Editorial Team

Mark Learmonth

Mark Learmonth

Editor-in-Chief

Mark Learmonth has been Professor of Organization Studies at Durham University Business School in the UK since 2011. Prior to Durham he worked at the Universities of Nottingham and York but spent the first 17 years of his career in management posts within the British National Health Service.

Much of Mark’s research is motivated by an interest in the personal consequences of work. At the moment he is particularly interested in the impact of media representations on managers’ identities; the shifting nature of the language used to represent work and organization; and multi-method ethnographies – particularly within institutions at the forefront of social change.

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Andrew D Brown

Co-Editor

Andrew D Brown is Professor of Organization Studies at the University of Bath, UK. He has previously held faculty positions at the universities of Manchester, Nottingham, Cambridge and Warwick. Andrew’s research interests centre on issues of identity, especially as they relate to sensemaking, narrative, and power.

His work has appeared in Academy of Management Review, Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies and Human Relations, among others.
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Smriti Anand

Smriti Anand

Co-Editor

Smriti Anand is Associate Professor of Management at the Illinois Institute of Technology Stuart School of Business, Chicago. Her research interests include leadership, diversity, and non-traditional work arrangements (i-deals) with particular focus on multi-level and cross-cultural frameworks.

Smriti is a SIOP scholar whose research has been published in leading journals of management such as The Academy of Management Journal, The Journal of Applied Psychology, and Human Relations. Smriti holds a PhD in Business Administration and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago, an MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Ranchi University (India). She has over 10 years of high-tech industry experience in diverse areas such as electrical and software engineering, product development, and marketing at firms such as Information Resources, Inc. and Motorola, Inc.

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Mina Beigi

Mina Beigi

Associate Editor

Mina Beigi is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at the University of Southampton Business School. She has earned a PhD in Human Resource Development from Texas A&M University, USA (2015) and a PhD in Human Resource Management from Allameh Tababtabaei University, Iran (2008).

Mina’s research focuses on work-nonwork interface, understudied careers, and career success. Her work has been published in Human Relations, Journal of Vocational Behavior, International Journal of Management Reviews, Applied Psychology: International Review, and The International Journal of Human Resource Management, among others. Mina has served as the Associate Editor of Human Resource Development Review (2017-2020) and has been elected as the Newsletter Editor for the Careers Division, Academy of Management (2018-2020).

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Zhijun Chen

Dr Zhijun Chen

Associate Editor

Dr Zhijun Chen is a Professor at the College of Business of the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Zhijun previously held a faculty position at the University of Western Australia. Zhijun’s interests center on employee proactive behavior, coworker influence, and different forms of leadership behaviors.

His work has appeared at the Journal of Applied PsychologyOrganization SciencePersonnel Psychology, and Journal of Organizational Behavior, among others. He is currently the Rep-at-Large: Mainland China for the International Association of Chinese Management Research (IACMR) and is on the editorial board of Asian Pacific Journal of Management and Journal of Business Research.
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Alessia Contu

Alessia Contu

Associate Editor

Alessia Contu is Professor of Management and Chair of the Management Department at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She worked at Warwick Business School (2006-13), Lancaster University Management School (2001-2006) and at UMIST (1998-2001) where she also gained her PhD.

Alessia trained in Italy as a psychologist in the mid-90s where she was awarded the degree of Doctor of Psychology. Alessia is interested in psychoanalysis, political philosophy, ethics and critical theories, their significance for understanding and explaining contemporary organisational, managerial and working practices. Much of her research has focused on organisational politics, the dynamics of resistance and control in MNCs, SMEs and NGOs, hegemonic management discourses, knowing-in-practice and learning. Alessia has been studying, promoting, and experimenting with intellectual activism as a form of engaged praxis for social justice to transform the work of business school scholars/educators and their impact.  Her current empirical research focuses on alternative organisational forms including the relevance and challenges of workers buyouts and employee-owned businesses.
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Jean Pascal Gond

Jean-Pascal Gond

Associate Editor

Jean-Pascal Gond (PhD, University of Toulouse Capitole) is a Chair Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at City, University of London, UK, where he heads ETHOS – The Centre for Responsible Enterprise. His research combines insights from economic sociology, organizational theory and organizational behaviour, to explore CSR at the market (sustainable finance), organizational (CSR ratings) and individual levels (micro-CSR).

