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Dr Jane Nolan

Phd (University of Cambridge)
Associate Professor in HRM/OB

Division: Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
Tel: +44 (0) 115 9515490
Location: C06 (North Building, Jubilee Campus)

Jane Nolan is an Associate Professor in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour. She has previously held posts at the Universities of Aberystwyth and Leicester and was a Nuffield Foundation New Career Fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge and a Senior Research Fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge.

She has published widely in the area of international human resource management, with a regional focus on China. She also has long-standing research interests in gender, work and organization. She is on the editorial board of the Asia Pacific Business Review and the Chinese Journal of Human Resource Management and was previously on the editorial board of Work, Employment and Society. Her research has been funded by the ESRC and the Nuffield Foundation.

I am module convenor of the following modules:


Managing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (N13101)

Details of all modules can be found on MyNottingham

I am currently supervising the following Research Students:

Yan Liang

Publications prior to 2005

Publications prior to 2005


Burchell, B, J; Day, D; Hudson, M; Ladipo, D; Mankelow, R; Nolan, J; Reed, H; Wichert, I; Wilkinson, F. (1999), Job Insecurity and Work Intensification: Flexibility and the changing boundaries of work, Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Chapters in Books

Nolan, J, (2002), "The Intensification of Everyday Life", in Job Insecurity and Work Intensification, Routledge.

Nolan, J; Wichert, I C; Burchell, B,J, (2000), "Job insecurity, psychological well-being, work orientation and family life", in The Insecure Workforce, pp. 181-219, Routledge.

Discussion Papers

Wichert, I; Nolan, J; Burchell, B, 2000, "Workers on the Edge: Job insecurity, psychological wellbeing and family life", Economics Policy Institute.

Publications from 2005 to the present day

Journal Articles

Nolan, J; Warner, M, (2019), "Whither guanxi in China? A review of theory and practice", Asia Pacific Business Review, forthcoming 2019.

Gu, F; Nolan, J. (2017), "Performance appraisal in Western and local banks in China: The influence of firm ownership on the perceived importance of guanxi", International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol.28 (10), pp. 1433-1453.

Nolan.J, (2011), "Good guanxi, bad guanxi: Western bankers and the role of network practices in institutional change in China?", International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol.22 (13), pp. 3357-3372.

Nolan, J, (2010), "The influence of Western banks on corporate governance in China?", Asia Pacific Business Review, Vol.16 (3), pp. 155-77.

Nolan, J, (2009), "The relationship between men's work orientation and job insecurity in the United Kingdom", Gender, Work and Organization, Vol.16 (2), pp. 179-197.

Nolan, J, (2009), "Reforming the financial sector: The next step in China?s development", Asia Pacific Business Review, Vol.15 (4), pp. 587-595.

Nolan, J; Scott, J, (2009), "Experiences of age and gender: Narratives of progress and decline", International Journal of Aging and Human Development, Vol.69 (2), pp. 133-157.

Scott, J; Nolan, J; Plagnol, A, (2009), "Panel data and qualitative responses: Understanding perceptions of quality of life", Contemporary Social Science, Vol.4 (2), pp. 96-113.

Glucksman, M; Nolan, J, (2007), "New technologies and the transformations of women's labour at home and work", Equal Opportunities International, Vol.26 (2), pp. 96-113.

Scott, J; Nolan, J, (2007), "New technology and gendered divisions of labour: Problems and prospects for equality in the public and private spheres", Equal Opportunities International, Vol.26 (2), pp. 79-95.


Nolan, J, (2018), Western Bankers in China: Institutional change and corporate governance, (1), London, Routledge.

Nolan, J; Rowley, C; Warner M. (2016), Business Networks in East Asian Capitalisms: Enduring trends, emerging patterns, (1), Elsevier.

Chapters in Books

Nolan, J; Rowley, C; Warner, M, (2016), "Key debates in business networks in East Asian capitalisms: An introduction", in Business Networks in East Asian Capitialisms: Enduring Trends, emerging patterns, pp. 1-14, Elsevier.

Nolan, J; Rowley, C; Warner, M, (2016), "Conclusion: Making sense of enduring trends and emerging patterns in business networks in East Asian capitialisms", in Business Networks in East Asian Capitalisms: enduring Trends, emerging patterns, (15), pp. 331-350, Elsevier.

Nolan, J. (2015), "Guanxi: A critical review", in Oxford Bibliography in Chinese Studies, 1-30, Oxford University Press.

Nolan. J, (2013), "Continuity and change in guanxi networks in East Asia: Implications for the global manager", in Managing Across Diverse Cultures In East Asia: Issues and challenges in a changing globalized world, pp. 168-82, Routledge.

Nolan, J, (2011), "Banking and corporate governance in China", in Chinese Management in the Harmonious Society: Managers, markets and the globalized economy, pp. 155-177.

Nolan, J, (2010), "Gender and equality of opportunity in China's labour market", in Diversity Management in Asia: a research companion, pp. 160-82, Edward Elgar.

Scott, J; Nolan, J; Plagnol, A, (2010), "Gender and Quality of Life", in Gender Equalities in the 21st Century: New barriers and continuing constraints, pp. 193-214, Edward Edgar.

Nolan, J; Scott, J, (2006), "Gender and Kinship Networks in Contemporary Britain", in Kinship: Relationships and Law in a Changing Society, pp. 175-194.


Gu, F. and Nolan, J. 2018, "Performance Appraisal Processes and Perceptions of Organisational Justice: A Comparative Study of Local and Foreign Banks in China", in European Academy of Management Annual Conference 19th-22nd June.

Gu, F; Nolan, J. 2016, "Firm ownership, performance appraisal and organisational justice in Chinese banks: The mutability of national culture in different organisational settings", in British Academy of Management Annual Conference, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, 6th-8th September 2016

Nolan, J; Liang, S. 2015, "Understanding the psychological contracts of agency workers in China", in British Academy of Management Annual Conference, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, 8th-10th September 2015.

Gu, F; Nolan, J, 2014, "Guanxi and appraisal in Chinese banks", in Paris Colloquium of the International Journal of Human Resource Management (HRM in Asia), Paris, September 18th-19th 2014.

Nolan, J, 2012, "Banking reform in China: Rhetoric and reality on the influence of international advisors", in European Sociological Association (Economic Sociology Group). National Research University, Moscow, October 25th - 28th 2012.

Book Reviews

Nolan, J, 2016, "The Oxford Handbook of Management Theorists", in Asia Pacific Business Review, 152-153.

Nolan, J, 2010, "The Political Economy of Asian Transition from Communism", in Asia Pacific Business Review, pp. 121-124.

Nolan, J, 2009, "The Rise of the Dragon: Inward and outward investment in China in the reform period 1978-2007", in Europe-Asia Studies, pp. 711-712.



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