University of Bath School of Management University of Bath School of Management

Professor Juani Swart

Dr Juani Swart

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Leading Refereed Journal Papers
Other Outputs

Ph.D (knowledge management), Chartered Organizational Psychologist,
M.Comm. (Organizational Psychology) B.Comm (hons) (Organisational Psychology)

Job Title:

Associate Dean Faculty, Professor in HRM

Affiliated Research Centre:

Future of Work Research Centre (FoW)


Strategy & Organisation

Research Interests

Juani is a Professor in Human Capital Management and specializes in Knowledge management and the management of Knowledge workers.

She is Director of the Work and Employment research Centre (WERC) which has centres of expertise in knowledge, change and leadership. Currently she is conducting research into the management of knowledge in Professional Services Firms sponsored by the CIPD in collaboration with Cornell University. This research aims to understand the transfer of human capital into intellectual capital, thereby linking the intellectual capital, HRM and Performance debates.

Her teaching is focused on managing knowledge. At the MBA level she teaches People management and leads an MBA elective on Knowledge Management for Strategic Effectiveness. Her undergraduate teaching includes Human Resource Management and Organisational Development.

Juani was Director of the MBA at Bath (2005-2007) where she established the External Advisory Group of Companies and led the re-design and re-launch of the suite of MBA programmes. She has directed the executive development programme for McKinsey&Co.

As a Chartered Psychologist, Juani's executive development expertise is in the areas of strategic knowledge management, leadership styles, personal effectiveness in the context of people management and the management of professionals. She has consulted to and delivered programmes for Bevan Brittan, British Marine Technologies, Burgess Salmon, Ernst & Young, Halcrow, Marks & Spencer, NatWest, the Clore Leadership foundation, British Energy and QinietiQ.

She has published widely in the area of people management in knowledge intensive firms, intellectual capital structures, systems approaches to knowledge management and network influences on strategic choice.


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Leading Refereed Journal Papers

Yalabik, Z., Swart, J., Kinnie, N and van Rossenberg, Y. Forthcoming. What makes me leave? Multiple foci of commitment and intention to quit in Professional Service Firms. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 28 (2).

Turner, N., Swart, J., Maylor, H and Antonacopoulou, E. 2016. Making it happen: How managerial actions enable project-based ambidexterity. Management Learning, 47 (2): 199-222. DOI: 10.1177/1350507615610028.

Turner, N., Swart, J., Maylor, H. & Antonacopoulou, E. 2015. Making it happen: how managerial actions enable project-based ambidexterity. Management Learning: 1-24.

Swart, J., Kinnie, N., van Rossennberg, Y., & Yalabik, Z. Y. 2014. Why should I share my knowledge? A multiple foci of commitment perspective. Human Resource Management Journal, 24(3): 269-289, DOI: 10.1111/1748-8583.12037.

Swart, J., & Kinnie, N. 2014. Re-considering boundaries: Human Resource Management in a networked world. Human Resource Management, DOI: 10.1002/hrm.21551.

Turner, N., Swart, J., & Maylor, H. 2013. Ambidexterity in Managing Business Projects – An Intellectual Capital Perspective. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 6(2): 379-389, DOI: 10.1108/17538371311319089.

Swart, J., & Kinnie, N. 2013. Managing multi-dimensional knowledge assets: HR configurations in Professional Service Firms. Human Resource Management Journal, 23(2): 160-170, DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-8583.2012.00197.x.

Turner, A., Swart, J. & Maylor, H. 2013. Mechanisms for managing ambidexterity: a review and research agenda. International Journal of Management Reviews, 15(3): 317-332, DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2370.2012.00343.x.

Swart, J. & Harcup, J. 2013. 'If I learn do we learn?' The link between executive coaching and organisational learning. Management Learning, 44(4): 337-354, DOI: 10.1177/1350507612447916.

Kang, S., Swart, J. & Snell, S. 2012. Options-based HRM, Intellectual capital and exploratory and exploitive learning in Law Firm's Practice Groups. Human Resource Management, 51(4): 461-485, DOI: 10.1002/hrm.21484.

Kinnie, N., & Swart, J. 2012. Committed to whom? Professional knowledge worker commitment in cross-boundary organizations. Human Resource Management Journal, 22(1): 21-38, DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-8583.2011.00172.x.

Swart, J., & Powell, J. 2012. An analytical theory of knowledge behaviour in networks. European Journal of Operational Research, 223(3): 807–817, DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2012.05.016.

Swart, J. & Powell, J. 2012. Knowledge-systems: towards a theory. European Journal of Operational Research. 223(3): 807-817.

Swart, J. 2011. That’s why it matters.  The value generating properties of knowledgeManagement Learning, 49(3): 319-332, DOI: 10.1177/1350507610391591.

Swart, J., van den Hoff, B. & van Baalen, P. 2011. Connecting worlds. Introduction for special issue. Management Learning, 42(4): 371-379, DOI: 10.1177/1350507611408218.

Swart, J. & Harvey, P. 2011. Identifying knowledge boundaries: the case of networked projects. Journal of Knowledge Management, 15(5): 703-721, DOI: 10.1108/13673271111174285.

Swart, J. & Kinnie, N. 2010. Organisational learning, knowledge assets and HR practices in professional service firms.  Human Resource Management Journal, 20(1): 64-79, DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-8583.2009.00115.x. *This paper is one of the top 5 most quoted papers in 2010.

