Dr Margarita Nyfoudi

Dr Margarita Nyfoudi

Department of Management
Lecturer in Human Resource Management & Organisational Behaviour

Contact details

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

Dr Margarita Nyfoudi is a Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour. 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; she is an elected member of the British Academy of Management Council, a Fellow of Higher Education Academy and an Associate 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 the ways in which 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 presented at national and international peer-reviewed conferences, such as the Academy of Management, the British Academy of Management, the Global International HRM and the Dutch HRM Network Conference.

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’s thesis won the Best Dissertation (first runner-up) prize award at the 2nd HR Division International Conference of the Academy of Management, Sydney 2016. She has been recognised as an Outstanding Reviewer for the Management Education and Development Division of the Academy of Management 2014 Conference and she has been admitted as a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) Honour Society. She has received scholarships from PwC, EU, and the State Scholarship Foundation of Greece for her academic studies.

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

  • Human Resource Management (BSc Business Management)
  • Business Organisation and Management (BSc Accounting and Finance) 

Postgraduate supervision

Margarita supervises 3 doctoral candidates.

Research

Research interests

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

 Current projects

  • Coaching for creativity
  • Coaching at a city council
  • Working conditions in countries under economic crisis
  • Managerial coaching and performance
  • Employee voice and communication across countries

Other activities

  • Co-chair of the Human Resource Management SIG of the British Academy of Management
  • Council member of the British Academy of Management (elected, 2017 – 2020)
  • External Examiner, ICBS Business College, Greece

Publications

Psychogios, A., Nyfoudi, M., Theodorakopoulos, N. Szamosi, L., & Prouska, R. (2017). 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, doi:10.1111/1467-8551.12245

Nyfoudi, M., & Shipton, H. (2017). Learning and development. In: J. Crawshaw, P. Budhwar, & A. Davis (Eds), Human Resource Management: Strategic & International Perspectives, 2nd Ed. London: SAGE.

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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