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Dr Elizabeth Houldsworth

Associate Professor of Management Education and Learning

Course Director, MSc International Human Resource Management
Academic Lead of Advancing Business Education Research
University Teaching Fellow
Senior Fellow, UK HEA
Associate Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation
Academic Fellow, Chartered Institute Personnel and Development

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Specialisms

  • Management Learning, 
  • Andragogy and Reflective Practice, 
  • Careers, 
  • Women's Careers, 
  • Human Resource Management Theory and Practice

Location

Room AB2, Greenlands campus

Dr Elizabeth Houldsworth is an Associate Professor of Management Education and Learning at Henley Business School.

Elizabeth leads Henley Business School's work in the advancement of business education research (ABER). She has 30 years' international experience in the design and delivery of research, teaching and learning in adult development, personal and career development, management learning and aspects of human resource management.

Her research focuses on management learning and personal and career development, predominantly on post-experience management learners. Elizabeth serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Management Education and is a member of the British Academy of Management's working group on Post-Experience Management Education.

Having worked internationally in human resource management (HRM) and management consultancy, Elizabeth also writes on aspects of international HRM, particularly performance management. She is a member of the authoring team for the Chartered Institute of Personal and Development (CIPD) textbook International HRM.

Elizabeth received the prestigious title of University Teaching Fellow in 2022 in recognition of her contribution to teaching and learning. She is also an Academic Fellow of the CIPD, an Associate Certified Coach of the International Coaching Federation and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Reference: Houldsworth, L. , Jones, K. , McBain, R. and Brewster, C. (2023) Career capital and the MBA: how gender capital supports career capital development. Studies in Higher Education, 48 (2). pp. 299-313. ISSN 1470-174X doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2022.2134333
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Elizabeth Houldsworth - Professor Chris Brewster
Reference: Houldsworth, E. and Hawkridge, D. (1996) Technology-based training in large UK companies: an update. British Journal of Educational Technology, 27 (1). pp. 51-60. ISSN 0007-1013 doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8535.1996.tb00143.x
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Elizabeth Houldsworth
Reference: Rowson, T. , Meyer, A. and Houldsworth, E. (2022) Work identity pause and reactivation: a study of cross-domain identity transitions of trailing wives in Dubai. Work, Employment and Society, 36 (2). pp. 235-252. ISSN 0950-0170 doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017021993736
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Tatiana Rowson - Dr Elizabeth Houldsworth
Reference: Houldsworth, E. , Marra, M., Brewster, C. , Brookes, M. and Wood, G. (2021) Performance appraisal and MNEs: the impact of different capitalist archetypes. International Business Review, 30 (5). 101826. ISSN 0969-5931 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2021.101826
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Elizabeth Houldsworth - Professor Chris Brewster
Reference: Houldsworth, L. , Brewster, C. and McBain, R. (2020) How an MBA contributes to the unfolding of careers: a comparative analysis. In: Premarajan, R. K., Forrier, A. and Arthur, M. B. (eds.) Career Dynamics in a Global World. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 9781789901498
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Elizabeth Houldsworth - Professor Chris Brewster
Reference: Houldsworth, E. , McBain, R. and Brewster, C. (2019) The MBA and reported career success: a study of the differences reported by gender. In: Lopez-Cabrales, A. and Valle Cabrera, R. (eds.) Human Resource Management at the Crossroads: Challenges and Future Directions. Cambridge Scholars. ISBN 9781527537224
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Elizabeth Houldsworth - Professor Chris Brewster
Reference: Houldsworth, E. , McBain, R. and Brewster, C. (2019) 'One MBA'? How context impacts the development of post-MBA career outcomes. European Management Journal, 37 (4). pp. 432-441. ISSN 0263-2373 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.emj.2019.01.001
