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Dr Na Fu

Associate Professor in Human Resource Management

Room 221
funa@tcd.ie
01 896 1994


Dr. Na Fu is an Associate Professor in Human Resource Management at Trinity Business School where she researches and teaches HR related topics to undergraduates and postgraduates. She also teaches Advanced Quantitative Methods to PhD students. Her research focuses on the strategic human resource management issues relevant to organisational growth and development. She has led a number of research projects in both the private and public sectors.

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Na's primary research interest is focused on strategic human resource management issues relevant to organisational growth and development. She has led a number of research projects in both the private and public sectors. Within the private sector, she is interested in the strategic HRM of the professional service firm (PSF). PSFs such as accounting, consulting and law firms, are regarded as knowledge-intensive firms in which knowledge creation, exchange and combination is critical to innovation. Within the public sector, Na has conducted projects with large public sector organisations investigating how employees' experience of organisational HRM practices influences their attitudes and behaviours. Her secondary research interest is focused on the Statistical Modelling Techniques that can be used to mine large datasets (e.g. Structural Equation Modelling-SEM, Multi-level Modelling, Moderation SEM, Moderated Mediation etc.). In this regard, she has been invited to work with people on a broad range of management topics.

Na's research has been published in leading journals, including Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Journal, and Human Relations among others. Her research has been recognised national and internationally via winning multiple prestigious awards from the Academy of Management (largest professional association for management and organisation scholars), Emerald, the Labor and Employment Relations Association, Irish Research Council, International Human Resource Development Conference and Irish Academy of Management. Currently, Na is on the editorial board of Journal of Management Studies, Human Resource Management Journal, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Employee Relations and Journal of Organisational Effectiveness: People and Performance (JOE). She holds visiting positions at Said Business School, Oxford University and Copenhagen Business School.



  • Strategic human resource management
  • Knowledge-based Innovation
  • Professional services firms
  • Line manager’s implementation of HRM

 

1. Balancing Tensions: Buffering the Impact of Organisational Restructuring and Downsizing on Employee Well-being
Harney, B., Fu, N., & Freeney, Y. (2017). Balancing Tensions: Buffering the Impact of Organisational Restructuring and Downsizing on Employee Well-being, Human Resource Management Journal

2. Protocol for a Realist Review of Workplace Learning in Postgraduate Medical Education and Training
Wiese, A., Kilty, C., Bergin, C., Flood, C., Fu, N., Horgan, M., Higgins, A., Maher, B., O'Kane, G., Prihodova, L., Slattery, D., Bennett, D. (2017). Protocol for a Realist Review of Workplace Learning in Postgraduate Medical Education and Training, Systematic Reviews, 6-10.

3. How High Performance Work Systems Operate in Professional Service Firms: Examining the HPWS-Resources-Uses-Performance Linking Mechanisms
Fu, N., Flood, P.C., Bosak, J., Rousseau, D., Morris, T., & O’Regan, P. (2017). How High Performance Work Systems Operate in Professional Service Firms: Examining the HPWS-Resources-Uses-Performance Linking Mechanisms, Human Resource Management, 56(2): 329–352.

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    1. High Performance Work Systems in Professional Service Firms: A Practices-Resources-Uses-Performance Approach.
    Fu, N. (2012). High Performance Work Systems in Professional Service Firms: A Practices-Resources-Uses-Performance Approach. Saarbrücken: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG (ISBN 978-3-8454-3887-0).

    2. SHRM in Knowledge Intensive Firms.
    Monks, K., Conway, E., Kelly, G., & Fu, N. (2014). SHRM in Knowledge Intensive Firms. In Harney, B. and Monks, K. (Eds). Strategic HRM: Irish Research and Practice. Open Press: Dublin. pp.175-190.

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  • BU7571 Human Resource Management
  • BU7455 Researching HRM
  • BU7456 HRM in Practice
  • BU8550 Advanced Quantitative Research Methods