About the Group
The Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour Group is one of the foremost centres in the world for the study of employment relations and human resource management. The Group brings together a group of scholars who are all leading authorities in their chosen areas of specialisation. It has a high percentage of postgraduates and combines strong research output with high standards of teaching. Its programmes are informed by the latest advances in the field, and reflect a multidisciplinary and international orientation.
The Group is home to the British Journal of Industrial Relations (BJIR), ranked first in the Industrial Relations & Labour category of the Social Sciences Citation Index, and has close ties to the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) in the School, one of the leading economic research groups in Europe.
Major current areas of research by members of our Group currently include:
human resource management;
the management of organisations;
comparative employment relations and organisational behaviour
theory of employment relations and organisational behaviour
collective bargaining and labour markets.
Read about the History of the Group
The Head of Group is Professor Jacqueline Coyle-Shapiro.
The Programme Director for the Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour PhD track is Dr Daniel Beunza.
MSc Management and Human Resources
This postgraduate programme in human resource management primarily takes a managerial perspective and places HRM in a wider business context. It has been designed so as to allow students to satisfy the educational requirements of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) professional level of membership. Students are given the opportunity to participate in workshops that help to develop the skills and competencies required by the CIPD and, if required, are given assistance in applying for CIPD membership. Further information on the programme
MSc International Employment Relations and Human Resource Management
This postgraduate programme provides a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective on employment. It teaches students the theoretical tools needed to understand the global diversity of employment relations and human resource management, and to evaluate the practical implications of these cross-national differences. Students also explore a variety of national employment systems, learning how to analyse and compare employment relations systems, and how to examine the way in which different legal, institutional and cultural settings influence HRM practices and outcomes, providing vital analytical tools for global managers and decision-makers. Further information on the programme
MSc Organisational Behaviour
This postgraduate programme is designed to provide students who have limited or no work experience with a comprehensive and solid grounding in organisational behaviour and its applications to management. Students will also be exposed to new and emerging themes in the study of organisational behaviour and have an opportunity to bridge the academic-practitioner divide through an Engaged Self and Scholarship workshop which focuses on theory-driven practical skills. The programme can be taken as a free-standing one year degree, or serve as the entry year to the Group's doctoral programme. Further information on the programme
PhD in Management (Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour track)
LSE has a long and proud tradition for the study of employment relations and organisational behaviour and we welcome applications for doctoral research from those with a strong interest in the subject. We encourage our students to develop a critical approach and to place great store by the findings of rigorous empirical research. Good empirical research requires clear concepts and a mastery of the relevant theory and knowledge in a particular domain, thus theory and evidence go hand in hand. We want our students to develop an intellectual confidence and independence of judgement to enable them to deal with these difficult issues. Further information on the track