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Dr Min Zou

Associate Professor in Human Resource Management

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  • Quantitative Methods, 
  • Occupations, 
  • Labour Market Stratification


277, Edith Morley, Whiteknights Campus

Dr Min Zou is Associate Professor in Human Resource Management at Henley Business School, University of Reading. He has 9 years of industry experience in consulting with a focus on statistical learning, data science and big data having worked for Bain & Company.


D.Phil. in Economic Sociology from Oxford University

Research interests

  • Relationship between HRM and work attitudes/behaviour
  • Individual labour market participation
  • Employment relations
  • Occupational mobility

Min's research has been published in leading management and social science journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behaviour, Work Employment & Society and Sociology

Reference: Zhou, Y., Chia-Huei, W., Zou, M. and Williams, M. (2021) When is the grass greener on the other side? A longitudinal study of the joint effect of occupational mobility and personality on the honeymoon-hangover experience during job change. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 42 (4). pp. 551-566. ISSN 1099-1379 doi:
Reference: Williams, M., Zhou, Y. and Zou, M. (2020) Differentiation in pay for performance within organizations: an occupational perspective. International Journal of Manpower. ISSN 0143-7720 doi:
Reference: Williams, M., Zhou, Y. and Zou, M. (2020) Mapping good work: the quality of working life across the occupational structure. Bristol University Press, Bristol, pp162. ISBN 9781529208290
Reference: Williams, M., Zhou, Y. and Zou, M. (2020) The rise in pay for performance among higher managerial and professional occupations in Britain: eroding or enhancing the service relationship? Work Employment and Society, 34 (4). pp. 605-625. ISSN 1469-8722 doi:
Reference: Zhou, Y., Zou, M. , Woods, S. A. and Wu, C.-H. (2019) The restorative effect of work after unemployment: an intra-individual analysis of subjective well-being recovery through reemployment. Journal of Applied Psychology, 104 (9). pp. 1195-1206. ISSN 1939-1854 doi:
Reference: Zou, M. , Zhou, Y., Williams, M. and Tabvuma, V. (2017) Is the grass greener on the other side? A longitudinal study of the impact of employer change and occupational change on job satisfaction. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 99. pp. 66-78. ISSN 0001-8791 doi:
Reference: Zou, M. (2015) Employment relations and social stratification in contemporary urban China: does Goldthorpe’s class theory still work? Sociology, 49 (6). pp. 1133-1150. ISSN 0038-0385 doi:
Reference: Zou, M. (2015) Gender, work orientations and job satisfaction. Work, Employment and Society, 29 (1). pp. 3-22. ISSN 0950-0170 doi:

Data Analysis: Finding Patterns With Regressions (Autumn)

The module aims to broaden students’ understanding of data analysis by providing an overview of key methods and particularly focusing on regression analysis....

Module code: MMD010