Mr Jim Smith

Mr Jim Smith

Lecturer in Human Resources and Leadership

Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)

My expertise and research interests are centred on small to medium-sized enterprises, Human Resource Management and innovation/entrepreneurship/change management.  I am currently module leader for HRL711 Human Resources and Talent Management and HRL301 Managing Change.   In addition to this I have taught on ENT300 Enterprise Creation, ENT700 Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy, ENT301 Enterprise Portfolio, ENT1001PP Entrepreneurial Thought and Action, HRL100 Organisational Behaviour, and HRL200 People Management.


BSc Earth Sciences
MSc Management
PgDip Human Resource Management
PgCert Research Methodology

Professional membership

Associate Member of the CIPD

Teaching interests

I teach Human Resource Management, Change management and Entrepreneurship.

Research interests

I am interested in innovation, change and entrepreneurship from a people management or HRM perspective.  I seek to understand how employers and managers can create an environment in which people are able to be innovative and in which change can be realised as well as the benefits that innovative or radical approaches to HRM can provide to employers, employees and society.