Andrew Bratton
Andrew Bratton

Dr Andrew Bratton

Lecturer

Biography

ENTERPRISING & INTERNATIONAL

I am the Global Online MBA Programme Leader and Lecturer in Human Resource Management at Edinburgh Napier University. I hold a PhD from the University of Strathclyde and an honorary fellowship at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.

ENGAGING & INNOVATIVE

I have over 12 years' academic and practitioner experience as a business school researcher and lecturer in the UK and Singapore, and previously as a change manager in a Microsoft technology consultancy. I have experience working with a range of organisations in higher education, local government, healthcare, transport, energy, construction, information technology, financial services and hospitality. I am currently involved in a Scottish Government funded commercial project that explores how SMEs in Scotland can accelerate progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by measuring sustainability impact.


INFLUENTIAL RESEARCH & KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE

My specialist interests include sustainable human resource management and the management of the employment relationship within the context of organisational change. My research and knowledge exchange work are focused on environmental leadership, employee engagement, technology and action learning. My knowledge exchange activity centres on organisation design in Europe (European Organisation Design Forum) and North America (Organization Design Forum).

Research Areas

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Academic Advisor and Placement Consultant at Projekt 42

 

Editorial Activity

  • Guest editor of a journal special issue of Journal of Organisational Effectiveness: People and Performance

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Chartered Manager (Chartered Management Institute)
  • Research Excellent Awards (University of Strathclyde)

 

Invited Speaker

  • Invited keynote speaker at Edinburgh Futurists
  • Invited keynote speaker at Jaipuria Institute of Management
  • Invited guest lecture at Beyond COP26 Conference

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Member of the British Academy of Management
  • Member of European Organisation Design Forum
  • Member of Learning for Sustainability Scotland
  • Member of British Universities Industrial Relations Association
  • Academic Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

 

Non-executive Directorship

  • Non-executive Directorship at Snowtraxx International Ltd.

 

Reviewing

  • Ad hoc reviewer – International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management
  • Ad hoc reviewer – Industrial and Commercial Training
  • Ad hoc reviewer – Resources, Environment and Sustainability
  • Ad hoc reviewer – Journal of Organisational Effectiveness: People and Performance
  • Ad hoc reviewer – Employee Relations
  • Ad hoc reviewer – Online Journal of Applied Knowledge Management

 

Visiting Positions

  • Honorary Fellow (Queen Margaret University)

 

Date


76 results

21009

Presentation / Conference
Hejjas, K., Gilek, M., & Bratton, A. (2024, August)
21009. Paper presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM 2024), Chicago, Illinois
Social exchange theory is used to understand the relationship between leadership and employee corporate social responsibility (CSR) engagement in a hybrid work environment. Us...

From “dirty” oil and gas to green energy: Workers’ views on skills transition

Presentation / Conference
Heidl, B., O'Neil, J., & Bratton, A. (2024, April)
From “dirty” oil and gas to green energy: Workers’ views on skills transition. Presented at 42nd International Labour Process Conference 2024 (ILPC 2024), Göttingen
As the environmental agenda progresses worldwide, it is clear that the move to sustainable forms of energy is both crucial and inevitable. For UK workers currently employed in...

Investing in degree apprenticeships: Analysing experiences through Conservation of Resources Theory

Conference Proceeding
Taylor-Smith, E., Smith, S., & Bratton, A. (2023)
Investing in degree apprenticeships: Analysing experiences through Conservation of Resources Theory.
Degree apprentices have reported finding work-life-study balance challenging. This study uses the Theory of Conservation of Resources (COR) to investigate the resources invest...

The emotional labour of teleworkers conducting online counselling during Covid-19.

Journal Article
O'Neil, J., Heidl, B. H., Bratton, A., Vossler, A., & Moller, N. (in press)
The emotional labour of teleworkers conducting online counselling during Covid-19. New Technology, Work and Employment, https://doi.org/10.1111/ntwe.12284
Drawing on emotional labour theory, this paper explores the barriers to emotionally complex telework, with a specific focus on the space, interface and pace of work. We examin...

Apprentices’ perspectives of the tripartite collaboration at the heart of degree apprenticeships: a longitudinal study

Journal Article
Taylor-Smith, E., Smith, S., Fabian, K., & Bratton, A. (2023)
Apprentices’ perspectives of the tripartite collaboration at the heart of degree apprenticeships: a longitudinal study. Journal of Workplace Learning, 35(8), 779-795. https://doi.org/10.1108/JWL-01-2023-0007
Purpose: The partnership which underpins degree apprenticeships is a tripartite collaboration between apprentices, employers, and universities. This study investigated the li...

Signalling new opportunities? An analysis of UK job adverts for degree apprenticeships

Journal Article
Fabian, K., Taylor-Smith, E., Smith, S., & Bratton, A. (in press)
Signalling new opportunities? An analysis of UK job adverts for degree apprenticeships. Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning, https://doi.org/10.1108/HESWBL-02-2022-0037
Purpose The purpose of this study is to gain insight into the degree apprenticeship labour market and employers’ strategies for apprenticeship recruitment using job advertisem...

The Build for Purpose Canvas

Presentation / Conference
Weaver, M., Fonseca, A., Tan, H., & Pershina, E. (2022, September)
The Build for Purpose Canvas. Paper presented at OR64 The Annual Operational Research Conference, University of Warwick
The paper proposes the “Build for Purpose Canvas” (B4PC) to help organisations to put purpose at the heart of their business, build meaningful relationships with communities a...

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) when Working from Home: Opportunities for Leadership and Engagement

Presentation / Conference
Hejjas, K., Bratton, A., & Gilek, M. (2022, August)
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) when Working from Home: Opportunities for Leadership and Engagement. Paper presented at British Academy of Management (BAM) 2022, Manchester, England

Sustainable Human Resource Management and Organizational Sustainability

Book Chapter
Bratton, A., & Paulet, R. (2022)
Sustainable Human Resource Management and Organizational Sustainability. In P. Holland, T. Bartram, T. Garavan, & K. Grant (Eds.), The Emerald Handbook of Work, Workplaces and Disruptive Issues in HRM. Bingley: Emerald

Empowering Organisations To Embrace UN Sustainable Development Goals: Post-Covid-19 Scotland

Book Chapter
Fonseca, A., Crossan, K., Weaver, M., Tan, H., Bratton, A., & Pershina, E. (in press)
Empowering Organisations To Embrace UN Sustainable Development Goals: Post-Covid-19 Scotland. In W. Leal Filho (Ed.), SDGs in the European Region. Springer
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) argues that the global coronavirus pandemic has caused unimaginable consequences to the global community's economy, social stru...

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • Postdoctoral Research Project in Innovation Management

Current Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • PhD project: Exploring Employee Voice in Selected Hotels in Lagos-Nigeria
  • PhD project: An exploration of the impact of Brexit on health and social care workforce in Scotland
  • PhD project: User charges, marketisation of university education and implication for access in developed and developing countries: Case studies of Nigeria and Scotland (1980-2017)