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    • Heike Schröder, PhD, MSc, MBA, PGCHET is a Lecturer in Human Resource Management at Queen's Management School.
    • Postal address: Riddel Hall, 185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5EE, Northern Ireland, UK
    • Office location: Riddel Hall, Block 3, 01.004
    • Office hours: by appointment (please make an appointment via email)
    • Publication performance: Google Scholar


    Research Interests

    • My research interests are in International and Comparative Human Resource Management. I specifically investigate the effects of demographic change and workforce ageing on public (government) policy, firm-level HRM and career outcomes of older workers. My research covers the country cases of Germany, Austria, the UK, Japan and South Korea. I am using a multi-level perspective as outlined below, and explore how stakeholders at different levels of analysis interact and influence one another. I draw on interdisciplinary theoretical approaches and mostly use qualitative research methods (including stakeholder interviews, life history interviews and focus groups). The levels of investigation and related research areas include:
    • Public policy: national regulations regarding work and retirement, labour market policy, welfare state policy, Institutional Theory and path-dependency
    • Firm-level: Age Management, Age Diversity, firm-level (HRM) policies and practices related to older workers, diffusion of HRM policies, institutional entrepreneurship
    • Individual level: Careers, individual decision-making processes regarding work-retirement transitions, Life Course Theory and human agency.



    • I am happy to supervise PhD and Master theses on my research topics. If you are interested in pursuing research in one of these areas, please send me an email.  

    PhD Supervisions:

    • PhD Supervision: Stuart McClure "Gender Equality in the United Kingdom and Germany: Human Resource Management in light of conflicting institutional logics" (1st year)
    • PhD Supervision: Caroline Millar "Labour market reintegration following maternity leave: internalised conflict and organisational silence" (1st year)
    • PhD Supervision at Newcastle University Business School: Xueying Snow Wang "Work-life balance and caring responsibilities in China: A life course approach" (3rd year)

    Taught modules:

    • BSc Business Management: MGT 1009 "Organisations and Behaviour" (2015-2016)
    • BSc Business Management: MGT 1012 "Business Government and Society" (2016-2018)
    • MSc International Business: MGT 7101 "Human Resource Management and Work in a Global Context" (2015-2018)
    • MSc Management: MGT 9030 "People and the 21st century organisation" (2016-2018)



    • 2013 "Innovative Teaching Award" at Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria
    • 2013 "Best Reviewer Award" at the Academy of Management annual meeting, Orlando, Florida ("Gender and Diversity in Organisations" Division)
    • 2013 "Best International Paper" Finalist at the Academy of Management annual meeting, Orlando, Florida ("Career" Division)
    • 2008 "Best Student Paper Award" at the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics annual meeting, San Jose, Costa Rica
    • 2005-2011 "Full PhD studentship" awarded by Middlesex University Business School, London, UK



    Academic Qualifications:

    • 2017 Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching from Queen's University Belfast, UK
    • 2011 PhD in Human Resource Management from Middlesex University, London, UK
    • 2007 MSc in Research Methods from Middlesex University, London, UK
    • 2003 MBA in International Management from International University, Bruchsal, Germany
    • 2001 BA in Political Sciences and Constitutional Law, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany


    Academic Work Experience:

    • Since 2015 Lecturer in HRM at Queen's University Belfast, UK
    • 2015 Visiting Research Fellow at Korea Labour Institute, Sejong City, South Korea
    • 2012-2015 Postdoc and Lecturer in HRM at Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Vienna, Austria
    • 2011-2012 Postdoc at the Center for Disability and Integration at University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
    • 2009 Visiting Research Fellow at Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
    • 2008-2010 Researcher in a British Council-funded research project at Middlesex University, London, UK
    • 2007-2009 Researcher in an ESRC-funded research project at Middlesex University, London, UK


    Frequent Journals

    • Journal of Social Policy

      ISSNs: 0047-2794

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1469-7823

      Cambridge University Press

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 2.84 SJR 1.072 SNIP 1.821


    • Human Relations

      ISSNs: 0018-7267

      SAGE Publications Ltd

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 4.24 SJR 2.44 SNIP 1.956


    • Economic and Industrial democracy

      ISSNs: 0143-831X

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1461-7099

      SAGE Publications Ltd

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 1.68 SJR 0.855 SNIP 1.023


    • Human Resource Management Journal

      ISSNs: 0954-5395

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1748-8583


      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3.75 SJR 1.392 SNIP 1.536


    • International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management

      ISSNs: 1465-6612

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1741-5160

      Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.56 SJR 0.201 SNIP 0.284


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