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The Human Resource Research Centre (HRRC) brings together scholars researching in the domains of human resource management in the Department of Management and Marketing at Cork University Business School.

Areas of research include leadership, organisational behaviour, talent management and learning and development. The development of this centre is timely given complex business environments that exist today. Effective human resource management can contribute greatly to a successful, sustainable organisation where strategic objectives are realised, whilst providing a positive workplace experience.

Co-directed by Prof. Anthony McDonnell and Dr. Ronan Carbery, the HRRC encompasses an active research community as demonstrated by regular publications in the leading academic journals, production of text books, book chapters, attraction of research funding, and awarding of best conference papers. Centre members hold editorships of Human Resource Management Journal and the European Journal of Training and Development, two important journals in their respective fields.

The Centre also encompasses colleagues with significant industry experience. This is reinforced by Chartered Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), a Fellow of the Irish Institute of Training and Development (IITD), Chartered Work & Organisational Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland, and British Psychological Society.

HRRC members are involved in a significant number of productive collaborations with academics in other Irish universities as well as a range of key, active international research collaborations with scholars internationally.

The HRRC undertakes research that applies the most stringent of scientific research approaches to advance our understanding and practice of people management. We place a strong emphasis on undertaking high quality research that has value in both academia and industry. In line with the mission of Cork University Business School, we are an outward looking centre that seeks to break down the academic-practice divide. A key enabler of this is our openness to build relationships and partnerships with interested parties, to engage on applied research projects and consultancy as appropriate and to offer a suite publically accessible events of interest to HR stakeholders. 

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