Dr Scott Hurrell

  • Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management/Organisational Behaviour (Management)

Biography

Scott joined the Department of Management as a Senior Lecturer in September 2015 having previously been a Lecturer in Work and Employment Studies at the University of Stirling since 2009. Prior to this Scott had worked as a Lecturer in Human Resource Management at Aston University from 2008-2009 and as a Researcher in the Scottish Centre for Employment Research at the University of Strathclyde from 2006-2008. Scott was awarded his PhD from the Department of Human Resource Management at the University of Strathclyde in 2009. Scott’s PhD (funded by the ESRC in partnership with Scottish Enterprise) investigated the patterns and determinants of ‘soft’ (e.g. interpersonal and social) skills deficits in Scotland and how employers responded to these. Scott has conducted research funded by and/or been invited to present to bodies including the EU; Scottish Government; the former Equal Opportunities Commission (Scotland); the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations; Skills Development Scotland; and Holyrood Conferences. Scott has also been an active member of the Scottish Graduate School for Social Sciences Business and Management pathway, organising the first Doctoral Symposium for the pathway in 2014. 


Research interests

Scott is a member of the Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour research cluster.

  • Social media technologies within work and employment.
  • Skills development, utilisation and policy.
  • Work organisation/job design and job quality.
  • Labour market trends and policy.
  • The regulation of employment.
  • Recruitment, selection and socialisation.
  • Service work and the non-profit sector.

Grants

August 2014: Part of Scottish team for €298,153 European Union (Erasmus+) ‘VET-EDS’ project investigating the alignment of vocational education and training systems with local and national economic development .

July 2014: up to £4,330 awarded internally by the University of Strathclyde for survey of Scottish retail employers on skills requirements and employment practices.
January 2014: £3,250 from the Advanced Training Logistics Fund (ATLF) of the Scottish Graduate School for Social Sciences (SGSSS), for Scottish Doctoral Training Centre Business and Management Pathway PhD colloquium.

2012: £300 awarded internally by University of Stirling for survey of employed students’ experiences of, and attitudes towards, social media use within employment.

July 2007: Project lead and co-ordinator for grant of £10,000 awarded by the Equal Opportunities Commission (Scotland) for national survey of Classroom Assistants’ pay and working hours, as part of a General Formal Investigation (GFI) into the undervaluation of this occupation.


Supervision

Fiona Millar (University of Stirling): Career Management Strategies in the Creative Industries.

Unang Mulkhan (University of Stirling): Exploring Ethical Organisational Behaviour in the Indonesian Mining Industry.

I am happy to supervise PhDs related to my research interests (noted above) and to discuss other potential topics that take a critical perspective on work, employment, HRM and organisations.


Teaching

  • Employment Relations.
  • HRM.
  • Organisation Studies.
  • Sociology of Work and Employment.
  • Social research methods/methodology.

Additional information

Book Review Editor/Member of Editorial Board for Employee Relations.

External Examiner for University of Newcastle MSc in International HRM.

Invited reviewer for a number of leading academic journals.


Publications

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Number of items: 26.

2019

Beirne, M., Hurrell, S. and Wilson, F. (2019) Mobilising for equality? Understanding the impact of grass roots agency and third party representation. Industrial Relations Journal, 50(1), pp. 41-56. (doi:10.1111/irj.12237)

2017

Nickson, D., Price, R., Baxter-Reid, H. and Hurrell, S. (2017) Skill requirements in retail work: the case of high-end fashion retailing. Work, Employment and Society, 31(4), pp. 692-708. (doi:10.1177/0950017016672791)

Hurrell, S. A., Scholarios, D. and Richards, J. (2017) ‘The kids are alert’: Generation Y responses to employer use and monitoring of social networking sites. New Technology, Work and Employment, 32(1), pp. 64-83. (doi:10.1111/ntwe.12085)

2016

Hurrell, S. A. (2016) Rethinking the soft skills deficit blame game: Employers, skills withdrawal and the reporting of soft skills gaps. Human Relations, 69(3), pp. 605-628. (doi:10.1177/0018726715591636)

Hurrell, S.A. and Vincent, S. (2016) Critical Realism as a Meta-Theory for Analysing Skill and Skilled Work. In: 34th International Labour Process Conference, Berlin, Germany, 4-6 Apr 2016, (Unpublished)

2015

Hurrell, S. A. (2015) Recruitment. In: Wilkinson, A. and Johnstone, S. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management. Edward Elgar, pp. 364-366. ISBN 9781783475452

Hurrell, S. A. and McQuaid, R. (2015) Evaluation of Bilbao Workshop ‘Good Practices in Aligning VET and Economic Development at Local and Regional Level. Project Report. Stirling Management School, University of Stirling.

