The Melbourne Human Resource Management Unit comprises Department of Management and Marketing researchers with interests in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations. The Unit's members bring a broad range of disciplinary perspectives (from industrial relations, psychology, economics and sociology) and methodological expertise (both quantitative and qualitative) to bear upon important contemporary human resource challenges.
Established in 1999, and located within the Department of Management and Marketing at the University of Melbourne, the Melbourne Human Resource Management Unit operates as a bridge between the academic and business communities. Its aim is to facilitate research on employment issues and disseminate research findings to impact practice and policy. Unit members regularly engage in collaborative work with industry partners to address problems of mutual interest.
The Melbourne Human Resource Management Unit organises programs and events designed to promote research on human resource management topics and develop the skills of human resource management researchers. The Unit regularly hosts local and international visitors and runs the Annual Foenander lecture.
In 2005 the Melbourne Human Resource Management Unit initiated and funded four research streams. These ongoing streams draw together the skills of our researchers and provide an opportunity to investigate a range of significant issues in contemporary human resource management.
Please feel free to contact our researchers if you would like further information about any of these projects.
Master of Management (Human Resources)
The Master of Management (Human Resources) is offered through the Melbourne Business School. The school offers an array of graduate business and management programs suited to both recent graduates and established professionals looking to develop and further their skills.
PhD through the Department of Management and Marketing
Our Graduate Research Degrees emphasise independent, original work and collaboration with leading scholars.
Graduate research degree students and academics in the Department of Management and Marketing are productive and successful members of the global community of researchers in these fields; and regularly attract competitive research funding and receive awards for research excellence.
Our PhD students coordinate an annual departmental PhD student retreat - a rewarding seminar featuring presentations from researchers and guest speakers, to stimulate fresh thinking and motivate you further in your studies.
The Melbourne Human Resource Management Unit organises programs and events designed to promote research on human resource management topics and develop the skills of human resource management researchers.
Foenander lecture series
The lecture is open to the public and provides an opportunity for the academic and business community to discuss contemporary issues of joint interest.
Business forum by Professor Herman Aguinis provided a review of current research findings on performance management as well as a discussion of specific situations and challenges faced by workshop participants and their organisations.