Prof John Blenkinsopp is Professor of
Organisational Behaviour & Human Resource Management at Hull
University Business School, and a member of the Centre for
Organisational Futures. He has gained an international reputation
for his research in the field of work and organisational
psychology, which has been funded by the European Commission, the
British Academy, the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship
and the Institute for Local Governance. Key projects include an
examination of the role of the medical physics expert, an
international comparison of bullying and emotional labour (the
Odette study), a study of undergraduates’ perceptions of graduate
careers, and ongoing work on whistleblowing and employee silence.
John is currently developing research on low carbon careers,
emotion in management education, coping with career disruptions,
and issues of language and translation in organisational
John started his careerat the Department of
Health and Social Security, then spent several years in the
chemical industry as a lab technician, before moving on to HR roles
within the NHS.His academic career began at Northumbria University
(1999-2002), and he subsequently held posts at Newcastle
(2002-2007) and Teesside (2007-2013) before joining Hull in 2013.
He has undertaken a range of academic leadership roles including
MBA programme leader, director of postgraduate programmes, subject
group leader, and research director.
Park, H. & Blenkinsopp, J. (2018).
Transparency is in the eye of the beholder: The effects of identity
and negative perceptions on ratings of transparency via surveys.
International Review of Administrative Sciences, 84(3), in
Park, H., Blenkinsopp, J. & Park, M.
(2014). The Influence of an Observer’s Value Orientation and
Personality Type on Attitudes toward Whistleblowing. Journal of
Business Ethics, 120(1), 121-129.
Park, H. & Blenkinsopp, J. (2013). The
impact of ethics programmes and ethical culture on misconduct in
public service organizations. International Journal of Public
Sector Management, 26(7), 520-533
Mazzetti, A. & Blenkinsopp, J. (2012).
Evaluating a visual timeline methodology for appraisal and coping
research. Journal of Occupational and Organizational
Psychology, 85(4), 649-665.
Power, J.L., Brotheridge, C.M.,
Blenkinsopp, J. et al. (2013). The acceptability of workplace
bullying: A comparative study on five continents. Journal of
Business Research, 66(3), 374-380.
Shademan-Pajouh, M. & Blenkinsopp, J.
(2012). Knowledge transfer into a developing country: HRM practice
in an Iranian hotel chain. European Journal of International
Management, 6(3), 283-299.
Matuszewski, I., & Blenkinsopp, J.
(2011). ‘New kids on the ship’: organisational socialisation and
sensemaking of new entrants to cruise ship employment. Journal
of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 18, 79–87.
Scurry, T. & Blenkinsopp, J. (2011).
Graduate underemployment: a review of the literature. Personnel
Review, 40(5), 643-659.
Park, H. & Blenkinsopp, J. (2011). The
roles of transparency and trust in the relationship between
corruption and citizen satisfaction. International Review of
Administrative Sciences, 77(2), 254-274.
Blenkinsopp, J. & Owens, G. (2010). At
the heart of things: the role of the ‘married’ couple in
entrepreneurship and family business. International Journal of
Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, 16(5), 357-369.
Kats, M.M.S., Van Emmerik, I.J.H.,
Blenkinsopp, J. &Khapova, S.N. (2010). Exploring the
associations of culture with careers and the mediating role of HR
practices – a conceptual model. Career Development
International, 15(4), 401-418.
Blenkinsopp, J. &ShademanPajouh, M.
(2010). Lost in translation? Culture, language and the role of the
translator in international business. critical perspectives on
international business, 5(4), 545-556.
Park, H. & Blenkinsopp, J. (2009).
Whistle-blowing as Planned Behaviour: A Survey of South Korean
Police Officers. Journal of Business Ethics, 85(4),
Park, H., Blenkinsopp, J., Oktem, M.K.
&Omurgonulsen, U. (2008). Cultural Orientation and Attitudes
towards types of Whistle-Blowing: A Comparison of Turkey, South
Korea and the UK. Journal of Business Ethics, 82(4),
Blenkinsopp, J. & Scurry, T. (2007).
GRINGO stars: the HR challenge of managing graduates in
non-graduate occupations. Personnel Review, 36(4),
Zdunczyk, K. & Blenkinsopp, J. (2007).
Do organisational factors support creativity and innovation in
Polish firms? European Journal of Innovation
Management, 10(1), 25-40.
Blenkinsopp, J. (2007). Organisational loss
of faith: treating affective commitment as a spiritual matter.
Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion, 4(2),
Alexashin, Y. & Blenkinsopp, J. (2005).
Russian managerial values: a test of the convergence hypothesis?
International Journal of Human Resource Management, 16(3),
Blenkinsopp, J. &Zdunczyk, K. (2005).
Making sense of mistakes in managerial careers. Career
Development International, 10(5), 359-374.
Blenkinsopp, J. & Stalker, B. (2004).
Identity work in the transition from manager to management
academic. Management Decision, 42(3/4), 418-29.
Blenkinsopp, J., Hay, A. & Scurry, T.
(2013, in press). Exploring Issues of Authenticity in Early Career:
the Case of Underemployed Graduates. In S.G. Baugh & S.E.
Sullivan (Eds.). Research in Careers Vol. 2. Charlotte,
NC: Information Age Publishing.
Scurry, T., Blenkinsopp, J., &Hay, A.
(2012). A UK perspective on Global Careers. In Y. Baruch & C.
Reis (Eds.).Careers without Borders: Critical
Perspectives. London: Routledge.
Blenkinsopp, J. (2011). Building bridges to
transform lives: an integrative leadership response to the
‘wicked problem’ of homelessness. In J. Barbour & G. Hickman
(Eds.)Leadership for Transformation. San Francisco, CA:
Blenkinsopp, J., Baruch, Y. &Winden, R.
(2010). Managing your leadership career in hard times. In
M.G. Rothstein & R.J. Burke (Eds.), Self-Management and
Leadership Development. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
Blenkinsopp, J. (2009). Careers, emotion
and narrative: How stories become scripts and scripts become lives.
In D. Robinson, P. Fisher, T. Yeadon-Lee, S.J. Robinson &P.
Woodcock (Eds.), Narrative, Memory and Identities.
Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield Press.
Blenkinsopp, J. & Edwards, M. (2008).
On not blowing the whistle: treating quiescent employee silence as
an emotion episode. In W.J.Zerbe, C.E.J.Hartel&N.M.Ashkanasy
(Eds.), Research on Emotion in Organizations Volume 4: Ethics,
Emotions and Decision-making.Bradford: Emerald Publishing.
Baruch, Y. & Blenkinsopp, J. (2007).
Business Education as a Career Choice. In: M. Ozbilgin and A.
Malach-Pines (Eds.), Career Choice in Management and
Entrepreneurship. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
Blenkinsopp, J. (2006). Developing a model
for individual value changes in response to social change. In R.J.
Taormina, J.H. Gao, &G.E. Lasker (Eds.),The Applied
Psychology of Values, Ethics, and Management in Organizations.