Karin Sanders

Head of School of Management, AGSM Scholar, OB and HRM and Director, Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

School of Management - PhD, University of Groningen, the Netherlands | BA, MA, Psychology and Research Methods, University of Groningen, the Netherlands


​Karin Sanders' research focuses on the process approach of HRM, in particular, the impact of employees’ perceptions and attributions of HRM on their attitudes and behaviors, such as their informal learning activities. Together with Helen Shipton and Jorge Gomes, Karin was the guest editor for a special issue in Human Resource Management titled “Is the HRM Process Important?” (2014). Together with Julie Cogin and Hugh Bainbridge, Karin edited a text book on “Research Methods in Human Resource Management Research” (Routledge; Taylor & Francis, 2014). Together with Jane Qiu, Ben Luo and Christopher Jackson, Karin edited a book titled “Advancing Organizational Theory in a Complex World” (Routledge; Tayler & Francis, 2016). ​​

About Karin

Karin Sanders is a Professor in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at the UNSW Business School, UNSW, Sydney, Australia. Karin is the Head of School in the School of Management and is a co-director of the Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE; UNSW). Karin has published in journals such as Academy of Management Learning & Education, Organization Studies, Organisation Science, Human Resource Management, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Group & Organization Management, International Journal of HRM, and Human Resource Management Journal.​

Karin is a member of; the Executive Committee of the Academy of Management’s HR Division, Editorial Review Board of International Journal of Management Science and Information Technology, Editorial Board of Evidence Based Human Resources Management, Editorial Board of Human Resource Management Review, Editorial Board of Human Resource Management, Editorial Board of Human Resource Management Journal and Editorial Board Member of Frontiers of Business Research in China.