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Dr Alina M Baluch

Dr Alina Baluch

BA, MA, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Management

Director of Postgraduate Research
Programme Director, MRes
Associate Director of the Centre for the Study of Philanthropy & Public Good

Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)1334 46 1975

Biography

Prior to joining St Andrews in 2012, I worked as a Lecturer at the Leibniz Universitaet Hannover at the Institute of HRM where I received my PhD (summa cum laude) from the Faculty of Economics and Management. I was awarded an MA in European Studies from the Leibniz Universtitaet Hannover and graduated with high distinction from the University of Virginia, USA (BA in History).

Research areas

My research focuses on employment relations and the unintended consequences of HRM in voluntary sector organisations. I am particularly interested in the experience of work and employee wellbeing in the context of austerity. My research in the social care sector examines workforce issues and the sustainability of voluntary and independent care providers (e.g., Scottish Living Wage, work redesign, contract withdrawal) against the context of wider developments in the sector (e.g., commissioning, personalisation, integration of health and social care). I am also interested in questions concerning the role of philanthropy in the voluntary sector and the impact of professionalisation in philanthropic organisations. My research is situated within the Centre for the Study of Philanthropy & Public Good (CSPPG), of which I am an Associate Director and currently involved in exploring the opportunities and challenges of philanthropy

Research interests

Employment relations in voluntary sector organisations
HRM and employee wellbeing
Philanthropy and the voluntary sector

Selected Publications

Books

Change Management in Nonprofit Organizations: Theory and Practice
Akingbola, K., Rogers, S. & Baluch, A. M., 2019, Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillian. 277 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Handing Back Contracts: Exploring the rising trend in third sector provider withdrawal from the social care market
Cunningham, I., Baluch, A. M., James, P., Jendro, E. & Young, D., May 2019, Edinburgh: Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland. 61 p.
Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Implementing the Scottish Living Wage in adult social care: An evaluation of the experiences of social care partners, and usefulness of Joint Guidance
Cunningham, I., Baluch, A. M., Cullen, A-M. & James, P., Nov 2018, Edinburgh: Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland. 64 p.
Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Benchmarking Survey: HR Forum for Voluntary Sector 2016
Cunningham, I., Baluch, A. M., James, P. & Young, D., Apr 2016, Edinburgh: Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland. 165 p.
Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Human Resource Management in Nonprofit Organizations
Baluch, A. M., 2012, New York: Routledge. (Routledge Studies in the Management of Voluntary and Non-Profit Organizations)
Research output: Book/ReportBook

 

Chapters

Cracking Labour Process theory in Employment Relations and HRM
Chillas, S. A. & Baluch, A. M., 2019, Elgar Introduction to Theories of Human Resources and Employment Relations. Edward Elgar
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Human Resource Management in NPOs: Innovation und Voraussetzung für Innovationsfähigkeit
Ridder, H-G. & Baluch, A. M., 2019, Innovative Unternehmen der Sozial- und Gesundheitswirtschaft: Herausforderungen und Gestaltungserfordernisse. Becher, B. & Hastedt, I. (eds.). Springer, p. 97-115
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Strategic Human Resource Management
Ridder, H-G. & Baluch, A. M., 6 Jun 2017, The Nonprofit Human Resource Management Handbook: From Theory to Practice. Word, J. & Sowa, J. (eds.). Taylor & Francis, p. 69-86 (Public Administration and Public Policy).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Power, Knowledge and Practice
Mueller, C., Baluch, A. M. & Orr, K. M., Apr 2016, Knowledge and Practice in Business and Organisations. Orr, K. M., Nutley, S. M., Russell, S. L., Bain, R., Hacking, B. & Moran, C. (eds.). New York, London: Routledge
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

HR Systems and Interpersonal Workplace Deviance – A Dynamic Perspective
Piening, E. P., Salge, T. O., Baluch, A. M. & Park, T-Y., Jan 2014, Academy of Management Proceedings. Academy of Management
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Linking Employees’ HR System Perceptions, HR Outcomes and Performance: A Longitudinal Study
Piening, E. P., Baluch, A. M. & Salge, T. O., Jan 2012, Academy of Management Proceedings: "Best Papers" Proceedings. Academy of Management
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

The Whole is More Than the Sum of Its Parts? How HRM is Configured in NPOs and Why It Matters
Ridder, H-G., Baluch, A. M. & Piening, E. P., Jan 2011, Academy of Management Proceedings: "Best Papers" Proceedings. Academy of Management, p. 1-6
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

The Influence of Multiple External Stakeholders on the Alteration of HRM in NPOs
Baluch, A. M., 2010, Stakeholder-Management in Nonprofit-Organisationen: Theoretische Grundlagen, empirische Ergebnisse und praktische Ausgestaltungen. Theuvsen, L., Schauer, R. & Gmür, M. (eds.). Linz: Trauner, p. 177-191
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The 'Hows' of Dynamic Capabilities: Underlying Processes and their Drivers
Ridder, H-G., Hoon, C. & Baluch, A. M., 2009, Academy of Management Proceedings: "Best Papers" Proceedings. Academy of Management, p. 1-6
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

The Theoretical Contribution of Case Study Research to the Field of Strategy and Management
Ridder, H-G., Hoon, C. & Baluch, A. M., 2009, Research Methodology in Strategy and Management. Ketchen, D. J. & Bergh, D. D. (eds.). Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Vol. 5. p. 137-175
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

 

Articles

The role of dialectical interrogation in review studies: theorizing from what we see rather than what we have already seen
Hoon, C. & Baluch, A. M., 6 Dec 2019, In : Journal of Management Studies. Early view
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Employee perceptions of HRM and well-being in nonprofit organizations: unpacking the unintended
Baluch, A. M., 6 Aug 2017, In : International Journal of Human Resource Management. 28, 14, p. 1912-1937 29 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Entering a dialogue: positioning case study findings towards theory
Ridder, H-G., Hoon, C. & Baluch, A. M., Apr 2014, In : British Journal of Management. 25, 2, p. 373-387
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mind the Intended-Implemented Gap: Understanding Employees' Perceptions of HRM
Piening, E. P., Baluch, A. M. & Ridder, H-G., 2014, In : Human Resource Management. 53, 4
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The Relationship Between Employees’ Perceptions of Human Resource Systems and Organizational Performance: Examining Mediating Mechanisms and Temporal Dynamics
Piening, E. P., Baluch, A. M. & Salge, T. O., 2013, In : Journal of Applied Psychology.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Untangling the Relationship between HRM and Hospital Performance: The Mediating Role of Attitudinal and Behavioural HR Outcomes
Baluch, A. M., Salge, T. O. & Piening, E. P., 2013, In : International Journal of Human Resource Management.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The Third Way Reconfigured: How and Why Nonprofit Organizations are Shifting their Human Resource Management
Ridder, H-G., Piening, E. P. & Baluch, A. M., 2012, In : Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. 23, 3, p. 605-635
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The whole is more than the sum of its parts? How HRM is configured in nonprofit organizations and why it matters
Ridder, H-G., Baluch, A. M. & Piening, E. P., 2012, In : Human Resource Management Review. 22, 1, p. 1-14
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Influences on the Architecture of Human Resource Management in Nonprofit Organizations: An Analytical Framework
Ridder, H-G. & Baluch, A. M., Feb 2010, In : Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. 39, 1, p. 124-141
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

 

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