James Hayton

Associate Dean Doctoral Programme, Warwick Business School

James’ research interests are in the applied psychology of entrepreneurship and the application of HRM practices to the development of entrepreneurial capabilities in established organisations.

Contact Details

Email:[email protected]
Telephone:024 765 22233

Research Themes

  • Management and Leadership


James Hayton is Professor of Human Resource Management (HRM) and Entrepreneurship and Associate Dean of the Doctoral Programme at Warwick Business School He is an established international scholar with a large number of successful research collaborations.  Capacity for entrepreneurship and strategic renewal. In a second stream he focuses on the influence of cultural and psychological factors on entrepreneurial behaviour.

His research has been published in scholarly outlets such as the Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, HRM, Organisational Research Methods, Multi-variate Behavioural Research, R&D Management and several other journals and books.  James was CI in a collaborative project between Zhejiang University and SDA Bocconi which was jointly funded by those two institutions and on a project with Malos and Sehili, funded by Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University (2003) for the investigation of the impact of wireless internet facilities on intercity trains on commuter behaviour (in the US), the work was presented at Informs (US) and published as a policy white paper by the Mineta Transportation Institute.  He is Editor in Chief of the journal Human Resource Management and is an Editor at Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, one of two leading international journals in the entrepreneurship field. He has served previously as chair of the International Committee of the HR Division of the Academy of Management, where he received the ‘distinguished service award’ in 2010, and currently serves as Chair of the International Committee of the Entrepreneurship Division. Although he has not previously collaborated directly with other members of the group, he is a frequent collaborator with Professors Deniz Ucbasaran and Andy Lockett.

Research Paper

Is There An Entrepreneurial Culture?

ERC Research Paper No 16

Research Paper

Developing Alliance Formation Process Capabilities.

ERC Research Paper No 13

Research Paper
Research Paper

Understanding Fear of Failure in Enterpreneurship.

ERC Research Paper No 3