Geoffrey Wood

Geoff Wood

Dancap Chair of Innovation
Chair, DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies

Office: SSC 4330E
Phone: 519-661-2111 x82535


Professor Geoffrey Wood is DanCap Chair of Innovation and Head of DAN Management at Western University in Canada, and Visiting Professor at Trinity College, Dublin. Previously, he served as Dean and Professor of International Business, at Essex Business School and before then as Professor of International Business at Warwick Business School, UK. He has authored/co-authored/edited eighteen books, and over one hundred and eighty articles in peer-reviewed journals.  He has an h-index of 41, and an i10-index of 163.  He holds honorary positions at Griffith and Monash University in Australia. Geoff's research interests centre on the relationship between institutional setting, corporate governance, firm finance, and firm level work and employment relations.  

He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, and a Fellow of the British Academy of Management, and is also in receipt of an Honorary Doctorate in economics from Aristotle University, Greece. Geoffrey Wood is Editor in Chief of the British Journal of Management, Official Journal of the British Academy of Management (BAM), and is Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Perspectives, Official Journal of the Academy of Management (US), as well as of Human Resource Management. He also serves on the BAM Council. He is also Co-Editor of the Annals of Corporate Governance. He is also editor of the Chartered ABS Journal Ranking list, and International Reviewer of the ABDC Journal Guide. He has had numerous research grants, including funding councils (e.g. ESRC), government departments (e.g. US Department of Labour; UK Department of Works and Pensions), charities (e.g. Nuffield Foundation), the labour movement (e.g. the ITF) and the European Union.


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Andersson, U., Brewster, C., Minbaeva, D., Narula, R. and Wood, G.  2019.  “The IB/ IHRM Interface: Exploring The Potential Of Intersectional Theorizing”, Journal of World Business (accepted for publication, in print). ABS List 4. 

Wood, G. 2019. “Shifting Focus: Why Comparative Political Economy Should Engage (Again) with the Politics of Growth”, Socio Economic Review (accepted for publication, in print). ABS List 3.

Wood, G. Darwish, T., Alanezi, A. and Singh, S. 2019. “Indigenization of Staffing in MNEs: The Case of Saudi Arabia”, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, early access  DOI: 10.1007/s10490-019-09661-5. ABS List 3.

Khan, Z., Wood, G., Tarba, S., Rao-Nicholson, R. and He, S.  2019.  “Human Resource Management in Chinese Multinationals in the UK”, Human Resource Management (US) (accepted for publication, in print). ABS List 4, FT List.

Cumming, D., Wood, G., Filatotchev, I. and Reinecke, J. 2019.  “New Investor Categories, Agility and HRM: The Case of Sovereign Wealth Funds”, Human Resource Management Review (accepted for publication, in print). ABS List 3.

Cooke, F., Veen, A. and Wood, G. 2018.  How far has international HRM travelled? A systematic review of literature on multinational corporations”, Human Resource Management Review, 29, 1:  59-75. ABS List 3.

Kreis, M.B., Las Heras, M., Rofcanin, Y., Wood, G. and Mughal, F.  2018.  “A Closer Look at the Positive Crossover between Supervisors and Subordinates: The Role of Organizational Culture and FSSB”, Human Relations. Early online at: ABS List 4; FT List.

Wood, G., Phan, P.H. and Wright, M., 2018. “The Problems With Theory and New Challenges in Theorizing”, Academy of Management Perspectives32(4): 405-411. ABS List 3.

Ciftci, I., Demirbag, M., Tatoglu, E. and Wood, G. 2018.  “Corporate Governance and Firm Performance in Emerging Markets: Evidence from Turkey”, International Business Review, 28, 1:90-103. ABS List 3.

Ilhan-Nas, T., Okan, T., Tatoglu, E., Demirbag, M., Wood, G. and Glaister, K.W. 2018. Board Composition, Family Ownership, Institutional Distance and the Foreign Equity Ownership Strategies of MNEs. Journal of World Business, 53, 6: 862-897. ABS List 4.

Chahine, S., Goergen, M., Wood, G. and Brewster, C.  2018.  “The relationship between public listing, context, multi-nationality and internal CSR”, Journal of Corporate Finance (early online at: ABS List 4.

Yaprak, Y, Demirbag, M. and Wood, G.  2018.  “Post-Acquisition Strategies of Emerging Market Internationalizing Enterprises: The State of the Art in Research and Future Research Directions”, Journal of Business Research, 93, 2: 90-97.  ABS List 3.

Cook, F., Veen, A. and Wood, G.  2018.  “Riding the tides of mergers and acquisitions by building a resilient workforce: a framework for studying the role of human resource management”, Human Resource Management Review (accepted for publication, in print). ABS List 3.

Goergen, M., O’Sullivan, N., Wood, G. and Baric, M. 2018.  "Sovereign Wealth Funds, Productivity and People: The Impact of Norwegian Government Pension Fund-Global Investments in the UK", Human Resource Management Journal, 28, 2: 288-303. ABS List 4.

