Ning Wu

Ning Wu

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Human Resource Management


Ning is involved in aspects of teaching, supervising and researching Human Resource Management (HRM).

Career overview

Ning read a degree in Economics in China, an MA in Human Resource Management in Bradford, and a PhD in Human Resource Management in Nottingham.

She started her higher education career as a university lecturer in Economics in Peking University China, then conducted research in Labour Economics at Oxford as a senior member. Before joining Nottingham Business School, Ning was a lecturer in HRM at the University of Buckingham.

Research areas

Ning researches in to high performance work practices (HPWPs), antecedents of HPWPs, the HRM-performance link in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Sponsors and collaborators

Ning works with academics from Cass Business School, Warwick and Universitat Jaume.


Journal articles:

    Wu, N., Hoque, K., Bacon, N. , Bou Llusar, J. C. (2015).High-performance work systems and workplace performance in small, medium-sized and large firms. Human Resource Management Journal, 25(4), p.408-423.

  • Wu N, Bacon, N. and Hoque, K. (2014), 'The adoption of high performance work practices in small businesses: the influence of markets, business characteristics and HR expertise', The International Journal of Human Resource Management; Published online: 16 Jul 2013.

Conference papers (2012 onwards)

  • Wu, N. “Work-life balance practices in small businesses: what matters?”, BSA Work, Employment and Society Conference 2013- States of Work: and the interpretations of work, employment, society and the state. Warwick, 3-5 September 2013.
  • Wu, N. “Firm size effect on high performance work practices in British workplaces” Global Symposium for Human Resource Management, Los Angeles, 21-22 June 2013.
  • Wu, N. “Does firm size matter? The uptake of high performance work practices”, PERA conference, Queensland, Australia, 19-22 November 2012.
  • Wu, N., Bacon, N. & Hoque, K. The adoption of High Performance Work Practices in small businesses: the influence of market characteristics, business structure and HR expertise, BAM HRM interest group conference, Cranfield, 17-18 May 2012.

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