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Professor Ken Kamoche

BCom (Nairobi), MPhil (Oxon), Dphil (Oxon)
Professor of HRM and Organization Studies

Division: Management
Centre/Institute: Africa Research Group
E-mail: Ken.Kamoche@nottingham.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8466533
Location: C08 (North Building, Jubilee Campus)

Ken Kamoche is Professor of HRM and Organization Studies, and Deputy Director, PhD programmes. He also directs the Africa Research Group. He was born and raised in Kenya, and educated at Nairobi and Oxford universities. He teaches HRM and qualitative research methods. His research has been published widely in management journals. He has also authored two books and co-edited three.

Research Interests
International HRM; knowledge management and the complex challenges of appropriation; Africa-China business relations.

Managing people and organizations.

In terms of doctoral supervision, I particularly welcome proposals from students interested in knowledge/innovation/appropriation, international HRM and the challenges of managing in emerging economies, using innovative qualitative techniques.


Undergraduate

Human Resource Management (N12425)


MSc

Managing People and Organisations (N14135)


Details of all modules can be found in the Module Catalogue


External Exminerships & Validations
2016 - 2016    University of Mauritius.
Current Research Activities
My current research interests are primarily in two areas: knowledge management/appropriation, and Africa-China business relations.

Published Work: Highlights
     Highly Commended for Best Paper Award for 2011:Kamoche, K. and Maguire, K. (2011) Pit sense: appropriation of practice-based knowledge in a UK coalmine. Human Relations. 64(5): 725 - 744
International Collaborations, Organisation & Contributions
2012 - Ongoing    Host and Organiser, Conferences by the Africa Research Group
I am currently supervising the following Research Students:

Karoliina Maria Pitt
 

Publications prior to 2005



Publications prior to 2005

Journal Articles

Cunha, M.P.; Kamoche, K.; Marziliano, N.; Cunha, J.V. (2004), "Minimal networks: a contribution to the understanding of control in trust-based organizations", International Studies of Management and Organization, Vol.33, pp. 94-120.

Harvey, M.; Kamoche, K. (2004), "Managing Knowledge, time and learning in African organizations", Journal of African Business, Vol.5 (2).

Cunha, J.V.; Kamoche, K.; Cunha, M.P. (2003), "Organizational improvisation: a contextual approach", International Review of Sociology, Vol.13 (3), pp. 567-589.

Cunha, M.P.; Kamoche, K.; Cunha, R. (2003), "Organization improvisation and leadership: a field study in two computer-mediated settings", International Studies of Management and Organization, Vol.33 (1).

Kamoche, K. (2003), "Riding the Typhoon: the HR response to economic crisis in Hong Kong", International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol.14, pp. 199-221.

Kamoche, K.; Cunha, M.P.; Cunha, J.V. (2003), "Towards a theory of organizational improvisation: Looking beyond the jazz metapor", Journal of Management Studies, Vol.40 (8), pp. 2023-2051.

Kamoche, K.; Cunha, M.P.; Cunha, R. (2003), "Preface: improvisation in organizations", International Studies of Management and Organization, Vol.33 (1), (Guest Eds).

Horwitz, F.M.; Kamoche, K.; Chew, I.K. (2002), "Looking East: diffusing high performance work practices in the southern Afro-Asian context", International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol.13 (7), pp. 1019-1041.

Kamoche, K. (2002), "Introduction: human resource management in Africa", International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol.13 (7), (Guest Ed).

Kamoche, K. (2001), "Managing human resources in Vietnam: the global challenge", Thunderbird International Business Review, Vol.Sept/Oct.

Kamoche, K.; Cunha, M.P. (2001), "Minimal structures: from jazz improvisation to product innovation", Organization Studies, Vol.22 (5), pp. 733-764.

Kamoche, K. (2000), "Developing managers: the functional, the symbolic, the sacred and the profane", Organization Studies, Vol.21 (4), pp. 749-776.

Kamoche, K. (2000), "From boom to bust: The challenges of managing people in Thailand", International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol.11 (2), pp. 452-468.