He has contributed to the development of organizational studies of justification and performativity. His research has been published in Academy of Management Review, Business and Society, Business Ethics Quarterly, Economy and Society, Human Relations, International Journal of Management Reviews, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Organizational Behaviour, Organizational Research Methods, Organization Science and, Organization Studies, among other outlets.
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Tae-Yeol Kim

Associate Editor

Tae-Yeol Kim (PhD, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill) is Philips Chair in Management and a Professor of Management in the Department of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). He is currently serving as Department Chair.

Tae-Yeol’s current research interests include leadership, positive organizational scholarship, creativity, proactivity, and person–environment fit. His research has appeared in journals such as Human Relations, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Journal of Organizational Behavior. He has served on the editorial boards of Human Relations, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Management and Organizational Review.

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Juliette Koning

Juliette Koning

Associate Editor

Juliette Koning is Professor of Business in Society at the School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University (the Netherlands), where she is also Head of the Organisation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship Department.

Juliette has a background in social anthropology (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands) from which she investigates the role and meaning of religion, ethnicity, kinship, identity, ethics, relationality, gender, and generations for organizational leadership, business conduct, small business development and entrepreneurship. Recent research focuses on the privatization and organization of security. Some of her research is conducted in Indonesia and South Africa. Her research has been published in Organization Studies, Entrepreneurship, Theory & Practice, Journal of Business Ethics, Management Learning, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development and various other outlets.

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Tim Kuhn

Associate Editor

Timothy R Kuhn (PhD, Arizona State University) is professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Boulder, USA. His research addresses the constitution of authority and agency in organizational action, with particular attention to how knowledge, identities and conceptions of value emerge in sociomaterial and power-laden communication practices.

In addition to his role with Human Relations, he is an associate editor of the International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication, a co-coordinator of the ‘Organization as Communication’ Standing Working Group at the European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS), and a former chair of the organizational communication division of the National Communication Association.

His research has been published in Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Annals, Organization, Organization Studies, Management Communication Quarterly, and Communication Monographs, among other outlets.

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Helena Liu

Associate Editor

Helena Liu is a Senior Lecturer at UTS Business School in Sydney, Australia. She was awarded her PhD in 2012 from the University of Sydney. She joined the Human Relations Editorial Board in 2017 and became an Associate Editor in November 2018.

Central to Helena’s work is the critique of how gender, racial and class dynamics sustain our enduring romance with leadership.

Helena’s research has appeared in journals such as Human Relations; Organization; Management Learning; Journal of Business Ethics; Gender, Work and Organization and Leadership.

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Chidiebere Ogbonnaya

Chidiebere Ogbonnaya

Associate Editor

Dr Chidiebere Ogbonnaya is a Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour/Human Resource Management at the University of Sussex Business School. He was a co-investigator on the ESRC-funded What Works for Well-being evidence programme and currently a co-lead for the Digit Data Observatory, part of the ESRC-funded Digital Futures at Work Research Centre.

His research cuts across a wide range of management and organisational topics including job quality, employment relations, critical human resource management, workplace values, employee well-being and organisational performance. At the moment, he is particularly interested in the well-being and experiences of informal workers (e.g., street vendors) in low- and middle-income economies.

Chidiebere’s work has appeared in academic journals such as Human Relations, Journal of Management, Human Resource Management (US), Human Resource Management Journal (UK), Journal of Vocational Behavior, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, among others.

