Professor Wes Harry

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2005 onwards: Adviser to Foundations, governments and Sovereign Wealth Funds in Asia and GCC
2002 – 2005: Adviser on Human Resource Management to the oil sector of Kuwait.
2000 – 2002: Head of HRM of the world’s largest Islamic bank, Al Rajhi, Saudi Arabia
1998 – 2000: Management consultant primarily involved in banking, universities and the HRM aspects of privatising Saudi Telecoms Company (with Booz, Allen and Hamilton)
1992 – 1994: General Manager Personnel Emirates Airline
1986 – 1992: Chief Manager Support Services Emirates Bank (International)
1981 – 1985: Personnel Manager Royal Brunei Airlines South East Asia


Visiting Professor, University of Chester. 2012 to present
Honorary Fellow, Cass Business School, City University, London 2003- present
Previously member of the adjunct staff of the University of Bradford, School of Management, supervising at Ph.D. and MBA levels. 1998-2007
Previously supervised at MBA and Masters levels, in Business and IT, for the Graduate School of Business at the University of Strathclyde 1997- 2005.
External examiner Ph.D. University of London 2007.


Qualifications and affiliations
Ph.D. University of Strathclyde Graduate Business School
MA Manpower Studies CNAA Polytechnic of Central London
B.Sc (Soc) University of London (External)
British Psychological Society Level A and B Assessor
Fellow Royal Geographical Society
Fellow Royal Society of Arts
Fellow Royal Asiatic Society
Fellow Royal Society for Asian Affairs
Member Alpine Club


Managing sustainably and Smart Management
Managing and performing in organisations and societies for the long term


International Management
Research and writing on: the ‘big picture’ of international HRM, Smart management, Managing sustainably. Managing across cultures.


Selection of recent publications and conference papers 
REFERRED JOUNALS (*Double blind reviewed)

* Ehnert I & Harry W E eds (2012) ‘Managing Sustainably: the HRM contribution’. Special Edition of Management Revue vol. 23, no. 3 Fall
Harry W E & Nakajima C eds (2012) ‘CSR and Business Ethics’. International Studies of Management and Organization vol. 42, no. 3, Fall
Harry W E (2010) ‘The dark side of Managing People in Developing Asia’ Asia Pacific Business Review Special Edition on China
Harry W E, Zhang J, Poon I and Banai M (2009) ‘How China is meeting the challenge of Global Financial Turmoil’ Effective Executive Vol XII No 12 72-84 December
Harry W E & Rowley C (2009) ‘Managing Different Cultures: Varied Expectations and Implications for Management’ Cámara de Comercio Argentino-Británica March
Harry W E & Rowley C (2008) ‘Different Cultures, Different Expectations’ Effective Executive Vol XI 8 50-55 August
Harry W E & Jackson K (2007) ‘The Globalisation Wave and the Undertow’ Management Revue special edition on Asia Pacific Management Review Vol 18, 4
Harry W E & Nakajima C (2007) ‘Foreigners’ Ethnocentric Policies in the Asia Pacific Region’ Management Revue special edition on Asia Pacific Management Review 18, 4
*Harry W E (2007) ‘Employment Creation and Localisation – the Crucial Human Resources Issues for the GCC’ International Journal of Human Resource Management Vol 18 4 132-146
*Harry W E (2006) ‘History and HRM in Central Asia’ Thunderbird International Business Review Vol 48 (1) 39-53 January- February
Banai M & Harry W E (2005) ‘Transnationals Managers a Different Expatriate Experience’ International Studies of Management and Organization Vol 34 (3) 96-120


ACADEMIC BOOKS (*double blind reviewed chapters)

Muhlbauer V & Harry W eds (2018) ‘Redefining Management: Smart Power Perspectives’ Frankfurt Springer
* Harry W E et al (2017) ‘Japan, Korea and Taiwan’ updated in International HRM – see below
Harry W E (2016) ‘Factors Impacting HRM in Middle East’ in HRM in Middle East eds Budhwar and Mellahi. Cheltenham. Edward Elgar
*Ehnert I, Harry W & Fink K eds (2013) ‘Managing HRM Sustainably’ Frankfurt: Springer
*Harry W E et al (2012) Japan, Korea and Taiwan in ‘International HRM’ overall editors Brewster and Mayrhofen. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar
Harry W E (2011) a number of entries in HRM chapter within the Wiki publication ‘Management through Cooperation’ edited by Wankel C and Hayton J
Rowley C & Jackson K editors (2010) ‘Key Concepts in HRM’ chapter on Employee Resourcing plus contributed to other chapters. London: Routledge
Rowley C & Harry W E (2010) ‘Managing People Globally: An Asian Perspective’ Oxford: Chandos Publishing
Brewster C & Sparrow P editors (2008) ‘International HRM: Contemporary Issues in Europe’ with John Hailey contributed chapter on ‘Localisation’ London: Routledge
Harry W E (2008) ‘Migrant Workers in the GCC’ chapter in Human Rights in the 21st Century New York: Nova
Harry W E & Nakajima C (2008) ‘Human Rights in Asia’ chapter in Human Rights in the 21st Century New York: Nova
Morley M editor (2006) With Moshe Banai contributed chapter on ‘International Itinerants’ in ‘International Management’ pages 153-180 Basingstoke: Palgrave
Scullion H and Collings D (2006) with David Collings contributed chapter on ‘Localisation’ in ‘Global Staffing’ part of a series of books with Randall Schuler and Paul Sparrow as editors in chief 139-156 London: Routledge
Tayeb M (2003) ‘International Management’ edited by Monir Tayeb contributed two Chapters pages 282-306 and pages 307- 316. London: Pearson


Recent Academic conferences

Harry W E (2016) ‘Human Elements of Economic Crime’ Cambridge Programme on Economic Crime. Jesus College. September
Ehnert I, Harry W E and Zink K (2013) ‘Sustainability and HRM’ University of Louvain. Belgium September

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