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Elizabeth Houldsworth - Professor Chris Brewster
Reference: Houldsworth, L. and Brewster, C. (2016) The importance of context: comparative HRM and employee performance management. In: Performance Management Association, 26-29 June 2016, Edinburgh. (Unpublished)
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Elizabeth Houldsworth - Professor Chris Brewster
Reference: Houldsworth, L. , McBain, R. and Brewster, C. (2016) Do MBAs develop global managers? A comparative analysis of career choices and outcomes post MBA. In: Academy of Management Conference, 5-9 Aug 2016, Anaheim. doi: https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2016.11611abstract (Unpublished)
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Elizabeth Houldsworth - Professor Chris Brewster
Reference: Brewster, C. , Houldsworth, E. , Sparrow, P. and Vernon, G. (2016) International human resource management. 4th Edition. CIPD. ISBN 9781843983750
Henley faculty authors:
Professor Chris Brewster - Dr Elizabeth Houldsworth
Reference: DeFour-Babb, J. and Houldsworth, L. (2016) Understanding how I became: exploring leadership self-identity development from the perspective of retirement. In: Academy of Management Conference, 5-9 Aug 2016, Anaheim. (Unpublished)
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Elizabeth Houldsworth
Reference: Houldsworth, L. (2014) Performance management. In: Cooper, C. (ed.) Human resource management. Wiley encyclopedia of management, 5. Wiley, pp. 224-226. ISBN 9781119972518
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Elizabeth Houldsworth
Reference: Brewster, C. , Sparrow, P., Vernon, G. and Houldsworth, L. (2011) International human resource management. 3rd edition. CIPD, London, pp480. ISBN 9781843982661
Henley faculty authors:
Professor Chris Brewster - Dr Elizabeth Houldsworth
Reference: Houldsworth, L. and Machin, S. (2008) Leadership team performance management: the case of BELRON. Team Performance Management , 14 (3/4). pp. 118-133. ISSN 1352-7592 doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/13527590810883406 (special issue 'The relationship of strategic performance management to team strategy, company performance and organizational effectiveness')
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Elizabeth Houldsworth
Reference: Houldsworth, L. and Burkinshaw, S. (2008) Taking a human resource management perspective. In: Thorpe, R. and Holloway, J. (eds.) Performace management: multidisciplinary perspectives. Palgrave, Macmillan. ISBN 9781403947611
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Elizabeth Houldsworth
Reference: Houldsworth, L. and Jirasinghe, D. (2006) Managing and measuring employee performance. Kogan Page, London, pp240. ISBN 9780749444778
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Elizabeth Houldsworth
Reference: Houldsworth, L. and Alexander, G. G. (2005) Inter-organisational collaboration for the digital economy. Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, 20 (4-5). pp. 211-217. ISSN 0885-8624 doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/08858620510603882 <https://doi.org/10.1108/08858620510603882 > (special issue 'Doing business in a digital world')
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Elizabeth Houldsworth
Reference: Houldsworth, L. (2004) The learning manager. In: Rees, D. and McBain, R. (eds.) People management: challenges and opportunities. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9780333920305
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Elizabeth Houldsworth
Reference: Houldsworth, L. (2004) People performance management. In: Rees, D. and McBain, R. (eds.) People management: challenges and opportunities. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9780333920305
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Elizabeth Houldsworth

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DeFour-Babb, J. and Houldsworth, L. (2016) Understanding how I became: exploring leadership self-identity development from the perspective of retirement. In: Academy of Management Conference, 5-9 Aug 2016, Anaheim. (Unpublished)

Houldsworth, L. and Brewster, C. (2016) The importance of context: comparative HRM and employee performance management. In: Performance Management Association, 26-29 June 2016, Edinburgh. (Unpublished)

Houldsworth, L., McBain, R. and Brewster, C. (2016) Do MBAs develop global managers? A comparative analysis of career choices and outcomes post MBA. In: Academy of Management Conference, 5-9 Aug 2016, Anaheim. doi: https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2016.11611abstract (Unpublished)