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Peter Prowse

Prof Peter Prowse PhD

Professor Of Human Resource Management And Employment Relations

Summary

Peter Prowse is the Professor of Human Resource Management and Employment Relations.  He holds a BA (Hons) Industrial Relations and Law from the University of Kent, an MSc Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from London School of Economics and a Ph.D. from Leeds University.

He has significant business experience in both human resource management (HRM) and employment relations having worked for the Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS), and roles in Training and Development and a Recruitment Specialist. He is a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

His interests are human resource management, global employment relations, global negotiation and management, the living wage and public sector management. He has published widely and his articles have appeared in Work, Employment and Society, Industrial Relations Journal, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Business Research, Personnel Review, International Journal of Public Sector Management, International Journal of Performance and Productivity and Managing Business Excellence. 

Peter is a member of the Associate Board member Editorial of Work, Employment and Society.

  • About

    Qualifications

    • 2016: Professional Qualification, Non business related,
    • 2000: PhD The Changing Character of Industrial Relations Institutions and Employment Status, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
    • 1990: Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development , Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), United Kingdom
    • 1986: MSc Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, London School of Economics and Political Science
    • 1981: BA (Hons) Industrial Relations (Law), University of Kent, United Kingdom

    Consultancy

    Learning and Development

    • 1999: Self Development and Appraisal Skills, Medical Protection Society, United Kingdom

    Marketing strategy

    • 1995: SME Needs in Coalfield Regions, Wakefield TEC, United Kingdom
    • 1994: SME Needs, Barnsley & Doncaster TEC, United Kingdom

    Project

    • 1996: Regional SME Survey for Art and Design Centre, Sheffield Technopole, United Kingdom

    Strategy

    • 2007: Commisioning Improvement Negotiating and Influencing Skills, London Maternity Services, United Kingdom
    • 2004: Developing Partnership, Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
    • 1997: Flexible Shiftworking, Northern Food PLC, United Kingdom
    • 1995: Future of Continuing Education in Specialist Adult Education, Northern College for Adult Education, Barnsley, United Kingdom
    • 1995: Negotiating Skills for CIS Trade Unions, Yedinyedne, Russia

    Maintenance of professional recognition

    Editorship

    • 2017: , Work, Employment and Society Journal, United Kingdom
    • 2017: , The Living Wage for Employee Relations, United Kingdom

    Member of professional body

    Membership

    • 2013: Member of the British Academy of Management, British Academy of Management (BAM), United Kingdom
    • 2000: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy (HEA), United Kingdom
    • 1996: Member of The British University Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA), British University Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA), United Kingdom
    • 1990: Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), United Kingdom

    PG External Examiner

    Course

    • 2017: , Imperial College London, United Kingdom
    • 2017: , Bangor University, United Kingdom

    Subject

    • 2015: External Academic on Validation Panel for MSc Human Resource Management and revalidation of MBA, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
    • 2013: External Quality Assurance Reviewer. Reviewed Postgraduate Programmes, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
    • 2009 to 2013: External Examiner MSc in Human Resource Management and MBA Research, University of Derby, United Kingdom
    • 2000 to 2006: External Examiner MSc Human Resource Development-Personnel Policy and Practice, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
    • 2000 to 2006: External Examiner Postgraduate Diploma in Management (Thomas Cook Programme), Loughborough University, United Kingdom

    Programme or Unit leadership

    UG External Examiner

    Subject

    • 2013: External Examiner for BA (Hons) Business Studies, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 1997 to 2000: External Examiner Malaysia Telekom Certificate in Management Development, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
    • 1997 to 2000: External Examiner Malaysia Telekom Certificate in Management Development, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
    • 1991 to 1995: External Examiner BA (Hons), University of Teeside, United Kingdom

    Professor of Human Resource Management and Employment Relations

    Teaching expertise

    • Organisational Behaviour (OB), Human Resource Management, International Comparative Employer Relations, Pay and Reward Systems

    Research

    • His Current Research includes research on Development of the Living Wage, Work Life Balance for Midwives in Healthcare, Negotiation skills in International Business and Leadership and Mentorship of senior women leaders in trade unions

  • Teaching

    Department of Management

    Sheffield Business School

    OBHRM

    2016 to present: Contemporary Developments in Employee Relations and Employment Law, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

    2015 to present: Lecturer - International and Contemporary Issues in Employment Relations; Human Resource Management, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

    2015 to present: Resource Management in Context; Managing People & International HRM, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

