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Austrian Management Review - Vol. 7

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Juani Swart, Ph.D.

Prof. Juani Swart, Ph.D.

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University of Bath, School of Management

Head of Department: Organization Studies

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Juani Swart is professor of human capital at the University of Bath.

The following chapter details her publications which are the outputs from her main research activity on the ‘Management of People and Knowledge’. She has integrated theory on knowledge and human resource management and plays a major role in establishing research on Human Capital Management. Her work on the management of knowledge workers is particularly well known and has enabled her to lead the establishment of a Strategic Human Capital interest group at the Strategic Management Society. Her research is multi-disciplinary, drawing theoretical inspiration from Sociology, Psychology, Organization theory and Strategy. This interdisciplinary nature of her work is evident in the publications in Strategic Management, Knowledge Management, Human Resource Management and Operations Management
A hallmark of her work is the identification and management of knowledge resources, e.g. skills and routines. This has become central to the field of knowledge management theory and practice. In particular, her work contributes to the identification of strategic knowledge resources. For example, in one of the applications of her work the Ministry of Defence (MoD) identified skill-sets (who knows what) that are situated between the MoD and its suppliers, the result of which translates to operational efficiency and cost savings.

An important quality that differentiates her research is its integration of theory and practice; she ensures that the research questions which she asks are theoretically informed, relevant to the world of practice and her findings have impact. This has a great advantage in that it builds University – Industry partnerships which benefit teaching, the student experience, impact of future research and funding. It is therefore not just ‘what I research’ but also ‘how I research’ that is important. She has established advisory boards to inform research, produced high quality research outputs which have been published in peer reviewed academic and policy journals, shaped dialogue on these topics at both academic and practitioner conferences and has delivered high-impact key note addresses at major international conferences such as the European and the American Academy of Management Conferences and she has also been invited to contribute to policy debate through her work with the Cabinet Office, presentations at the Whitehall and Industry Group. In addition she has established networks, e.g. The Bath Human Resource Directors Alumni group which has co-funded research, provide valuable research access and enable her work to have impact.