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Dr David Wren PhD, MSc, BSc, ACIPD


Summary

I am a senior lecturer within the business school, and started teaching in 2013.

My PhD was on "Cultures of Performance and Reward in UK Employee-Owned Businesses", and researched the organisational culture of different forms of employee ownership within the UK.

Previously, I was a customer service manager in Royal Mail and for a privately-owned American multinational, both operating in the IT sector. My interests are responsible management and societal transformation through the social economy.

About

Qualifications

  • 2017: PhD, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • 2011: MSc Human Resource Management, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • 2011: Associate - Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Other
  • 1986: BSc Mathematics, University of Sheffield

Teaching expertise

  • Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management

Research

  • Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour

Industry Links

  • Associate member of the CIPD

Teaching

Department of Management

Sheffield Business School

Sheffield Business School

OBHRM

2015 to 2016: People and Organisations in Context, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

Publications

Key Publications

Wren, D. (2016). Cultures of performance and reward in UK employee-owned businesses. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Ridley-Duff, R.

Journal articles

Wren, D., & Ridley-Duff, R. (2021). Ontologies of Employee Ownership: A Comparative Analysis of Trust-Owned, Directly-Owned and Cooperatively-Owned Enterprises. Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity, 10 (1), 48-72. http://doi.org/10.5947/jeod.2021.003

Wren, D. (2020). The culture of UK employee-owned worker cooperatives. Employee Relations. http://doi.org/10.1108/ER-12-2018-0327

Ridley-duff, R., & Wren, D. (2018). Social enterprise, Sustainable development and the FairShares model. Japanese Journal of Human Welfare Studies, 11 (1), 23-42.

Ridley-Duff, R., & Wren, D. (n.d.). Social Enterprise, Sustainable Development and the FairShares Model. .

Ridley-Duff, R., Wren, D., & Mcculloch, M. (n.d.). Wealth, Social Enterprise and the FairShares Model. Studies of Regional Policy, 24 (1).

Books

Ridley-Duff, R. (Ed.). (2020). Creating Social Enterprises in FairShares Labs. FairShares Association Ltd.

Reports

Ridley-Duff, R., Schmidtchen, R., Arnold-Schaarschmidt, M., Vuković, S., Wendling, N., Klercq, J., ... Károly, J. (2018). Methodology for Creating a FairShares Lab (Full Report). FairShares Labs for Social and Blue Innovation (Erasmus+ Project). http://www.fairshares.coop/fairshareslabs

Presentations

Bretos, I., & Wren, D. (2019). Participatory governance across large cooperative and mutual social enterprises. Presented at: 7th EMES conference, Sheffield Hallam University, 2019

Bretos, I., & Wren, D. (2019). Participatory governance across large cooperative and mutual social enterprises. Presented at: 7th EMES conference, Sheffield Hallam University, 2019

Wren, D. (2015). Workforce participation: learning from the cooperative sector.

De Normanville, C., Wren, D., & Ridley-Duff, R. (2015). Workforce participation : learning from the co-operative sector. Presented at: 5th EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise, Helsinki

Wren, D. (2013). The interaction between Human Resource practice and Organisational Culture within Employee Owned Businesses.

Other activities

Prize or best paper

  • 2011: HRM student of the year 2010/11, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

Postgraduate supervision

MSc supervision 

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