Dr Zella King
International Business and Strategy
Location: Whiteknights campus
Zella King is an Associate Professor at Henley Business School. Between 2002 and 2012 Zella taught Human Resource Management, and researched careers, innovation and networks. Her research has been published in top academic journals, including Management Science, Research Policy and Human Relations. In 2007 she was awarded a Fellowship of the Advanced Institute of Management Research.
Zella now focuses on consultancy and executive teaching. Her aim is for people to feel that their social network is a place where they can be productive, creative and authentic. She works with executives, managers and entrepreneurs to help them overcome common network traps, and use their personal networks to speed up problem-solving and innovation. She also works with Know Innovation, a consultancy that aims to accelerate innovation in science.
Zella has a BA in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in Occupational Psychology from Birkbeck College, London. Before joining the academic world, she worked as a Consultant for Accenture, and as a Corporate Finance Executive for the investment bank Schroders.
By area: Social Networks; Innovation; Creativity
By industry: Science; Higher Education;
Fernandez-Mateo, I. and King, Z. (2011) Anticipatory sorting and gender segregation in temporary employment.Management Science, 57 (6). pp. 989-1008. ISSN 1526-5501
Perkmann, M., King, Z. and Pavelin, S. (2011) Engaging excellence? Effects of faculty quality on university engagement with industry. Research Policy, 40 (4). pp. 539-552. ISSN 0048-7333
Inkson, K. and King, Z. (2011) Contested terrain in careers: A psychological contract model. Human Relations, 64 (1). pp. 37-57. ISSN 1741-282X
King, Z., Burke, S. and Pemberton, J. (2005) The 'bounded' career: an empirical study of human capital, career mobility and employment outcomes in a mediated labour market. Human Relations, 58 (8). pp. 981-1007. ISSN 1741-282X
Lowe, M., Chiasson, M., D'Adderio, L., George, G., King, Z., Prabhu, J. and Sapsed, J. (2009) At the edge of innovation: why shifts in the boundaries of innovation matter. Report. Advanced Institute of Management Research, London. pp32. ISBN 9781906087203
King, Z. (2009) Plastic electronics: putting the UK at the forefront of a new technological revolution. Report. Advanced Institute of Management Research, London. pp40. ISBN 9781906087210
Faggian, A., Jewell, S. and King, Z. (2010) The effect of term-time employment on UK higher education students. In:Valencia, L. K. and Hahn, B. J. (eds.) Employment and Labor Issues: Unemployment, Youth Employment and Child Labor. Nova Science Publishers, pp. 39-68. ISBN 9781608762828
Della Giusta, M. and King, Z. (2006) Enterprise culture. In: Casson, M., Yeung, B., Bassus, A. and Wadeson, N. (eds.) The Oxford handbook of entrepreneurship. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 629-647. ISBN 9780199288984