  • Publications

    Journal articles

    Prowse, P., Fells, R., Arrowsmith, J., Parker, J., & Lopes, A. (2017). Low pay and the living wage. Employee Relations, 39 (6), 778-784. http://doi.org/10.1108/ER-08-2017-0185

    Prowse, P., Fells, R., & Lopes, A. (2017). Community and union-led living wage campaigns. Employee Relations, 39 (6), 825-839. http://doi.org/10.1108/ER-03-2017-0053

    Parker, J., Arrowsmith, J., Fells, R., & Prowse, P. (2016). The living wage: concepts, contexts and future concerns. Labour & Industry, 26 (1), 1-7. http://doi.org/10.1080/10301763.2016.1154671

    Prowse, P., & Fells, R. (2016). The living wage in the UK – an analysis of the GMB campaign in local government. Labour & Industry, 26 (1), 58-73. http://doi.org/10.1080/10301763.2016.1146529

    Prowse, P. (2016). The Living Wage - Policy And Practice. Industrial Relations Journal, 47 (2), 144-162. http://doi.org/10.1111/irj.12132

    Ott, U., Prowse, P., Fells, R., & Rogers, H. (2016). The DNA of negotiations as a set theoretic concept : a theoretical and empirical analysis. Journal of Business Research, 69 (9), 3561-3587. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2016.01.007

    Prowse, J., & Prowse, P. (2015). Flexible working and work-life balance: Midwives’ experiences and views. Work, Employment and Society, 29 (5), 757-774. http://doi.org/10.1177/0950017015570724

    Fells, R., Rogers, H., Prowse, P., & Ott, U. (2015). Unravelling business negotiations: understanding how to achieve satisfactory outcomes. Negotiation Conflict Management Resarch, 8 (2), 119-136. http://doi.org/10.1111/ncmr.12050

    Prowse, P. (2010). Bookshelf 2010. Industrial Relations Journal, 41 (6), 639-642. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2338.2010.00591_1.x

    Prowse, P., & Prowse, J. (2010). Whatever happened to human resource management performance? International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 59 (2), 145-162. http://doi.org/10.1108/17410401011014230

    Prowse, P., & Prowse, J. (2009). The dilemma of performance appraisal. Measuring Business Excellence, 13 (4), 69-77. http://doi.org/10.1108/13683040911006800

    Prowse, J., & Prowse, P. (2008). Role redesign in the National Health Service: The effects on midwives' work and professional boundaries. Work, Employment and Society, 22 (4), 695-712. http://doi.org/10.1177/0950017008096743

    Malhotra, N., Budhwar, P., & Prowse, P. (2007). Linking rewards to commitment: An empirical investigation of four UK call centres. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 18 (12), 2095-2127. http://doi.org/10.1080/09585190701695267

    Prowse, P., & Prowse, J. (2007). Is there still a public sector model of employment relations in the United Kingdom? International Journal of Public Sector Management, 20 (1), 48-62. http://doi.org/10.1108/09513550710722706

    Prowse, P., & Turner, R. (1996). Flexibility and Coal: A Research Note on Workplace Relations. Work Employment & Society, 10 (1), 151-160. http://doi.org/10.1177/0950017096101007

    Prowse, P. (1991). Strategic Responses to Flexibility -A Case Study in Coal. Management Research News, 14 (10), 33-34. http://doi.org/10.1108/eb028185

    Prowse, P. (1990). Assessing the Flexible Firm. Management Research News, 13 (6), 15-16. http://doi.org/10.1108/eb028092

    Prowse, P. (1990). Assessing the Flexible Firm. Personnel Review, 19 (6), 13-17. http://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000000782

    Conference papers

    Prowse, P., Prowse, J., & Snook, J. (2018). Charting the rise of in-work poverty: the case of care workers in Yorkshire. In Work, Employment and Society Conference, Belfast, 12 September 2018 - 14 September 2018. https://www.britsoc.co.uk/media/24811/wes2018_final_prog.pdf

    Prowse, P., & Dobbins, T. (2017). English football’s richest clubs fail to pay staff aReal Living Wage. World Communication Conference on Sport and Society. https://www.playthegame.org/conferences/play-the-game-2017/

    Book chapters

    Prowse, P. (2016). Building Trust in Negotiations. In Elgoibar, P., Euwema, M., & Munduate, L. (Eds.) Handbook Trust and Constructive Conflict Management. Springer International Publishing

