Professor Martin Edwards

Professor and Deputy Head

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

Overview

Martin R. Edwards is a Professor in Management in the UQ Business School, and is a Deputy Head of the Business School, head of the Management, International Business, Strategy and Entrepreneurship portfolio.

Prior to joining UQ in 2019 he was a Reader in HRM and Organisational Psychology at King's College London

Martin has a background in organisational psychology, HRM and industrial relations. He holds degrees in Social Psychology (BSc) from the University of Kent at Canterbury, Industrial Relations and Personnel Management (MSc) from the London School of Economics and a PhD in Organisational Psychology from King’s College London. Before starting his academic career Martin worked for a number of years as an HR consultant in London.

Martin’s academic interests include HR Analytics, people analytics, researching organisational identification, employee-organisational linkages, social and multiple identities in organisations, the role of employee and employer branding in organisations, employee responses to mergers and acquisitions as well as employer responses to judgments of their employer’s CSR credentials. He has published in numerous international journals including the Human Resource Management Journal, Human Relations, the Human Resource Management Journal, International Journal of Management reviews, Economic and Social Democracy, European Journal of Work and Organisational Psychology, Personnel Review. Martin is an Associate Editor and Editor of Special Issues, Provocations and Reviews for the Human Resource Management Journal.

Research Interests

  • Monitoring and Metrics at work
    Examining the impact on employees of the increasing use of automated monitoring and measurement of behaviour/performance, along with the increasing use of performance metrics.
  • Employee responses to mergers and acquisitions
    Examing the impact on employees of mergers and acquisitions. In particular tracking employees longitudinally through the integration process
  • The use of Workforce Analytics
    Exploring how organisations can use statistics and data science modelling to answer important people related questions at work
  • Employee Identies in the work place
    Examining the complexities of multiple identities in the work place
  • Gendered employer brands
    Exploring the gendered nature of organisations' employer brands

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy of Industrial and Organisatio, King's College London
  • Masters (Coursework) of Industrial Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Bachelor of Social Psychology, University of Kent

Publications

  • Edwards, Martin R., Lipponen, Jukka, Kaltiainen, Janne and Hornsey, Matthew (2024). Do Pre-merger Loyalties Help or Hinder Post-merger Retention? A Longitudinal Study. British Journal of Management. doi: 10.1111/1467-8551.12789

  • Smidt, Michelle N., Jimmieson, Nerina L., Bradley, Lisa M. and Edwards, Martin R. (2023). Wellness programs and employee outcomes: the role of HR attributions. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 61 (3), 613-642. doi: 10.1111/1744-7941.12349

  • Edwards, Martin R. (2023). Employee experience. Encyclopedia of human resource management. (pp. 95-97) edited by Stewart Johnstone, Jenny K. Rodriguez and Adrian Wilkinson. Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar. doi: 10.4337/9781800378841.E.10

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Available Projects

  • I am leading a project exploring employee responses to employee monitoring and the use of metricised employee performance systems. The use of automated metric production associated with employee performance is growing and this project aims to exlpore the positive and negative impact of these systems along with an exploration of design features which are likely to lead to different responses (both positive and negative). I am available to take on new students linked to this project who have strong quantitative skills.

    I currently have a scholarship available for a student to work on this project.

    https://graduate-school.uq.edu.au/project/well-being-and-productivity-metricised-employee-performance-systems

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Edwards, Martin R. (2023). Employee experience. Encyclopedia of human resource management. (pp. 95-97) edited by Stewart Johnstone, Jenny K. Rodriguez and Adrian Wilkinson. Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar. doi: 10.4337/9781800378841.E.10

  • Edwards, Martin R. (2023). HR analytics. Encyclopedia of human resource management. (pp. 173-175) Northampton, MA, United States: Edward Elgar Publishing. doi: 10.4337/9781800378841.h.10

  • Edwards, Martin R. (2019). HR metrics and analytics. e-HRM: digital approaches, directions and applications. (pp. 89-105) edited by Mohan Thite. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315172729-6

  • Edwards, Martin R. (2017). Corporate social responsibility campaigns and sports sponsorship. Routledge handbook of sport and the environment. (pp. 176-189) edited by Brian P. McCullough and Timothy B. Kellison. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315619514-13

  • Edwards, Martin R. (2017). Employer Branding and Talent Management. The Oxford Handbook of Talent Management. (pp. 1-17) edited by Collings, David G., Mellahi, Kamel and Cascio, Wayne F.. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198758273.013.7

  • Edwards, Martin R. (2012). Employer branding: developments and challenges. Managing human resources: personnel management in transition. (pp. 389-410) edited by Stephen Bach and Martin R. Edwards. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781119208235.ch18

  • Edwards, Martin R. and Bach, Stephen (2012). Introduction: Human Resource Management in Transition. Human Resource Management in Transition. (pp. 3-17) London, United Kingdom: John Wiley and Sons.

  • Edwards, Martin R. and Kelan, Elisabeth K. (2011). Employer branding and diversity: foes or friends?. Branded lives: the production and consumption of meaning at work. (pp. 168-184) edited by Matthew J. Brannan, Elizabeth Parsons and Vincenza Priola. Cheltanham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing. doi: 10.4337/9780857938145.00016

  • Edwards, Martin R. (2005). Employer and employee branding: HR or PR. Managing human resources: personnel management in transition. (pp. 266-286) edited by Stephen Bach. London, United Kingdom: Wiley.

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Conference Publication

Other Outputs

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • I am leading a project exploring employee responses to employee monitoring and the use of metricised employee performance systems. The use of automated metric production associated with employee performance is growing and this project aims to exlpore the positive and negative impact of these systems along with an exploration of design features which are likely to lead to different responses (both positive and negative). I am available to take on new students linked to this project who have strong quantitative skills.

    I currently have a scholarship available for a student to work on this project.

    https://graduate-school.uq.edu.au/project/well-being-and-productivity-metricised-employee-performance-systems