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Professor Denise Skinner


d.skinner@coventry.ac.uk

Executive Dean
Professor of HRM

Business, Environment and Society
Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry
CV1 5FB
Building: William Morris Building
Room: WM408
Biography:

Denise is an experienced manager and senior researcher in the fields of HRM (Human Resource Management) and OB (Organisational Behaviour). She currently leads the successful and diverse Faculty of Business, Environment and Society at Coventry University. In her research work Denise specialises in the management of change, trust in the context of the employment relationship, diversity and work-life balance. Denise has published co-edited books, chapters and articles in leading journals including Organization, International Journal of Human Resource Management, British Journal of Management and Human Resource Management Journal. She has also co-edited two recent books: Organizational Trust: A Cultural Perspective (2010), Cambridge University Press, and Trust and HRM (2011), Edward Elgar. In the latter edited collection, chapters critically consider the relationship of HRM and trust at various points of the HRM Cycle e.g. recruitment, appraisal, and training.

Denise regularly presents papers at international conferences and as an invited keynote speaker on a variety of topics.

Denise is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and a Board Member of FINT (First International Network on Trust).

Mission Statement:

Much of my interest in the areas that I research arises from my own experiences as both a manager and an employee and from the stories that others share with me. Change and trust are significant factors in any employment relationship yet change management continues to be a major challenge in organisations and our understanding of the dynamics of trust and how they play out internally and externally in relation to organisations is limited. Greater understanding of both areas will contribute to improved organisational practices and more sustainable and productive employment relationships.

View Denise's expert directory profile.


Qualifications

  • Ph.D., Open University
  • B.A., University of Leeds
  • M.B.A., Keele University

Research Interests

  • Diversity (including Flexible Working)
  • Trust in the Context of the Employment Relationship
  • Management of Change
  • Evaluation of HRM and Change Initiatives
  • Strategic HRM
  • Work-Life Balance

Selected Outputs

  • Skinner, D., Dietz, G., and Weibel, A. (2013) 'The dark side of trust: when trust becomes a ‘poisoned chalice''. Organization (in press). Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1350508412473866
  • Searle, R., and Skinner, D. (eds.) (2011) Trust and HRM. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Searle, R., Den Hartog, D., Weibel, A., Gillespie, N., Six, F., Hatzakis, T., and Skinner, D. (2011) 'Trust in the employer: the role of high involvement work practices and procedural justice in european organizations'. International Journal of Human Resource Management 22 (5), 1069-1092. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2011.556782
  • Six, F., and Skinner, D. (2010) 'Managing trust and trouble in interpersonal work relationships: Evidence from two Dutch Organisations'. International Journal of Human Resource Management 21 (1), 109-124. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585190903466913
  • Saunders, M.N.K., Skinner, D., Dietz, G., Gillespie, N., and Lewicki, R.J. (eds.) (2010) Organisational Trust: A Cultural Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
  • Cornelius, N., and Skinner, D. (2008) 'The Careers of Senior Men and Women - A Capabilities Theory Perspective'. British Journal of Management 19 (S1), S141-S149. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8551.2008.00579.x
  • Skinner, D. (2004) 'Evaluation and Change Management: Rhetoric and Reality'. Human Resources Management Journal 14 (3), 5-19. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-8583.2004.tb00123.x
  • Skinner, D. (2004) 'Primary and Secondary Barriers to the Evaluation of Change: Evidence From Two Public Sector Organisations'. Evaluation 10 (2), 135-154. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1356389004045078
  • Skinner, D., Tagg, C., and Holloway, J. (2000) 'Managers and Research: The Pros and Cons of Qualitative Approaches'. Management Learning 31 (2), 163-179. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1350507600312002

Selected Funding

  • 2009, ESRC seminar series: Trust and HRM, ESRC, £15,000
  • 2009, Trust and the Human Resource Management (HRM) cycle, European Science Foundation Workshop, £15,000
  • 2008, Location Independent Working Project, JISC, £40,000
  • 2008, ELTAC: Enhancing Lectures Through Automated Capture, JISC: Institutional Innovation project, £199,000
  • 2008, Developing Capabilities Framework for Finance Department, Coventry University, £1,500
  • 2007, Exploring trust in the context of performance appraisal, Open University, £3,000
  • 2006, Consultancy support on change management project, Coventry and Solihull Waste, £2,000
  • 2006, Developing A Capabilities Framework for Academics, Coventry University, £16,250
  • 2005, Building, maintaining and repairing trust across cultures: theory and practice, Economic and Social Research Council Seminar Series, £14,000
  • 2005, Human Capital Management, CAHRR, £20,000
  • 2005, High Impact HR Leadership, CAHRR, £20,000
  • 2004, Investigation of the meaning and use of the terms trust, distrust and mistrust, Oxford Brookes University, £3,000
  • 2003, The career paths of men in senior HR positions, Thames Valley CIPD, £3,000
  • 2002, Assessment of staff perception of working lives, Midshire NHS Trust, £23,800

Teaching

  • Supervision of PhD students

Other Responsibilities

  • Board Member of FINT (First International Network on Trust)
  • Member of University Academic Executive Committee
  • Chair of Faculty Board
  • Chair of University's Location Independent Working Steering Group Member of Health Design and Technology Institute Management Committee (Coventry University)

