Professor Paul F. Clark

Professor Clark spent 5 weeks visiting the Centre in mid 2009. Paul F. Clark is Head and Professor in the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations and Professor of Health Policy and Administration at Penn State University.

He is the author, co-author, or co-editor of four books. A second edition of one of his books, Building More Effective Unions, has recently been published by Cornell ILR Press and he has published numerous articles in leading industrial relations and applied psychology journals. Much of his work has focused on unions and union-management relations in the American coal, steel, and healthcare industries. He has also published widely on the structure, government, and leadership of American unions. His recent work has focused on the workplace challenges facing nurses and the efforts of nurses' unions around the world to address those challenges.


Professor Herman Aguini

Professor Herman Aguinis visited the Centre in March 2007. Dr. Aguinis is a Professor of Management and the holder of the Mehalchin Term Professorship of Management in The Business School at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center. He has been a visiting scholar at universities in the People's Republic of China ( Beijing and Hong Kong ), Malaysia , Singapore , Argentina , France , Spain , and Australia . Also, he has provided consulting services to a variety of publicly-traded, privately-owned, and governmental organizations in North and South America and in Europe.

His most recent book is titled Performance Management, published in 2007 by Prentice-Hall. He has written or edited 3 additional books on topics ranging from employee recruitment and selection to organizational performance and statistical methods. In addition, he has written more than 50 articles in scientific journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personnel Psychology, and elsewhere. Dr. Aguinis is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the recipient of several recognitions and awards including the University of Colorado at Denver Best Researcher of the Year Award (2004), the Academy of Management Research Methods Division Advancement of Organizational Research Methodology Award (2001), and the Journal of Organizational Behavior Best Paper of the Year Award (1996).

In addition to running a workshop on moderator analysis for students and staff he also ran a Business Forum on Performance Management. The forum provided participants with an overview of the performance management process described in his book as well as the benefits of performance management systems. He will also engaged the audience and discuss the application of some of the performance management issues discussed in his book to the participants' actual organizational realities.

Professor John Heywood

Professor Heywood visited the Centre for 5 weeks in mid 2007. John is the Distinguished Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and also Director, Masters in Human Resources and Labor Relations at UWM. He also holds appointments with the Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, the Department of Economics, University of Hanover and the Department of Economics, Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster, England.

Professor Heywood is listed in Who's Who in Economics based on his total citations from 1990-2000 and ranks 101st in the European Economic Association's world-wide ranking of economists based on "quality adjusted publications." His research interests are diverse including the role of trade unions in plant closure decisions, the determinants of hiring older workers, the determinants and consequences of various types of performance pay schemes, policy issues regarding family friendly workplaces, and the labor market for scientists and engineers. He conducts his research using data drawn from many countries.