Reinecke, J., Donaghey, J., Wilkinson, A. and Wood, G., 2018. Global supply chains and social relations at work: brokering across boundaries. Human Relations,  1(4): 459-480. ABS List 4, FT List.

Leung, W., Mazouz, K. and Wood, G. 2018.  “Organization Capital, Labor Market Flexibility, and Stock Returns Around the World”, Journal of Banking and Finance, 89: 150-168. ABS List 3.

Batsakis, G., Wood, G., Azar, G. and Singh, S. 2018.International diversification and firm performance in the post-acquisition period: A resource dependence perspective”, Journal of Business Research, 93: 151-159. ABS List 3.

Dibben, P. , Wood, G. and O’Hara, R. 2018. “Do return to work interventions for workers with disabilities and health conditions achieve employment outcomes and are they cost effective? A systematic narrative review”, Employee Relations, 40, 6:  999-1014. ABS List 2.

Belaska-Spasova, E., Brewster, C., Walker, J. and Wood, G. 2018.  “Context, Market Economies and MNEs: The Example of Financial Incentivization”, International Business Review, 27(1): 21-33. ABS List 3.

Darwish, T., Singh, S. and Wood, G. 2018.  “HRM in Multinational and Domestic Enterprises: A Comparative Institutional Analysis in South-East Asia”, Thunderbird International Business Review (in print). ABS List 2.

Brewster, C., Guery, L, Stephenot-Guery, A. and Wood, G.  2017.  “Country of origin effects and new financial actors: Private Equity investment and work and employment practices of French firms”, British Journal of Industrial Relations, 56, 4: 859-881. ABS List 4.

Ahammad, F., Khan, Z., Soundarajan, V. and Wood, G. 2017. “Employee Emotional Resilience during Post-Merger Integration across National Boundaries: Rewards and the Mediating Role of Fairness Norms”, Journal of World Business, DOI Early online at: ABS List 4.

Brewster, C., Guery, L., Stevenot, A. and Wood, G.  2017. “The Impact of Private Equity on Employment: The Consequences of Fund Country of Origin - New Evidence From France”, Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, 56 (4): 723-750. ABS List 4.

Croucher, R. and Wood, G.  2017. “Union Renewal in Historical Perspective”, Work Employment and Society, 31 (6): 1010-1020. ABS List 4.

Strauss, K., Lepoutre, J. and Wood, G. 2017. “Fifty Shades of Green: How Microfoundations of Sustainability Vary Across Contexts”, Journal of Organizational Behavior, 38 (9): 38 (9), 1338–1355. ABS List 4.

Wilkinson, A. and Wood, G. 2017. “Global Trends and Crisis, Comparative Capitalism and HRM”, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 28 (18). 2503 - 2518. ABS List 3.

Demirbag, M., Wood, G.,  Makhmadshoev, D. and Rymkevich, O. 2017 “Varieties of CSR: Institutions and Socially Responsible Behaviour”, International Business Review, 26 (6): 1064-1074. ABS List 3.

Cooke, F., Veen, A. and Wood, G. 2017.  What do we know about cross-country comparative studies in HRM? A critical review of literature in the period of 2000-2014”, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 28 (1):196-233. ABS List 3.

Singh, S., Darwish, T., Wood, G. 2017. “Can HRM Alleviate the Negative Effects of the Resource Curse on Firms? – Evidence from Brunei”, Personnel Review, 46 (8): 1931-1947. ABS List 2.

Hambly, R., Kumar, V., Harcourt, M., Lam, H. and Wood, G. 2017. “Profit-sharing as an incentive” The International Journal of Human Resource Management, doi 10.1080/09585192.2017.1334149 Early online at:  ABS List 3.

Brewster, C., Brookes, M., Johnson, P. and Wood, G.  2017.  “Legal Origin and Social Solidarity: The Continued Relevance of Durkheim”, Sociology 51 (3): 646-665. ABS List 4

Wood, G. 2017. “The Twilight of Liberal Market Economies and the Implications for Transitional Countries, Journal of Comparative Economic Studies, 12: 5-20.

Frynas, G., Wood, G., and Hinks, T.  2017. “The Resource Curse without Natural Resources: Expectations of Resource Booms and their Impact”, African Affairs, 116 : 233-260. ABS List 3.

Dibben, P., Brewster, C., Brookes, M., Cunha, R., Webster, E. and Wood, G.  2016. “Institutional Legacies and HRM: Similarities and Differences in HRM in Portugal and Mozambique”, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 28, 18: 2519-2537. ABS List 3.

Brewster, C., Brookes, M. and Wood, G.  2016.  “Are MNCs Norm Entrepreneurs or Followers? The Changing Relationship between Host Country Institutions and MNC HRM Practices”, International Journal of Human Resource Management,  28 (12). 1690 - 1711.  ABS List 3.

