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.
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Research Interests & Publications
- Human Resource Management and Development
- Action Learning and Action Research
- Knowledge Management
- Intellectual Capital
- Psychological Capital
- Workplace Aggression
Ben Farr-Wharton, Joseph Azzopardi, Yvonne Brunetto, Rod Farr-Wharton, Natalie Herold & Art Shriberg 2016, "Comparing Malta and USA police officers' individual and organizational support on outcomes", Public Money & Management, vol. 36, no. 5, pp. 333-340.
Gupta, U., Massa, N. & and Azzopardi, J. 2016, "Culture and Intellectual Capital: Towards a Conceptual Framework", International Journal of Organisation Analysis, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 438.
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.
Bezzina, F., Cassar, V., Azzopardi, J. & and McKiernan, P. 2015, "The matching of motivations to affordances among Maltese elected local government volunteers", Journal of Global Responsibility, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 178.
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., .