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Professor Kim Hoque
Kim Hoque is Professor of Human Resource Management and Vice Dean, People & Culture at King's Business School.

Professor Kim Hoque

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Professor of Human Resource Management

Vice Dean, People & Culture.

Research subject areas

  • Human Resource Management

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Kim Hoque is Professor of Human Resource Management and Vice Dean (People and Culture) at King’s Business School. Prior to joining King's Business School in 2022, he was Professor of Human Resource Management at Warwick Business School, and Director of the Industrial Relations Research Unit. He has also held professorial posts at the University of Nottingham and Birkbeck, University of London.

Kim has researched and published widely in the human resource management, employment relations and EDI fields, and his research has appeared in leading journals including Human Resource Management, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, Human Resource Management Journal, British Journal of Industrial Relations, and Public Administration.

In 2013 he co-founded the Disability@Work research group and in 2021, along with leading charities and trade unions, he co-founded the Disability Employment Charter, which outlines the proposals (many of which are underpinned by his Disability@Work research) the Charter’s founder members believe the government needs to adopt to address disability employment disadvantage. The Charter has now been signed by over 100 organisations. Kim also leads on King's Business School’s co-provision of the secretariat of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Disability.

Kim is on the editorial boards of Human Relations (of which he was formerly an Associate Editor), Journal of Management, and Industrial Relations Journal. He is an international project adviser to the Japan Institute of Labour Policy and Training, and has previously conducted consultancy work for NHS Scotland, the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (for whom he was previously a member of the Investors in People advisory board), and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He has also previously worked closely with the TUC’s Unionlearn and with the Royal College of Nursing.His research has had influenced several areas of government policy.

His research on the impact of workplace trade union representatives with the Royal College of Nursing was widely cited by Parliamentarians in debates on the Trade Union Bill in both Houses, resulting in the watering down of Clause 13 on facility time in the public sector.

His Disability@Work research has led to the introduction of apprenticeship targets for disabled people in the Industrial Strategy White Paper, revision of the government’s disability employment commitments, and revision of the disability employment criteria within the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012, and reform of the government’s Disability Confident scheme.

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