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Mr Jim Smith

Lecturer in Human Resources and Leadership

Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Business)


I am currently module leader for HRL711 Human Resources and Talent Management and HRL301 Managing Change.  I am also developing a new module focused on employability which will launch in the 2019/2020 academic year.  In addition to this I have taught on ENT300 Enterprise Creation, ENT700 Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy, ENT301 Enterprise Portfolio, ENT1001PP Entrepreneurial Thought and Action, HRL100 Organisational Behaviour, and HRL200 People Management.


BSc Earth Sciences
MSc Management
PgDip Human Resource Management
PgCert Research Methodology

Professional membership

Associate Member of the CIPD

Teaching interests

I teach both Human Resource Management and Entrepreneurship.  My interests lie primarily in the management of change, innovation and entrepreneurship and also in the fields of HRM, organisational behaviour and talent management.

Research interests

I am interested in innovation, change and entrepreneurship from a people management or HRM perspective.  I seek to understand how employers and managers can create an environment in which people are able to be innovative and in which change can be realised as well as the benefits that innovative or radical approaches to HRM can provide to employers, employees and society.