Professor Geraint Harvey
Professor in People & Organisations
Telephone: (01792) 513275
Room: Office 327 - 327
Third Floor
School of Management
Bay Campus

Professor Geraint Harvey is Chair of People and Organisation, based in the Business Department at Swansea University’s School of Management. Harvey has a professional background in manufacturing management and the recruitment industry. Prior to joining Swansea University, he has taught at Cardiff University, the University of Bristol and the University of Birmingham.

The International Labour Organisation, ESRC, European Commission/European Transport Workers’ Federation and the International Transport Workers’ Federation have funded Harvey’s research that has featured in international events at the International Labour Organisation, European Parliament, European Commission Civil Aviation Social Dialogue Committee and the Dutch Ministry for Environment and Infrastructure. He has been awarded several prizes for research quality and was recently shortlisted for the 2018 Sage Prize for Innovation/Excellence for a paper published in the journal Work, Employment and Society. He has made numerous media appearances, for example, on BBC News 24, BBC Wales News and BBC Radio 4 Thinking Allowed, and his research has been covered in the popular media in continental Europe and the US. Harvey is also an enthusiastic teacher, whose commitment to education has been recognised by numerous nominations for learning and teaching awards and a Distinguished Teaching Award at Swansea University in 2012.


American Sociological Association blog entry 15.5.17 - Neo-Villeiny: How firms use bogus self-employment to exploit workers

The Conversation 4.4.17 - Martial arts training for airline staff is a new low for the budget flights industry

Thinking Allowed 2.11.16 - Drone warfare, Fitness instructors, Thinking Allowed 

The Conversation 19.5.15 - How our obsession with cheap flights is sparking a security risk beneath our feet

Book Chapters:

Harvey, G., and Turnbull, P. (2016) 'Employee Relations', in Wilkinson, A., Redman, T., and Dundon, T. (Eds.) Contemporary Human Resource Management, Harlow: Pearson.

Harvey, G., and Turnbull, P. (2016) 'Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations', in Budd, L.C.S., and Ison, S. (Eds.) Air Transport Management: An International Perspective, London: Routledge.

Harvey, G., and Turnbull, P. (2017) 'Human Resource Management and the Low Cost Model', in Graham, A., and Halpern, N. (Eds.) The Routledge Companion to Air Transport Management, London: Routledge.



  1. Harvey, G., Finniear, J., Greedharry, M. Women in aviation: A study of insecurity Research in Transportation Business & Management
  2. Harvey, G. Corporate wellness: what, why not and whither? Employee Relations 41 4 638 648
  3. Harvey, G., Turnbull, P., Wintersberger, D. Speaking of Contradiction Work, Employment and Society 095001701875920
  4. Harvey, G., Rhodes, C., Vachhani, S., Williams, K. Neo-villeiny and the service sector: the case of hyper flexible and precarious work in fitness centres Work, Employment and Society 31 1 19 35
  5. Harvey, G., Turnbull, P. Can labor arrest the “sky pirates”? Transnational trade unionism in the European civil aviation industry Labor History 56 3 308 326

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    This level 1 module provides students with an introduction to the study of the organisation and management of people. It considers the historical development of people management and critically evaluates principal theoretical approaches to the management of people in organisations. A consideration of the importance of the organisational context is given. The module also discusses key concepts, theories and research related to organising and leading people in organisations and their implications for management practice. In doing so, this module provides the foundations of the study of organisational behaviour and human resource management at level 2.

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