Cunha, M.P.; Cunha, J.V.; Kamoche, K. (1999), "Organizational improvisation: what, when how and why", International Journal of Management Reviews, Vol.1 (3), pp. 299-341.

Kamoche, K.; Mueller, F. (1998), "HRM: an Appropriation-learning perspective", Human Relations, Vol.51 (8), pp. 1033-1060.

Kamoche, K. (1997), "Competence-creation in the african public sector.", International Journal of Public Sector Management, Vol.10 (4), pp. 268-278.

Kamoche, K. (1997), "Knowledge creation and learning in international HRM", International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol.8 (2), pp. 213-225.

Kamoche, K. (1997), "Managing human resources in Africa: Strategic, organizational and epistemological issues", International Business Review, Vol.6 (5), pp. 537-558.

Kamoche, K. (1996), "The integration-differentiation puzzle: A resource-capability perspective in international HRM", International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol.7 (1), pp. 230-244.

Kamoche, K. (1996), "Strategic human resource management within a Resource-Capability view of the firm", Journal of Management Studies, Vol.33 (2), pp. 213-233.

Kamoche, K. (1995), "Rhetoric, ritualism and totemism in HRM", Human Relations, Vol.48 (4), pp, 367-385.

Kamoche, K. (1994), "A critique and a proposed reformulation of strategic HRM", Human Resource Management Journal(UK), Vol.4 (4), pp. 29-43.



Books

Kamoche, K.; Debra, Y.; Horwitz, F.M.; Muuka, G.N. (2004), Managing Human Resources in Africa, Routledge, London.

Kamoche, K.; Cunha, M.P.; Cunha, J.V. (2002), Organizational Improvisation, Routledge, London.

Kamoche, K. (2001), Understanding Human Resource Management, Open University Press, Buckingham.

Kamoche, K. (2000), Sociological Paradigms and Human Resources: An African Context, Aldershot: Ashgate.



Publications from 2005 to the present day

Journal Articles

Law, K.K; Kamoche, K, (2016), "Re-conceptualizing Knowledge Transfer Approach: A Two-dimensional Framework", Journal of General Management, Vol.41(2), 59-77.

Kamoche, K.; Siebers, Q. (2015), "Chinese management practices in Kenya: towards a post-colonial critique", International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol.26 (21), pp. 2718-2743, DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2014.96818.

Kamoche, K.; Siebers, Q.; Manmman, A.; Newenham-Kahindi, A. (2015), "The dynamics of managing people in the diverse cultural and institutional context of Africa", Personnel Review, Vol.44 (3), pp. 330-345.

Kamoche, K.; Beise-Zee, R.; Mamman, A. (2014), "Knowledge appropriation, property in knowledge and identity: toward a new theoretical perspective", Organization Studies, Vol.35 (9), pp. 1373-1392.

Kamoche, K.; Kannan, S.; Siebers, Q. (2014), "Knowledge-sharing, control, compliance and symbolic violence", Organization Studies, Vol.35 (7), pp. 989-1012.

Siebers, Q.; Kamoche, K. (2014), "Transferring management practices to China: A Bourdieusian critique of ethnocentricity", International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol.26 (5), pp. 551-573, DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2014.925948.

Maguire, K.; Hodgson, P.; Kamoche, K.; Long, M.; Love, K. (2013), "'We've stood on that precipice': police, organization, and the anomalous Child Protection Unit.", Social Work and Social Sciences Review, Vol.16 (1), pp. 19-33.

Greenfield, M.; Kamoche, K. (2012), "Social auditing and stakeholder knowledge", Journal of Management and Governance, Vol.17, pp. 723-743.

Kamoche, K.; Chizema, A.; Mellahi, K.; Newenham-Kahindi, A. (2012), "New directions in the management of human resources in Africa", International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol.23 (14), pp. 2823-2834.

Kamoche, K.; Newenham-Kahindi, A. (2012), "Knowledge appropriation and HRM: the MNC experience in Tanzania", International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol.23, pp. 2854-2873.

