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Dr Joseph G. Azzopardi

Dr Joseph G. Azzopardi


Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Economics, Management & Accountancy
Room 411
Humanities B (FEMA)
University of Malta
contact+356 2340 2712

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Dr Joseph Azzopardi BA(Hons), MSc(Manc), PhD(Manc) received his Bachelor degree in Public Administration from the University of Malta in 1984. He graduated Master of Science in Human Resource Development, University of Manchester, UK, in 1994 and Doctor of Philososphy in Development Management and Administration, University of Manchester, UK, in 2003. He was employed as a civil servant for twenty years and as part-time lecturer in Industrial Sociology, Work and Organisation and Human Resource Development for seven years. He joined the University of Malta as full-time lecturer in Human Resource Management in September 2003 and served as Head of the Department of Management for five years. His research interests include Human Resource Management and Development, Action Learning, Action Research, business and community development, organisational learning,knowledge management, Intellectual Capital, Psychological Capital and Workplace Aggression.

Dr Azzopardi is a regular visiting lecturer in Strategic Human Resource Management and Development at the University of Le Havre, France and on the MBA programme of the Neu Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Germany.

He is actively involved in the voluntary sector and is a founding director of OASI Foundation – Organisation for Anti-drug Solidarity and Initiative.

For a comprehensive list of my lecturing portfolio please click on the 'Other' tab.

Research Interests & Publications

Research Interests

  • Human Resource Management and Development
  • Leadership
  • Action Learning and Action Research
  • Knowledge Management
  • Intellectual Capital
  • Psychological Capital
  • Workplace Aggression

Selected Publications

Azzopardi, J. 2015, "Solving Problems the Island Way:  Human Resourcelness in Action among the Islanders of Gozo", Island Studies Journal, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 71-90.

Gupta, U., Massa, N. and Azzopardi, J. 2013, "Impact of  Organisational Culture on the Value Prioritisation of a Firm's Intellectual Capital", 6th Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business, 23-24 September, 2013, Estoril, Lisbon, Portugal., .

Gupta, U. & Azzopardi, J. 2013, "The Five Cs of Intellectual Capital: Two Additional Dimensions of Assessment", 5th European Conference on Intellectual Capital, 11-12 April,2013, Bilbao, Spain., .

Bezzina, F., Azzopardi, J. & Mckiernan, P. 2012, "Investigating Motivations and Volunteering Outcomes in Local Government: Evidence from Malta", Management Research Revisited: Prospects for Theory and Practice - Proceedings of the British Academy of Management 2012 Conference, British Academy of Management, 11-13 September 2012, .

Brown, A., Azzopardi, J. & Bezzina, F.(.). 2009, "The Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods", vol. 7, no. 1.

Azzopardi, J. & Mann, P. 2007, "Lessons from Action-oriented Grounded Research of Human Resourcefulness: Research as a Voyage", ECRM 2007: The 6th European Conference on Research Methods for Business and Management Studies, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, 9-10 July 2007., .

Azzopardi, J. & Mann, P. 2006, " Nirrangaw: A Basic Social Psychological Process in an Island Community", In Arcidiacono, C. and Legewie, H. (Eds.), Learning Communities and Sustainable Social-Economic Development, Saarland University, Germany: Psydoc., .

Lecturing Portfolio

Academic Year 2015/16

MGT1944 - Human Resource Management


Publication in progress:

Gupta, U., Massa, N.P. & Azzopardi, J. 2014 / 2015 [Forthcoming], "Conceptualising Organizational Culture and Intellectual Capital Value Prioritization", , pp. (15 pages).

Research in progress:

Police Management: Managing Community Policing Effectively
Leadership, Psychological Capital and Workplace Aggression - A case study

Invited Reviewer for:

Journal of Management Development
European Marketing and Management Association

Other Activities:

EDAMBA/EISAM 3rd 'Consortium on Doctoral Supervision and the New Global Research Landscape'. ESADE Business School-Universitat Ramon Llull,Barcelona,Spain 20-23/01/2014.

Programme Chair: 6th Colloquium on Organisational Change and Development: Advances, Challenges and Contradictions. The European Institute of Advanced Studies in Management – September 2011

Programme Chair: 8th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies – June 2009

Keynote Speaker at the International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference, ‘Research across disciplines’: Human Resourcefulness and Social Psychological Processes on a Mediterranean Island – February 2009

Committee member of the European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management (ECRM)

At present I am on sabbatical leave. Please note that my Lecturing Portfolio includes the following courses. For more information on the courses please submit a course description request on the main website of the University of Malta.

MGT5906 - Managing People and Organisations
MGT2314 - Public Sector Leadership and Management
EMA3000 - Applied Research Tools for Business
ISS2807 - Introduction to Management for Small Business
MGT1944 - Human Resource Management
MGT1984 - Doing Business in Gozo
MGT2303 - Managing Human Resources
MGT2305 - Public Sector Leadership Skills
MGT3061 - Human Resource Issues for Small Enterprise
MGT4181 - Applied Human Resource Management
MGT5056 - Fundamentals and Principles of Management
MGT5156 - Human Resource Development
MGT5810 - Research Methods for Business
MGT5840 - Transformational Leadership
MRT5180 - Management, Finance and Marketing: Ethical Issues
NUR5107 - Leadership


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