    Fells, R., & Prowse, P. (2016). Negotiations in the workplace : overcoming the problem of asymmetry. In Elgoibar, P., Euwema, M., & Munduate, L. (Eds.) Building Trust and Constructive Conflict Management in Organizations. (pp. 75-92). Switzerland: Springer: http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319314730

    Prowse, P. (2010). The Dilemma of Performance Appraisal. In Taticchi, P. (Ed.) Business Performance Measurement and Management: New Contexts, Themes and Challenges. (pp. 195-206). Springer

    Reports

    Prowse, P., Prowse, J., & Snook, J. (2019). Evidence to Low Pay Commission 17th March. The Living Wage: A Regional Study Of Care Homes In Yorkshire. Sheffield Business School heffield Hallam University.

    Theses / Dissertations

    Taylor, C. (2018). Evolving identities, social media and the employment relationship: an interpretative phenomenological analysis. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Ridley-Duff, R., Prowse, P., & Tietze, S. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00106

    Internet Publications

    Prowse, P., & Dobbins, T. (2017). How football’s richest clubs fail to pay staff a real living wage. [How football’s richest clubs fail to pay staff a real living wage]. http://theconversation.com/how-footballs-richest-clubs-fail-to-pay-staff-a-real-living-wage-74347

    Presentations

    Prowse, P., & Dobbins, T. (2018). Unfairness at work: English football’s elite clubs fail to pay staff a real living wage. Presented at: 4th Fairness at Work International Conference. Justice at Work: Challenges and Possibilities, Manchester, 2018

    Prowse, P. (2018). Introduction to the Low Pay and the `Real` Living Wage. Presented at: Managing People in Times of Social Transformation : An International and Cross Border Perspective, Hang Seng College, Hong Kong, 2018

    Prowse, P., & Dobbins, T. (2017). English Footballs Richest Clubs fail to pay staff a real Living. Presented at: Play the Game 2017-Riding the Waves of Change, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2017

    Prowse, J., Prowse, P., & Snook, J. (2017). The Living wage and the Social care sector - the case of social care homes. Presented at: International Labour Process Conference 2017, Sheffield,UK, 2017

    Prowse, P., Prowse, J., & Snook, J. (2017). Austerity and the Living Wage: the Case of Care Workers in England. Presented at: International Labour Process Conference, Sheffield University, Sheffield University, Sheffield, 2017

    Prowse, P., & Snook, J. (2016). Austerity and the Living Wage: the Case of Care Homes in Britain. Presented at: The 4th BUIRA PhD Symposium, Leeds, UK, 2016

    Prowse, P., & Fells, R. (2016). The living wage : policy and practice. http://doi.org/10.1111/irj.12132

    Prowse, P. (2015). The End of Consultation and Engagement? Whitleyism in the UK Civil Service.

    Prowse, P. (2015). Women take care and men take charge: Leadership and the Public and Commercial Union.

    Prowse, P. (2015). The UK Living Wage Regional Campaigns - An Analysis.

    Prowse, P. (2015). Low Pay and Living Wage.

    Prowse, P. (2013). International Business Negotiations Research.

    Prowse, P. (2013). Unravelling business negotiations - insights from an international survey.

    Prowse, P. (2012). Do We Need to Understand Negotiation Processes or How we Resolve the Processes of Negotiation? A Plea for More Empiricism in Industrial Relations Studies.

    Prowse, P. (2011). Midwives' experiences of collaborative working.

    Prowse, P. (2010). The Rhetoric and Reality of Flexible working: Midwives' Experience of Flexible Working.

    Prowse, P., & Prowse, J. (2010). The dilemma of performance appraisal. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-04800-5_13

    Prowse, P. (2009). Whatever Happened to HRM Performance?

  • Other activities

    Competitve Research Award

    • 2017: HEIF Fellowship Bid, Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF), United Kingdom

    HEA fellow or senior fellow

    • 2000: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), Higher Education Academy (HEA), United Kingdom
    • 1990: Fellow of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), United Kingdom

    Other

    • 2013: Member British Academy of Management, British Academy of Management (BAM), United Kingdom
    • 1996: Member British University Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA), British University Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA), United Kingdom

  • Postgraduate supervision

    Completed supervisions

    • 2011:Supervision Andreas Chronopoulos (1 student)
    • 2000:Ph.D Full Supervision - Mrs Neeru Malhotra (Bradford University) (1 student)

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