Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise
Greenbank Building, GR139
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Subject Areas: Human Resource Management
David is Course Leader for Part Time CIPD courses (Diploma HRM, Postgraduate Diploma HRM) and MA HRM. He has 18 years’ experience in a variety of senior HR roles in major multinationals prior to moving into academia and is an active researcher.
David has more than 18 years’ experience as a senior HR practitioner having worked for ICI, GEC Plessey Telecommunications and other organisations. In one role he managed the provision of HR services to 2,500 employees across 6 businesses and was a HR Business Partner before Ulrich invented the term.
David’s research interests include at-home ethnography, actor-network theory, critical HRM, communities of practice theory, small business management as well as David is qualified to use a range of psychometric and personality instruments and has extensive consultancy and knowledge transfer experience. For example, he has conducted major skills studies in both the Advanced Manufacturing and Nuclear sectors; job evaluation scheme design for Trinity Mirror Newspapers; worked for Police organisations (SOCA and CEOP) and a number of small business interventions.
Membership of professional and learned bodies:
David is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD (Chartered FCIPD) and has been since 2000. He has been a Member since 1987. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) since 2001.
Vickers, D. (2019 forthcoming), Inside Management – Studying Organisational Practices, Palgrave Pivot.
Vickers, D.A, Moore, A., and Vickers, L. (2018) "Performative narrative and actor-network theory – a study of a hotel in administration", International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Vol. 26 Issue: 5, pp.972-983, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOA-03-2018-1385
Vickers, D. A. (2018 early cite online) "At-home ethnography: a method for practitioners", Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal, https://doi.org/10.1108/QROM-02-2017-1492
Vickers, D; (2014) Future Skills Requirements for the Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Sectors on the Fylde, commissioned by Manufacturing and Process Sector Skills Group, Local Economic Partnership (Lancashire).