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Dr Elizabeth Houldsworth

Associate Professor of Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour

Course Director, MSc International Human Resource Management
Senior Fellow, UK HEA
Associate Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation
Academic Fellow, Chartered Institute Personnel and Development

Liz Houldsworth Staff Profile Photo

Specialisms

  • Management Learning and Development, 
  • International Human Resource Management, 
  • Leadership Development, 
  • Self Directed Careers, 
  • Personal Development

Location

Room AB2, Greenlands campus

Dr Elizabeth Houldsworth is an Associate Professor of Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour at Henley Business School. She is an experienced business school academic working in the areas of leadership and personal development, coaching and human resources management.

Elizabeth teaches on MBA and Corporate programmes at Greenlands campus as well as on Masters programmes at Whiteknights campus. Her research focuses mainly on management learning; recent studies have included a comparative analysis of MBA students and their career outcomes.

In her role as Academic Director for MSc in International Human Resource Management, Elizabeth secured CIPD accreditation and oversees the ongoing relationship with the professional body. In addition to teaching HRM modules Elizabeth also teaches managing transformation, personal development and coaching.

She is an Associate Certified Coach of the International Coaching Federation and an Academic Fellow of the CIPD, as well as being an active member of the British Academy of Management's Special Interest Group in Knowledge Management and Learning. Elizabeth also serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Management Education.

Prior to joining academia she worked in human resource management and in management consultancy with the Hay Group, where she specialised in the area of performance management.

Reference: Rowson, T. , Meyer, A. and Houldsworth, E. (2021) Work identity pause and reactivation: a study of cross-domain identity transitions of trailing wives in Dubai. Work, Employment and Society. ISSN 0950-0170 doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017021993736
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. ISSN 0969-5931 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2021.101826
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
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
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
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)
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)
Reference: Brewster, C. , Houldsworth, E. , Sparrow, P. and Vernon, G. (2016) International human resource management. 4th Edition. CIPD. ISBN 9781843983750
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)
Reference: Houldsworth, L. (2014) Performance management. In: Cooper, C. (ed.) Human resource management. Wiley encyclopedia of management, 5. Wiley, pp. 224-226. ISBN 9781119972518
Reference: Brewster, C. , Sparrow, P., Vernon, G. and Houldsworth, L. (2011) International human resource management. 3rd edition. CIPD, London, pp480. ISBN 9781843982661
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')
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
Reference: Houldsworth, L. and Jirasinghe, D. (2006) Managing and measuring employee performance. Kogan Page, London, pp240. ISBN 9780749444778
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')
Reference: Houldsworth, L. (2004) The learning manager. In: Rees, D. and McBain, R. (eds.) People management: challenges and opportunities. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9780333920305
Reference: Houldsworth, L. (2004) People performance management. In: Rees, D. and McBain, R. (eds.) People management: challenges and opportunities. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9780333920305

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Module code: MQM1PD1 / MQM2PD2

Principles of Human Resource Management

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Managing Transformation

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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)