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Research interests

I am a Professor in Human Capital Management and specialize in Knowledge management and the management of Knowledge workers. I am currently Associate Dean Faculty and was previously the Head of the Organization Studies Group. My research is focused on human capital as a strategic resource, innovation and employee attitudes and behaviours. This research aims to understand the transfer of human capital into intellectual capital, thereby linking the intellectual capital, HRM and performance debates.


My teaching is focused on managing knowledge. At the MBA level I teach People Management and lead an MBA elective on Knowledge Leadership in a Global Economy where I work closely with the World Bank. I was Director of the MBA at Bath (2005-2007) where I established the External Advisory Group of Companies and led the re-design and re-launch of the suite of MBA programmes. As a Chartered Psychologist, my executive development expertise is in the areas of strategic knowledge management, leadership styles, personal effectiveness in the context of people management and the management of professionals.


I have published widely in the area of people management in knowledge intensive firms, intellectual capital structures, innovation and knowledge sharing.

Education / Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Bath

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Projects 2009 2016

Research Output 2003 2018

Knowledge identification and integration

Swart, J., Bowman, C. & Howard, K. 2018 Palgrave handbook of knowledge management. United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The future of workplace commitment: key questions and directions

van Rossenberg, Y. G. T., Klein, H. J., Asplund, K., Bentein, K., Breitsohl, H., Cohen, A., Cross, D., de Aguiar Rodrigues, A. C., Duflot, V., Kilroy, S., Ali, N., Rapti, A., Ruhle, S., Solinger, O., Swart, J. & Yalabik, Z. Y. 4 Mar 2018 In : European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. 27, 2, p. 153-167 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The value of human work in a future automated world

Cross, D. & Swart, J. 8 Feb 2018 Working Well: Perspectives on Good Work and why it matters. London: IPA, p. 47-47 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

human being
occupational society
artificial intelligence
1 Citations
Open Access

Co-constructing careers in Professional Service Firms

Gustafsson, S., Swart, J. & Kinnie, N. 10 Jul 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper