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Dr Peter Hamilton

MA (Hons), MSc, PhD

Associate Professor in Human Resource Management

Peter's main research interests focus around the issue of discourse and rhetoric within the processes of employment relations and human resource management.

Biography

Peter's main research interests focus around the issue of discourse and rhetoric within the processes of employment relations and human resource management. Current activities include work on corporate social responsibility reports, language and industrial relations, and the interview as a research method. Peter's previous appointments include Imperial College Management School and the University of Central Lancashire. Prior to that he worked in the National Health Service.

Research Interests

  • Employment relations
  • rhetoric
  • language and persuasion in the workplace
  • equality and diversity

Research Groups

Publications

    Chapter in book

  • Hamilton, P. (2018). Rhetoric. In The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Business and Management Research Methods: Methods and Challenges. Cassell, C., Cunliffe, A. & Grandy, G. London: Sage. 2: 47-62.
  • Hamilton, P.M. (2018). Ethics of Persuasion. In The SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. Kolb, R.T. Sage. 1261-1264.
  • Hamilton, P.M. (2018). Synecdoche: Another Ubiquitous and Everyday Trope. In Handbook of Organizational Rhetoric and Communication: Foundations of Dialogue, Discourse, Narrative and Engagement. Ihlen, O. & Heath, R.L. Wiley-Blackwell. 257-268.
  • Hamilton, P.M. (2018). Uses of Rhetoric. In The SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. Kolb, R.T. Sage. 2951-2953.
  • Hamilton, P. (2011). Human Resource Management. In The Essential MBA. Miller, S. London: Sage. 59-80.
  • Hamilton, P.M. (2005). The mission statement as epideictic rhetoric. In Organization and Identity. Pullen, A. and Linstead, S. Routledge. 162-181.
  • Journal Article

  • Hamilton, Peter, Redman, Tom & McMurray, Robert (2019). ‘Lower than a Snake’s Belly’ Discursive Constructions of Dignity and Heroism in Low-Status Garbage Work. Journal of Business Ethics 156(4): 889–901.
  • Aldrich, P., Dietz, G., Clark, T. & Hamilton, P. (2015). Establishing HR Professionals’ Influence and Credibility: Lessons from the Capital Markets and Investment Banking Sector.. Human Resource Management 54(1): 105-130.
  • Redman, T., Hamilton, P., Malloch, H. & Kleymann, B. (2011). Working here makes me sick! The consequences of sick building syndrome. Human Resource Management Journal 21(1): 14-27.
  • Redman, T., Snape, E., Wass, J. & Hamilton, P. (2007). Evaluating the human resource shared services model: Evidence from the NHS.. International Journal of Human Resource Management 18(8): 1486-1506.
  • Hamilton, P.M. (2004). Regeneration, rhetoric and the NHS: The case of 'the vital connection'. International Journal of Public Sector Management 17(1): 8-23.
  • Hamilton, P. M. (2003). The saliency of synecdoche: The part and the whole of employment relations.. Journal of Management Studies 40(7): 1569-1585.
  • Hamilton, P.M. (2003). The 'vital connection': A rhetoric on equality.. Personnel Review 32(6): 694-710.
  • Hamilton, P.M. & Redman, T. (2003). The rhetoric of modernization and the Labour Government's pay agenda.. Public Money and Management 23(4): 223-228.
  • Hamilton, P. M. (2001). Rhetoric and employment relations.. British Journal of Industrial Relations 39(3): 433-449.
  • Hamilton, P.M. (2000). Attaining agreement: a rhetorical analysis of an NHS negotiation. International Journal of Public Sector Management 13(3): 285-300.
  • Hamilton, P.M. (1999). Persuasion and industrial relations. Industrial Relations Journal 30(2): 166-176.
  • Hamilton, P.M. (1998). Implementing local pay: rhetorically analysing irritation. Personnel Review 27(6): 433-447.
  • Hamilton, P.M. (1997). The rhetorical discourse of local pay. Organization 4(2): 229-254.

Contact Details

Associate Professor in Human Resource Management
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