Professor Denise Skinner

Executive DeanProfessor of HRM
Business, Environment and Society
Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry
CV1 5FB
Building: William Morris Building
Room: WM408
Biography:

Denise is an experienced manager and senior researcher in the fields of HRM (Human Resource Management) and OB (Organisational Behaviour). She currently leads the successful and diverse Faculty of Business, Environment and Society at Coventry University. In her research work Denise specialises in the management of change, trust in the context of the employment relationship, diversity and work-life balance. Denise has published co-edited books, chapters and articles in leading journals including Organization, International Journal of Human Resource Management, British Journal of Management and Human Resource Management Journal. She has also co-edited two recent books: Organizational Trust: A Cultural Perspective (2010), Cambridge University Press, and Trust and HRM (2011), Edward Elgar. In the latter edited collection, chapters critically consider the relationship of HRM and trust at various points of the HRM Cycle e.g. recruitment, appraisal, and training.

Denise regularly presents papers at international conferences and as an invited keynote speaker on a variety of topics.

Denise is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and a Board Member of FINT (First International Network on Trust).

Mission Statement:

Much of my interest in the areas that I research arises from my own experiences as both a manager and an employee and from the stories that others share with me. Change and trust are significant factors in any employment relationship yet change management continues to be a major challenge in organisations and our understanding of the dynamics of trust and how they play out internally and externally in relation to organisations is limited. Greater understanding of both areas will contribute to improved organisational practices and more sustainable and productive employment relationships.

View Denise's expert directory profile.


Qualifications

  • Ph.D., Open University
  • B.A., University of Leeds
  • M.B.A., Keele University

Research Interests

  • Diversity (including Flexible Working)
  • Trust in the Context of the Employment Relationship
  • Management of Change
  • Evaluation of HRM and Change Initiatives
  • Strategic HRM
  • Work-Life Balance

Selected Outputs

  • Skinner, D., Dietz, G., and Weibel, A. (2013) 'The dark side of trust: when trust becomes a ‘poisoned chalice''. Organization (in press). Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1350508412473866
  • Searle, R., and Skinner, D. (eds.) (2011) Trust and HRM. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Searle, R., Den Hartog, D., Weibel, A., Gillespie, N., Six, F., Hatzakis, T., and Skinner, D. (2011) 'Trust in the employer: the role of high involvement work practices and procedural justice in european organizations'. International Journal of Human Resource Management 22 (5), 1069-1092. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2011.556782
  • Six, F., and Skinner, D. (2010) 'Managing trust and trouble in interpersonal work relationships: Evidence from two Dutch Organisations'. International Journal of Human Resource Management 21 (1), 109-124. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585190903466913
  • Saunders, M.N.K., Skinner, D., Dietz, G., Gillespie, N., and Lewicki, R.J. (eds.) (2010) Organisational Trust: A Cultural Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
  • Cornelius, N., and Skinner, D. (2008) 'The Careers of Senior Men and Women - A Capabilities Theory Perspective'. British Journal of Management 19 (S1), S141-S149. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8551.2008.00579.x
  • Skinner, D. (2004) 'Evaluation and Change Management: Rhetoric and Reality'. Human Resources Management Journal 14 (3), 5-19. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-8583.2004.tb00123.x
  • Skinner, D. (2004) 'Primary and Secondary Barriers to the Evaluation of Change: Evidence From Two Public Sector Organisations'. Evaluation 10 (2), 135-154. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1356389004045078
  • Skinner, D., Tagg, C., and Holloway, J. (2000) 'Managers and Research: The Pros and Cons of Qualitative Approaches'. Management Learning 31 (2), 163-179. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1350507600312002

Selected Funding

  • 2009, ESRC seminar series: Trust and HRM, ESRC, £15,000
  • 2009, Trust and the Human Resource Management (HRM) cycle, European Science Foundation Workshop, £15,000
  • 2008, Location Independent Working Project, JISC, £40,000
  • 2008, ELTAC: Enhancing Lectures Through Automated Capture, JISC: Institutional Innovation project, £199,000
  • 2008, Developing Capabilities Framework for Finance Department, Coventry University, £1,500
  • 2007, Exploring trust in the context of performance appraisal, Open University, £3,000
  • 2006, Consultancy support on change management project, Coventry and Solihull Waste, £2,000
  • 2006, Developing A Capabilities Framework for Academics, Coventry University, £16,250
  • 2005, Building, maintaining and repairing trust across cultures: theory and practice, Economic and Social Research Council Seminar Series, £14,000
  • 2005, Human Capital Management, CAHRR, £20,000
  • 2005, High Impact HR Leadership, CAHRR, £20,000
  • 2004, Investigation of the meaning and use of the terms trust, distrust and mistrust, Oxford Brookes University, £3,000
  • 2003, The career paths of men in senior HR positions, Thames Valley CIPD, £3,000
  • 2002, Assessment of staff perception of working lives, Midshire NHS Trust, £23,800

Teaching

  • Supervision of PhD students

Other Responsibilities

  • Board Member of FINT (First International Network on Trust)
  • Member of University Academic Executive Committee
  • Chair of Faculty Board
  • Chair of University's Location Independent Working Steering Group Member of Health Design and Technology Institute Management Committee (Coventry University)