Dr Margarita Nyfoudi

Dr Margarita Nyfoudi

Department of Management
Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management & Organisational Behaviour
Programme Director of BSc Business Management Suite

Contact details

Address
Department of Management
Birmingham Business School
University House
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Margarita Nyfoudi is Assistant Professor in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour and Programme Director of the BSc Business Management Suite. Her current research focuses on working conditions during crisis, workplace learning, and coaching. She is predominantly interested in the individual, team level and cross-level characteristics that influence the effectiveness of core management processes. She has a wide portfolio of teaching expertise in HRM and OB at all levels of Higher Education (Undergraduate, Master, MBA, and PhD), while she has previously worked at Aston and Birmingham City University. She currently co-chairs the Human Resource Management SIG of the British Academy of Management, is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy and a Chartered member of CIPD.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Human Resource Management, Aston University, 2015
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2014
  • PGCert in Professional Practice, Aston University, 2014
  • M.Sc. in Human Resources Management and Business, Aston University, 2010
  • Associate member of CIPD (Level 7), 2009
  • BSc (Hons) in Business Administration, University of Macedonia, Greece, 2008

Biography

Margarita joined Birmingham Business School in October 2017. She previously held posts at Aston University and Birmingham City University.

Margarita’s research interests lie at the heart of management examining how line managers and HR departments can motivate, inspire, engage and develop individual employees and their teams to perform better and more effectively. Her work has been published in leading academic journals and presented at major national and international peer-reviewed conferences.

Her teaching and workshops are infused with insights from her research and consultancy as well as her strong international experience (aside from the UK, she has lived, studied and/or worked in Greece, Italy, France, and Mexico).

Margarita served as an elected member of the Council of the British Academy of Management (2017-2020). Her thesis won the Best Dissertation (first runner-up) prize award at the 2nd HR Division International Conference of the Academy of Management, Sydney 2016 and she has been recognised as an Outstanding Reviewer for the Management Education and Development Division of the Academy of Management 2014 Conference. In 2010, she was admitted as a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) Honour Society.

She is highly committed to the future of academia and she is particularly interested in the development of PhD students and Early Career academicians.

Teaching

  • Introduction to Management & Marketing (BSc Major/Minor in Business Management)
  • Organisational Behaviour (BSc Business Management – Singapore)

Postgraduate supervision

Margarita supervises 3 doctoral students. She is particularly looking for prospect PhD students interested in the study of workplace coaching.

Research

Research interests

  • Working conditions during crisis
  • Coaching
  • Workplace learning and talent development
  • Team and individual performance

 Current projects

  • Coaching for innovation
  • Workplace learning in the public sectorImplications of crises for employees and their managers
  • Managerial coaching and performance
  • Employee voice and communication under crisis
  • Equality, diversity, and inclusion in workplace learning practices
  • Employee voice and communication across countries

Other activities

  • Associate Editor of Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance
  • Co-chair of the Human Resource Management SIG of the British Academy of Management
  • External Examiner, ICBS Business College, Greece / University of Winchester, UK
  • External Examiner, Regents’ Business School, UK
  • External Examiner, Newcastle University Business School, UK

Publications

Nyfoudi, M., Theodorakopoulos, N., Psychogios, A., & Dysvik, A. (2020). Tell it like it is in SME teams: Adverse working conditions, citizenship behaviour and the role of team information sharing in a turbulent economy. Economic and Industrial Democracy

Biron, M., De Cieri, H., Fulmer, I., Lin, C. H. V., Mayrhofer, W., Nyfoudi, M., Sanders, K., Shipton, H., & Sun, J. M. J. (2020). Structuring for innovative responses to human resource challenges: A skunk works approach. Human Resource Management Review

Nyfoudi, M., & Shipton, H. (2020). Learning and development. In: J. Crawshaw, P. Budhwar, & A. Davis (Eds), Human Resource Management: Strategic & International Perspectives, 3rd Ed. London: SAGE.

Psychogios, A., Nyfoudi, M., Theodorakopoulos, N. Szamosi, L., & Prouska, R. (2019). Many hands lighter work? Deciphering the relationship between Adverse Working Conditions and Organizational Citizenship Behaviours in SMEs during an economic crisis. British Journal of Management, 30: 519-537. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8551.12245

Salh, S., Nyfoudi, M. & De Ruyter, A. (2017). Future regulation of the UK workforce. In: D. Bailey, & L. Budd (Eds.), The political economy of Brexit. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Agenda Publishing.

Nyfoudi, M. (2016). Coaching. In: A. Wilkinson, & S. Johnstone (Eds), Encyclopedia of HRM (by invitation). London: Edward Elgar Publishing (peer reviewed).

Nyfoudi, M. (2016). Continuing professional development. In: A. Wilkinson, & S. Johnstone (Eds), Encyclopedia of HRM (by invitation). London: Edward Elgar Publishing (peer reviewed).

Nyfoudi, M. (2016). Learning organization. In: A. Wilkinson, & S. Johnstone (Eds), Encyclopedia of HRM (by invitation). London: Edward Elgar Publishing (peer reviewed).

Nyfoudi, M. (2016). Mentoring. In: A. Wilkinson, & S. Johnstone (Eds), Encyclopedia of HRM (by invitation). London: Edward Elgar Publishing (peer reviewed).

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