Chris  Rowley Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Chris Rowley

Professor Emeritus of Human Resource Management
Kellogg College, University of Oxford, Cass BS, City, University of London

Founding Director of Centre for Research on Asian Management, won several international grants for Asian research & published over 650 articles, books & chapters & practitioner pieces. Journal Editor: Asia Pacific Business Review; Journal of Chinese Human Resource Management Book Series Editor: Working in Asia; Asian Business & Management Studies. Briefings & talks internationally on work, employment & management in UK & Asia & expert comments for many international newspaper, radio & TV medi


Professor Rowley, GradCIPD, BA, MA (Warwick), DPhil (Nuffield College, Oxford), Professor Emeritus of Human Resource Management, Cass Business School, City University, London, UK and Adjunct Professor, Griffith University, Australia. He acted as an advisor to the HEAD Foundation, Singapore on establishing an educational valley and a global think tank on human capital development in Asia and was its Director of Research and Publications (2010-14) and has worked at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University and the School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London.

He was the founding Director of the Centre for Research on Asian Management, Subject Leader (2005-13) and won several grants, including an ESRC/AIM Overseas International Fellowship (2004-12), RCUK Academic Fellowship (2006-11) and British Academic awards (2004, 2004). He was twice (2006, 2011) awarded for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Reputation and Impact Through Research’ and won prizes for research and publications at Cass (FT list) and internationally. He has examined over 30 PhDs internationally and has had a range of external and visiting appointments to universities globally.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    He is Editor of the SCI (and ABS) rated leading academic cross-disciplinary journal, Asia Pacific Business Review (Routledge) and also the Journal of Chinese Human Resource Management (Emerald) as well as Book Series Editor of Working in Asia (Routledge), Asian Studies (Elsevier) and Asian Business and Management Studies (World Scientific Press) and serves on many journal Editorial Boards, including the only HR one on the FT list. He collaborates and writes with a network of international colleagues. He has published widely, with over 500 journal articles, books and chapters and other contributions in practitioner journals, magazines and newsletters. He writes a regular monthly column on human resources and gives international radio and newspaper interviews. Professor Rowley has given briefings, talks and lectures at universities and companies nationally and internationally and has consultancy experience with unions, businesses and governments on a range of topics, including cultural awareness, diversity, leadership, knowledge management and human resource management policy and practice issues generally and also Asian business.