Hurrell, S. A. and McQuaid, R. (2015) Interim Internal Project Evaluation Report. Project Report. Stirling Management School, University of Stirling.

2014

Hurrell, S.A. (2014) Critical realism and mixed methods research: combining the extensive and intensive at multiple levels. In: Edwards, P. K., O’Mahoney, J. and Vincent, S. (eds.) Studying Organizations Using Critical Realism: A practical guide. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 241-263. ISBN 9780199665525 (doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665525.003.0013)

Hurrell, S. A. and Scholarios, D. (2014) "The people make the brand": Reducing social skills gaps through person-brand fit and human resource management practices. Journal of Service Research, 17(1), pp. 54-67. (doi:10.1177/1094670513484508)

Hurrell, S. and Scholarios, D. (2014) Recruitment. In: Wilkinson, A., Redman, T. and Dundon, T. (eds.) Contemporary Human Resource Management [5th Ed.]. Series: Always learning. Pearson: Harlow, pp. 79-105. ISBN 9781292088242

2013

Hurrell, S.A., Richards, J. and Scholarios, D. (2013) The Kids are Alert 'Employed Students' Experiences of and Attitudes Towards the use of Social Networking Sites in Recruitment and Employment. In: 31st International Labour Process Conference, Rutgers University, NJ, USA, 18-20 Mar 2013,

Vincent, S., Ackroyd, S., Hurrell, S. A., Marks, A. and Brown, A. (2013) Putting Critical Realism to Work? Debating the Prospects for Better Labour Process Analyses. In: 31st International Labour Process Conference, Rutgers University, NJ, USA, 18-20 Mar 2013,

Hurrell, S. A., Scholarios, D. and Thompson, P. (2013) More than a 'humpty dumpty' term: Strengthening the conceptualization of soft skills. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 34(1), pp. 161-182. (doi:10.1177/0143831X12444934)

Hurrell, S.A. and Scholarios, D. (2013) Recruitment. In: Redman, T. and Wilkinson, A. (eds.) Contemporary Human Resource Managment. FT Prentice Hall: London. ISBN 9780273757863

Nickson, D., Price, R., Baxter-Reid, H. and Hurrell, S.A. (2013) Skill Requirements, Cachet and the Status of Retail Work: The Case of High-End Fashion Retailing. In: Work, Employment and Society Conference, Warwick, England, 3-5 Sep 2013, (Unpublished)

2012

Nigah, N., Davis, A. J. and Hurrell, S. (2012) The impact of buddying on psychological capital and work engagement: An empirical study of socialization in the professional services sector. Thunderbird International Business Review, 54(6), pp. 891-905. (doi:10.1002/tie.21510)

Nickson, D., Warhurst, C., Commander, J., Hurrell, S. and Cullen, A. M. (2012) Soft skills and employability: Evidence from UK retail. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 33(1), pp. 65-84. (doi:10.1177/0143831X11427589)

Gilbert, K., Warhurst, C., Nickson, D., Hurrell, S. and Commander, J. (2012) New initiative, old problem: classroom assistants and the under-valuation of women's work. Industrial Relations Journal, 43(1), pp. 22-37. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-2338.2011.00653.x)

2011

Hurrell, S.A. and Scholarios, D. (2011) Recruitment and selection practices, person-brand fit and soft skills gaps in service organizations: the benefits of institutionalized informality. In: Brannan, M., Parsons, E. and Priola, V. (eds.) Branded Lives: the Production and Consumption of Meaning at Work. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham. ISBN 9781849800921

Nickson, D., Hurrell, S.A., Warhurst, C. and Commander, J. (2011) Labour supply and skills demand in fashion retailing. In: Grugulis, I. and Bozkurt, O. (eds.) Retail Work. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke. ISBN 9780230283572

2010

Hurrell, S. A., Warhurst, C. and Nickson, D. (2010) Giving Miss Marple a makeover: graduate recruitment, systems failure, and the Scottish voluntary sector. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 40(2), pp. 336-355. (doi:10.1177/0899764009344100)

2009

Warhurst, C., Commander, J., Nickson, D., Symeonides, A., Furlong, A. , Findlay, J., Wilson, F. and Hurrell, S. (2009) Higher and Further Education Students' Income, Expenditure and Debt in Scotland 2007-08. Project Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh.

