Dr. James Hayton

Professor, Warwick Business School

Course Name: 
How to Architect HRM systems for Strategic Entrepreneurial Execution
Topics to be covered: 
  • Learn the core principles of HRM systems and their crucial role in supporting entrepreneurial activities.
  • Explore how to create agile HRM frameworks that adapt to the dynamic needs of startup environments.
  • Examine how traditional HRM systems can be transformed to support entrepreneurial initiatives within established companies.
  • Explore strategies for managing and nurturing talent to maximize their contribution to entrepreneurial ventures.
  • Understand the key metrics and KPIs to measure the success of HRM systems in supporting entrepreneurship.
  • Explore change management strategies to facilitate the adoption of entrepreneurial practices across the organization.
  • Understand how these technologies can be leveraged to enhance HRM systems for entrepreneurial execution.
  • Review real-world examples and case studies to see how effective HRM systems have driven strategic entrepreneurship.

Dr. James Hayton is a renowned scholar in the field of human resource management and entrepreneurship. He is currently a professor at Warwick Business School, where he focuses on the intersection of HRM and entrepreneurial strategy. With a robust academic background and extensive industry experience, Dr. Hayton brings a wealth of knowledge and practical insights to his courses.

Dr. Hayton has served as an associate editor for top-tier journals in the field of management and entrepreneurship. His editorial work has shaped contemporary understanding and practices in HRM, particularly in the context of entrepreneurial ventures.

His consulting portfolio includes collaborations with numerous global organizations, helping them design and implement HRM systems that drive strategic entrepreneurial execution. Dr. Hayton's expertise has enabled companies to align their human resources with their entrepreneurial goals, fostering innovation and growth.

Associated Universities

University of Warwick


  • Dr. Hayton's work has been featured in top scholarly outlets, including the Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Human Resource Management, Organizational Research Methods, Multivariate Behavioral Research, and R&D Management, among others. His research significantly contributes to the understanding of HRM's role in fostering entrepreneurship and strategic renewal.
  • Dr. Hayton is a member of the American Psychological Association and an active member of the Academy of Management. His involvement in these organizations underscores his commitment to advancing the field of HRM and entrepreneurship.
  • In 2009, Dr. Hayton received a Distinguished Service Award from the Human Resources Division, recognizing his exceptional contributions to the field.
  • As a professor at the University of Warwick, Dr. Hayton has made significant contributions to the academic community through teaching and mentoring students. His courses and mentorship have shaped the careers of many successful HR professionals and entrepreneurs.