Worcester Business School
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Catharine teaches subjects related to people management and ethics in the Business School. Catharine has a particular interest in teaching and research concerning diversity in the workplace. She is currently involved in research on trade unions; men in female-dominated occupations; and management learning.
Catharine is the diversity coordinator for the business school and also research degrees coordinator.
- Teaching & Research
Teaching & Research
Human Resource Management
Management of Diversity
Qualitative Research Methods
Management of diversity
- Professional Bodies
Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
Fellow of Higher Education Academy
Ross, C., Robinson, L., Francis-Smythe, J. (2015) The Contribution of Academic Scholarship to Management Development, Journal of Management Development, 34:3 286-298.
Francis-Smythe, J., Robinson, L & Ross, C. (2013) The role of evidence in general managers decision making, Journal of General Management Vol. 38 no. 4 pp 3-21
Ross, C. (2013) New Unions in the UK: The Vanguard or the Rearguard of the Union Movement? Industrial Relations Journal 41,1, 78-94
Gbadamosi, G. & Ross, C. (2013) “Perceived stress and performance appraisal discomfort: the moderating effects of core self-evaluations and gender”, Public Personnel Management
Xiao, S., Ross, C., Liu, J. (2011) Evaluating management training and development in a cross-cultural context: A stakeholder approach, Journal of Chinese Human Resource Management, 2, 2, 136-158.
Xiao, S. and Ross, C. (2009) The training of Chinese managers: a critical analysis of using overseas training for management development Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies 7:1 95-113.
Ross, C (2004) Ethnic minority personnel careers: Hindrances and hopes, Personnel Review, Vol. 33 no. 4 pp.468 –484.
Ross, C (1996) Social Closure and the Stifling of Diversity in Professions and Management in Fincham, R (ed) New Relationships in the Organised Professions, Avebury: Aldershot
Ross, C (1996) Struggling for Inclusion: Black Women in Professional and Management Education in Morley, R & Walsh, V (eds) Breaking Boundaries: Women in Higher Education
- Current PhD Projects
Diversity in organisations
Workplace culture and politics
Sociology of the professions
Workplace Diversity and Equality
Current student projects:
- Women's Careers in IT in Nigeria
- Men's Work-Life balance
Completed student projects:
- The Training of China's Managers: an Analysis and Evaluation of Using Overseas Training for Management Development
- The Appropriation of Ideas, Theories, Concepts and Models by Management Practitioners
- A Study of Career Success: Male employees in two public sector, female-dominated occupations.
- How Do Non - NHS Stakeholders Influence The NHS’ Ability to Reconfigure Hospital Services?
- How does a black American woman find her voice in an international non-governmental organization?