Dr Linda Glover

Job: Principal Lecturer in HRM

School/department: Faculty of Business and Law

Research group(s): Contemporary Work and Employment Relations

Address: The Gateway, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 2078229

E: lghum@dmu.ac.uk

W: https://www.dmu.ac.uk/bal


Personal profile

Linda Glover is Principal Investigator for a longitudinal industry-funded research project. This project focuses on a period of change within a major MNC and examines the translation of modern managerial practices into the workplace. It contrasts the experiences of management, HR professionals, trade unions and employees and traces the individual and organisational consequences that flowed from a sophisticated programme of organisational change that had workplace partnership at its core. The project commenced in 2006 and is ongoing. The results have been presented at a range of conferences and have appeared in journals including the Human Resource Management Journal, British Journal of Industrial Relations, British Journal of Management and Economic and Industrial Democracy. Her research interests also include employee engagement initiatives, examining the consequences of organisational change for the HR function, the transfer of HR knowledge across borders in MNCs and HRM in China.

Research group affiliations

International and Comparative Human Resource Management

Research interests/expertise

Evaluating employee experiences of and responses to changing organisational conditions including:

  • Employee experiences of new management techniques such as HPWS, employee engagement and work reorganisation in MNCs
  • Unravelling how management translate new practices into the workplace
  • Charting  the experiences of management, HR professionals, trade unions and employees as new management techniques unfold in the workplace
  • Evaluating experiences of, and outcomes from, workplace partnership
  • Evaluating the organisational outcomes from employee engagement initiatives

Areas of teaching

Linda currently lectures HRM on undergraduate and postgraduate courses, supervises dissertations and work-based projects and is a module leader    


BA (Hons), MBA, PhD

Membership of professional associations and societies


Conference attendance

Glover, L, Tregaskis, O and Butler, P (2010), From boom to bust: Employee experiences of workplace partnership, WES conference 2010.

Glover, L and Butler, P (2007) High performance work systems, social partnership and the working (and non-work) lives of HR professionals’, WES conference 2007.

Glover, L and Noon, M (2005) Shopfloor workers perceptions of the impact of quality management upon the quality of working life: Some case study evidence, BUIRA conference, Newcastle.

Tregaskis, O, Ferner, A. and Glover, L. (2005) The role of international HR networks in MNCs: global HR and social capital, BAM conference, Oxford.

Glover, L. and Noon, M. (2004) Shopfloor workers’ responses to quality management: Evaluating the disciplined worker thesis, Work, Employment and Society Conference, Manchester.

Externally funded research grants information

Principal Investigator: Evaluating ‘The Journey’: A longitudinal study of employee experiences of and organisational outcomes from employee engagement initiatives within a heavy engineering MNC

Grant Value - approximately £56 000.

Professional esteem indicators

Appointed Panel Member for the ESRC (2009)

External Examiner for the University of Swansea, MSc in Social Science Research (from 2009)

External Examiner for the University of Leicester, Centre for Labour Market Studies (from 2006 - 2010)

External Examiner for Glasgow Caledonian University Business School (from 2005 - 2009)

External Examiner for Wolverhampton Business School (2001-2005)

Panel member for the Scientific Committee of the CLADEA Annual Assembly 2006

Reviewer for CHRIE (2007)

Referee for Human Relations, International Journal of Human Resource Management, British Journal of Management, European Journal of Industrial Relations, International Journal of Management Reviews, Personnel Review,  Business History, Asia Pacific Management Review

Membership of BUIRA, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Higher Education Academy.

Case studies

Extensive experience of feeding back research results for industry users (managers, trade unions and employees).

Research results used to inform strategy making in industry.