Kamoche, K.; Pinnington, A. (2012), "Managing People 'spiritually' a Bourdieusian critique", Work, Employment and Society, Vol.26 (3), pp. 497-513.

Mamman, A.; Bakuwa, R.; Kamoche, K. (2012), "The role of human resource practitioners within a context: should there be a unique role for African HR practitioners?", International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, Vol.1(1), pp. 1-37.

Mamman, A.; Kamoche, K.; Bakuwa, R. (2012), "Diversity, organizational commitment and organization citizenship behavior: an organizing framework", Human Resource Management Review, Vol.22 (4), pp. 285-302.

Cunha, M.P.; Clegg, S.R.; Kamoche, K. (2011), "Improvisation as 'real time foresight'", Futures, Vol.19, pp.657-699.

Kamoche, K. (2011), "Contemporary developments in the management of human resources in Africa", Journal of World Business (formely Columbia JWB), Vol.46 (1), pp. 1-4.

Kamoche, K.; Maguire, K. (2011), "Pit sense: appropriation of practice-based knowledge in a UK coalmine", Human Relations, Vol.64 (5), pp. 725-744.

Kamoche, K.; Pang, M.; Wong, A. (2011), "Career development and knowledge appropriation a genealogical critique", Organization Studies, Vol.32 (12), pp. 1663-1677.

Cunha, M.P.; Rego, A.; Kamoche, K. (2009), "Improvisation in service recovery", Managing Service Quality, Vol.19, pp. 657-699.

Pinnington, A.; Kamoche, K.; Suseno, Y. (2009), "Property in knowledge work: An Appropriation-Learning Perspective", Employee Relations, Vol.31, pp. 57-80.

Kamoche, K.; Cunha, M.P. (2008), "Improvisation and Knowledge: The challenge of appropriation", Management Research, Vol.6, pp. 93-106.

Cunha, M.P.; Clegg, S.R.; Kamoche, K. (2006), "Surprises in organization and management: concept, sources and a typology", British Journal of Management, Vol.17, pp. 317-329.

Kamoche, K. (2006), "Managing people in turbulent economic times: a knowledge-creation and appropriation perspective", Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, Vol.44, pp. 25-45.

Kamoche, K.; Harvey, M. (2006), "Knowledge diffusion in the African context: an institutional theory perspective", Thunderbird International Business Review, Vol.48, pp. 157-181.



Books

Newenham-Kahindi, A.; Kamoche, K.; Chizema, A.; Mellahi, K. (2013), Effective People Management in Africa., Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.



Chapters in Books

Kamoche, K. (2008), "Organizational literature, African", in Clegg, S, Bailey J, R (ed) International Encyclopaedia of Organization Studies, Sage Publications.



Conferences

Kamoche, K; Leigh, S.M.F. 2016, "A resource-based view of talent management: the perspective of management trainees in Hong Kong", in European Academy of Management, Paris.

Kamoche, K; Newenham-Kahindi, A, 2016, "Traditional indigenous institutional systems vs modern corporations: an East African context", in Academy of Management, Anaheim.

Kamoche, K.; Newenham-Kahindi, A. 2015, "Traditional indigenous institutional systems vs modern corporations: an East African context.", at Africa Research Group Conference, Nairobi, Kenya.

Mamman, A.; Bakuwa, R.; Kamoche, K.; Rees, C. 2015, "Employee advocate role in Africa: A study of the role of HR practitioners in Malawi", in International Conference of the Association Global Management Studies (ICAGMS), Columbia University, New York.

Mamman, A; Kamoche, K.; Zakaria, Z.; Agbedi, M. 2015, "Developing human capital in Africa: carving a role for human resource professionals", in 2nd Global Conference of International Human Resource Management, Pennsylvania.

Nyamberega, S.; Kamoche, K.; Siebers, Q. 2015, "Integrating Chinese and African culture into HRM policy and practice.", at Africa Research Group Conference, Nairobi, Kenya.

Kamoche, K.; Law, E. 2014, "Knowledge creation and appropriation: tacit knowledge in non-traditional settings", at International Symposium on Social Services, Hong Kong.

 

 

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