Warhurst, C., Hurrell, S.A., Gilbert, K., Nickson, D., Commander, J. and Calder, I. (2009) 'Just mothers really' Role stretch and low pay amongst female classroom assistants. In: Bolton, S.C. and Houlihan, M. (eds.) Work Matters: Critical Reflections on Contempory Work. Series: Critical perspectives on work and employment. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke. ISBN 9780230576391

2008

Nickson, D., Warhurst, C., Dutton, E. and Hurrell, S. (2008) A job to believe in: recruitment in the Scottish voluntary sector. Human Resource Management Journal, 18(1), pp. 20-35. (doi:10.1111/j.1748-8583.2007.00056.x)

2005

Hurrell, S. A. (2005) Dilute to taste? The impact of the working time regulations in the hospitality industry. Employee Relations, 27(5), pp. 532-546. (doi:10.1108/01425450510612040)

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Number of items: 28.

Articles

Beirne, M., Hurrell, S. and Wilson, F. (2019) Mobilising for equality? Understanding the impact of grass roots agency and third party representation. Industrial Relations Journal, 50(1), pp. 41-56. (doi:10.1111/irj.12237)

Nickson, D., Price, R., Baxter-Reid, H. and Hurrell, S. (2017) Skill requirements in retail work: the case of high-end fashion retailing. Work, Employment and Society, 31(4), pp. 692-708. (doi:10.1177/0950017016672791)

Hurrell, S. A., Scholarios, D. and Richards, J. (2017) ‘The kids are alert’: Generation Y responses to employer use and monitoring of social networking sites. New Technology, Work and Employment, 32(1), pp. 64-83. (doi:10.1111/ntwe.12085)

Hurrell, S. A. (2016) Rethinking the soft skills deficit blame game: Employers, skills withdrawal and the reporting of soft skills gaps. Human Relations, 69(3), pp. 605-628. (doi:10.1177/0018726715591636)

Hurrell, S. A. and Scholarios, D. (2014) "The people make the brand": Reducing social skills gaps through person-brand fit and human resource management practices. Journal of Service Research, 17(1), pp. 54-67. (doi:10.1177/1094670513484508)

Hurrell, S. A., Scholarios, D. and Thompson, P. (2013) More than a 'humpty dumpty' term: Strengthening the conceptualization of soft skills. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 34(1), pp. 161-182. (doi:10.1177/0143831X12444934)

Nigah, N., Davis, A. J. and Hurrell, S. (2012) The impact of buddying on psychological capital and work engagement: An empirical study of socialization in the professional services sector. Thunderbird International Business Review, 54(6), pp. 891-905. (doi:10.1002/tie.21510)

Nickson, D., Warhurst, C., Commander, J., Hurrell, S. and Cullen, A. M. (2012) Soft skills and employability: Evidence from UK retail. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 33(1), pp. 65-84. (doi:10.1177/0143831X11427589)

Gilbert, K., Warhurst, C., Nickson, D., Hurrell, S. and Commander, J. (2012) New initiative, old problem: classroom assistants and the under-valuation of women's work. Industrial Relations Journal, 43(1), pp. 22-37. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-2338.2011.00653.x)

Hurrell, S. A., Warhurst, C. and Nickson, D. (2010) Giving Miss Marple a makeover: graduate recruitment, systems failure, and the Scottish voluntary sector. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 40(2), pp. 336-355. (doi:10.1177/0899764009344100)

Nickson, D., Warhurst, C., Dutton, E. and Hurrell, S. (2008) A job to believe in: recruitment in the Scottish voluntary sector. Human Resource Management Journal, 18(1), pp. 20-35. (doi:10.1111/j.1748-8583.2007.00056.x)

Hurrell, S. A. (2005) Dilute to taste? The impact of the working time regulations in the hospitality industry. Employee Relations, 27(5), pp. 532-546. (doi:10.1108/01425450510612040)

