Dr Constantin Ciachir
Academic and research departmentsSurrey Business School.
I joined Surrey Business School in September 2016. Previously, I taught and worked on my PhD project at the University of York supervised by Dr Linda Perriton and Professor Tony Royle. In addition to a PhD in Management, I hold a first-class joint honours degree in Psychology and Business Management and an MA in HRM awarded by the University of York. In addition to my role at Surrey, I also collaborate with Toulouse Business School (France) and the South Mediterranean University (Tunisia), and I have engaged in consultancy/advisory work for the UK Civil Service, Royal Mail, and professional bodies. I am also a reviewer for Personnel Reviews.
My core research is on social exchanges in the employment relationship (with a focus on gift-exchanges), privatisations, employee share ownership and the way subjectivity is discoursively constructed in organisations. My research uses primarily qualitative data to explain participants' lived experiences at work. Although my main focus is on discoursive (thematic) analysis, my research has spanned multiple research paradigms. In addition, I am also interested in researching the alignment of organisational and national cultures and its impact on performance and workplace well-being.
Some of the modules I teach on are: Human Resource Management, Organisational Behaviour and Analysis, and Qualitative Research Methods. My research interests include employee ownership, performance and reward management, employee relations, discourse analysis, social/gift-exchange at work, managing employee subjectivity, and organisational and national cultures.
Specialities: Performance and Reward Management, Employee Relations, Employee Share Ownership, HR Generalist, Corporate Branding, Social Media, HR Change Programmes.
University roles and responsibilities
- Director of MSc in HRM Programme
- Business Management Programme Leader Level 6
- Deputy HRM Pathway Leader (undergraduate)
Affiliations and memberships
Business, industry and community links
On-going research project with Dr YingFei Heliot looking at management knowledge from a discursive thematic approach.
Collaborating with Professor Tony Royle (University of York) et al. on employment relations at McDonald's in Europe.
Organisational Behaviour and Analysis (Module Convenor; UG1)
Human Resource Management (UG2)
Employee Relations (UG2)
Global and Contemporary HRM (UG3)
Human Resource Development (PG)
International HRM (PG)
Research Methods (Qualitative) (PG)
Management of Human Resources (PG)