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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.
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
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
Alajoutsij�rvi, K., Davies, J. and Kettunen, K. (2017) ‘Institutional logics and regulatory changes: A case study of new entrants in the UKs 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) ‘Londons 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 gap’ The Conversation . ISSN 2044-5032
Davies, J. and Kettunen, K. (2017) ‘Book review: Lars Engwall, Matthias Kipping and Behlül Üsdiken, Defining management: Business schools, consultants, media’ Management 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 Dua’ Management Learning . ISSN 1350-5076
Davies, J. and Blake, J. (2017) ‘Higher education is being turned upside down at completely the wrong time’ The Conversation . ISSN 2044-5032
Davies, J., Alajoutsijarvi, K. and Kettunen, K. (2017) ‘Brexit means...’ Global Focus , 11 (1). ISSN 1784-2344
Davies, J (2017) CIPD's profession for the future project and its implications for the HRD curriculum in UK universities Coventry: CIPD (Unpublished)
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 value’ Academy 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 others’ The 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) 9781138807129’ Management Learning . ISSN 1350-5076
Davies, J (2016) ‘Lessons for Southern Rail from McDonalds move to automation’ The Conversation . ISSN 2044-5032
Davies, J (2016) ‘Are business school deans doomed? The global financial crisis, Brexit and all that’ Journal 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 CEOs Story’. In: The Bridge: Views from business professionals crossing the bridge to academia. : The Association of Business Schools. . ISBN 978-0956746139
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
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
Lejeune, C., Davies, J. and Starkey, K. (2015) ‘The impact of the impact agenda’ Global 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
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 schools’ Global 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
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.
Davies, J (2012) ‘Inciting Exciting Insights’ Global Focus , 6 (3), pp. 42-45. ISSN 1784-2344
Davies, J. and Laing, A. (2011) ‘Rich barons, poor kings’ Global Focus , 5 (1), pp. 22-25. ISSN 1784-2344
Davies, J. and Thomas, H. (2010) ‘What do deans do?’ Global Focus , 4 (1), pp. 44-47. ISSN 1784-2344
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 study’ Management decision , 47 (9), pp. 1396-1419. ISSN 0025-1747
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
Davies, J. and Harcourt, E. (2007) ‘No shonky, cappuccino courses here, mate. UK perspectives on Australian higher education’ Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education , 11 (4), pp. 116-122. ISSN 1360-3108
Davies, J. and Pigott, N. (2004) ‘Commentary : E-learning across the Atlantic’ Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education , 8 (2), pp. 37-40. ISSN 1360-3108
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:
Postgraduate research opportunities with Dr Julie Davies
Human Resource Management in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (PhD part-time 2017-18 entry)
Co-Chair, Partners in HR Network, Huddersfield Business School.
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.