Powell, J. & Swart, J. 2010. Mapping the values in B2B relationships: a systemic, knowledge-based perspectiveIndustrial Marketing Management, 39(3): 437-449, DOI: 10.1016/j.indmarman.2008.11.011. 

Powel, J. & Swart, J. 2010. The elephant in the room: the implications of axiomatic approaches to knowedge scaling upon network learning and organizational knowledge.  European Journal of International Management, 4(6): 621-643.

Henneberg, S., Swart, J., Naude, P., Jiang, Z. & Mouzas, S. 2009. Mobilizing ideas in knowledge networks.  The Learning Organization. 16(6): 443-459, DOI: 10.1108/09696470910993927.

► older publications

Swart, J. & Powell, J. 2008. Scaling knowledge: how does knowledge accrue in systems? Journal of the Operational Research Society. 59(12): 1633-1643, DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.jors.2602497.

Bowman, C. & Swart, J. 2007. Whose human capital? The challenge of value Capital when challenge is embedded. Journal of Management Studies, 44(4): 488-505, DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-6486.2006.00635.x.

Swart, J. & Kinnie, N. 2007. Simultaneity of learning orientations in a marketing agency. Management Learning, 38(3): 337-357, DOI: 10.1177/1350507607079033.

Swart, J. 2006. Intellectual capital: disentangling an enigmatic concept. Journal of Intellectual Capital. 7(2): 136-159, DOI: 10.1108/14691930610661827.

Swart, J. & Powell, J. H. 2006. Men and measures: capturing knowledge requirements in firms through qualitative system modelling. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 57(1): 10-21, DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.jors.2601983.

Kinnie, N., Hutchinson, S., Purcell, J., Rayton, B. & Swart, J. 2005 Satisfaction with HR practices and commitment to the organisation: why one size does not fit all. Human Resource Management Journal, 15(4): 9-29, DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-8583.2005.tb00293.x.

Kinnie, N., Swart, J. & Purcell, J. 2005. Influences on choice of HR systems: the network organisation perspective. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 16(6): 1004-1028, DOI: 10.1080/09585190500120780.

Powell, J. & Swart, J. 2005. This is what the fuss is about: a systemic modelling for organizational knowing. Journal of Knowledge Management, 9(2): 45-58, DOI: 10.1108/13673270510590218.

Swart, J,. Kinnie, N. & Purcel,l J. 2004. HR Advantage in the networked organisation. Management Revue, 15(3): 288-304, DOI: 10419/78927.

Swart, J., Taylor, A., Taylor, D. & Redfern, P. 2004. The impact of reflection on clinical pharmacy practice - initial findings. British Journal of Pharmacology, DOI: N/A.

Swart, J. & Kinnie, N. 2003. Knowledge-intensive firms: the influence of the client on HR systems. Human Resource Management Journal, 13(3): 37-55, DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-8583.2003.tb00097.x.

Swart, J. & Kinnie, N. 2003. Sharing Knowledge in knowledge intensive firms. Human Resource Management Journal, 13(2): 60-75, DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-8583.2003.tb00091.x.


Swart, J., Kinnie, N., & Rabinowitz, J. 2007. Managing across boundaries: Human Resource Management beyond the firm. London: CIPD. ISBN- 13 978 1 84398 191 6.

Swart, J., Kinnie, N., Snell, S., Morris, S. & Kang, S. 2006. Managing People and Knowledge in Professional Services Firms. London, CIPD.

Swart, J., Mann. C., Price, A., & Brown, S. 2005. Human Resource Development – Strategy and Tactics. Butterworth-Heinemann.

Swart, J., & Kinnie, N. 2004. Managing the Careers of Professional Knowledge Workers, London: CIPD.

Purcell, J., Hutchinson, S., Kinnie, N., Rayton, B., & Swart, J. 2004. Vision and values. London: CIPD.

Swart, J., Kinnie, N., & Purcell, J. 2003. People and Performance in Knowledge Intensive Firms. London: CIPD.

Purcell, J., Hutchinson, S., Kinnie, N., Rayton, B., & Swart, J. 2003. Understanding the people and performance link: unlocking the black box. London: CIPD.

Other Outputs

Eubanks, D. L., Palanski, M. E., Swart, J., Hammond, M. M. & Oguntebi, J. 2014. Creativity in early and established career: insights into multi-level drivers from Nobel Prize Winners. The Journal of Creative Behavior.

► older publications

Swart, J. 2007. Human resource management and knowledge workers. In P. Boxall, J. Purcell, & P. Wright (Eds.), Oxford handbook of Human Resource Management: 450 - 468. OUP Handbooks.

Kinnie, N., Hutchinson, S., Purcell, J., & Swart, J. 2005. Human resource management and organisational performance: In search of the HR advantage. In T. Redman, & A. Wilkinson (Eds.), Contemporary Human Resource Management: 26-64. FT: Prentice-Hall.

Swart, J. 2005. Conceptual issues impacting on the contribution of HRD at strategic and operational levels. In J. Swart, C. Mann, A. Price & S. Brown (Eds.), Human Resource Development. Strategy and Tactics: 36-69, Butterworth Heinemann.

Swart, J. 2005. Strategic human resource development. In J. Swart, C. Mann, A. Price & S. Brown (Eds.), Human Resource Development. Strategy and Tactics: 70-94. Butterworth Heinemann.

Swart, J. 2005. Evaluation of human resource development. In J. Swart, C. Mann, A. Price & S. Brown (Eds.), Human Resource Development. Strategy and Tactics: 327-55. Butterworth Heinemann.