Wood, G. and Wright, M. 2016.  “What Brexit Tells us about Institutions and Social Action”, Socio-Economic Review. 14, 4: 832-836. ABS List 3.

Singh, S., Darwish, T., Wood, G. and Mohamed, A.  2016. “Institutions, complementarity, human resource management and performance in a South-East Asian Petrostate: the case of Brunei”, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 55, 2: 261-281. ABS List 3

Breslin, D. and Wood, G.  2016. “Rule Breaking in Social Care: Hierarchy, Contentiousness and Informal Rules”, Work Employment and Society, 30, 5: 750-765. ABS List 4

Dibben, P., Meira, J., Linhares, C., Bruce, R. and Wood, G. 2016. “Vanishing value chains, industrial districts and HRM in the Brazilian automotive industry. International Journal of Human Resource Management”. Early online at:  ABS List 3

Wood, G., Dibben, P. and Meira, J. 2016. “Knowledge transfer within strategic partnerships: The case of HRM in the Brazilian Motor Industry Supply Chain”, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 27, 20: 2398-2414. ABS List 3.

Wood, G., Mazouz, K., Yin, S. and Cheah, J. 2016. “Foreign Direct Investment and Employee Rights in South Eastern Europe”, Cambridge Journal of Economics, 40, 1: 141-163. ABS List 3

Wood, G. 2016.  "Persistent Crisis and Path Dependence: The Foundations and Boundaries of Systemic Change", Journal of Comparative Economic Studies, 11: 11-23.

Brewster, C. and Wood, G. 2016.  “Corporate Governance and Human Resource Management”, Annals of Corporate Governance, 1, 3: 249-319. 

Liu, Y., Tarba, S., Xing, Y. and Wood, G.  2016.  “A Cultural Inquiry on Ambidexterity in Supervisor - Subordinate Relationship”, International Journal of Human Resource Management. Early online at  ABS List 3

Singh , S., Wood , G., Darwish, T. and Alharbi, J.  2016,  “Control mechanisms of MNEs: an empirical study”, Multinational Business Review, 24, 3: 279-300. ABS List 2.

Dibben, P. and Wood, G.  2016. “The legacies of coercion and the challenges of contingency: Mozambican unions in difficult times”, Labor History, 57, 1: 126-140.  ABS List 2

Wood, G. and Wright, M.  2015. “Corporations and New Statism: Trends and Research Priorities”, Academy of Management Perspectives, 29:2 271-286. ABS List 3

Cooke, F., Wood, G. and Horwitz, F.  2015. “Multinational firms from emerging economies in Africa: implications for research and practice in human resource management”, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 26, 21: 2653-2675. ABS List 3

Wood, G., Szamosi, L., Psychogios, A., Sarvanidis, S., and Fotopolou, D. 2015. “Rethinking Greek Capitalism through the Lens of Industrial Relations Reform: A View until the 2015 Referendum”, Industrial Relations/Relations Industrielles, 70, 4: 698-717. ABS List 2

Demirbag, M., McGuinness, M., Wood, G., and Bayyurt, N. 2015. “Context, law and reinvestment decisions: Why the transitional periphery differs from other post-state socialist economies”, International Business Review, 24, 6: 955-965. ABS List 3

Wood, G. and Demirbag, M. 2015.  “Business and Society on the Transitional Periphery: Comparative Perspectives”, International Business Review, 24, 6: 917-920. ABS List 3

Burgess, C., Currie, G., Strauss, K. and Wood, G. 2015. “Organizational Ambidexterity and the Hybrid Middle Manager”, Human Resource Management (US/Wiley), 54, s1: 87-109. ABS List 4, FT List.

Wood, G., Brewster, C. and Goergen, M.  2015. “Institutions, Unionization and Voice”, Economic and Industrial Democracy, 36, 2: 195-214. ABS List 3

Croucher, R. and Wood, G.  2015. “Tripartism in Comparative and Historical Perspective”, Business History, 57, 3: 347-357. ABS List 3

Dibben, P., Klerck, G. and Wood, G.  2015.  “The Ending of Southern Africa’s Tripartite Dream: The Case of South Africa, Namibia and Mozambique”, Business History, 57, 3: 461-483. ABS List 3

Wood, G.  2015.  “Structural Crisis and Transitions: Present Issues and Potential Future Trajectories”, The Journal of Comparative Economic Studies, 10: 55-68.



Demirbag, M. and Wood, G. (eds.). 2018. Comparative Capitalism and the Transitional Periphery: Firm Centred Perspectives. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Collings, D., Szamosi, L. and Wood, G. (eds.). 2018. Human Resource Management: A Critical Approach – 2nd Edition. London: Routledge.

Cumming, D., Wood, G., Filatotchev, I. and Wood, G.  2018.  Oxford Handbook of Sovereign Wealth Funds. Oxford: Oxford University Press.