Douglas Renqick

Doug Renwick

Associate Professor

Nottingham Business School


Dr Douglas W.S. Renwick is Associate Professor of Sustainable Workforce Management at Nottingham Business School (NBS), where he undertakes research in green (environmental/ecological) human resource management (HRM), sustainable workforce management and HRM in Brasil. Dr. Renwick was previously on the faculty at Sheffield Business School, the University of Sheffield Management School (where he gained his PhD) and Strathclyde Business School.

Doug's teaching at NBS primarily involves HRM topics and those linked to building sustainable workforce management. He is a research leader & mentor to several rising and aspiring academics in HRM & Sustainability at NBS. Doug has undertaken empirical research with a number of national and multinational companies in the areas of involving line managers in HR work and green HRM, and his most recent research work focuses on investigating factors that drive forward staff voluntary workplace green behaviours.  

Dr. Renwick has won research awards and prizes including best paper, citation of excellence, UK and Brazilian scholarships and recognition for one of the most downloaded HRM case studies. His speaking and consulting engagements include the Engineering Managers Association, Johnson Press, CIPD, and various HRM & management academic bodies. Doug is Visiting Professor at WU, Vienna University of Economics & Business in Austria.  

Dr. Renwick's academic work in the areas of HRM, line managers and green HRM has been published in esteemed journal outlets such as the: Annals of Operations Research, British Journal of Management, Industrial Relations Journal, International Journal of Management Reviews, 
International Journal of Manpower, Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Environmental Management, Journal of Knowledge Management, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, RAUSP Management Journal and Resources, and Conservation & Recycling.  

Doug has edited five journal collections, most recently on green HRM for The International Journal of HRM (2016), and the International Journal of Manpower (2019). He has written a research monograph on HR and line manager work relationships (2010), and edited a research volume on green HRM and Sustainability with Routledge (2018).  

Among others, Dr. Renwick is an Editorial Board Member of the Asian Journal of Business Ethics, Employee Relations: The International Journal & The International Journal of Human Resource Management.

Career overview

Dr. Douglas W.S. Renwick was previously on the Faculty of Sheffield Business School as Reader in HRM, and also as a Lecturer in HRM at both the University of Sheffield (where he gained his PhD in HRM), and at the University of Strathclyde, where he began developing his HRM and Sustainability related expertise.

Research areas

Douglas has published HRM-related works in leading international journals such as the Annals of Operations Research, the British Journal of Management, the Industrial Relations Journal, the International Journal of HRM, and the International Journal of Management Reviews, among others.

External activity

Dr. Douglas W.S. Renwick is an editorial board member for Employee Relations and the International Journal of Human Resource Management and is a Visiting Professor of the HRM department at the University of Vienna.

Press expertise

The Environment & Green jobs