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Ajnesh Prasad

Ajnesh Prasad

Associate Editor

Ajnesh Prasad’s research interests broadly focus on gender and diversity issues in organizations, interpretive methods, and social inequality. He has held tenured academic appointments at universities in Australia, Canada, and Mexico. His past and ongoing research has been funded, as principal or sole investigator, by grants from the British Academy, Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

He has held a number of editorial positions at various other journals and he is the outgoing co-chair of the Critical Management Studies division at the Academy of Management. In 2012, he earned a PhD in organization studies from York University’s Schulich School of Business, Canada.
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Yasin Rofcanin

Yasin Rofcanin

Associate Editor

Dr Rofcanin holds a BA in Management (Istanbul Bogazici University), MBA (Istanbul Bogazici University) and PhD in organisational behaviour & human resource management (Warwick Business School). Dr Rofcanin is a Professor of Organizational Psychology and Human Resources Management at University of Bath School of Management. He is also the Director of the Future of Work Research Centre in the School.

His research falls in the domains of work-family management, flexible work practices, individualisation of HRM practices, with focus on driving work engagement, proactivity and well-being among employees. His research has appeared in journals including Human RelationsJournal of Organizational BehaviorJournal of Vocational BehaviorJournal of Occupational Health PsychologyJournal of Occupational and Organizational PsychologyHuman Resource Management Journal, among others.
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Melanie Simms

Melanie Simms

Associate Editor

Melanie Simms is Professor of Work and Employment at the University of Glasgow, UK. She writes and researches around issues of worker voice, skills, young workers’ transitions into the labour market and the future of work. She was Editor-in-Chief of Work, Employment and Society until 2017

Karen Sonpar

Karan Sonpar

Associate Editor

Karan Sonpar is Professor of Management at University College Dublin, Ireland. He has previously held faculty positions at Instituto de Empresa (IE) Business School, Spain and University of Manitoba, Canada. His current research interests include cognition, leadership discretion in the face of competing demands from institutions and stakeholders, image and identity work, and managing talent.

His work has appeared in journals such as Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, MIT Sloan Management ReviewOrganizational Research Methods, and British Journal of Management.
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Olga Tregaskis

Associate Editor (On sabbatical until April 2022)

Olga Tregaskis is Professor at Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK. She began her career from a disciplinary background in applied psychology, moving later into the multidisciplinary arena of international employment studies.

She gained her PhD from Cranfield School of Management in the field of International Comparative Human Resource Management where she also held a faculty position. Her research focuses on understanding organizational level employment systems and their institutional embeddedness, which she pursues through a range of qualitative and quantitative research designs and methods. Her work is largely funded through the European Commission and UK Economic and Social Research Council grants. She is also one of the lead academics within the UK National Centre for What Works Wellbeing. Her research has been published in journals such as Journal of International Business Studies, Organization Studies, Human Relations, British Journal of Management, Work, Employment and Society, Human Resource Management Journal, International Labor Relations Review and Journal of Organizational Behavior, among others.
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Kerrie Unsworth

Associate Editor

Kerrie Unsworth is Professor and Head of the Management Division at Leeds University Business School, UK. She is also Director of the Workplace Behaviour Research Centre, a research group dedicated to improving the world through better organisational behaviour.

She is interested in understanding and helping people at work, including their motivation, pro-environmental behaviours, creativity, well-being and productivity. At the moment, her specific research interests focus on how people juggle their different goals and identities and the effect that has on their motivation and behaviours. She has published in a range of top academic journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Review, Global Environmental Change and Journal of Organizational Behavior.
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Hao Zhao

Hao Zhao

Associate Editor

Hao Zhao is Professor of Management at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). His research interests include entrepreneurship, leadership, innovation, artificial intelligence, and personnel recruitment and selection.

His work has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Business Venturing, and Leadership Quarterly, among others. His research has won the Emerald Citations of Excellence Award three times. He was Human Relation’s editorial board member between 2009 and 2018, and he is serving on the editorial boards of Personnel Psychology, Journal of Business Venturing, and Human Resource Management Review.
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