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Dr Alina M Baluch

Dr Alina Baluch


Senior Lecturer in Management

Director of Postgraduate Research
Programme Director, MRes

Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)1334 46 1975

Teaching 2018-2019

  • MN2001 Management and Society
  • MN5470 Managing Human Resources
  • MN5499 Individual Dissertations


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

Human Resource Management in Nonprofit Organizations cover