Book Sections

Hurrell, S. A. (2015) Recruitment. In: Wilkinson, A. and Johnstone, S. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management. Edward Elgar, pp. 364-366. ISBN 9781783475452

Hurrell, S.A. (2014) Critical realism and mixed methods research: combining the extensive and intensive at multiple levels. In: Edwards, P. K., O’Mahoney, J. and Vincent, S. (eds.) Studying Organizations Using Critical Realism: A practical guide. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 241-263. ISBN 9780199665525 (doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665525.003.0013)

Hurrell, S. and Scholarios, D. (2014) Recruitment. In: Wilkinson, A., Redman, T. and Dundon, T. (eds.) Contemporary Human Resource Management [5th Ed.]. Series: Always learning. Pearson: Harlow, pp. 79-105. ISBN 9781292088242

Hurrell, S.A. and Scholarios, D. (2013) Recruitment. In: Redman, T. and Wilkinson, A. (eds.) Contemporary Human Resource Managment. FT Prentice Hall: London. ISBN 9780273757863

Hurrell, S.A. and Scholarios, D. (2011) Recruitment and selection practices, person-brand fit and soft skills gaps in service organizations: the benefits of institutionalized informality. In: Brannan, M., Parsons, E. and Priola, V. (eds.) Branded Lives: the Production and Consumption of Meaning at Work. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham. ISBN 9781849800921

Nickson, D., Hurrell, S.A., Warhurst, C. and Commander, J. (2011) Labour supply and skills demand in fashion retailing. In: Grugulis, I. and Bozkurt, O. (eds.) Retail Work. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke. ISBN 9780230283572

Warhurst, C., Hurrell, S.A., Gilbert, K., Nickson, D., Commander, J. and Calder, I. (2009) 'Just mothers really' Role stretch and low pay amongst female classroom assistants. In: Bolton, S.C. and Houlihan, M. (eds.) Work Matters: Critical Reflections on Contempory Work. Series: Critical perspectives on work and employment. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke. ISBN 9780230576391

Hurrell, S.A. and Priola, V. Organisational structure design and work organization. In: Butler, M. and Rose, E. (eds.) An Introduction to Organizational Behaviour. Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development: London. ISBN 9781843982470

Priola, V. and Hurrell, S.A. Organisational culture and change management. In: Butler, M. and Rose, E. (eds.) An Introduction to Organizational Behaviour. Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development: London. ISBN 9781843982470

Research Reports or Papers

Hurrell, S. A. and McQuaid, R. (2015) Evaluation of Bilbao Workshop ‘Good Practices in Aligning VET and Economic Development at Local and Regional Level. Project Report. Stirling Management School, University of Stirling.

Hurrell, S. A. and McQuaid, R. (2015) Interim Internal Project Evaluation Report. Project Report. Stirling Management School, University of Stirling.

Warhurst, C., Commander, J., Nickson, D., Symeonides, A., Furlong, A. , Findlay, J., Wilson, F. and Hurrell, S. (2009) Higher and Further Education Students' Income, Expenditure and Debt in Scotland 2007-08. Project Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh.

Conference Proceedings

Hurrell, S.A. and Vincent, S. (2016) Critical Realism as a Meta-Theory for Analysing Skill and Skilled Work. In: 34th International Labour Process Conference, Berlin, Germany, 4-6 Apr 2016, (Unpublished)

Hurrell, S.A., Richards, J. and Scholarios, D. (2013) The Kids are Alert 'Employed Students' Experiences of and Attitudes Towards the use of Social Networking Sites in Recruitment and Employment. In: 31st International Labour Process Conference, Rutgers University, NJ, USA, 18-20 Mar 2013,

Vincent, S., Ackroyd, S., Hurrell, S. A., Marks, A. and Brown, A. (2013) Putting Critical Realism to Work? Debating the Prospects for Better Labour Process Analyses. In: 31st International Labour Process Conference, Rutgers University, NJ, USA, 18-20 Mar 2013,

Nickson, D., Price, R., Baxter-Reid, H. and Hurrell, S.A. (2013) Skill Requirements, Cachet and the Status of Retail Work: The Case of High-End Fashion Retailing. In: Work, Employment and Society Conference, Warwick, England, 3-5 Sep 2013, (Unpublished)

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