March 2016, Belfast

2015

Lejeune, C., Davies, J. and Starkey, K. (2015) ‘The impact of the impact agendaGlobal Focus , 9 (2), pp. 44-47. ISSN 1784-2344

Davies, J (2015) Reflections on the role of the business school dean . London: Chartered Association of Business Schools. ISBN 978-0-9567461-7-7

2014

Davies, J (2014) ‘Future-proofing the UK business school deanship: Chartering horses for new courses’. In: Building The Leadership Capacity of UK Business Schools. London: Association of Business Schools. pp. 7-9. ISBN 978-0-9567461-9-1

Davies, J (2014) Hybrid upper middle manager strategizing practices: Linking archetypes and contingencies in the UK business school deanship Doctoral thesis, Warwick University.

Davies, J. and Hilton, T. (2014) ‘Building better business schoolsGlobal Focus , 8 (1), pp. 52-55. ISSN 1784-2344

Ferlie, E., Currie, G., Davies, J. and Ramadan, N. (2014) ‘Business schools inside the academy: What are the prospects for interdepartmental research collaboration?’. In: The Institutional Development of Business Schools. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 221-247. ISBN 9780198713364

2013

Davies, J (2013) ‘Revitalising the Business School Leadership Pipeline: How Will We Source Future Deans?’. In: Is it possible to balance student demands with business needs?. : The Association of Business Schools. pp. 81-94.

2012

Davies, J (2012) ‘Inciting Exciting InsightsGlobal Focus , 6 (3), pp. 42-45. ISSN 1784-2344

2011

Davies, J. and Laing, A. (2011) ‘Rich barons, poor kingsGlobal Focus , 5 (1), pp. 22-25. ISSN 1784-2344

2010

Davies, J. and Thomas, H. (2010) ‘What do deans do?Global Focus , 4 (1), pp. 44-47. ISSN 1784-2344

2009

Woodall, J., Geissler, C., Ousey, K. and Davies, J. (2009) Supporting part-time teaching staff in higher education: perspectives from business and health Higher Education Academy Joint Subject Centre Development Project

Davies, J. and Thomas, H. (2009) ‘What do business school deans do? Insights from a UK studyManagement decision , 47 (9), pp. 1396-1419. ISSN 0025-1747

2008

Ivory, C., Miskell, P., Shipton, H., White, A., Neely, A. and Davies, J. (2008) Leadership of business schools : perceptions, priorities and predicaments AIM - The Advanced Institute of Management Research

2007

Davies, J. and Harcourt, E. (2007) ‘No shonky, cappuccino courses here, mate. UK perspectives on Australian higher educationPerspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education , 11 (4), pp. 116-122. ISSN 1360-3108

2004

Davies, J. and Pigott, N. (2004) ‘Commentary : E-learning across the AtlanticPerspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education , 8 (2), pp. 37-40. ISSN 1360-3108

Esteem

  • Reviewer International Journal of Management Reviews.
  • Co-chair, Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools’ membership working group (since 2014).
  • Member, international advisory board, IAE Lyon School of Management (since 2013).
  • Member of the CIPD’s membership and professional development committee (2013-17).
  • Winner, Early Career Researcher Prize, Huddersfield Business School, 2016.
  • Visiting Scholar, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne (2017).
  • Member, EFMD doctoral conference steering committee (2017-2020).

Research Degree Supervision

Specific supervision areas: the field of international business and management education, strategy as practice, international and strategic human resource management, HRM in SMEs, professional ethics, autoethnography, professional doctorates.


Current PhD Students:

  • Tomi Adedeji: Not the right age? Diversity management in Nigerian banks
  • Mandy Bako: Gender diversity and performance in Nigerian universities: The mediating role of culture
  • David Fahey: Beyond bounded rationality: Social comparison and the psychology of executive pay
  • Dennis Pepple: The mirror organisation: The impact of ethnic and religious diversity on public sector employees’ ownership perception
  • Dorra Jebali: Strategic challenges for business and management schools: A focus on emerging economies


Postgraduate research opportunities with Dr Julie Davies

2017-18

PhD

Human Resource Management in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (PhD part-time 2017-18 entry)

Postgraduate research opportunities with Dr Julie Davies

2017-18

PhD

Enterprise Activities

  • Co-facilitator of the AAPBS Business School Deans’ Programme, Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools, since 2017, with Prof. George Benwell, University of Otago.
  • Member of EFMD’s Doctoral Programmes Conference Steering Committee 2017-2020.
  • Julie has facilitated executive education workshops for the business school sector globally and in Kuwait for the National Bank, National Petroleum Company and Jazeera Airways.
  • Julie co-ordinated the first AACSB International Bridge Programme outside the USA at Cass Business School in 2015.
  • She launched and directed the Chartered ABS/EFMD International Deans’ Programme 2007-2015.

Administrative Responsibilities

Co-Chair, Partners in HR Network, Huddersfield Business School.

Teaching and Professional Activities

Teaching: DBA; Master’s programmes - International HRM, Human Resource Strategy; Cross Cultural Studies, Hong Kong; qualitative research methods.

Short video: What gets top marks in a Master's dissertation?

Media commentary: Do academics need a ‘split personality’ to teach older PhDs? Times Higher Education, 16 July 2016

Assessor, AUA Postgraduate Certificate since 2000.

External examiner, postgraduate collaborative programmes, Chester Business School, 2015-17.

 

Professional memberships:

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow of the Association of University Administrators