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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

Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)1334 46 1975

Teaching 2017-2018

  • MN2001 Management and Society
  • MN5480 Managing and Developing People

Teaching 2016-2017

  • MN2001 Management and Society
  • MN5002 Contemporary Conceptual Issues in Management
  • MN5470 Managing Human Resources
  • MN5498/MN5499 Dissertation

Biography

My research interests are twofold. First, I focus on employment relations in voluntary sector organisations. I am particularly interested in the unintended consequences of HRM, precarious work and employee wellbeing in the context of austerity. I am currently looking at the hybrid roles of front-line managers and the sustainability of the social care workforce. Second, I am 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.

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).

My research on managing employees in voluntary organisations was published as a book in the Routledge Studies in the Management of Voluntary and Non-Profit Organizations. As a member of the Academy of Management, Association for Research on Nonprofits and Voluntary Action, and the European Group for Organizational Studies, I present regularly at these conferences.

Research interests

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

Selected Publications

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

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

Human Resource Management in NPOs: Innovation und Voraussetzung für Innovationsfähigkeit
Ridder, H-G. & Baluch, A. M. 2017 Das Innovative Sozialunternehmen. Herausforderungen, Gestaltungserfordernisse, Voraussetzungen.. Becher, B. & Hastedt, I. (eds.). Springer, 22 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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

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

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

Great Expectations and Best Intentions? How Paradoxical Tensions Arise in HRM in NPOs
Baluch, A. M. Jan 2014 Academy of Management Proceedings. Academy of Management
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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

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

Managing Tensions in Change: A Case Study of Sensemaking in a Nonprofit Sport Organization
Baluch, A. M. Jan 2013 Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings 1/2013. Academy of Management
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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