Meet the Dean

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Dean James Hayton

James Hayton, an internationally known academic scholar and leader, is Dean of the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR). Hayton’s areas of interest include entrepreneurship and human resources practices in small and medium-sized firms.

Prior to joining SMLR, he held the position of Pro-Dean at the Warwick School of Business in the University of Warwick (UK). At Warwick, he has been responsible for developing and communicating school-wide goals and has overseen strategic planning and budgeting processes. His previous positions include director of a university research center at Newcastle University (UK), and academic appointments at Bocconi University in Italy, and Utah State University and San Jose State University in the United States. 

Hayton has maintained an extensive record of teaching, mentoring and service contributions at all of these institutions, and has long been active in the professional associations of his discipline, particularly the Academy of Management, the British Academy of Management and the Society for Human Resource Management. He has served as the editor-in-chief of Human Resource Management since 2012.

Hayton received his doctorate in Human Resource Management from the W.T. Beebe Institute of Personnel and Employment Relations at the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. He also holds a B.A. in business administration from Middlesex University (UK).

He has been published in scholarly outlets such as the Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Human Resource Management, Organizational Research Methods, Multivariate Behavioral Research, R&D Management and several other journals and books.